Pixels No More! Bandette Vol. One Hardcover TODAY!
Lovingly designed and published by the good people at Dark Horse Comics, this hardcover volume includes:
- The five existing episodes of Bandette
- The backup Urchin Stories, with art by Steve Lieber, Tina Kim, Jonathan Case, Jennifer Meyer, Alberto Alburquerque, Rich Ellis, Mitch Gerads, and Erika Moen
- A NEW prose Urchin Story starring Daniel, by Paul Tobin, with illustrations by Colleen Coover (that’s me)
- And more!
All this for $14.99! In stores EVERYWHERE! RIGHT NOW!!!
Nick, Nora & Asta!
There’s a great new Colleen Coover interview posted over at Comics Reporter.
Nick and Nora by @ColleenCoover.
Glad to see this gag getting some circulation!
Credit where it’s due: When I first came up with the idea of showing just how deeply Boomerang hates his lawyer, (it was originally a little gnarlier) all I had was the four stick-figure thought balloons.
I liked how harsh it was, but it still felt like something was missing. I took the page-in-progress over to my Periscope Studio-mate Colleen Coover. She squinted at it for a few moments then poked at the page hard and said “Big floating head! Right in the Middle! BAM!” Then she turned away from me, cranked whatever audio she’d been listening to and went back to work, That “BAM” is basically her mic drop.
She was right, and now Boomerang’s poker-face floating head is all over the internet.
So, big thanks to Colleen for making the gag work, and to my collaborator Nick Spencer, who is continuously gracious about putting up with my self-indulgent love of schtick.
Superior foes of spider-man #2
So this past Friday night, Paul and I went to the Eisner Award ceremony. And when the award for Best Digital Comic was announced, it went to Bandette! They gave us these awesome trophies, and while we were up there accepting them, I was so breathless I could barely speak. So I’m going to take the opportunity now to thank some people I didn’t have the capacity to mention then!
Chris Roberson and Allison Baker, publishers of Monkeybrain Comics. It is no exaggeration to say that Bandette would not exist without Monkeybrain.
Comixology. The free app that makes it all happen! Comixology has not only provided a format that makes Bandette look beautiful, whether you read it on you smart phone, on your tablet, or in your browser; they’ve also given Bandette a great deal of marketing support over the last year, including promotional giveaways that helped spread the word about our baby!
All the artists of the Urchin Stories. We have awesome friends who do awesome things, and we’ve managed to get some of them to draw short pieces which are posted on the Monkeybrain site for free between issues of Bandette, and we cannot thank them enough! The artists so far are:
Future Urchin Stories are in the works by a number of other great, talented people! Go HERE to see all the Urchin Stories available to date!
Dark Horse Comics. In large part due to editor Brendan Wright’s enthusiasm, Dark Horse is going to be making the first story arc of Bandette available as a beautiful hardcover book you will be able to hold in your hands!
Everyone who voted for us. You know who you are.
Our fellow nominees. The categories in the Eisner Awards this year were incredibly deep in nominations, and Best Digital was no exception. We are profoundly grateful to have been singled out among these excellent works, and I encourage everyone to go, read, and enjoy them:
- Ant Comic by Michael DeForge
- It Will All Hurt, by Farel Dalrymple
- Our Bloodstained Roof, by Ryan Andrews
- Oyster War, by Ben Towle
Paul Tobin. Because everything.
Receiving this award was truly one of the most thrilling moments of my life. I am so honored by it, and by the other three nominations for Bandette. Thank you, everyone.
We did it! Best Digital!
So proud and happy!
Delightful watercolor piece by @colleencoover, of Periscope Studio, Portland, Oregon.
Colleen Coover pencilled and Steve Lieber inked and watercolored this sketchcard of B. D. Belgique, the long-suffering police officer eternally foiled by BANDETTE. (They’re from the comics series of the same name illustrated by Coover and written by Paul Tobin.)
Back in April, Periscope’s Colleen Coover indulged her obsession an with an unlikely one page comic: a one page submission received at the Marvel offices 20 years ago, featuring Wolverine meeting Freddie Mercury. You can read about it here: http://www.colleencoover.net/?p=3071
She drew her own version, and it turned into a meme. There are lots of other artists’ versions of it out there, including a three-pager by our own Jesse Hamm. This one caught the eye of the original artist Rob Marsh, who told the story on his Facebook page.
New Bandette story on @Comixology coming 9/19? I had to celebrate that with a sketch. And here it is- an ink and wash tribute to my favorite new comic out there. (If you haven’t read it yet, that’s Bandette herself, and Inspector B.D. Belgique.)
Bandette is created by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover. You can read a preview of the new issue at Comic Book Resources.
And for the collectors out there, the original of this piece might still be available at Periscope Studio’s Etsy store.