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Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 098

Holy cow! That inital 0 digit in the titles is about to become outmoded!

Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok.

Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok.

Wonder how long the residents of Drytown are going to let this makeover continue, anyways?

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 097

Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok.

Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok.

Remember kids, in real life, TNT is not to be enjoyed like a fine cigar.

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 096

We’ve substituted the post day for everyone’s favorite ongoing horror/western serial. Let’s see if they notice…

Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok.

Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok.

That’s just this week, folks.  Should be back on schedule for Halloween week.  Geez, Halloween already.

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 095

Back from APE, will be collecting thoughts shortly.

Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok.

Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok.

Huh. Wonder what that’s all about, then?

Back on Wednesday, APE posting may be up before then, but other work may supersede it.

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 094

1. Today’s page:

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell

2. I’ll still be appearing at APE this weekend. And the Highway 62 compound will feature a special guest in the form of Alex Sheikman, author and illustrator of ROBOTIKA, put out by Archaia Studios Press. His book will be prettier than mine. And hardcover. And in color. Tough to compete with competition like that. But I’ll be doing Five Minute Stories and he’ll just be doing garden variety sketches. Take that, Alex! Anyways, hope to see some of you there. I know that JK Parkin (Robot6 High Overlord, or Co-High Overlord, depending on who you ask) will be at the show as well. Bet he’ll sign your laptop if you leave the browser window open to R6.

3. I turn really old tomorrow. No, older than that. Like so old that this issue of FANTASTIC FOUR came out the month I was born.

4. Turns out that having children ages you prematurely. Who knew?

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 093

Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok.

Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok.

No funny caption today, though I can think of a few.

Getting ready for the upcoming APE show in SF in five short days from now.  Hopefully the inbound torrential rain won’t wash the town away.  Be sure to stop by and say hello, and maybe get yourself a fancy Five Minute Story for your trouble.  Oh, and a look at upcoming chapters of THE THIRSTY, should that tickle your fancy.  See you then!

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 092

See, Wednesday really is new comics day.  You even get a new page of THE THIRSTY.

Written by Matt Maxwell.  Art by Gervasio and Jok.

Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok.

Guest starring, apparently, Warren Ellis this week.  Panel 4 in particular.  And no, I didn’t plan that at all.

I mean, I’ve never even seen Mr. Ellis in a cowboy hat.  Well, maybe that one time in San Diego…

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 091

Welcome, new readers who’re stopping by after visiting me at the Long Beach Comic-Con last weekend.  Hope you enjoy the show!

As for the rest of you reprobates, here’s the newest page:

Written by Matt Maxwell.  Art by Gervasio and Jok.

Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok.

So maybe Joachim isn’t out of the fight yet.  But whose side will he end up on?

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 089

Meltdown in progress.  Stand by to receive page.

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Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok.

And here you thought that trick only worked for the good guys.

Check in Wednesday to see if de Medina gets away or gets what’s coming to him!

And dig this.  Strangeways: Murder Moon was named “Best Local Graphic Novel” by the Sacramento News and Review.  Sacramento’s got like, more than a thousand people living there!  That’s a lot!  See?  More people than just my mom like it!  Coverage at Robot 6.

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Strangeways in person

For those of you in the Sacramento area looking for something to do this weekend, you could do a lot worse than hitting From The Land Beyond.  Second year for this show, which skews towards the spooky side of things, though there’s some comics goodness there, including Dan Brereton and, uhm, me.  I’ll be there with copies of MURDER MOON and the limited edition chapterbooks for the first chapter of THE THIRSTY and should have some pages from Luis Guragna’s artwork for “Red Hands”, which is the upcoming second feature in THE THIRSTY.

Here’s a little of what Luis has been working on in the meantime:

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Head on over here to check the show out.  Looks like it also dovetails into the fall edition of the quarterly Sac-Anime/Comics show as well, on Sunday that is.  Out of towners are recommended to Weiner Works on Madison near Hemlock for the best chili fries in town.  And if you’re not in the mood for that, then there’s the Brazilian steakhouse three doors down.  The show itself runs Friday-Sunday, and leads off the mini-convention season that hits around this time of year.

Next week is the first annual Long Beach Comic Convention, which I’m very much looking forward to.  The Wizard shows held in Long Beach were only a million times better than the shows in LA, and it’s a great venue.  I’ll be right next to David Gallaher (and maybe Steve Ellis, not sure–David you wanna confirm/deny?) of HIGH MOON.  Rumor has it that I’ll even be on a panel there, which should be interesting.  This runs Friday to Sunday as well.  Same items up for grabs, unless I have to run to a second edition of the chapbooks.

Two weeks after that is the Alternative Press Expo at the Concourse in downtown San Francisco.  I’ve been to APE many, many times and am looking forward to finally exhibiting there.  Hopefully it won’t rain so damn hard this year.  I couldn’t even get to Holy Burger without getting soaked to the bone.

Hope to see some of you fine folks at the above events.  And don’t forget, at each one, I’ll be doing Fabulous Five Minute Stories, an example of which you can read right here.  Remember, each one is hand-crafted for maximium quality assurance!

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 087

Written by Matt Maxwell.  Art by Gervasio and Jok

Written by Matt Maxwell. Art by Gervasio and Jok

Okay, that’s not gonna help one little bit.

Next page on Wednesday.  Be there then.  Do whatever you want in the meantime.

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 086

And it’s a doozy.

Art by Gervasio and Jok.  Written by Matt Maxwell.

Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell.

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That’s probably the goriest page I’ve ever written.  Didn’t really intend for it to come out that way, either, but sometimes the story takes you places.

No contest this week, still evaluating its effectiveness as a promotional tool.

Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 085

As a novelty, it’s even on time.

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Art by Gervasio and Jok. Written by Matt Maxwell.

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You can say this for Collins, he’s stubborn as they come.  Sometimes that’s even a virtue, ‘stead of just getting people mad at you.

Another page up on Wednesday.  Considering the fate of the weekly contest as well.  I was never one for giving the people what they don’t want.

Strangeways: The Thirsty – 9/11

No page today, as we’re on a two page a week schedule for the foreseeable future.

There is a winner for this week’s MURDER MOON contest.  That would be Sparrow Morgan from the megacontinent of Gmail.com.

Entries this week were light.  Another week like this and I’ll be rethinking this whole thing.  Though I find it weird that free comics aren’t appealing to people who are already reading free comics.  But the world’s a weird place.

More after this here jump.

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Strangeways: The Thirsty – Page 084

It’s 84, right?  There’s so much going down in comics now its impossible for me to keep things straight.

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Looks like someone’s getting a-whammyin’!

Oh, as for the contest.  On Monday, the Sheriff called the vampire de Medina a pretty nasty mouthful of a name.  What was it?  Mail the answer to strangeways@highway-62.com by Thursday at midnight to get entered into this week’s drawing.  And if you entered previously but haven’t won, then you’re already in the running.  All ten of you…

See you on Friday to reveal the winner!  That is, if the Internet hasn’t burned down by then.


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