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!