Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Funny Bones

Michael Anderson is a fantastic, OKC-based illustrator and newfound Bastard fan who’s working with Brian on a teen/spy/action/musical graphic novel (you read that right). He recently surprised Team Bastard with this insane pin-up. Poor, poor miniachi.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


The best part of San Diego Comic-Con is meeting new friends in the industry and introducing them to gory glory of Bastard Road. This year I was excited to meet Shane & Chris Houghton, the sibling masterminds behind the new Image Comics series Reed Gunther.

In many ways, Reed Gunther is kind of an all-ages Bastard Road: a non-sequiter spouting protagonist and his exasperated pal (who’s actually the brains of the outfit) encountering dangers like giant rattlesnakes and zombies as they traverse the barren countryside. There’s also a flannel-clad potential love interest!

So I was thrilled to meet the guys and they quickly became fans of Bastard. Here’s a pic of them checking out some top secret goods on the iPad:

So when I mentioned that Dave & I are working on stories for Bastard Road Volume I and we’d lined up pals like Andy Suriano, Dan McDaid, Rob Guillory and Jeffrey Brown for pin-ups, Chris asked if he could do one as well. Little did I know that he’d bang something so awesome out so quickly:

Chris sent it with this message: “Hope you don’t mind that I blew the boys up.”

When it looks this good, Chris, you can do anything you want with Bastard & Farel.

Now all we need to do is find the right publisher who wants to help us share Bastard with the world.

Thanks, Chris & Shane! Everybody else, go buy Reed Gunther at your local comic shop right now!


Monday, July 4, 2011

Harvey Comics

The phenomenal comics achievement known as Popgun volume 4 — home to two Bastard Road comics stories — has been nominated for two 2011 Harvey Awards! To celebrate, we’re sharing the entirety of the first tale in Popgun 4: “Elle Hath Fury!” Enjoy!

Congratulations to editors D.J. Kirkbride, Adam P. Knave, Anthony Go Wu, Joe Keatinge, Mark Andrew Smith, Image Comics and everyone else responsible for the crapdamn awesomeness of Popgun 4!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Luke the Farel Boy

Our pal Luke Gaither illustrated a kickass Farel to accompany the Bastard he graced us with a while back. We think he really captured Farel the badass in this one (he’s not all about eating tacos and avoiding trouble). Thanks, Luke!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Andy Suriano!

Hi guys, the mega-talented Andy Suriano hooked us up with a sexy Bastard pic, and he graciously gave me permission to color and post it at the blog.

What a drawing- you can really feel the Miniachi-smashing power in Bastard's gesture! Awesome. You can check out Andy's blog (and purchase his studly sketchbook) at the aptly named http://andyupdates.blogspot.com/ .

In other news- Comic Con was a blast, Brian was able to connect with all kinds of excellent creatives and fans, we won %2.87 of an Eisner award for Bastard's appearance in Popgun, and we've got good things happening outside of the printed page.

It should be an interesting Winter for Bastard and Farel!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Hooper Scooper

Behold, Bastard & Farel as you’ve never seen them before, thanks to Raven Software effects artist Fred Hooper! Click the image to check out his DeviantArt site. Thanks for the awesome art, Fred!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Meet “Good Baby” Scales!

He’s a cold-blooded bounty hunter (he’s a lizard…what do you expect?) who’s friends of our post-apocalyptic pals Bastard & Farel. But friendship has a price. Find out more by reading “This Bludz For You!” in Image Comics’ Popgun volume 4, on sale now!