“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)

e-mail: joe@keatinge.com

What I Want 2012

 

Robot 6 asked a bunch of creators what they were excited for from 2012, one thing from something they weren’t involved with and another thing they were.

I responded:

What I’m Not Involved In: I’m extremely excited for Corey Lewis’ Sharknife Double Z from Oni Press. Its been in the works for a very long time, but from what I’ve seen I’m very confident it will be worth the wait. I was lucky to get a sneak peak at some unseen pages and it’s definitely the best work of his career. Furthermore, I’m excited to see where he goes next after scaling this artistic Everest.

What I’m Involved In: I’ve got a number of books coming out, like HELL YEAH and GLORY and a couple that aren’t announced yet, but I have to say I’m way excited about attending this year’s Angouleme Festival of Bande Dessinee. It’s what replenishes my creative juices every year. Always a damn good time. You get exposed to so much you never see state side. Can’t wait to be there.

I’ve seen a bunch of Sharknife and it looks amazing. Corey’s really leveled up here.

Also, I really appreciate their description of me:

Joe Keatinge is the writer of several of your favorite comics of 2012, including Glory and Hell Yeah.

Thanks for being so kind, Robot 6!

What I’m Reading

Those kind folks over at Comic Book Resources' Robot 6 asked me to be the guest of this week’s What Are You Reading. So, I totally did it.

Give it a read to find out what Angouleme finds I tore into first, what comic makes me think the entire industry is drunk, which publisher is not getting the recognition it deserves and just how many times I’ve read and reread and reread again every single issue of Casanova.