“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)

Shutter #4! July 9th! Skeletons! Robots! Rat Kids! Ghosts! Poker! Elephant Guns! BANG! BANG! 

Leila del Duca draws it. Owen Gieni colors it. I write it. Ed Brisson letters it. You read it…? FIND OUT ON WEDNESDAY.

P.S.: Just confirmed Shutter, Vol. 1: Wanderlost TP is gonna be coming out in November, collecting #1-6. IMPORTANT NOTICE: This ONLY collects the SHUTTER lead feature so none of the bonus comics, Tiger Lawyers, letters columns, Shea Hennum essays, along with the many other single-issue exclusive perks will be collected. So — PLEASE pre-order the single issues as that’s the one way to GET IT ALL (it also helps us/the series tremendously and we personally love you for it).

TOMORROW (July 2nd, 2014 — so it might be TODAY when you read this or yesterday or years ago!) brings the release of Tech Jacket #1 the all-new series drawn by kharyrandolph, written by me, colored by David McCaig + Emilio Lopez and lettered by Russ Wooten, published by Image Comics’ Skybound, created by The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman and artist EJ Su!

This is Khary and me doing, as he’s put it, “a Saturday Morning cartoon with the budget of Akira.” This is our exponentially more-and-more-out-there science-fiction blockbuster. What happens when the Saturday Morning cartoon blockbuster grows up? We put Zack up against something his Tech Jacket is powerless to do anything about, something bigger than he’s ever dealt with before. Something older than our own galaxy.

This week also sees the release of the tradepaperback containing both the previous work by Kirkman, Aubrey Sitterson and EJ Su and the digital first mini-series Khary and I did. You can enjoy #1 without having ever read a comic book in your life, but if you read the previous work, there’s a lot of ground laid for the year of the sci-fi action book of our dreams to come.

Image Comics reported this morning that both Shutter #2 + 3 have sold out (at a distribution level, which means you local comic shop may have copies) and are in need of reprinting due to reorder demand, so we’re heading back to press with these B&W covers with the original art rescanned in color whenever possible, to emulate the look of original art.
The second printings will be in-stores on July 16th, just one week after #4’s release on July 9th!
They also had some nice quotes from Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman and Shutter Publisher Eric Stephenson.
“Shutter has been such a wonderful revelation,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “I thought it was a great idea when Joe first pitched the series, but it wasn’t until I saw the amazing work Leila was doing that it had its fullest impact on me. What she’s doing with Joe’s scripts makes each issue such a rewarding read—one of those books you want to go back to again and again to make sure you catch every little thing—and based on what I’ve seen so far, this is a series that’s just going to get better and better as it moves along.”“The best comics bring something NEW to the table,” added Robert Kirkman, Image Comics partner and creator of THE WALKING DEAD. “Shutter by Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca is so completely and utterly new that it reminds you of the potential of this medium.”

Image Comics reported this morning that both Shutter #2 + 3 have sold out (at a distribution level, which means you local comic shop may have copies) and are in need of reprinting due to reorder demand, so we’re heading back to press with these B&W covers with the original art rescanned in color whenever possible, to emulate the look of original art.

The second printings will be in-stores on July 16th, just one week after #4’s release on July 9th!

They also had some nice quotes from Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman and Shutter Publisher Eric Stephenson.

“Shutter has been such a wonderful revelation,” said Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics. “I thought it was a great idea when Joe first pitched the series, but it wasn’t until I saw the amazing work Leila was doing that it had its fullest impact on me. What she’s doing with Joe’s scripts makes each issue such a rewarding read—one of those books you want to go back to again and again to make sure you catch every little thing—and based on what I’ve seen so far, this is a series that’s just going to get better and better as it moves along.”

“The best comics bring something NEW to the table,” added Robert Kirkman, Image Comics partner and creator of THE WALKING DEAD. “Shutter by Joe Keatinge and Leila Del Duca is so completely and utterly new that it reminds you of the potential of this medium.”

The Image Comics September 2014 solicits are online and are ridiculously awesome. Lots of great stuff out this month, from the debut of my buddy Jay Faeber’s new series COPPERHEAD with Scott Godlewski & Ron Riley, as well as other-buddy Michael Morcei’s new series with yet-another-buddy Vic Malhotra, ROCHE LIMIT and a really cool sounding graphic novel by Charlie Adlard and Robbie Morrison, White Death. Plus the usual lineup of fine books like Deadly Class, The Fade Out, Elephantmen, Invincible, Jupiter’s Legacy, Low, MPH, Nailbiter, Stray Bullets, Nightworld, Saga and approximately a bazillion others.

Anyway, here’s what I’ve got coming out from them — the first SHUTTER arc’s finale (WE’RE BACK IN DECEMBER, I PROMISE) and the third issue of TECH JACKET, which kharyrandolph has completely killed on. Working with that dude is NO JOKE.

Anyway, if these sound like comic books you wanna read, please do preorder as every single one has a huge impact. We at TEAMS SHUTTER + TECH JACKET appreciate it.

Solicit copy below.

SHUTTER #6
story: JOE KEATINGE
art / cover: LEILA DEL DUCA & OWEN GIENI

SEPTEMBER 17 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50


Kate Kristopher makes a stand against sins past as the smash-hit series’ first arc reaches its bloody finale. 

SHUTTER WILL RETURN IN DECEMBER.

TECH JACKET #3
story: JOE KEATINGE
art / cover: KHARY RANDOLPH

SEPTEMBER 3 / 32 PAGES / FC / T+ / $2.99


The champion of the Colossus emerges to challenge Tech Jacket, while the President of the United States (you know who!) receives council from a strange advisor.

SEATTLE. ARCANE COMICS. TOMORROW. LET’S DO THIS.

I’ll be signing at Seattle-based comic book haven Arcane Comics tomorrow from 7 PM until we’re done making memories, celebrating a decade of their existence with a bunch of cool folks. RSVP on Facebook right here

These cool folks are SHUTTER’s own letterer & SHELTERED’s own writer Ed Brisson, PROPHET’s own artist Simon Roy, JUDGE DREDD’s own artist Ulises Farinas, JUDGE DREDD’s also own colorist Ryan Hill, SABRETOOTH SWORDMAN’s own writer Damon Gentry, STUMPTOWN’s own artist Matt Southworth, THINGS UNDONE’s own cartoonist Shane White & ADVENTURE TIME’s own artist Jen Vaughn. We’re going to own this. 

Anyway, here’s the address: 

Arcane Comics
5809 15th Ave NW 
Seattle, WA 98107 
206-781-4875

There’s apparently a big sale so I’ll be the dude flipping through the back issue bins. Plus refreshments. And an art raffle. And… you?

Here’s your Tumblr-able preview of THIS WEEK’s Shutter #2, featuring lions, robots and cookies. Available physically at comic book shops, digitally at places like ComiXology and pirated at places like wait a second.

All art here is drawn by Leila del Duca, colored by Owen Gieni, lettered by Ed Brisson and written by me with the exception of the variant, which I’ve stripped of the trade dress, so you could see it all of Marvel Knights: Hulk cohort Piotr Kowalski’s glory (colored by our man Owen). There’s also an extra “throom” on the second story page we ended up taking out in the final version because it covered one of the rat kids, so consider that a TUMBLR EXCLUSIVE SOUND EFFECT. 

SHUTTER #1 is finally ALMOST here!

This Wednesday, April 9th is the big day. Been amped about this for a while.

And here’s a preview of all four covers (by Leila del Duca, Emma Ríos, Dustin Weaver & Brandon Graham) and the preview that’s going around websites right now. I’ve added the last spread of the title sequence as it seemed weird to cut off there, so consider this a TUMBLR EXCLUSIVE. 

It’s $3.50. Features 21 pages of a lead feature. Two pages of what will eventually be a letters column, but is just Leila and me talking for right now. Four pages of comics by Ryan Alexander-Tanner & Catherine Peach. One page of our regular Tiger Lawyer comic by writer Ryan Ferrier & a rotating series of artists. One ad because I really love Michel Fiffe’s Copra. Then a back cover with ANOTHER Leila del Duca & Owen Gieni image, credits, etc. 

Here’s Leila & me talking about it with Comic Book Resources. Here’s me talking about it with Lindsey Morris of Girls Gone Geek. Here’s Leila talking about it with Multiversity.

If you live in Portland, Oregon you can hang out with me on Wednesday at Cosmic Monkey. If you live in Missoula, Montana, you can hang out with Leila on Wednesday at Muse Comics. If you live in Southern California you can hang out with BOTH of us on Friday at Beach Ball Comics

And finally, here are some thoughts on Shutter from other people who make comic books:

"SHUTTER is bold, smart fun — a stunning book on every front. Keatinge and del Duca have crafted something special — at once intimate and epic."
- Scott Snyder (Batman, The Wake, Wytches)
"Joyous and Heartfelt science-fiction pop with all the capital-R Romance of  the last roll of polaroid film on Earth."
- Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers, The Wicked + The Divine)

Please do spread the word! And have a good week!
Want to pre-order SHUTTER #1? Then just print out this handy PDF and hand it to your local comic book shop no later than March 17th, to ensure you get a copy on April 9th!

Want to know more about SHUTTER #1? I want to tell you more about SHUTTER #1. Let’s talk.

First, here’s Leila and me talking about it with our pal Casey Gilly over at Comic Book Resources, featuring a THEN EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW, fresh out of the I Is For Image Preview Book (which is free right now!). 

SHUTTER, the new Image Comics-published ongoing series drawn by Leila del Duca, colored by Owen Gieni, written by this dude right here (Joe Keatinge) and lettered by Ed Brisson, featuring a trade dress designed by Super Graphic’s Tim Leong is an ongoing series mixing up everything Leila and I love about… well, basically everything — Planet Earth. International travel. Intergalactic travel. Science fiction. Science fact. Giant monsters. Robot cats. Real life explorers. Fake life explorers. The multiverse. Lions in pinstriped suits carrying giant guns. Ninja ghosts. A whole lot more. — all told from the perspective of Kate Kristopher, who used to be the world’s most famous explorer until she quit for reasons no one else understands, until a family secret draws her back in the life she fought hard to leave behind.

Like, well, Every Image Book, SHUTTER only exists because Leila and I created this world together in whole cloth, because it’s something we’re extremely passionate about getting out there, because we have the opportunity to tell the story in the medium we love above all others. That said, it’s just us, Owen, Ed, Tim and the folks at Image.

You hear this a lot, but it’s because it’s so damn true — pre-orders are the life blood of a comic book. We would appreciate your pre-orders if you’re down. If you are down, thank you for being wonderful. 

Right now Leila’s working on issue 5. I’m working on issue 6. We’ve got a lot in the can, ensuring this thing will come out on time. Further, we’ll be taking on the model SAGA has — where we’ll take a break at the end of an arc, followed by the trade, followed by the next arc — to ensure we keep the pace. I’ve had books with me name on them be late and am not happy about it, so I’m ensuring as best I can that it doesn’t happen again, especially with SHUTTER. We’ve got a lot in the can. I hope you dig it all.
 
As you can see there are four variant covers. Leila’s is out there. Other websites will be featuring the other ones by AVENGERS’ Dustin Weaver, PRETTY DEADLY’s Emma Rios and PROPHET’s Brandon Graham. ALL IN DUE TIME. There’s no weird ratio or secret to getting the ones you want. Just order them in the quantity you desire. Easy peasy. 
And here are some thoughts by folks whose comics you dig!

"SHUTTER is bold, smart fun — a stunning book on every front. Keatinge and del Duca have crafted something special — at once intimate and epic."
- Scott Snyder (Batman, The Wake, Wytches)

"Joyous and Heartfelt science-fiction pop with all the capital-R Romance of  the last roll of polaroid film on Earth."
- Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers, The Wicked + The Divine)

For now — if you have any questions, feel free to hit me up on here, Twitter, or Facebook. Leila has a Tumblr too here and a Twitter there. Here’s Owen’s Twitter. Here’s Ed’s. Here’s Tim’s. Here’s True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto’s. 

And if you are a retailer or member of the press, feel free to hit me up for a review PDF!

GOODBYE FOR NOW!
Want to know more about SHUTTER #1? I want to tell you more about SHUTTER #1. Let’s talk.
SHUTTER, the new Image Comics-published ongoing series drawn by Leila del Duca, colored by Owen Gieni, written by this dude right here (Joe Keatinge) and lettered by Ed Brisson, featuring a trade dress designed by Super Graphic’s Tim Leong is an ongoing series mixing up everything Leila and I love about… well, basically everything — Planet Earth. International travel. Intergalactic travel. Science fiction. Science fact. Giant monsters. Robot cats. Real life explorers. Fake life explorers. The multiverse. Lions in pinstriped suits carrying giant guns. Ninja ghosts. A whole lot more. — all told from the perspective of Kate Kristopher, who used to be the world’s most famous explorer until she quit for reasons no one else understands, until a family secret draws her back in the life she fought hard to leave behind.
Like, well, Every Image Book, SHUTTER only exists because Leila and I created this world together in whole cloth, because it’s something we’re extremely passionate about getting out there, because we have the opportunity to tell the story in the medium we love above all others. That said, it’s just us, Owen, Ed, Tim and the folks at Image.
You hear this a lot, but it’s because it’s so damn true — pre-orders are the life blood of a comic book. We would appreciate your pre-orders if you’re down. If you are down, thank you for being wonderful. 
Right now Leila’s working on issue 5. I’m working on issue 6. We’ve got a lot in the can, ensuring this thing will come out on time. Further, we’ll be taking on the model SAGA has — where we’ll take a break at the end of an arc, followed by the trade, followed by the next arc — to ensure we keep the pace. I’ve had books with me name on them be late and am not happy about it, so I’m ensuring as best I can that it doesn’t happen again, especially with SHUTTER. We’ve got a lot in the can. I hope you dig it all.
 
As you can see there are four variant covers. Leila’s is out there. Other websites will be featuring the other ones by AVENGERS’ Dustin Weaver, PRETTY DEADLY’s Emma Rios and PROPHET’s Brandon Graham. ALL IN DUE TIME. There’s no weird ratio or secret to getting the ones you want. Just order them in the quantity you desire. Easy peasy. 

And here are some thoughts by folks whose comics you dig!
"SHUTTER is bold, smart fun — a stunning book on every front. Keatinge and del Duca have crafted something special — at once intimate and epic."
- Scott Snyder (Batman, The Wake, Wytches)
"Joyous and Heartfelt science-fiction pop with all the capital-R Romance of  the last roll of polaroid film on Earth."
- Kieron Gillen (Young Avengers, The Wicked + The Divine)
For now — if you have any questions, feel free to hit me up on here, Twitter, or Facebook. Leila has a Tumblr too here and a Twitter there. Here’s Owen’s Twitter. Here’s Ed’s. Here’s Tim’s. Here’s True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto’s
And if you are a retailer or member of the press, feel free to hit me up for a review PDF!
GOODBYE FOR NOW!

IN EXISTENCE NOW: Glory, Vol. 2 TPB + Morbius #7 feat. Superior Spider-Man!

It’s the first day of San Diego Comic Con (c’mon, Preview Night’s a full day, let’s just admit it) and to coincide I’ve got two brand-new releases coming.

First up, the long-anticipated…

GLORY, VOL. 2: WAR TORN completes the GLORY storyline featuring Ross Campbell and guest artists Ulises Farinas, Roman Muradov, Emi Lenox, Greg Hinkle, Sloane Leong, Jed Dougherty and the covers by Ricken, Ulises again, Nate Bellegarde and Kris Anka. Ernest Hemingway shows up. NOTE: the cover connects with the first trade by Nanaja’s tail! 144 pages of bad ass bad assery all for a measly $14.99.

There’s a preview online, but it’s from the penultimate chapter, which seems like a really odd choice for a preview since it’s basically at the ending. So, yeah, I’m going to avoid posting that on here, but if you really want it, you can seek it out.

ALSO

The conclusion of our Superior Spider-Man crossover is here. Lots of punching. Morbius gets a new costume. The set up for our final arc, The World Breaks Everyone, is here! 

Check out this preview

THE END. SEE YOU AT COMIC CON.