Happy National Coffee Day!Pre-order STUMPTOWN VOL. 4: THE CASE…

Happy National Coffee Day!Pre-order STUMPTOWN VOL. 4: THE CASE OF THE CUP OF JOE by @ruckawriter and @justingreenwood with Ryan Hill at your local comic book shop with Diamond code: SEP161833.Find your local comic book shop with findacomicshop.com or c…

Snapshot: Stumptown (vol. 3) #10

Snapshot: Stumptown (vol. 3) #10: Check out Comics Bulletin’s article about STUMPTOWN VOL. 3 #10 and…

Diamond Book Distributors Interview: Flirtin’ with Disaster in Oni Press’ STRINGERS by Marc Guggenheim and Justin Greenwood

Diamond Book Distributors Interview: Flirtin’ with Disaster in Oni Press’ STRINGERS by Marc…

Happy New Comic Book Day! Out this week is:HEARTTHROB #1…

Happy New Comic Book Day! Out this week is:

Find your local comic book shop at findacomicship.com or comicshoplocator.com! What are you excited to pick up this week?

STRINGERS VOL.1 TP IS ON SALE THIS WEEK!

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The wait is over- the collected STRINGERS is on shelves this week from…

Happy New Comic Book Day! Out this week is:ANOTHER CASTLE #1 by…

Happy New Comic Book Day! Out this week is:

ANOTHER CASTLE #1 by @valentinandthewidow and @paulinaganucheau

EXODUS: THE LIFE AFTER #4 by @joshfialkov and @galvo

LUCKY PENNY by @ananthhirsh and @aidosaur

STUMPTOWN VOL. 3 #9 by @familycarlyle and @justingreenwood with Ryan Hill

Find your local comic shop at findacomicshop.com or comicshoplocator.com! What are you excited to pick up this week?

LETTER 44 #22 (NOV151540) and STUMPTOWN V3 #10 (NOV151545) are…

LETTER 44 #22 (NOV151540) and STUMPTOWN V3 #10 (NOV151545) are available for pre-order starting NEXT WEDNESDAY in the November 2015 PREVIEWS catalog!Also, check out Letter 44 IRL

“Leave it to Portland’s Greg Rucka to take the cherries and run…

“Leave it to Portland’s Greg Rucka to take the cherries and run with them in the latest installment of Stumptown.“ http://bit.ly/1NZvvou

Last day to order these titles! The Life After Volume 2,…

The Life After V2 Kaijumax #6 Kaijumax #6 Gabo Variant Stringers #2 Stringers #2 Brahm Revel Variant Rick and Morty #6 Rick and Morty #6 Andrew MacLean Variant Last day to order these titles! The Life After Volume 2, Kaijumax #6 and Gabo variant…

“I’m sold on Stringers. The characters feel comfortable, the…

“I’m sold on Stringers. The characters feel comfortable, the story is interesting, and the action is non-stop.“ http://bit.ly/1PTxTLF

Last day to pre-order these books at your comic shop! Los…

Last day to pre-order these books at your comic shop! Los Angeles crime noir series Stringers #1, Stringers #1′s Robbi Rodriguez (Spider-Gwen) variant, The Sixth Gun: Valley of Death #3, Do-Gooders.

Pre-order Stringers, a new crime noir about videographers on the…

Pre-order Stringers, a new crime noir about videographers on the run from corrupt cops, at your comic store by tomorrow! JUN151440

Writer Marc Guggenheim (Arrow co-showrunner) speaks about its artistic style, characters, and collaboration
with the talented Justin Greenwood (Stumptown).

Has your experience in film and
television inspired the cinematic look of this series?

Marc Guggenheim: Justin Greenwood, along with our
colorist, Ryan Hill, are responsible for delivering the look. I will say that
my experience in TV and film definitely informed the pace of the series. I
wanted as kinetic and fast paced a feel as a lot of film and television shows.
The way energy is conveyed on the page is due to Justin’s incredibly lively
linework and the very energetic style he brings to all of the art in the book.
As much as I would love to take credit for it the cinematic look is Justin
Greenwood’s creation and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

How did Paul and Nick and their
relationship develop? Were these characters part of your concept from the
start?

MG: They actually were. I was really
interested in writing a partnership between two guys who were like an old
married couple. A lot of fun banter, a little bit of teasing, a little bit of
biting, trading barbs, occasionally trading insults. The cornerstone of that
relationship was creating a dynamic where they are in this very uncertain
freelance profession and one is absolutely in love with it; loves the
adrenaline rush, the uncertainty and all the things that are part of being a
freelance video stringer. The other is the exact opposite; a family guy, who
aspires to “real journalism” and feels like this isn’t the end destination but
a stepping stone to something more “legitimate”. The difference between these
two guys draws out a lot of their conflict but also their humor throughout the
series.

What made you decide to use
these unique sound effects?

MG: That’s a great question because
sound effects for me are really hard. I try to avoid the classic “SLAM” “BANG”
“WHAM” comic book sound effects. Writing the script I had this crazy notion the
sound effects could describe the action that was happening. So much of that is
dependent on the letterer. It’s one of those ideas that in concept might sound
interesting and unique but in practice is completely dependent on the letterer
pulling it off. Crank really did an amazing job of selling this idea that we’re
all intrigued by but were not sure how it would turn out until we saw the
lettered pages and thought,  “Wow, that
really works.” It’s not the kind of idea that works for every single comic. It’s
very much a tonal choice and just happens to work with the dramatic comedic
tone that I’m writing and the kinetic hyper-realized energy that Justin’s art
is conveying. It’s always wonderful when you have a talented letter who can make
everything feel seamless; the lettering, the writing, and the art all work
together in concert.

How does it feel to be working
with Justin Greenwood again? Why was he the right man for the job?

MG: Justin’s amazing. Not only is he
an incredible guy but an incredible talent. We fit together really well as
writer and artist. In part it’s because we spent so many issues working together
on Resurrection and we have a shorthand. He just seems to really get my style.
I talked about how his energetic linework was right for the high-octane story
that we’re trying to tell but I think the other thing Justin brings to the
project is he was able to draw for a book that was designed from its initial conception
to be very dialogue heavy. I wrote more dialogue on each page than I typically
do for other comics because I wanted to have that hyper talking, fast paced,
bantery feel to it. That’s hard for an artist. Hopefully it seems invisible to
the reader but you need an artist who’s going to create room for all these word
balloons while at the same time conveying compelling images and creating
visually interesting pages, so you’re not just seeing word balloons on the
page. A lot of artists are not as adept with dealing with this many word
balloons as Justin.

Would you ever be interested in
working as a Stringer yourself?

MG: No, I’d probably have to take a pass on that. I have
literally no sense of direction. Even though I’ve now lived in Los Angeles for
15 years my reliance on my phone and GPS is shameful. My ability to get from
point A to point B as fast as that job would require, it would probably knock
me out of the running. I’d rather write about Stringers than be one.

Stringers is in stores August 26th! Pre-order now at comic shops with code JUN151440

STRINGERS #1New, heart-pounding mini-series from Marc Guggenheim…

Diamond Order Code: JUN151440

Diamond Order Code: JUN151441

Interconnecting Panorama

STRINGERS #1

New, heart-pounding mini-series from Marc Guggenheim (The CW’s Arrow) and Justin Greenwood (Stumptown, The Fuse)
(Yo P.S. the variant cover is by SPIDER-GWEN artist Robbi Rodriguez)

Comic Shops!

Did you hear about our discounts on STRINGERS #1? (Order Here)

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Last Day to order is Monday, August 3rd so hop in your rig and burn to your local shop

Last day to order these titles at your local comic shop:…

Last day to order these titles at your local comic shop: Kaijumax #5 & Chuck BB variant, Stumptown #7 and Letter 44 #19

News & Reviews – 6/27/15Introducing the most insane Rick and…

News & Reviews – 6/27/15

Introducing the most insane Rick and Morty comic issue fans never expected to see.

Comics Alliance interviews Kaijumax creator Zander Cannon about creating his own giant monster prison.

Lawrence Public Library in Kansas shares their love for all things Scott Pilgrim.

Stumptown #6 is “all done with such care.“

“There is no question. If you love the Scott Pilgrim series, you need to own this.”

Cullen Bunn on bringing The Sixth Gun to a close, Hellbreak and the upcoming Blood Feud.

Last day for our comixology sale on the entire Wasteland series:…

Last day for our comixology sale on the entire Wasteland series: http://bit.ly/1dIXyca

In stores today: Kaiju is the new black in Kaijumax #3…

Kaijumax #3 Kaijumax #3 Ryan Browne (God Hates Astronauts) Variant Letter 44 #17 Stumptown #6 Rick and Morty #3 Rick and Morty #3 Julieta Colas Variant) In stores today: Kaiju is the new black in Kaijumax #3 (including Ryan Browne variant), Lette…

Prepare for The Big Wet with the entire Wasteland series on sale…

Prepare for The Big Wet with the entire Wasteland series on sale right now: http://bit.ly/1dIXyca

San Francisco! Stumptown artist justingreenwood will be at…

San Francisco! Stumptown artist justingreenwood will be at Brian’s Comics in Petaluma next Wednesday for the release of a new Stumptown issue! http://on.fb.me/1dYCMWN

News & Reviews – 6/6/15Pitiful humans pre-order Invader Zim…

News & Reviews – 6/6/15

Pitiful humans pre-order Invader Zim #1 now from Comixology!

Part-Time Princesses’ Monica Gallagher and Invader Zim’s Rikki Simons will both be at Awesome Con in Washington D.C. this weekend!

Scott Pilgrim’s influence felt in two new DC Comics titles.

Stumptown writer Greg Rucka talks Portland, detectives and his collaboration with Justin Greenwood.

Enjoyed Mad Max: Fury Road? Wasteland can help fill that post-apocalyptic niche.

HorrorTalk is packed and ready for Junior Braves of the Apocalypse’s zombies x scouts.