If you’ve taken a look at our Appearances page lately, you’ll see that this weekend heralds the coming of the great Stumptown Comics Fest! You’ll be able to find most of Periscope* loitering around table blocks K and L Saturday (10am-6pm) and Sunday (12pm-6pm) at the Oregon Convention Center. We’ll also be out in force at the Fest’s official after party on Saturday night at the Jupiter Hotel, where Jeff Parker and Cat Farris join local comics heavyweights to duke it out in the annual Art Battle.
*The full list: Aaron McConnell, Jeremy Barlow, Ben Dewey, Cat Farris, Colleen Coover, Dustin Weaver, Dylan Meconis, Erika Moen, Grace Allison, Jonathan Case, Karl Kesel, Natalie Nourigat, Paul Guinan, Paul Tobin, Rich Ellis, Ron Chan, Ron Randall, Steve Lieber, Terri Nelson, Jesse Hamm, and Terry Blas.
Several members are also appearing on panels, giving workshops, and holding signings. On Saturday, join Jonathan Case for a workshop on Composing Comics, Ben Dewey on Style and Communication, Mike Russel interviewing Dylan Meconis, and the infamous Freelancer Panel with Erika Moen, Natalie Nourigat, and negotiation ninja Katie Lane.
On Sunday, we’ve got a spotlight on Ron Randall’s Trekker with Dark Horse editor Jim Gibbons, a not-to-be-missed Manga Studio workshop with Wook Jin Clark, a Queer Culture in Comics panel with Erika Moen and Terry Blas, and a look at Kickstarter and Indie Comics with Dylan Meconis and others.
The full schedule (including times, locations, and descriptions) can be found here.
See you at the Fest!
A smorgasbord of news morsels for your enjoyment and delectation:
Jonathan Case and Jeff Parker make an appearance on The Patrick Phillips Show this week to talk about their upcoming work on “Batman 66″. Listen right here.
“It Girl & The Atomics, Round One” came out on Wednesday. The trade features pinups by our own Terry Blas and Natalie Nourigat (who is also drawing two issues in the series!). Grab a copy at your local comic store.
And finally we’ve got some brand new pieces of original art up on Etsy. Steve Lieber’s Abe Sapien illustration (originally done for Multiversity.com’s “31 Days of Abe”) and Terry Blas’s Young Avengers sketchcards are now for sale. Get shopping.
Last night at LA’s beloved Meltdown Comics, Warner Bros. Consumer Products launched its Batman Classic Television Series licensing program with a slew of new shirts, figurines, calendars, and a very exciting announcement involving not one, but TWO Periscope creators!
Yes, everything you’ve heard is true: Jeff Parker has officially been announced as the writer for DC’s all-new, digital-first, TV-show-inspired series “BATMAN ’66,” with Eisner Award-winner Jonathan Case illustrating the first three issues and Mike Allred providing cover art. As Jonathan says on his blog ”This isn’t just any Batman [...] this is the Adam West Batman, the Batusi Batman, the Julie Newmarriffic Batman” and we couldn’t be more excited to see what they come up with.
Jonathan has released a set of gorgeous promo images on Comic Book Resources, and Jeff is already tearing through scripts. Check out the official press release here, and expect to see Issue 1 of “BATMAN ’66″ out later this summer. Bat-tastic!
Artist Jonathan Case and writer Paul Tobin have delivered a new two-page story in the Bandette: Urchin Stories lineup! This time we meet Adalind, Manon, and Kiyomi, three ballet-dancing ladies with many true callings. Read “The Call” over on the Monkeybrain site, and be sue to check out the other Urchin Stories contributions from Steve Lieber, Tina Kim, and others!
For those of you attending Emerald City Comicon in March, several Periscope members have recently opened pre-orders for commissions at the show. This means you have a guaranteed spot and can pick your finished pieces up whenever you stop by the table, rather than having to hang around while we juggle commission work with talking to folks at the show. Check out the full list of artists below!
Natalie Nourigat has the entire lowdown on pre-ordering commissions on her blog.
Grace Allison also has a helpful post on her site about commission slots.
Jonathan Case posts his rundown of pricing and options for this season’s commissions right here.
Other studio members are accepting pre-orders directly via email. Get in touch with them via the following channels:
For Steve Lieber, dial: steve[at]stevelieber[dot]com
For Ron Randall, dial: randallart26[at]gmail[dot]com
For Dustin Weaver, dial: dustinpweaver[at]gmail[dot]com
For Rich Ellis, dial: rich[at]elliscomics[dot]com
For Cat Farris, dial: cattifer[at]gmail[dot]com
For Ron Chan, dial: ron[at]ronchan[dot]net
And for David Hahn, dial: david.hahn[at]comcast[dot]net
For commissions from additional artists like Paul Guinan, Ben Dewey, Terri Nelson, and others, stop by and see us in person during the show! We’ll be located at Tables 2617 and 2621 on the ECCC floor.
Not to be left out, Jonathan Case ALSO has a new comic out this week. The Creep #4 concludes his run illustrating John Arcudi’s pulp detective thriller. In this final issue, the answers to Oxel’s mystery unfold in the one place he never thought to look, revealing the grisly truth two boys died to conceal. Pick it up at your local comic store today!
Holiday Signing With Local Superstars at Cosmic Monkey Comics
Saturday, December 22, 2012
12:00pm until 2:00pm
Having trouble thinking up gift ideas for your friends and family? Periscope’s Erika Moen (Bucko, DAR) and Jonathan Case (Dear Creature, The Creep) will be there, along with Greg Rucka, Aron Steinke, Brandon Seifert, and Chris Roberson. They’ll all be happy to sign and personalize their graphic novels. Cosmic Monkey Comics is at 5335 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland.
Jonathan Case signs at Things from Another World today, Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 7:00pm until 10:00pm.
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Things From Another World is proud to announce a signing and gallery reception with Eisner Award-winning artist Jonathan Case, September 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Portland TFAW! Case will sign his newest release from Dark Horse Comics, The Creep #1, and display his original pages from The Creep, Green River Killer, Dear Creature, and more! Complimentary food and beer (21+ with valid ID) provided.
Periscope Studios artist Jonathan Case won the Best Reality-Based Work Eisner for Green River Killer this year, as well as the Stumptown Awards for Best Artist and Best New Talent for GRK and Dear Creature. Now he teams up with B.P.R.D. writer John Arcudi for The Creep, a noir miniseries starring Oxel Karnhus, a private investigator who is reunited with his college sweetheart by a horrible tragedy. Hellboy creator Mike Mignola calls it, “A beautiful book and, for my money, no one in comics writes better stories about human beings than John Arcudi.”
Case hit the comics scene in a big way with Green River Killer, a haunting tale of notorious serial killer Gary Leon Ridgway, written by Entertainment Weekly writer Jeff Jensen. Case’s cult-hit Dear Creature, a monster-pulp-romance, showcases a different side of Case’s art and storytelling talent, melding sweetness and sci-fi.
Come pick up your copy of The Creep #1 on release date and get it signed by the artist, and see Jonathan Case’s original pages in person! Copies of Green River Killer and more will also be available for purchase. See you September 12 at the Portland TFAW.
About Things From Another World:
Founded in 1979, Things From Another World is the premier retailer of comic books, toys, collectibles, and pop-culture geek goodness, both in Portland, Oregon and online at TFAW.com.
Things From Another World
2916 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
Johnathan Case reminds us to shut the damn fridge. Yes, that is original art.
Comics Should Be Good asked artists “Whose work do you like?” Steve Lieber answered “Jonathan Case-the best comics artist you’ve never heard of.”