Welcome once again to What Are You Reading? This week our special guest is Paul Maybury, creator of the webcomic Party Bear. His work can be found in Comic Book Tattoo, various volumes of Popgun and 24seven, and, of course, the full-length graphic novel Aqua Leung. Be sure to check out the sketches he shares.
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Project: Rooftop is hosting their first “invitational,” where they’ve asked various artists to redesign the members of the Justice League for a “jam” piece they’ll unveil over the coming weeks.
“I obviously love superheroes and superhero teams in general, but there’s something special about the JLA,” wrote the site’s co-founder, Dean Trippe. “The League roster is typically anchored by Superman and Batman, the first two superheroes, known as the World’s Finest for a reason, and Wonder Woman, the most iconic and recognizable superheroine of all time. Collectively now referred to as DC’s Trinity, Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman merge the science fiction, crime-fighting, and mythological elements common to superhero origins into the foundation of a very strange universe, made accessible to all three through their mutual friendship.”
The first member to get the redesign treatment is Wonder Woman, by artist Paul Maybury:
Bedrock City Comics isn’t the only Texas-based comics shop offering up a print on Free Comic Book Day … artist Paul Maybury created the above piece for Rogues Gallery Comics & Games in Round Rock, Texas, to help promote tomorrow’s big Free Comic Book Day event.
“Maximillian Larch, the store mascot of Rogues Gallery Comics & Games in Round Rock, Texas, done up in post-apocalyptic style by Paul Maybury,” said store owner Randy Lander. “Paul will be one of ten guests we’ll have at the store on Free Comic Book Day, and we’re hoping to have prints of this piece available for sale that day as well!”
Other guests include Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover, Paul Benjamin, Alan Porter, Chris Roberson, Matt Sturges, Bill Williams, Paul Maybury, Scott Kolins and Nick Derington.