Sunday, December 23, 2007

TV Dinner Assassination Art is done for Issue 1

And today the last pencilled and inked page of TV Dinner Assassination Issue 1 was turned in. Just waiting on the cover and the lettering and then it goes out to publishers.

As I've said before, this book is kind of special to me because of all the things I'm dong -- the Death books, Planet of the Dinosaurs, Hero By Night, Star Trek -- this is probably closest to my VOICE; it's probably the best type of thing that I do, so I guess we will see how it turns out.

And also let me take a second to say that Noel Tuazon is one of the best and most professional artists I've ever worked with. His work comes alive, and it comes in timely. I'm going to work with this guy as long as he'll let me.

Oh, and a disclaimer, that page I'm showing is not the last page.

Saturday, December 22, 2007


And they're both pretty great. Big thanks to the awesome artist on Vulcans Josep Maria Beroy for pointing out this first one at fistfullofcomics, and I dug up this podcast at Alternate Reality talking about the book. That latter one is at about 55:30 into the podcast. I really couldn't be happier with the things they say about the book and it makes me happy that so many Trek fans are enjoying the book. And it's great listening to that podcast and hearing people say things about the book that make me believe I communicated exactly what I wanted to communicate with it. These plus the A+ review at trekweb have me smiling.

Strange thing is that this book first came out I thought the reviews and reaction were going to be mixed becasue there was one negative review and one positive review, and the negative reviewer had posted a couple other places. But as these trickle in it's just good review after good review and good fan reaction after more good fan reaction. I've seen a couple places now where people have said something to the effect that "It's the best IDW Star Trek book" or "It's one of the best Star Trek books I've read" and while I try not to take that stuff so seriously it's just really nice to know that -- like I said before -- that Star Trek people are happy with the book. That people are out there enjoying it. It was just damn scary writing this issue with Trek's vocal/awesome fan base.

But then again, who knows, maybe the tide will turn again :)

Friday, December 21, 2007

HBN and Star Trek reactions

First HBN review is in and it's great. 4 1/2 out of 5 bullets. Check it out here.

“Overall, I am very excited about the return of Hero By Night. Coffman has the opportunity to bring some creative ideas to the table, as evidenced by the introduction and conclusion of this issue, and expand and introduced characters that could not be covered in the mini-series. I think this is definitely a great series to follow that has a level of realism in the writing and some fantastic artwork to really bring it all together.”

Some Star Trek discussion started on the Bendis Board and when people found out I'd written the book there were some nice things aid.

From NaughTibbitz
This was one of the best Star Trek books I've ever read -- it really felt like a lost episode from the series that would have come from the original pilot.

From Captain Bloodclot
I loved this book. In fact, I'm loving everything IDW is doing with the star trek franchise. The andorian book was also great. Klingons: Blood Will Tell was fantastic. The year four books started out only a little better than average but the recent "studio planet" episode was a brilliant study in self-reflexivity-- I liked the way it dramatized the way the show was treated by the network. It kind of echoed Serenity in that regard (which is, at the end of the day, a story about forcing people to see something that they don;t want to see).

From Chris McCarver
I loved the shit out of this

Wednesday, December 12, 2007