Issue one of The Fix sold out immediately. Issue two and the second printing of issue one will be in stores May 11th.
I’ll be a guest this weekend February 19-21 at Wizard World Portland. You can find me at table A9. On Sunday the 21st, I’ll be on a panel:
12:30-1:15 PM SUPERSTAR ARTISTS: SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN’S STEVE LIEBER, THE FOX’S DEAN HASPIEL, BUFFY’S REBEKAH ISAACS & DR. WHO’S SIMON FRASER (ROOM B110)
Top comics artists talk about their careers, their craft, the comics business and whatever else might come up—and may even show you some of their top-secret techniques! Join peerless pencilers Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man; Whiteout), Dean Haspiel (The Fox; Beef With Tomato), Rebekah Isaacs (Ms. Marvel; Angel & Faith) and Simon Fraser (Judge Dredd; Dr. Who). Danny Fingeroth (How to Create Comics from Script to Print) moderates.
Hope to see you there!
An all-new series from Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber The Eisner-award nominated team of bestselling writer Nick Spencer (MORNING GLORIES) and artist Steve Lieber (Detective Comics, Whiteout) are in cahoots again for an all-new, ongoing crime series, THE FIX, which will be launching from Image Comics this April.
“After working with Steve on Superior Foes of Spider-Man, and having so much fun there—it’s an absolute thrill getting to work together again here at Image on a book that’s creator-owned, and being able to push the envelope of our humor to new, um, lows,” said Spencer. “The Fix is us at our most demented, and it’s a blast.”
THE FIX is a story of the crooked cops, scheming mobsters, and corrupt politicians that run Los Angeles—and the sex toy that can bring them all down. Oh, and the hero is a drug-sniffing beagle named Pretzels. Bad people do bad things to each other in this frenetic, outrageous, sometimes off-putting new caper that gives nod to classic crime comics like CRIMINAL and 100 Bullets.
Lieber added: “I’m happy to say that The Fix is a truly funny story about truly awful people. Nick Spencer, Ryan Hill, Nic Shaw and I are all working hard together to create an endlessly surprising tale full of shining moments of self-centered garbage humanity.” THE FIX #1 (Diamond Code FEB160465) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, April 6th. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, March 14th.
Another convention! This weekend Saturday, August 29th, I’ll be a guest at the Boise Public Library Comic Con.
The guest list is stellar, particularly for a show this size.I’ll be exhibiting with Sara Ryan (Bad Houses), and there’ll be a whole lot of other comics people from Periscope Studio, too, including Terry Blas, Joelle Jones, Benjamin Dewey, Leila Del Duca, and Lukas Ketner.
I hope to meet some of you there!
I’m back from San Diego Comic Con, and I can’t begin to express what a great time I had. Fun panels, terrific company, and so many conversations with all the wonderful people involved with every aspect of comics. Superior Foes of Spider-Man didn’t win the Eisner for Best Humor, but the book that did, Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson, is one of my favorites of the past two decades, so it’s hard to feel too bad about that.
Next show for me is Boston Comic Con, July 31st- August 1st. Table D-418. And I’m taking advance commissions for the show! Details at steve (at) stevelieber (dot) com. I’ll be there with my studio-mate and Underground collaborator Jeff Parker.
Meanwhile, I’m at work on THE FIX, with my Superior Foes collaborator Nick Spencer. Currently doing touch-ups on the line art for the first issue. Watch my twitter for more news about when this book will be solicited!
Hey folks: Mostly I’ll be at my Artist’s Alley table, ii-09, but I’m also on a few panels!
Friday July 10, 2015 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Craft of Comics Interview
Eisner Award-winning artist and Toucan Blog columnist Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man) talks and answers your questions about the art, craft, and business of comics. Moderated by Rob Salkowitz (Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture).
Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
Working Together: Writers and Artists
Not every project can be handled by one person; and while working with a partner can offer great rewards, the path might not always be an easy one to navigate. Moderator Andrew Farago (curator, Cartoon art Museum) discusses the duality of working with a partner, with panelists Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet), Steve Lieber (Whiteout, Superior Foes of Spider-Man), Jillian Tamaki (This One Summer), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Asaf Hanuka (The Divine), and Boaz Lavie (The Divine).
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Cover Story: The Art of the Cover
Forget about the insides! What makes for a great cover on a comic book? This topic will be discussed and debated by some artists who’ve been responsible for some of the best. With Kevin Wada (She-Hulk, Adventure Time), David Aja (Hawkeye, Immortal Iron Fist), Lora Innes (The Dreamer), Steve Lieber (Quantam & Woody, Road to Perdition), and Chip Kidd (Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, Batman: Death by Design). Your host is Mark Evanier, and that about covers it.
Superior Foes of Spider-man (by Nick Spencer, me, and Rachelle Rosenberg) was nominated for the Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication. This is a tremendous honor, and I’m thrilled to be listed among such a stellar slate of nominees:
* The Complete Cul de Sac, by Richard Thompson
* Dog Butts and Love. And Stuff Like That. And Cats. by Jim Benton
* Groo vs. Conan, by Sergio AragonÃ©s, Mark Evanier, & Tom Yeates
* Rocket Raccoon, by Skottie Young
* Superior Foes of Spider-Man, by Nick Spencer & Steve Lieber (AND RACHELLE ROSENBERG!)
And if you want to read Superior Foes, you can get it from your local comic shop, or order it direct from my studio’s webstore.
This past Wednesday, Nick Spencer, Rachelle Rosenberg and I wrapped up The Superior Foes of Spider-Man, our absurd heist comedy set in the Marvel Universe. We’re hugely proud of it, and the reaction from critics and readers has been wonderful. If you haven’t read Superior Foes yet, you can get signed copies of the paperbacks from my studio’s shop.
Reviews for the Final Issue:
Superior Foes deftly mixed comic bombast, candy-coated visuals, frenetic capers, tangled double crosses, and insanely great humor with, well, even more insanely great humor… the Marvel machine, at the height of its pop power, somehow let something small and personal into the world.”
This Is Serious Business
“Spencer and Lieber created fifteen of the best issues published by Marvel in years because they recognized it’s better to be a loser who tried than a winner who played it safe.”
“An oasis of ridiculousness… entertaining, top-of-the-stack reading, and this final issue of the series is no different.”
Comic Book Resources
“One of the funniest books on the stands month in and month out. ”
We The Nerdy
“One of the most underrated and under-appreciated comic series on the market… highly recommend that you give this series a chance”
“The climax of Nick Spencer and Steven Lieber’s the Superior Foes of Spider-Man is as good as it gets in comics…a fantastic end to a superior comic book series”
“This was a great way to end this series, and as hard as it is to know there’ll be no more issues, it was a fun and exciting run.”
“This entire series, beginning to end, has been a thing of beauty. It’s a real labor of love, and it shows in every page ”
“Through it all, Steve Lieber and Rachelle Rosenberg bring their fine blend of art once more, delivering the visual gags with pitch perfect precision”
Paradox Comic Group
“A bonafide sleeper hit, thanks to a sublime blend of dark humour, deft characterisation, and an ability to dip into the most obscure parts of Marvel lore.”
“It was fun, it was funny and it was exceedingly well put-together. While it’s a bummer that the book won’t show up in shops next month, it’s great that it goes out on a high note.”
Everyday Is Like Wednesday
“They gave us a book that was funny, smart, and unique, things more comics should strive to be. ”
Superior Spider Talk
“Spencer and Lieber certainly send it off in style…we need more comics like this one on the stands.”
Examples of Nerdery
From the start Spencer & Lieber gave this title a distinct voice, blending crime capers with absurdist humor. Its rhythm felt like very few other books on the shelves. Today, Superior Foes comes to an end with an issue that perfectly captures the spirit of the series.
Nothing But Comics
I’ll be a guest this weekend, September 20th & 21st, at Rose City Comic Con! Look for me at booth 1217, part of Periscope Studio’s twin islands. Look for my new banner!
Also, I’ll be on the Periscope Protips panel Saturday at 11 AM, in panel Room 6
- Periscope Studio is the largest collective of artists in the united states. Ask the folks at Periscope anything you’ve wanted to know about how to be a professional and professional practices in the comics and illustration industry. Join Ron Randall (Trekker), Terry Blas (Briar Hollow), Benjamin Dewey (I Am The Cat), Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man), Jesse Hamm (Hawkeye), and Cat Farris (Emily The Strange) will tell all.
I’ve been blogging for a while now at Comic Con International’s website. 20 columns so far, all full of my thoughts on the art, craft, and business of comics. My column is called “Dilettante.”
I’m going to be a featured guest at Wondercon this weekend, April 18-20, in Anaheim! You can find me in Artists Alley at table AA-156, seated next to Sara Ryan.
I’ll be signing my work (including the first Superior Foes of Spider-Man trade paperback) doing sketches, and participating in four panels:
Friday at 1:30pm
Spotlight on Steve Lieber and Sara Ryan
Friday at 4:00pm:
The New Wave Graphic Novel
Jim Di Bartolo (In the Shadows), Steve Lieber ( Whiteout), Sara Ryan (Bad Houses), and Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero), all eminent graphic novelists, discuss their own works within the form, as well as how today’s increased acceptance of the graphic novel has led to new books, new authors, and new readers. Moderated by WonderCon Anaheim special guest and author Jim Pascoe.
Friday April 18, 2014 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 210 A
Saturday at 11:00am
Comics in Action
Sunday at 11:00am:
Breaking into Comics The Marvel Way: Sun, April 20th 11am:
Kris Anka, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Richard Isanove, Marjorie Liu, James Robinson, Mark Waid, Steve Lieber, Sam Humphries
Hope to see some of you there!
Over at Comic-Con’s site, I have a new Dilettante column analyzing Will Eisner’s work.
Superior Foes #9 arrives in stores next week, Wednesday, March 12! And if you haven’t had achance to read the early issues, our first trade paperbabck is available now! Your local store should have a copy, but if that’s not an option, my studio has copies for sale that I’ve signed and done a little quick head-sketch.