Bandette Receives Eisner Nomination For Best Digital Comic!

Bandette_12_coverWe’re honored to announce that Bandette has been nominated for a 2017 Eisner Award in the category Best Digital Comic Book! 

Here’s the full list of nominations in the category. Congratulations to all the nominees!

Be sure to check out Bandette on the Comixology app, the hardcover reprints from Dark Horse Comics, or see free previews of Bandette’s Urchin Stories at Bandette.Net!

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Bandette’s Urchin Stories Will Have New Home At www.Bandette.Net

Enjoy these free previews from the larger universe of Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover’s BANDETTE! Now being posted at their new internet home, www.Bandette.Net.

Screen Shot 2017-05-01 at 12.00.00 PMBandette is the star of the show, but her world is populated by an abundance of other amusing characters. Who are they? Get to know all the supporting characters from Bandette in these short Urchin Stories: written by Paul Tobin, with art by a wealth of brilliant guest artists. Posting each Wednesday until we run out of strips.

Bandette_theatre_HeadWe’re kicking off with “Theft At The Theatre!”: which is not technically an Urchin Story. The 8-page excerpt by Paul and me from Bandette #10 appeared first in Dark Horse Comic’s All Ages 2015 Free Comic Book Day offering. While the excerpt stands alone, it also serves as the first 8 pages of the Bandette story arc “The House Of The Green Mask”, reprinted in the hardcover Bandette Volume 3.

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Small Favors Definitive Collection Available NOW!

smallfavorsI was so busy on the day of release, I forgot to announce it on my blog! 

Small Favors is once again in print, now in its entirety, as a beautiful hard bound edition from Limerence Press! If you’re in Portland, Oregon on Thursday May 4, we’re going to hold a book release party and art show at Floating World Comics starting at 6pm.

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Small Favors Interview on Comic Book Resources

smallfavorsA new interview is up on CBR.com about the fast approaching release of the Small Favors Definitive Collection from Limerence Press!

Small Favors will arrive in comic shops on April 26, 2017!

Pre-order from Amazon for delivery May 9, 2017. (But don’t–get it thorough your local shop, if you can.)

 

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Playing around with Rebelle

Goofing around with a new software application. This drawing was created with Rebelle, which simulates wet and dry media,particularly watercolor, to astonishingly lifelike effect. It’s not perfect; I haven’t found if there’s a pressure sensitive brush stroke yet, and the dry media lines have a little more jitter than I’d like. But BOY, it’s cool, and I could see using it to color something in the future.

50% resolution:

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100% resolution:

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Interview: The Past and Present of Small Favors

IMG_8819I had a delightful chat with my old friend Chris Sims of Comics Alliance about the history of Small Favors, soon to be reprinted in its entirety by Limerence Press!

In other news, I got my first advance copies of the new hardcover and it is very classy.

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Book Threat: Small Favors Interview With Colleen Coover

smallfavorsA new Small Favors interview with the good people at Book Threat (“Unusually good reads for self-aware weirdos“) is now live and ready for you to read! Go do that!

Small Favors will arrive in shops on April 26, 2017. It is listed in Previews now, with the order code DEC161824.

Pre-order from Amazon for delivery May 9, 2017. (No seriously, order it thorough your local shop, if you can.)

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Bandette Volume Three Makes YALSA’s Great Graphic Novels For Teens 2017!

51736122We’re very proud to announce that Bandette Volume Three: The House Of The Green Mask has been listed by the Young Adult Library Services Association for their 2017 list of Great Graphic Novels For Teens!

“The list of 104 titles, drawn from 145 official nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens.”

Libraries and librarians are essential partners in bring books to new readers, so we couldn’t be more pleased to make their list again this year!

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Process video: Inking a panel from Bandette

4x speed. Sorry for the dodgy framing and my big dumb hand getting in the way!
I was having a hard time keeping a point on the brushes: a well-used Winsor & Newton size 2 and a Princeton size 0. After this panel I broke out a new W&N brush and spent far less time struggling to get a fine line! The paper is Strathmore bristol 400 series, velum surface, with inkjet blue lines. (The lighting makes them look gray in the video, but they are really a very pale cyan)

Bandette 14 is now available digitally on ComiXology, along with all the previous digital issues for 99¢ each! It can be found at the below link, or in print at your local comic book store or bookseller.
Digital
Print Vol. one
Print Vol. two
Print Vol. three

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Process Post: Adventure Time Comics cover video

I recorded part of the process of creating an alternative cover for Adventure Time Comics #6 in Clip Studio Paint. The original videos added up to more than three hours, and are here compressed down to six minutes, so it may be too speedy to get any instructional information, but hopefully it will be interesting!

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“It’s the most lovable sex comic ever drawn.”

smallfavorsPublishers Weekly has an advance review of Small Favors: The Definitive Girly Porno Collection!

Coover’s cute, cartoony black-and-white artwork, reminiscent of Archie comics or Love and Rockets, keeps the characters charming no matter how naughty their behavior or filthy their dialogue. Everyone is so perky you can’t begrudge them a single orgasm.

Read the article HERE!

Small Favors is coming from Limerence Press on April 26, 2017. It is listed in Previews now, so ask for it at your local comic shop with the order code DEC161824. Pre-orders are also available from Amazon.com, but c’mon, use your local shop.

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SMALL FAVORS Returns!

smallfavorsI’m happy to announce that after being out of print for several years, the complete run of Small Favors will be available in a handsome hardcover edition from Limerence Press!

Small Favors: The Definitive Girly Porno Collection, will reprint both volumes previously published by Eros Comics, plus the never-before reprinted issue #8 Color Special, plus a new short story, plus extras! If that’s not enough, there’s an introduction by the inestimable Kelly Sue DeConnick.

Small Favors will arrive in shops on April 26, 2017. It is listed in Previews now, with the order code DEC161824.

Pre-order from Amazon for delivery May 9, 2017. (No seriously, order it thorough your local shop, if you can.)

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