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Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 113

Looks like 113 was pretty unlucky for the Engineer.

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell

And might not be so healthy for Joachim, either.

Big things afoot at Strangeways central, some of them even involving cowboys and vampires. Some involving a bunch of stuff that’ll get me shot if I talk about, so there’s just stuff and we’ll leave it at that.

See you back here Wednesday for more cryptic proclamations. And vampires.

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 112

And for those of you who are concerned about the ethical treatment of comic book creators, please note that the artists are the first people to get paid on any of my projects. The writer and letterer? Well…eventually.

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written (and lettered) by Matt Maxwell

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written (and lettered) by Matt Maxwell

Wish I could afford a real letterer…

Back next week with what’s likely to be a big KABOOM.

Update to add: My interview at CBR went live as of an hour ago. Check it out.

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 111

Week three of rain here at Strangeways Central. I’m beginning to tire of it. I know, folks from Portland and Seattle are mocking my weakness right now.

Anyways, here’s today’s page.

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Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell.

Another page going up Wednesday, assuming my house hasn’t floated away by then. Living at the bottom of a big hill in rainy season ain’t no fun.

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 110

Stay tuned for information about an upcoming STRANGEWAYS-related appearance. Or just read the page. Up to you.

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell.

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell.

Looks like someone went and rung the dinner bell, it does.

Okay, this Saturday, the 23rd, I’ll be appearing at the Grand Re-Opening of Bizarro World comics in Davis, CA. I’ll be signing books, and will have preview books for THE THIRSTY (which contain all of Chapter 1, some art pages from the upcoming “Red Hands” and MURDER MOON art as well) and trying to bedazzle anyone who’ll give me ten seconds to do so. Oh, and world famous Five Minute Stories, too. Here’s the info:

Bizarro World

223 E St.

Davis CA 95616

530-759-9490

www.bizarroworld.net

Looks like things kick off at about 6:30. Plenty of time to drive in from out of town and enjoy the lovely weather we have in the Sacramento/Davis area this time of year.

That’s a joke, kids. It’s been 40 degrees and raining since Saturday, with no sign of abating. Hopefully it’ll cheer up by then.

See y’all next week.

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 109

Feels kinda out of place to be running such frivolity on MLK Day, but there you have it.

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell.

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell.

So, I guess they better get to that shed, huh? Wonder what’s in there. Maybe we get to find out on Wednesday.

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 108

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell

Today’s post will be pithy observation-free. Seek your pith elsewhere.

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 107

If’n you forgot where we left off before the holidays, here’s the last page. Collins and company are trapped under a water tower in Drytown, sunlight fading to storm clouds and vampires up and looking for a taste.

And here’s today’s page.

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell

A new page is up Wednesday.

Trying to figure out when my one-year anniversary over here at Robot 6 is. Bet it’s coming up pretty soon. Can ya believe it?

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 106

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell

I hope they got more bullets than I think they got.

There will not be pages next week. Instead, there will be a serialized short story from the Strangeways. And, like the rest of the universe, I’ll be taking a break between Christmas and New Years.

Yeah, I know I’m a stinker making ya wait, but when have I ever denied my stinkiness?

Don’t answer that…

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 105

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell.

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell.

Holiday mania has dug into the casa de Maxwell with both jaws. Limited commentary (and since when have I really reveled in commenting on my own work, anyways?) for a little while.

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 104

Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok.

Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok.

Having to multitask here as I plot a novel (non-graphic, you know, without pictures) and work on this. Makin’ my brain hurt, it is. Then there’s me looking at the first pages of MURDER MOON and realizing that they really should all be re-lettered. I think that’s just me looking for a distraction from plotting though. Like I’ve said before, the writing isn’t the hard thing, but the plotting can be murderous.

But writing without plotting? Even worse.

See you all Monday.

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 103

Almost snow delayed over here. We’re supposed to get snow once a decade where I live, and this morning I woke up to six inches of the stuff. Makes driving around a treat. Putting up today’s page before the half-melted snow here freezes overnight and ices us all in.

Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok.

Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok.

See you all on Wednesday.

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Chapter 4 in a minute.

If you missed any of chapter 4 of THE THIRSTY, here’s what you need to know so as not to be too confused when chapter 5 starts this Monday.

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Right. See you then!

Oh, and the archives are all updated as well. Or at least they should be by the end of the afternoon.

Comics, Covered | The best covers of the week

Criminal: The Sinners #2, by Sean Phillips

Criminal: The Sinners #2, by Sean Phillips

I’m running a little late on a Thanksgiving weekend populated by visiting relatives, but I bring my selections for the five best covers to grace comic-book store shelves on Wednesday.

If that weren’t enough, I’ve rounded up links to interesting discussion and analysis of cover design, and to Amazon.com’s Best Covers of the Year (which includes some comics and comics folk).

This week’s list is populated by one title each from Dark Horse, Vertigo and Marvel proper, plus two from Marvel’s Icon imprint.

To find out what made the cut, read on.

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Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 100

One zero zero!

Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok.

Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok.

And look! There’s even something going on on this page! Not just yakkity-yakkin’ and stuff.

Thanks for sticking around so far, folks. Still got a pretty substantial chunk of story to go. And things look to be heating up in Drytown, so buckle in.

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 099

And on, this the 99th page of THE THIRSTY, I give you:

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell.

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell.

I just realized that Collins’ riding coat got ripped in the first chapter and it got patched sometime along the way.  You can see it real clear in panel 3.

I’d try to work up something exciting for the 100th page, but everytime I’ve tried to, real life has reached up and smacked me in the face.  That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep your eyes peeled, though.

Back on Wednesday.


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