“Joe Keatinge has established himself as the latest new writer I want to undermine and destroy. It’s just top class stuff.”
- Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Civil War, Wanted, Ultimates)

"I think Joe is definitely one to watch."
- Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible)

THE LAST CON: My NYCC 2012 Details

New York Comic Con is finally here and it’s my absolute last convention of the year! So, we’re doing it up big.

Not only am I rolling the whole con in Artist’s Alley, I’m sporting two tables (R7 & R8) with a tight crew of dudes I collaborate with.

INCLUDING:

ROSS CAMPBELL (Glory)

ANDRE SZYMANOWICZ (Hell Yeah)

KEN GARING (Intergalactic)

+ Surprises??? (Maybe!) 

This will be the very first convention I’ll be slinging both GLORY Vol. 1 AND HELL YEAH Vol. 1. In addition, it will be the WORLD PREMIERE of the return of GLORY, as we’ll be debuting GLORY #29. It’s the origin of her little sister. If you’ve read 28, you know that means it’ll be really violent.

Here’s a preview page I haven’t shown anywhere else:

(UPDATE! 10/09)

I will also be on TWO THREE panels! 

The first one’s not actually at NYCC, but rather at the world famous Jim Hanley’s comic shop. 

On Wednesday, October 10th, at 7pm, Depth Of Field Magazine is presenting A Celebration of Pop Music Comics at Jim Hanley’s Universe in Manhattan. I guess I’ll be talking about pop music in comics. There will be a bunch of rad folks there, including moderator Patrick Reed (editor of Depth Of Field Magazine), High Moon’s David Gallaher, Phonogram & Uncanny X-Men’s Kieron Gillen, PUNK Magazine’s John Holmstrom, Molly Danger’s Jamal Igle, ethnomusicologist Elizabeth Keenan, The Fifth Beatle & Dusty Star’s Andrew Robinson (holy shit i love Dusty Star), 27’s Charles Soule, Human Being Lawnmower’s Avi Spivak, Fifth Beatles’ Vivek J. Tiwardy and Prince of Cats’ Ronald Wimberly. Hot damn that’s a ridiculous line up. Very stoked to be part of the proceedings.

AND NOW A NEW PANEL.

On Thursday, I’ll be on the Image Revolution Documentary Panel in  ROOM 1A04 at 6:30 PM. It’s a panel on the upcoming Image Comics documentary and I guess I’l talking about Image Comics. I used to work there doing PR. Now I write comics for them. WHAT’S NEXT? (probably more writing comics)

ALSO, on Sunday…!

Marvel NOW!: Amazing Spider-Man and Beyond, 10:45 AM in room 1E07. Here’s Marvel’s official description: Marvel NOW! is on the horizon and Spidey & Co. are in the spotlight. Find out what to expect from the Spider-Man Office when Senior Editor Steve Wacker, Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man), Mark Waid (Daredevil), Joe Keatinge (Morbius), Kevin Shinick (Avenging Spider-Man), Ryan Stegman (Scarlet Spider), Declan Shalvey (Venom) and Arune Singh (Director of Communications) come to town! And Spider-Man won’t be the only topic of discussion here! Get the details on Daredevil, Punisher, and more!

Yeah, so if you wanna here me yammer on about Morbius, this is your golden opportunity!

And finally, if you’re looking for me, my banner stand is currently locked in Emi Lenox’s car while she’s in Japan, so just look out for this face at R7 and R8.


HOLY CRAP COMIC CON (2012)

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!!!

This year I’m tabling throughout the show at a table in the Image Comics Creator Emporium, located at 2729.

There I’m going to have quite a few things for you to pick up including:

EXCLUSIVE SIGNED & NUMBERED 11x17” PRINTS!

LIMITED TO ONLY 20 PER DESIGN! Only available at SDCC 2012! 

$20/print

GLORY PRINT:

HELL YEAH PRINT:

EXCLUSIVE READER SETS!

Glory #23-27 or Hell Yeah #1-4

This is the last show I’ll be selling these single issues!

$10/set

EXCLUSIVE eBAYER SETS!

LIMITED TO ONLY 10 SETS TOTAL!

Hell Yeah #1 Retailer Edition (only 1000 in existence) +

Hell Yeah #1 Misprinted Ashcan (only a couple dozen in existence)

This is also the last show I’ll be selling this set!

$20/set

I’ll happily sign whatever you bring, in whatever quantity, at absolutely no charge, but there is a $5/signature fee for anything with a CGC Signature Series Witness.

BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!

On Thursday, I’ll be one of the Image Comics creators hanging around the CBLDF’s Comic-Con Welcome Party at the Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 from 8 PM to 11 PM! This party is FREE for CBLDF Members. Non-Members, suggested $10 – $20 donation at the door, please. More details here.

On Friday at 7 PM in Room 4, I’ll be on the Monkeybrain Comics panel. Yeah, THAT Monkey Brain Comics - the digital initative headed by Chris Roberson & Allison Baker that made a gigantic splash last week. They announced a number of series they’re doing. They also announced I’m on their panel. Since one of the series announced wasn’t by me does that mean they’ll announce one that is at the panel?! FIND OUT, TRUE BELIEVERS! 

See ya there!

his name is CAPTAIN MARVEL

On April 26th at 8:00 PM, Portland’s Jack London Bar once again plays host to Comics Underground, where all sorts of comics creators do a live presentation and reading, usually of their own work. 

This time around the crew includes MADMAN’s Michael Allred, HOPELESS SAVAGE’s Jen Van Meter, DEAR CREATURE’s Jonathan Case and me.

At first I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I think the comics I write would make for odd public performance. They’re pretty dramatic and violent. As much as I love writing Glory telling Supreme ‘this is no time for mercy’ as she rips off his arm (spoilers), I think it would be weird to say aloud in front of an audience.

So I thought it might be a good opportunity to share a comic I hold really close to my heart, one thats been a huge inspiration and have wanted to discuss with to a wider audience than my poor friends who have to listen to me ramble on about it. 

With that in mind, I’m doing this:

During my alloted 15-20 minutes, I’m going to give a brief history on CC Beck’s great tenure on the character, specifically focused on the Fawcett-published series, Captain Marvel Adventures. This will include a reading of two or three of my favorite stories. I’m not sure which ones they’ll be, but they could include choice bits like:

Uh, maybe not that last one.

ANYWAY. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE.

JMFK @ IMAGE EXPO 2012

FINALLY - Image Comics has COME BACK to OAKLAND!!!

That’s right, Image Expo, the event over twenty years in the making has arrived!

I’ll be tabling at booth #70 with WITCHDOCTOR’s Brandon Seifert and XENOHOLICS’ Joshua Williamson. Both are 100% guaranteed LEGIT BROS.

Just look for us here:

Keep an eye out for this sweet ass banner:

I’ll be selling copies of GLORY #23 and the much-anticipated HELL YEAH Limited Edition Ashcan, featuring the first fourteen pages of the first issue AND an exclusive epilogue that will NEVER BE REPRINTED.

Here’s how much all this will run you. Note the higher prices for non-personalized copies.

HELL YEAH LTD ASHCAN

personalized … $5

non-personalized … $7

non-personalized limits (per person)

 Friday: 1 Saturday: 5 

Sunday: unlimited

 

GLORY #23

OUT OF PRINT first edition

Campbell & Liefeld covers

personalized … $3

non-personalized … $5


CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE

personalized … $5

non-personalized … $10


WRESTLEMANIA SPECULATION

FREE!!!

I’ll also have a number of NON-BOOTH appearances!

Thursday features a big ole GRAND OPENING reception for the Cartoon Art Museum’s Image Comics: A 20th Anniversary Celebration. I’m pretty sure there’s some GLORY art in there. I’ll be in attendance, looking too closely at Spawn pages.

Friday is when we get our PARTY ON.

AND THEN SUNDAY BRINGS…!

Image Introduces…
Some of Image Comics’ most exciting new creators assemble to talk about their new work and life as independent comics creators. Join the creators of MoriartyLi’l Depressed BoyHell Yeah!Witch DoctorPeter Panzerfaust, and Skullkickers for an eye-opening conversation about what it’s really like to work in comics.
Panelists: Daniel Corey, Sina Grace, Joe Keatinge, Brandon Seifert, Kurtis Wiebe, Steven Struble, and Jim Zubkavich
MAIN ROOM 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
LETS DO THIS!

SDCC DO THIS: Image Comics Presents The CBLDF Party

I’m gonna be at this, so you should be at this:

YOU’RE INVITED TO CBLDF’s 25TH ANNIVERSARY COMIC-CON WELCOME PARTY
Presented by Image Comics, Threadless, with 
TFAW.Com & Bonfire Agency

Berkeley, CA — 18 July 2011 — Celebrate Comic-Con and the CBLDF’s 25 years of defending comics at the CBLDF 25th Anniversary Welcome Party! Image Comics and Threadless are pulling out all the stops for this year’s party with an astonishing gift bag for the first 200 attendees, stunning raffle gifts, and the launch of the new Threadless Comics Tee: Noir!  
Check out the Threadless Live Art Stage, featuring David Hahn (ALL NIGHTER), Jimmie Robinson (BOMB QUEEN, T-RUNT), Anthony Diecidue (MORIARTY), Chris Houghton (REED GUNTHER), Rufus Dayglo (TANK GIRL), Edwin Huang (SKULLKICKERS), Brent Peeples (THE LAST OF THE GREATS), Camilla d’Errico (SKY PIRATES), Joe Eisma (MORNING GLORIES), and Jill Thompson (Beasts of Burden).

Special appearances also expected by: Jhonen Vasquez (Johnny the Homicidal Maniac), Jeffrey Brown (Clumsy), Cliff Chiang (Human Target), Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans), Becky Cloonan (Demo), Chris Roberson (iZombie), John Layman (CHEW), Poz Lang (MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE), Rick Spears (REPO), Shepherd Hendrix (STAGGER LEE), Scott Tuft (SEVERED), Emi Lenox (EMITOWN), Jim Zubkavich (SKULLKICKERS), Matthew Waite (THE LAST OF THE GREATS), Alex Grecian (PROOF), Charles Soule (27), Brian Posehn (LAST CHRISTMAS), Gerry Duggan (LAST CHRISTMAS), Deborah Vankin (POSEURS), Nick Spencer (MORNING GLORIES), David Hine (BULLETPROOF COFFIN), Tim Seeley (HACK/SLASH), Aubrey Sitterson (THE MISSION), Brandon Seifert (WITCH DOCTOR), Daniel Corey (MORIARTY), Ben McCool (MEMOIR, PIGS), Shane Houghton (REED GUNTHER), D.J. Kirkbride (POPGUN), Joe Keatinge (BRUTAL), Brian Haberlin (DIGITAL ART TUTORIALS), Glen Brunswick (JERSEY GODS), Joshua Hale Fialkov (ECHOES, THE LAST OF THE GREATS), Mink (DUST WARS), Derek McCulloch (PUG, STAGGER LEE), and more!  
Garza and Mancat will be spinning records throughout the evening. All this plus a preview of Saturday night’s CBLDF Auction from 
TFAW.com, and a first look at the exciting CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011!

Come check out The CBLDF 25th Anniversary Comic-Con Welcome Party Thursday at the Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 from 8 PM to 11 PM!

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
ABOUT THREADLESSWe’re awesome people from all over the world who make mind-blowing art. Our process starts when a great idea is born in an artist’s mind. (That could be you, that could even be your grannie!) The artist submits their idea to our site, where our community of 1.5 million debates, discusses, and votes on that idea. If the idea gets a really good score, we make it into a tee, tote, hoody, or tube sock. (That last one isn’t true… yet.) Then, as long as folks keep buying that product, we keep rewarding that artist with loadsa money, prizes, and exposure. So people who buy from us support great artists and their great ideas. Neat, huh? Join us at Threadless.com. Threadless ~ Make Great Together.
ABOUT THINGS FROM ANOTHER WORLDFounded in 1979, Things From Another World is the premier retailer of comics, toys, collectibles, and pop-culture geek goodness, both in Portland, Oregon and online at http://www.TFAW.com.
ABOUT BONFIRE AGENCY LLCBonfire Agency LLC is the marketing community’s first advertising and promotional agency specializing in helping brands reach and deepen connections with highly influential, but difficult to engage, pop culture consumers. This demo, labeled by some as geek or comic culture, is comprised of incredibly passionate, tribe-wired fans of everything from comic books, video games and action films to underground music, sci-fi inspired television and cutting edge adult comedy. Bonfire’s mission is to find ways to build relevant bridges between brands and a diverse audience of consumers that just might become their most effective advocates.  The agency was founded in January 2011 by marketing veterans and pop culture specialists Steve Rotterdam (former Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at TimeWarner’s DC Comics) and Ed Catto (former Senior Vice President at Ogilvy and Reed Exhibitions). For more information, visit www.BonfireAgency.com.
ABOUT THE COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUNDComic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals.