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Jason Pearson gears up for new ‘Body Bags’ series


With a name like Body Bags, you’d think it wouldn’t have much of a lifespan, but Jason Pearson’s violent comic about father-daughter assassins has been plugging along in one form or another — miniseries, one-shots, short stories — since 1996. And now, it looks like Clownface and Panda are returning once again.

The artist reveals on his Facebook page that he’s working on a new miniseries subtitled Vicious, which will make the first series Father’s Day “look like a Hallmark card.” Pearson, who battled back from some personal issues in 2011 and 2012, plans to not only write and draw the series but also color it.

“I’ve been figuring out a color approach that can be consistent and efficient since I don’t want to be working this book for the next 12 years,” Pearson writes. As an example, he colored a pencil sketch from 2004 (below).

Although not a regular fixture on the comics scene like some other artists, Pearson made his name quickly in the early 1990s with work on Legion of Super-Heroes and was part of Gaijin Studios’ when it had its own line of comics at Dark Horse. After doing the inaugural Body Bags series there, Pearson bounced around Marvel, DC and Wildstorm, working on a variety of one-off issues.

In December, Image Comics released stories from Body Bags: 3 the Hard Way and Body Bags: One Shot in a new collection. There’s no word yet on when or where Body Bags: Vicious will be published.




Pearson is one of the best action comics illustrators in the business. I am so glad he is back in the game.

I think this is the Facebook page you want to link:

back when “Body Bags” was first released, I predicted Jason Pearson would soon be snatched up by Marvel to be the next “X-Men” artist, after which time he would go on to be a huge mega-star in the comics industry.
Well, I kind of screwed the pooch on that one. But I hope Jason has gotten past his “personal issues,” and can get back in the game. This guy could have all the success in the world…if he wants it.

This makes me happy, hearing news like this.

Darth Eradicus

June 20, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Cool. I got into Body Bags on a whim during the second mini and then went back and got all I could get later. Looking forward to this.

Martin Costello

June 20, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Great to hear Jason is working again on Body Bags and that’s feeling better these days.

I luv his stuff!but please come back and do somemore hero comics!

The original Body Bags series was one of my favorite comics ever! Can’t wait to see the new stuff!

Not having a release date is odd but I hope he finishes it.

I love Pearson’s work, but I’m not holding my breath that this mini will come out on a timely basis…if at all. :-(

Looks cool! Looking forward to it :)

I first discovered Pearson after he did the Savage Dragon: Blood & Guts mini series. If anyone is a fan of Body Bags, you owe yourself the pleasure of reading SD: B&G. He is one incredible artist, and I’ve been very impressed with his writing (I feel he’s totally underrated as a writer).

And for the record, I thought Pearson was part of the Blanc Noir line, not Gaijin Studios?

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