ROBYN HOOD: LEGEND #3

This is such a Gisbourne issue. It felt strange that Robyn’s role in this was more of a background one, as her POV has been ours since issue #1 of the first series. Gisbourne needed his time to shine, though, and this one sheds much needed light on him… as well as some on Avella and Marian.

This issue will be out next month!

ASCENSION #2

Hey all. I wish I had time to keep up with the writer commentaries I was doing last year, but with the amount of titles I’m writing, my editorial duties, and my other job, I’m barely finding the time to blog here at all.

I did, however, want to issue a blanket trigger warning for ASCENSION #2, which came out today. The issue features a would-be school shooting and, later, one instance of attempted suicide and another of fairly extreme violence. When writing these kinds of scenes, figuring out the best and most honest way to tell the story, I always strive to be respectful while also being true to the idea. I think ASCENSION #2 does that, and I hope you do, too. I do, however, know how devastating even reading about this kind of thing can be, so I did want to give a bit of a warning before moving on with it. (SPOILERS: the shooter does not get more than two yards past the doors before he is dealt with),

That said, this issue is of great personal importance to me. If the impact of reading it has a fraction of the power than writing it did on me, I’ve done my job.

There’s not much I can show without spoilers, but here are a few panels. It’s truly one of the highlights of my career thus far, so I can’t help but show a little.

A sneak peek at a few panels from HELSING #1, written by me with art by Tony Brescini and colors by Fran Gamboa!

A sneak peek at a few panels from HELSING #1, written by me with art by Tony Brescini and colors by Fran Gamboa!

davidayllon:

Something I can cross off my bucket list: thanks to the incredible Pat Shand, I had the opportunity to do an illustration for his Zenescope Entertainment comic book Suckers! You can buy the issue here.I’ve always wanted to draw for comic books, so thank you thank you thank you for making my dreams come true.

Check out David Ayllon's cool-as-heck pin-up from SUCKERS #4!

davidayllon:

Something I can cross off my bucket list: thanks to the incredible Pat Shand, I had the opportunity to do an illustration for his Zenescope Entertainment comic book Suckers! You can buy the issue here.

I’ve always wanted to draw for comic books, so thank you thank you thank you for making my dreams come true.

Check out David Ayllon's cool-as-heck pin-up from SUCKERS #4!

Writing the final issue of ROBYN HOOD

ROBYN HOOD: LEGEND #4 was written last night in a flurry of espresso, feels, tears, and manic-manicness. And then, after that, I wrote 3/4 of the next issue. Now that I’ve cleaned up the mess of #4, it’s time for me to do the same with #5.

And then write my final few pages of the Robyn Hood trilogy. It’s insane to think that Robyn Hood Volume One was my first EVER miniseries for Zenescope Entertainment. Hell, it was my first ever miniseries, period. Now, over one-hundred comics later, the story is ending tonight.

Here’s to Robyn. And to you, for reading the series enough that we got THREE VOLUMES. That’s crazy. CRAZY. I remember I had two versions of the story. There was the version that I told myself was going to happen.

VERSION ONE. Robyn Hood #1 sells decent. I knew it’d be at least decent. I did a shit-ton of press on it, Zenescope’s marketing was on point, the covers were phenomenal, and I was basically just confident we wouldn’t fuck that up. But I thought, best case scenario, Robyn Hood #1-5 sell decent and then I get to use the character in other parts of the Grimm Universe.

VERSION TWO. Robyn Hood #1 does REALLY WELL and then every thing we do with the character after the first series does REALLY WELL and I can tell this story exactly how I want to. But this is the painful line of thinking, Patrick, this hurts. Don’t think this way. This will never happen.

IT HAPPENED.

So, I got to tell my crazy story. I’m about to finish it. Again, thanks for sticking around.

And fuck, wait until you see what I’m launching the month after the final issue…

New Creative Teams

It’s about time we announce some new creative teams. We’re introducing a bunch of new writers, and they’re helping us produce some of our best work ever.

Take note, industry. Zenescope is on the rise! And we’re not stopping here.

WONDERLAND

Eric Esquivel - JG Miranda - David Cutler - Leonardo Paciarotti

WONDERLAND: CLASH OF QUEENS

Troy Brownfield - Manuel Preitano - Daniel Morales

OZ

Jeff Massey 

(Starting with TALES FROM OZ: TOTO… and leading into something else coming up)

HELSING

Pat Shand - Tony Brescini - Fran Gamboa

GRIMM FAIRY TALES #97

Shane McKenzie - Antonio Bifulco

GRIMM FAIRY TALES #98

Pat Shand - Sergio Osuna

More to come…