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The good folks at Portland’s Periscope Studios are holding a fundraiser for Sparkplug publisher Dylan Williams, who is dealing with a serious illness. Several of the artists who work out of Periscope, including Jonathan Case (who painted the showdown between Thor and Galactus you see above), Steve Lieber and Colleen Coover, have contributed artwork to an auction to benefit Williams.
You can find all the available pieces on Periscope’s eBay page.
Hello and welcome to another edition of What Are You Reading? Today’s special guest is Shannon Wheeler, New Yorker cartoonist and creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic book Too Much Coffee Man, Oil & Water, the Eisner-nominated I Thought You Would Be Funnier and the upcoming Grandpa Won’t Wake Up.
To see what Shannon and the Robot 6 crew have been reading, click below …
Jonathan Case is understandably excited that his graphic novel, Dear Creature will be hitting shelves in October from Tor Books. I’m excited too and I’ve only just found out about it.
Case describes the book as about “an atomic sea mutant in the ’60s whose poet soul is at odds with his tendency to eat people.” You know, that old chestnut.
If you’re like me and October seems awfully long off, you can tide yourself over with some sample pages at his website.
If you’ve been jonesin’ for Don, Betty and the rest of the Mad Men gang during the long months between seasons– especially after seeing January Jones in the X-Men: First Class trailer — Periscope Studios has your virtual hook up. Last week was Mad Men week on their Tumblr blog, and they shared all sorts of inspired art — including the above piece by Jonathan Case, a faux ad for the infamous Red Rider BB Gun.
Click on over there for more art by Dustin Weaver, Jesse Hamm, Steve Lieber and more.