Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My best project yet...

Introducing Lillian Dorothy Manning. Weighing in at an even 8 pounds and sporting more hair than her father. Born June 23rd at 4:54 p.m. Both mother and baby are doing great.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

How to spend your summer vacation...

Here's a sneak peak of two of my new projects coming to stores in August. The first is a graphic novel adaptation of the classic tale of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves. Part of the new Graphic Revolve line, it'll be hitting bookstores on August 1st, according to the good folks at Amazon. (In fact, why not just click here and preorder it. Better safe than sorry, after all...) Available in both soft and hardcover, the graphic novel features art by Ricardo Osnaya.
The second cover art is for my third DC Comics children's book from Stone Arch book. Pitting the Caped Crusader against the master of terror, Batman: Scarecrow, the Doctor of Fear is available to order through the classroom or direct from Amazon as well. Click here to preorder your copy. It features art by the team that brought my Superman book to life, Erik Doescher and Mike DeCarlo, with colors by Lee Loughridge.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Inside the Batcave...

If you're a Batman fan, or a fan of good comics in general, then odds are, you're already looking forward to Batman # 700, writer Grant Morrison's triumphant return to Gotham City. Well be prepared to get even more excited. Or at the very last, be ready to shrug indifferently. Because besides featuring several different tales of everyone's favorite Caped Crusader drawn by some of the top talents in the industry, this issue also features a detailed Batcave schematic drawn by Freddie E. Williams II and written by yours truly. So if that's not a reason to go out and buy the issue, Mike Mignola's variant version, and the Mignola sketch variant variant edition, then, well, think up another one. Just don't miss it.

Here's a little bit more info from DC's website:

Written by GRANT MORRISON • Art by TONY DANIEL, ANDY KUBERT, FRANK QUITELY, DAVID FINCH & RICHARD FRIEND • Cover by DAVID FINCH • 1:25 "DC 75th Anniversary" variant cover by MIKE MIGNOLA 1:75 "DC 75th Anniversary" variant black and white cover by MIKE MIGNOLA

Grant Morrison returns to BATMAN with this oversized special! And he's brought an all-star roster of artists along with him including Andy Kubert, Tony Daniel and Frank Quitely to celebrate this milestone 700th issue featuring stories spotlighting each of the Batmen from different eras – Bruce Wayne, Dick Grayson and Damian Wayne. You won't want to miss this blockbuster story that paves the way for the return of Bruce Wayne and sports mind-boggling covers by superstars David Finch (BRIGHTEST DAY) and Mike Mignola (BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT, Hellboy)!

Batman # 700 arrives at comic stores nationwide next Wednesday (June 9th).