Sunday, December 22, 2013

Yukon Cornelius: Bumble Hunter!

A print I made up for Christmas. 
Happy Holidays huntin' Bumbles everybody (remember, they bounce)!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare Announced!

Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare the upcoming book written by Tyler James (The Red Ten) and John Lees (The Standard) and illustrated by me was announced as part of the second wave of ComixTribe books coming 2014 at New York Comic Con!

The following was written up for the announcement...

On the final day of the 2013 New York Comic Con independent comic book publisher, ComixTribe, announced OXYMORON: The Loveliest Nightmare, the fourth of four new titles to be released in 2014 revealed at the convention.

OXYMORON: The Loveliest Nightmare, a new series written by Tyler James (THE RED TEN, EPIC) & John Lees (The Standard, And Then Emily Was Gone) and illustrated by Alex Cormack (Two Redheads and a Dead Blond), will be a new take on THE RED TEN villain. Suffering from a chronic illness, and reeling from a demotion after her partner’s death, Detective Mary Clark finds herself on the trail of a serial killer obsessed with contradiction, who is painting a bloody canvass of carnage with the entrails of politicians and powerbrokers in Swanstown.

“While the Oxymoron has been a scene stealer in THE RED TEN, and the star of a successful hardcover anthology, I’m thrilled with the prospects of letting him cut loose in his own mini-series,” said James.

Co-Writer John Lees is also excited to get his hands on this character once again. “As far as I’m concerned, OXYMORON: THE LOVELIEST NIGHTMARE is the biggest comic project I’ve ever been part of. In THE RED TEN, Tyler James and Cesar Feliciano created an instantly iconic villain who has quickly built up a cult following, and it’s intimidating to now come in and try to add to that legacy. Tyler and I have a story worked out that is going to take readers to some dark, twisted places. Alex Cormack is an incredibly gifted artist who is going to make this one of the most horrifyingly gorgeous (an oxymoron!) books on the stands. If you liked the OXYMORON Volume 1 anthology, you’re going to love this, and you’re going to be horrified, too. Life’s full of contradictions!”

James says that OXYMORON: The Loveliest Nightmare will explore new territory for the character, “This will be a take on the Oxymoron that we haven’t seen before. Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare is a cerebral serial killer police procedural in the vein of Hannibal or Seven. It’s the perfect jumping on point for new readers, especially fans of smart crime and horror,” he said.

Alex Cormack, who will illustrate this series, says the series is a welcomed opportunity to reunite with the Oxymoron character, “I’ve loved the character since I read the first issue of THE RED TEN, and drawing him in the Oxymoron Volume 1 anthology was a blast! It’s great to be working working with this psycho again!”

James seems enthusiastic about the dynamic of this creative team, “In the Oxymoron Volume 1 anthology, I worked with John Lees on the delightfully nasty short, Selfless Man. John has a great grasp of the character, and as he’s showing with star-making work on his horror series And Then Emily Was Gone (available for the first time in North America ONLY at the ComixTribe Booths #1170-1172 at New York Comic Con), he is right at home in this genre. Collaborating with him on this was a no-brainer.”

James went on to say, “Likewise, Alex Cormack draws one hell of a creepy Oxy, and his storytelling has grown leaps and bounds over the past few years. I’m thrilled to be working with Alex on this.”

OXYMORON: The Loveliest Nightmare will be a new mini-series debuting in 2014. A second OXYMORON anthology is also in the works for next year.

So keep an eye out for this psycho coming next year!


Cuddlers Announced at NYCC!

Cuddlers, the upcoming book written by Yannick Morin (whom I worked with in the Oxymoron Anthology) and illustrated by me, was announced as part of the second wave of ComixTribe books coming 2014 at New York Comic Con!

The following was written up for the announcement...

The Cat’s Out of the Bag
CUDDLERS, is a new series written by Yannick Morin and illustrated by Alex Cormack. When his hometown is struck by a mysterious disease that transforms its victims into cat-obsessed “cuddlers”, a young rebel teams up with a cast of unlikely allies to stop the plague before it spreads all over 1950s America. Combining what the Internet told us you already love – cats and zombies – this coming-of-age horror comedy will force you to laugh and scream throughout its three malodorous issues.

“Everyone thinks they have a new spin on the zombie genre. I usually laugh at them, and go back to reading Kirkman’s book ,” said ComixTribe publisher Tyler James. “But what Yannick and Alex are cooking up here actually is that brilliant, original twist, backed by crazy but true science… this book will knock readers for a loop.” 

Where does an idea like this come from? According to CUDDLERS writer, Yannick Morin, the answer is wasting time on the internet. 

“One day, I was browsing the web instead of working on a column, and I came across this article about Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that’s found in cat droppings and that makes rats unafraid of their natural enemy. It actually makes them seek out cats to get eaten by them, and thus perpetuate the parasite’s lifecycle in a new kitty digestive tract. When humans get infected however, they just get sick. That’s pretty boring really, so I thought: “Hey, why not have the humans go cat-crazy as well?”

“After collaborating on “Nearly Perfect” for the Oxymoron anthology, Yannick and I wanted to work together again on a new project,” said series artist Alex Cormack. “I thought another horror story would be great, but my wife suggested we do a romantic comedy. So Yannick and I decided to put the two together and throw in a bunch of cats.” 

For long-time comic editor Morin (Image Comics’ EPIC KILL), writing CUDDLERS has been a significant undertaking. “Every time I sit down to work on this thing, I’m haunted by all of the criticism I’ve formulated about other people’s writing, either as an editor or simply as a reader. As I damn should be. We should all be held accountable of the feedback we give others. CUDDLERS is a labor of love, yes, but it’s also me putting my money where my mouth is when it comes to storytelling,” he said of working on the series.

CUDDLERS will be a three-issue mini-series, debuting in mid-2014.

Here's more info for you from Multiversity Comics 

So keep an eye out!