Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Dan Vado talks about Disney License

Here's a news articles from Newsarama, in which SLG head honcho Dan Vado explains what's going with their Disney properties.

Check it out here! It's definitely worth a read.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Update - Bad Guys #4, Gargoyles #9, #10

In a post over at the Comment Room, Robby Bevard updates us on the status of Bad Guys #4, Gargoyles #9 and Gargoyles #10. Read the post below for the info:

Another status update on the Gargs comic, since there are obviously some questions again. Based on how much was done last time I posted, around the end of April, I had hoped to be done with issue 9, have it approved by Disney, at the printers, and out by June. As of April 25th, that was still possible. As of today, it is not.

There have been a few unforeseen delays in the production, so the issue is not quite finished yet. Obviously, it is a bit further behind schedule than hoped. BG4 HAS been completely finished, as it did not suffer the same delays, so its gone off through approvals and printing and all that, and it will be out first. Issue 9 will go out as soon as possible once it is fully done. On the upside, issue 10 is nearly half drawn already, (and it looks great) so it should come out not too long after issue 9, is the one big upside to the delay.

So, the disappointing news is that G#9 won't be out in June, but BG#4 will, so at least there's a silver lining. Bad Guys has been great so far, and having G#9 and #10 come out one after the other promises to be a nice, and (given the storyline) incredibly exciting two months for us Gargoyles fans.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hunger Pangs; Bad Guys #5, #6 Solicitations

First, I just have to let everyone know that I'm going through Gargoyles withdrawal. My two copies of Bad Guys #3 have still not shipped from Midtown Comics, and no comic shops near me order Gargoyles comics. I'm itching to get my hands on some fresh material, so this news was a nice pick-me-up:

Thanks to a post by Greg Bishansky over at the Comment Room, we now have the solicitations for the final two issues of Gargoyles: Bad Guys!

Here they are, with a tiny bit in the way of spoilers (which most of us are already aware of), so if you don't want anything revealed, this may not be for you:

Gargoyles: Bad Guys #5 & #6

by Greg Weisman & Various Questions abound in Redemption Chapter V! What's on the mysterious island that the Squad has so desperately been trying to reach? Who sent the flying Robots? And how much does Dingo know about their attacker - a figure from his past? Then, in the final battle against the forces of the Illuminati, each member of the squad will have to decide just whose side they are on. Is redemption even possible for the bad guys? And if so, at what cost? Find out in Redemption Chapters V and VI!

According to GargWiki, the titles are BG#5 - Strangled and BG#6 - Losers.

Being that they were solicited as a pair, I'm assuming that the plan is for them to have relatively close release dates, and given the information the solicitation provides, I think it's a safe assumption that these final two issues will focus much more on the present as opposed to the three issues that have already been released, which have progressed predominantly through flashbacks.

P.S. - A little bit of news that I neglected to post: Karine has stated that she has finished BG#4, and is currently working on #5. I had updated the "Upcoming Releases" list on the right-hand side of the blog, but I didn't have the time to post her actual comments. So sorry, but here it is now, for anyone who may have missed it:

About Bad Guys #3: Toldja you'd like Chris's art! :) I was very happy to learn that he was going to be picking up my slack, and then was even happier to see his work when it came in. I learned some stuff from him, too.

Issue #4 was finished last week; I'm currently halfway into #5's roughs, and I've got just about a quarter inked. Just so you know.

So, hopefully if Gargoyles #9 is not ready to be released in June, Disney will have at least finished approving BG#4, so we won't have to go a whole month without something Gargoyles-related to feed our hunger. We're getting close to the end of Bad Guys, and it looks like it keeps getting better and better. I can't wait!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Bad Guys #3 - Out TODAY!

I'd have to check back to be sure, but I think I can safely say that BG#3 is the topic that I have posted about the most. So, here's the last one, to reiterate what most of us already know: BG#3 was released today!

If you haven't gotten it yet, because you haven't had the time, or your comic book store hates you (that's my reason), then take a look at the preview of the art by Christopher Jones here, and the cover image below to hold you over until you get to read it!

Although I try my best to avoid spoilers, from what I've heard so far, it's a great issue. So make sure you pick one up!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Bad Guys #3 - Cover Image, Part 2

This image is much clearer than the previous image that I posted, and the photos of Robyn appear to have a shiny coating from the desk lamp (I really appreciate those nice, subtle details). There's also another difference that seemed a bit strange to me. The image in the previous post lists Robyn's DOB as June 19th. The image below lists it as February 20th. It could be as simple as Greg Guler putting in a random date, and then having to change it when Greg told him the actual date. Hmm... if anyone knows anything, let me know.

Anyway, here it is.

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It's really is a beaut.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Bad Guys #3 - Cover Image

Here's the cover for Gargoyles: Bad Guys #3.

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Wow, by far my favorite cover. Greg Guler's artwork is gorgeous as usual, but the coloring is just incredible. Robby Bevard has outdone himself.

What do you guys think?

Bad Guys #3 - Out Wednesday (for real this time)

According to Diamond Comics, Gargoyles: Bad Guys #3 will be released this Wednesday, May 21st. Make sure to pick up a copy or two (I get two). If you haven't already seen the preview of this issue, check it out here. Guest artist Christopher Jones' work looks great, can't wait to see more.

Again, a little reminder that if we want to get to a Pendragon or Timedancer series, it's probably going to be dependent on the success of Bad Guys. Make sure you pick up a copy.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Gargoyles: Best Anthropomorphic Comic Book 2006

Congratulations are in order. The winners of the Ursa Major Awards were announced yesterday, and Gargoyles has won the category of Best Anthropomorphic Comic Book for 2006. A list of the other categories and their winners can be found here.

This is great news, hopefully the people over at Disney get wind of this. Hmm...maybe someone should e-mail them.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Bad Guys #3 - Out Next Week (We Hope!)

It has become somewhat of a pattern for Diamond Comics' release dates to end up being pushed back a week, and according to the upcoming release list, that's what has now happened to Gargoyles: Bad Guys #3, which is scheduled for May 21. If the pattern holds true, the comic will definitely be released next week. While it's not too long a delay, I was still really hoping the date wouldn't get pushed back this time, but what can ya do.

Don't forget that BG#3 is guest pencilled by Christopher Jones, and if you want to see a preview of his work on this issue, you can find 7 preview pages right here.

Even though it's old new, that should hold us over. A week will go pretty fast.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Another Tidbit from Karine

Apparently other fans have been hoping for the same thing I've been hoping for (it's probably what most of us are hoping for), that if and when the next spin-off (Gargoyles: Pendragon) is made, that Karine might stay on as the regular penciller. Here's what she had to say about it:

No. No no no. I am taking a break, guys. After Bad Guys is done, I'm going to concentrate on the day job and enjoy the fact that I'll have free time.

Later on, if/when we get to Timedancer or another Bad Guys story, I'll put my name in, but I've been working multiple jobs for several years and I honestly, truly, need a break. My kids are little and require my attention, and I also have personal projects that are itching to be made into reality, so I'm going to concentrate on that for a little while.

As for the artist on Pendragon... When it was discussed a year and a half ago, someone I know put their hand up to work on the title. It was a while ago, and their schedule might or might not permit it now... but if they can do it, I'm going to be VERY HAPPY. And so will you.

I guess the good news is that if we make it to Timedancer, chances are she'll be back, and apparently there's another great artist who may be interested in working on Pendragon. I wonder who it could be...

If there's any word on who this mystery artist is or could be, I'll be sure to keep you informed.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Post from Kanthara

Karine Charlebois, the incredible Kanthara, who guest pencilled Gargoyles #5, and is currently pencilling Bad Guys, posted at the Comment Room over at Station Eight, giving us some nice information about cameos in the comics, and progress on BG#4. If you haven't read Bad Guys #2 yet, there are SPOILERS:

Hey guys,

I popped in to sneak a peak at your comments on BG#2. I am TICKLED PINK. I am incredibly flattered by your compliments on the comic and the art.

I also wanted to apologize for the delay. Okay, it spent a long time at Disney waiting for approval, but I also had trouble delivering on time due to sick kids and taking on more work than I could actually accomplish in the time I had. This is why Christopher Jones acted as fill-in artist for issue #3.

The reason why issue 3 is coming out so quickly after #2 is that the license has a limited time duration, and the LS has to be done within that time. So we're trying to catch up on the schedule.

In any case, I think you will enjoy Chris's art. I know I learned a lot from it, and my work on issue 4 is better for it. Just so you know, the art of issue 4 is finished, and the lettering is happening right now.

A few comments and responses about the cameos. Some months ago, I made a call for cameos in my LJ. There were a few people I knew I wanted to include -- Greg B, for example, because he's been a big help with finding references and screencaps -- but I needed more people to fill up panels. So, next to Greg and Mara, you'll see Adriana (Ginnonami) and Lanny Fields (Invisible Wolf) waiting for the bus. On the following page, where "Fred" greets the other inhabitants of the Labyrinth, there's a group of guys chatting in the back: these are my gaming buddies. You've noticed human!Kanthara in Tokyo, and Vinnie was in the script. Rene (damoclesangel) is in that page as well as he is really currently there.

Benny's "I believe" t-shirt is a complete invention on my part. I thought it was amusing. I'm glad you think so too.

The coffee Dingo is drinking is actually a nod to the place where I did most of issue #2: I spent my working days at Second Cup, a coffee shop chain. The logo on Dingo's cup is a flipped version of theirs.

Issue 4 will have more cameos, because I enjoy them far too much. For those going to the Gathering, the page will be shown in the art show.

About "how much is script and how much is artist interpretation": I'll ask Greg if I can post a page of script to show. My experience as a comic book artist is limited, but as a storyboard artist, spans over several years. Greg's scripts, in my opinion, are clear, to the point, and don't lose themselves in details the actual reader will never see. He writes in such a way that I have room to manoeuvre, but at the same time I seem to have an easy time getting what he wants and drawing it right.

About the review: Well, seeing as I'm two issues in front of you (three if you count the fact that I've read the script for issue 5), I know that his concerns about continuity and obscure character references will get resolved in the following issues. Plus, you should count on issues 3 and 5 of Gargoyles, the main book, as your refresher as to who Sevarius is, mostly in Al's telling to Shari. It's recent enough (and while yes, it should have come out months ago, the time frame is still recent) and I doubt people who are picking up Bad Guys aren't picking up Gargoyles as well.

I'm sure I'm forgetting something. I was planning on going to bed early to celebrate my being finished with issue 4, but the lure of s8 was too great...

OH YEAH! Come to the Gathering to learn more about Bad Guys and see original art and perhaps even bid on original pages! I'll be selling some of my pages.

It seems that Bad Guys #4 has plenty of time to get finished and approved by the time it is expected for release in July, and hopefully this will keep the series on schedule til the end.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Gargoyles: Bad Guys #3 - Out Next Week?

According to Diamond's upcoming release list, it appears that Bad Guys #3 is scheduled to be released on May 14th, that's just one week from this coming Wednesday. The listing is inaccurately labeled "Gargoyles #3," but given the price ($3.50, like Bad Guys #2) and the fact that we know BG#3 has been completed (by guest penciller Christopher Jones) for a long time, it's a pretty safe bet that this is BG#3.

Hopefully, the date won't be pushed back, which I don't see any reason for since BG#3 has had plenty of time to get approved by Disney. We'll know
next Monday, when this list will become the 'new realease list,' and maybe at that time, they'll fix the name. So, for now, rejoice! We might just have an actual monthly Gargoyles schedule on our hands!

Either way, whoopie!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

My Gargoyles Store

I've created an aStore, devoted to Gargoyles related items. My intention is to provide an easily accessible area that presents a variety of Gargoyles merchandise, in the hopes that this will encourage sales of the comics, and DVDs, and hopefully an help to foster a general interest in gargoyles.

It's called Winged Warriors Warehouse...corny, huh?

So, anyway, stop by and check it out, and if you haven't bought the comics or DVDs yet, think about it. Clan-Building Vol. 1 is on sale for $13.57, down from its original price of $19.95. That's a nice little savings for those of you who don't have it..or want an extra copy..

Mother's Day is coming up, maybe mom wants to get back into that great cartoon you used to force her to watch when you were young? Just a suggestion. ;)

Bad Guys #2 - Better Quality Cover Image

Here's a bigger version of the cover image, it's not great, but it's an improvement. Unfortunately the two comic shops near me have both stopped ordering Gargoyles comics...they haven't been selling well enough, which made me pretty sad. I'll have to settle for ordering them online from now on. :(

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Anyways, hope you all got yours, from what I've heard so far it's a great issue with tons of new info! I can't wait..but I guess I'll have to. P.S. - There's a new poll, and a new Picture of the Month, both in honor of BG#2, check them out and vote!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Bad Guys #2 - Out TODAY!

Gargoyles: Bad Guys #2 is out today! After a long wait, it's gonna be great to find out more about Yama's story in Japan, as well as the overall Bad Guys story. Make sure to pick up a copy of BG#1 if you don't already have it, and DEFINITELY grab a copy of #2!

Remember, if we wanna get Pendragon, or Timedancer, it's dependent on whether Bad Guys sells well enough! Let's make it happen!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Greg's Answers, Gargoyles #10 Info!

Greg W. responded to some questions of mine, and in doing so revealed some interesting tidbits about character designs, which I was really curious about. Check out the response, but...

The best part of all this was revealing that Greg Guler will be guest pencilling Gargoyles #10! I found this particularly incredible, because I remember way back when seeing the cover for G#1 and thinking, 'wow, I hope the inside looks like that!' Now, I've always been a fan of David Hedgecock's art, and I personally was never disappointed by it, but in terms of staying on model (i.e. the characters looking exactly as they should) Guler's still the one to beat.

So, all in all, we have a lot to look forward to, Bad Guys #2 is out tomorrow, with BG#3 (by guest penciller Christopher Jones) and G#9 not too far behind. And now G#10, by Guler (w/ cover by Hedgecock), which is the lead-off point for Timedancer. Hope SLG decides to give Timedancer it's own miniseries.

I can't frickin wait.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Bad Guys #2 - Preview Cover Image

Wow, 15 minutes ago I was hoping we'd get a look at this by tomorrow, and now here it is! It's a low quality image from Midtown Comics, but hey, I'm not complaining.

I love it, what do you guys think?

Expect a larger, much better quality version of the image soon!

UPDATE: I replaced the previous picture with one without a watermark. By tomorrow we should have a higher quality image.

Bad Guys #2 - Out Wednesday!

We have confirmation that BG#2 will be out on Wednesday, April 30th, from Diamond Comics' new releases list. Hopefully we'll get a look at the cover image by tomorrow.

As soon as I get any new info, I'll put it up, so keep your eyes peeled!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Post from Robby Bevard

Here's a post from Gargoyles' colorist, Robby Bevard, at the Comment Room over at Station Eight explaining the schedule and process that comics go through. There's also some info about Gargoyles #9, which (crossing fingers) could be out by June.

Since the matters of printing, shipping, and solicitation schedules have come up again, I'll do my best to adress the questions.

First off, Issue 9 is being finished , and is not yet at the printers, but we are shooting to get it out by June. It's gonna be a good one, and there are steps in motion to get the subsequent issues out in a more timely fashion. I should be coloring every issue from here on out, and its my favorite book to work on of the 3 titles I do every month, so hopefully there will be some nice consistency to it all.

As for how the Diamond distributors system works...

I'm pretty sure I've explained this before but... about 5 months in advance, comic companies put together their solicitation material, including text and cover images, and send it in to Diamond. ( September solicits are due in about a week, to give a feel for the timetable here.)

Diamond then publishes the Previews catalouge, which after assembling, printing and shipping time, comes out about two months later. (The catalouge for items shipping in June just came out.) This catalouge then stays in the retailers for a month, where customers can pick out and order items, and books are ordered.

Retailers use their own judgements and customer requests to figure out their order ammounts. These orders then go back through diamond, and get to the comic book publishers, about two months before shipping date. These order numbers reflect the expected demand for a book, and influence the print run.

So for an example, if orders for a book are 4,788, then the publisher might decide to print 5000 copies, or have a little more leeway, and print 5,500 copies for selling later. Obviously, books generalyl don't go to the printer before numbers are in, in order to avoid underprinting or massive over printing.

Print times vary. Black and white books, be they 24 page pamphlets or 180 page trades, take 2 weeks usually. Approvals and problems in the process can extend this to 3 or 4 weeks. Color books in general, take an extra week, sometimes two.

So on average, a black and white book, (Bad Guys) will take 2 weeks to print) while a color book will take 3. This is average, a printer on a slow week can turn around a book in a week if there is nothing else on their schedule or they prepared a spot well in advance, but this is not the norm.

So, on average, it takes 2 or 3 weeks to print a book. Then, the book ships from the printer, to Diamond, which has torehouses around the country. This takes another week. And then, from Diamond, the books ship to comic stores, which takes another week.

So, from the time a book goes into the printer, to the time it arrives in comic stores, is generally 4 or 5 weeks.

Gargoyles on top of everything else has the Disney X factor, where, even once the book is completely finished, Disney has to approve it. This is true of most licensed books. I honestly do not personally know how long this step takes, and it probably varies. This can take anywhere from 2 days to two months,

So, even after an issue is finished, from the minute it gets to the editor, it could still be a solid 3 months from time of completion until it reaches stores. And thats nopt even considering if a book is printing overseas, in which case there's another 2 months for shipping time. (Gargs is NOT printed overseas, but it is a facctor in other publications. ) And thats all only if the team producing the book is on schedule!

If the writer or artist or the colorist or letterer or whatever runs late, then obviously, that pushes things back even more. In theory, every comic book should be done a full three months in advance, so that it actually finished when it is first solicited, so that it can go straight to the printers once the numbers come in, but that is often not the case.

So, as you can see, soliciting and printing and shipping is a ridiculously complicated process, started about half a year in advance. With novels, bookstores and dvds, the process is even longer, spanning a solid year or more. Pixar is now annoucning movies they'll be releasing in 2011!

Advance solicitation is just a part of the process, and its not always known that far in advance exactly when or how something is going to be finished, or what the final product will be, just that the intention is there to have it done as best as possible. Its a complicated and massive system, and there's actually a lot more to it that that, but I think thats enough of a summary to get the idea.

So yeah, all that said. Gargs number 9 is being completed. The actual book production is a bit behind schedule, but a June release IS being shot for. Just, as you may have noticed, a great many factors that might or might not allow that to happen.
Robby Bevard

If nothing else, at least this gives us a bit of an insight into the reasons for the many delays in the release schedule. Hopefully G#9 will be out by June, and it's great to know that we've got Robby Bevard on board for the long haul!

Gargoyles #12 - Phoenix

The title and solicitation for Gargoyles #12, "Phoenix," have been released. Here is the solicitation:

Can a Time Dancing Brooklyn change the course of human history - and should he? Can he find his way back to the present? And if so, who will he bring along to the dance? (C: 0-0-2)

While I have no idea what (C:0-0-2) means, I know one thing for sure. We're incredibly close to meeting Brooklyn's family, which will probably happen on the last page of this issue!

That would be some helluva cliffhanger! I cant wait.

Source: GargWiki

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Bad Guys #2 - Out NEXT Week

According to Diamond Comics' upcoming release list, it appears that Bad Guys #2 won't be coming out this week as previously expected, but should (hopefully) be out next week, April 30th.

I'm sure it'll be well worth the wait!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Bad Guys #2 - Confirmed Release Date

The release date for Bad Guys #2 has been confirmed by Diamond Comics' upcoming release list. It will be out on April 23rd, which is only a week away from Wednesday! Make sure to pre-order your copies if you haven't already!

And if you haven't voted for Gargoyles as your pick for the Ursa Major Award's "Best Comic Book," what are you waiting for?!?! This is the best way to prove that Gargoyles is wanted. Vote now!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Gargoyles Nominated for an Award!!

A post from Greg over at Ask Greg has informed us that the Gargoyles has been nominated for an Ursa Major award!

You can vote HERE!

What better way to show Disney and SLG that we love, support, and want more Gargoyles, than to make sure that Gargoyles wins this award?! None that I can think of. This is the perfect opportunity for the fans to prove that Gargoyles is a viable, important and successful property!

Voting ends on April 20th! That's 9 days people, Lets make it happen!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Release Date News

SLG has posted tentative release dates for Bad Guys #2 and #3, as well as Gargoyles #9, which are:

Bad Guys #2 - 4/23/08 (it is actually listed as 4/21, but this is obviously a mistake as that week's Wednesday is the 23rd)

Bad Guys #3 - June 2008, and since we know that BG#3 has been complete for some time, it should have no problem staying on schedule.

Gargoyles #9 - June 2008, which is a month late. G#8 came out at the end of March, so if #9 were to keep on schedule, it would be expected by the end of May. Hopefully this is just a tentative delay.

Anyways, it'll be great to get back into Bad Guys later this month! It's exactly TWO WEEKS! Mark your calendars! :)

Monday, April 7, 2008

A Small Gargoyles Mention

It's nothing big, but it is a little something to read while we wait for Bad Guys #2, which (crossing fingers) should definitely be out by the end of the month, there's no reason I can think of why it wouldn't be.

Gargoyles gets a mention in the 3rd to last paragraph of this article about licensed comics. It's only a sentence, so not a huge mention, but still, nice to see people are aware of it, and the more they talk about it, the further the news of its existence travels.

Here's the article at Den of Geek!

Enjoy! I'll be sure and update again as soon as I get news of the release date for BG#2.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Gargoyles #8 On Sale NOW

Gargoyles #8 is out today, as expected!

(image from Midtown Comics)

Make sure to pick up your copy today, and find out more about the new London clan gargoyles introduced at the end of #7, what Xanatos' plan is, and how Coldsteel and Coyote 5.0 fit into the mix as everyone is out to get their hands on the Stone of Destiny!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Gargoyles #8 Cover

The cover for Gargoyles #8 has been released on GargWiki.
Here it is!:

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I have to admit, I was a little unsure as to whether David Hedgecock's covers would look as great as Greg Guler's. Well, I have one thing to say about David Hedgecock's work on this cover: It is probably the most dynamic and exciting cover so far. I hope that the fans who aren't too happy with David's work will at least respect this incredible cover, his artwork looks great. Jorge Molina's colors are fantastic, and work incredibly well with Hedgecock's art.

Also, the fact that the cover was released pretty much solidifies the fact that G#8 will be released tomorrow, the last cover image was also released the day before #7 came out.

New Update from Greg

Greg included an update on the comics schedule today in a response to questions I asked him. You can see the post here.

Here's the important info:

Gargoyles #8 - should be coming out tomorrow, March 26.

Bad Guys #2 - since both G#8 and BG#2 were sent to Disney for approval at the same time, we know that this has been approved and should come out next month.

Gargoyles #9 -
fully roughed and being pencilled by David Hedgecock.

Bad Guys #3 -
complete, a preview of guest artist Christopher Jones' work can be viewed below.

Gargoyles #10 -
fully scripted

Bad Guys #4 -
fully roughed and being pencilled and inked by Karine Charlebois.

Red Tornado #2 -
being scripted

Bad Guys #5 -
will be scripted after RT#2

Things look like they're shaping up nicely, both BG#2 and #3 being finished will hopefully provide enough time so that the series can stay on schedule until it ends with #6.

Gargoyles #8 Out Tomorrow?...

It appears that Gargoyles #8 will be released tomorrow, as it still says on Diamond's new release list. Hopefully we'll have confirmation of this over at Ask Greg, either later today or early tomorrow. Be sure to check with your local comic book stores, and make sure to pick up a copy!

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Preview pages have been released by Bad Guys #3 guest penciller, Christopher Jones. Jones is the regular penciller of The Batman Strikes.

Without further ado:

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Beware of spoilers!

Bad Guys #3, entitled "Estranged," deals with Hunter a.k.a. Robyn Canmore and her relationship with her brothers, one of which is now using the alias John Castaway, and heading the Quarrymen.

Enjoy the preview, and for pete's sake, please leave some damn comments! ;)

Source: ComicSpace

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Comic Cover Previews

As a way of holding us over until Gargoyles #8 comes out (which, according to Diamond Comics upcoming release list, should be on March 26th, a week from Wednesday, but don't get your hopes up just yet, cause there's no word from Greg whether Disney has approved it or not...) here are some unfinished covers to Gargoyles #10 and #11, and Bad Guys #3. It appears that G#10 and 11 will both be illustrated by David Hedgecock.

Hedgecock also illustrated the cover to #8, for which a preview has not been released. I'm a fan of his work, although it admittedly does take some getting used to. Personally, I will miss seeing Greg Guler's work on these covers.

Anyway, here they are:

The preview cover for Bad Guys #2 has been out for a while now, and is simply a rehashing of the background for BG#1 with simple artwork for Yama replacing the artwork for Matrix, so I haven't included that in this preview. The cover for Bad Guys #4 can currently be seen as the "Picture of the Month," which is why I'm not including that in the preview as well.

So, what do you guys think of the covers? Personally, I think BG#3 looks the most interesting, but I'm assuming the other two are mostly just early inducement images, hopefully they'll be more interesting by the time the issues come out.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

License Renewal

Great news! Greg, in response to a question on whether the Gargoyles license will be renewed, has said:

"Dan [Vado] has told me he'd like to renew it. He was, as of WonderCon, waiting on Disney to respond."

This bodes really well for the series, hopefully Disney doesn't screw things up. WonderCon took place from February 22-24, so hopefully we'll have an update on Disney's decision soon.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Awesome News - A New Gargoyles T-Shirt!!

Hot Topic is selling a new Gargoyles t-shirt, according to Greg's latest ramble over at Ask Greg. You can see the post here.

Here's a picture of the shirt:

And you can get it HERE!

This is a good sign for us Gargoyles fans, and an incredible opportunity to prove that Gargoyles is not finished! If you can, buy the shirt. Let's make it clear to Disney that we want Gargoyles merchandise.

I know I'll definitely be getting one.

UPDATE: I got two.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Forward Momentum

Wow, I cant believe it's been over two weeks since I last posted, the time flew. I've been pretty busy with school, so sorry guys, you gotta bear with me, I've got a lot on my plate right now...being an art student is a difficult deal.

So, I noticed that I have been getting some visitors, but I guess no one really wanted to vote on the poll, which is cool, I can get rid of it, but I'm there any reason? You guys gotta give me some feedback, let me know how I'm doing, let me know if there are things that you wanna see or things that you don't. Is the poll too hokey? Gimme something to go on. For now, you're getting another poll.

Anyways, let's get to the good stuff: I created a poster of sorts, as a way to hopefully increase public knowledge of the series. The goal is to be able to put it up on the boards at my school, and places like that. Um, admittedly it's kinda plain, but I wasn't going for the wow-factor, it was more about getting the point across, which is something along the lines of
"There's a new Gargoyles comic book series...Buy it!" So, eventually I'll make the poster available to you all, so you can download it and post it up at your schools too, or as something quick and easy to give to your friends or family to get them interested.

The reason I'm not making the poster available right now is simply because I want to make sure that I'm not breaking the law by taking the images of the comics and reproducing them and then posting them everywhere, so I will definitely be looking into that. If anyone knows anything about that, or could point me to a link that would give me some info that would be a great help. (I'm an art is not at the forefront of my knowledge :P)

Here's a preview of the poster, to get your juices flowing (remember, it's nothing spectacular):

Hopefully we'll have some fresh Gargoyles news soon, but in the meantime I'll look into this whole poster deal, see if we can't get some forward momentum going. Again, if anyone can help with that, it would be a huge help, especially since lately time moves much faster than I can.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

An Update on Things to Come

Today, Greg posted an update at Ask Greg explaining how things are progressing for the comics, as well as some new information on a new comic book being written by Greg, featuring Red Tornado, and episodes of the new animated series The Spectacular Spider-Man. The info can be found here or read below:

Where things stand...

Uh... they don't. Not for me. They run at break-neck speed, these days. Here's what I'm up to.

Issue #8 is complete. Late last week it was sent to Disney AND the printer, so that the moment the former approves it, the latter can send it to press.
Issue #9 is written. David Hedgecock is doing roughs and original designs now. The cover, already pencilled and inked by Greg Guler,is being colored by Robby Bevard.
Issue #10 needs to get written. I'll get to that as soon as I'm done writing Red Tornado #1 (see below). Dave will be pencilling that cover off his rough.

Issue #2 is currently being lettered. The art is complete: pencils and inks by Karine Charlebois, finishes by Karine and Robby. The cover, a Guler/Bevard job featuring Yama, is done.
Issue #3 is currently being roughed out by guest artist Christopher A. Jones. Chris is the regular penciller on The Batman Strikes, and he and I worked together on the Captain Atom/Gargoyles/Justice League Europe parody from a few years back. The cover, a Guler/Bevard job featuring Hunter, is done.
Issue #4 is currently being roughed by Karine. The cover, a Guler/Bevard job featuring Fang, is done.
Issue #5 will get scripted as soon as I'm done scripting Red Tornado #1, Gargoyles #10 and Red Tornado #2. Guler is currently working on the cover, which features Dingo.

DC Comics has hired me to write a six issue limited series featuring one of my favorite characters, i.e. Red Tornado. (Duh.) I'm currently scripting issue #1. I'm hoping that any attention I get on this book will help us over on the Gargoyles books.

And, oh yeah... there's my actual job... and the main reason why I'm completely exhausted these days.
Episode #1 - This week we have a music and fx preview. The episode will preview at WonderCon on 2/23 and premiere on KidsWB on 3/8.
Episode #2 - We had a music and fx spottting session last week. This episode will ALSO premiere on KidsWB on 3/8. Or so I've been told.
Episode #3 - I've seen the Teaser and Act One. Hopefully, I'll see the missing acts this week, so that we can do our first pass edit and call retakes. We also have a music spotting session late this week.
Episode #4 - We should get it back from Korea this week to edit and call retakes.
Episodes #5-12 - We're waiting to get these back from Korea.
Episode #13 - Reviewing final color models.
Episodes #14-15 - Seeing design work daily and waiting to see storyboards.
Episodes #16-17 - Seeing design work daily. We'll be recording some pick-ups this week with a couple of actors who missed the main recording sessions earlier this month.
Episode #18 - We're recording this one on Thursday of this week.
Episode #19 - I need to finish editing the script for this one tonight.
Episode #20 - I'll start editing this script tonight or tomorrow.
Episode #21 - The writer should deliver this script late this week.
Episode #22 - The writer's working on this script now.
Episode #23 - The writer's working on this outline now.
Episode #24 - The writer will start this outline when she finishes writing the script to #21.
Episode #25 - I have to write this outline... you know, on my free time.
Episode #26 - The writer will write this outline when he's done writing the script for #22.

And I think that's it. Whew!

It seems as though things are moving along nicely, hopefully Disney won't take too long to approve issue #8, and if all goes smoothly we should have it fairly soon.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

With the Good Comes the Bad, But That Doesn't Mean We Have to Accept It..

Being as this is the first post, I guess I should start by explaining the purpose of this blog.

You all remember that awesome animated Disney TV series, Gargoyles, right? Stone by day, warriors by night! Frozen in stone by a magic spell...well, anyways, in June 2006, almost 10 years after the second season finale (which is the final episode considered canon by creator Greg Weisman) the first issue of a new ongoing Gargoyles comic series was released by SLG. The first two issues were a retelling of the third season premiere episode, which was altered from Greg's original script.

The third issue, released on March 28, 2007, was the first new story in the Gargoyles Universe in over 10 years.
The series is now awaiting its 8th issue, and has a spin-off, 6 issue miniseries, Gargoyles: Bad Guys awaiting its 2nd issue! Unfortunately, with the good, comes the bad. According to a recent post at Ask Greg, a website where fans can interact and ask questions, to be answered by Greg Weisman, Greg had this to say about the future of the comic series:

"Sales on the book have dropped with every issue, which is depressing enough in and of itself. But if the trend continues, then SLG will have no choice but to let the license go when it next comes up for renewal. We're still one of their best-selling books (if not THE best), but most SLG books don't come with a massive license fee draining money away. We should be good finishing out Clan-Building (i.e. issue #12) and Redemption (i.e. Bad Guys issue #6), but there's no guarantee we'll continue beyond that if sales don't pick up -- or at the very least level off."

So, there you have it. The purpose of this blog is to hopefully increase awareness of the comic, in hopes that more fans will buy the comic, which will hopefully mean that the comic's license will be renewed.

To the left is a drawing of Goliath done by the comic's pencil artist, David Hedgecock. To find out more about the comic, you can visit GargWiki, Ask Greg, SLG or the Gargoyles (SLG comic) page at Wikipedia.

To purchase the comics, you can go to, the SLG website, or

Now, I would be remiss if I didn't also mention that Gargoyles Season One and Season Two, Volume One have both been released on DVD. However, due to the low sales of Season Two, Volume One, Disney currently has no plans to release Season Two, Volume Two. If you haven't purchased these great sets, you can get them here at Amazon. The more DVDs that are sold, the more likely it is that Disney will release Season Two, Volume Two!

So, with the good, comes the bad...but that doesn't mean we have to accept it. With the vast fandom surrounding the Gargoyles Universe, there is no reason for this comic to be in jeopardy. If every fan who attends the Gatherings (click the link for info if you don't know what this is) buys just one copy of each issue, that would be more than enough to ensure that our favorite winged warriors will be defending the night for years to come. Let's act now, before its too late.