Joe Keatinge's Comics & Stories

“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 #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.

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!