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Gerard Way posts update, concept art for new ‘Umbrella Academy’


Has it really been five years since the publication of the second Umbrella Academy miniseries? That’s … too long. On Twitter this week, writer Gerard Way gave an update on the project, saying that he and artist Gabriel Ba have started to talk about the third and fourth volumes.

“So I got a really nice email from Gabriel Ba the other day, he’s an amazing comic artist who was the artist on Umbrella Academy,” Way tweeted. “He was checking in to see how I was and that he was going to be finished with a project sometime next year, and we both agreed to Do part 3 and 4 of Umbrella Academy, starting next year..I am almost finished with my music project and so it’s time to get back into comics.”

Way also posted a couple of his concept sketches, “Gas Panic” and an unlabeled team shot, seen below.

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What Are You Reading? with Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque

Hello and welcome to What Are You Reading? Our guest this week is Spanish artist Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque, who drew the comic Elle for Soleil. He’s also working on a story for the upcoming Skullkickers #18 with J. Torres.

To see what Alberto and the Robot 6 crew have been reading, click below.

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Becky Cloonan’s Grant Morrison fanart

Grant Morrison by Becky Cloonan

Grant Morrison by Becky Cloonan

Looks like mine wasn’t the only mind blown by the appearance of Grant Morrison as a villain in the trailer for My Chemical Romance’s upcoming album Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys. Demo artist Becky Cloonan took a crack at drawing Morrison’s dandy-in-the-underworld alter ego on the Drawbridge blog. And since Cloonan is supposedly involved in some sort of Killjoys comics project from MCR frontman/Umbrella Academy writer Gerard Way and co-writer Shaun Simon, methinks this isn’t the last we’ve seen of this world via Cloonan’s brush…

Straight for the art | Glen Brogan’s White Violin

by Glen Brogan

by Glen Brogan

Artist Glen Brogan shares his rendition of the White Violin, from Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá’s Umbrella Academy.

“…the brilliance of her design is so iconic that it’s hard to not want to draw her,” he said on his blog. “I’m sure even if many of you haven’t read the books you’ve seen her image looking at you from a comic store shelf and found it hard not to think ‘What is that?’ Her design makes the comic look like something that has already long been established, even when it was brand new, so I give many kudos to the artist and writer for that.”

Check out more of Glen’s artwork on his site and on the Autumn Society blog.

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