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Catching up.

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.

And speaking of Underground, gracias a esta traducción por Miriam Abuin, ahora se puede leer Underground en español!

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!

Steve at San Diego Comic-Con

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
Room 2
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
Room 28DE
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
Room 25ABC
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: Eisner nominee!

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 Aragonés, Mark Evanier, & Tom Yeates
* Rocket Raccoon, by Skottie Young
* Superior Foes of Spider-Man, by Nick Spencer & Steve Lieber (AND RACHELLE ROSENBERG!)

Comics Reporter has the full list.

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.

Superior Foes ends. The critics get the last word.

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”
Comics Spectrum

“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”
Geeks Unleashed

“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 ”
Infinite Comix

“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.”
Wired UK

“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

ROSE CITY COMIC CON this weekend.

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’m a guest at Wondercon this weekend, April 18-20.

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
Room 203

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
Room 207

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!

Bram Stoker Award Nominee!

I just learned that Alabaster: Wolves is nominated for the  Bram Stoker Award for “Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel.” Alabaster was published by Dark Horse, written by Caitlin R Kiernan, drawn by me, with color by Rachelle Rosenberg. It’s an impressive slate of nominees, and a real privilege to be listed among such stellar work.

The hardcover collection is available through your local comic shop. You can also order a copy autographed by me from Periscope Studio’s Etsy store.


Superior Foes victory lap, part 2

In case last week’s big boast wasn’t enough, I’ve put together another giant pile of rave reviews for Superior Foes of Spider-Man. I encourage everyone to ask about the comic at your local store. If you don’t have a local store, you can preorder the first trade for a ridiculously low price from

Big Comic Page
“A title that’s almost impossible to read without a smile on your face, I honestly can’t recommend this title enough.”

Spider-man Reviews
“Funny, action-packed, with great dialogue and character moments, this is yet another outstanding issue with no signs of falling in quality.”

Spider-Man Crawlspace
“We are now five deep in a series of issues that refuse to let up on being the most ridiculously entertaining read possible. Spencer and Lieber seem to have a very clear idea of what they want to do and the talent to do it, and there’s just nothing standing in their way.”

Comics Bulletin
“Contending for possibly the best item on the stands.”

“Wonderful interplay… really refreshing… as adventurous in different ways as Fraction and Aja on Hawkeye.”

Marvel Disassembled
“I love this series. Seriously. If you aren’t reading this book you are missing out on one of the funniest books put out by any company. It’s certainly the funniest book put out by Marvel, and it’s also one of the most refreshing books in their line.”

Every Day is like Wednesday
I love this book.

Funnybook of the Week
“Some quality character work, some great laugh lines, a few really fun panels from Steve Lieber (whose work I’ve been criminally neglecting to mention), and everything you want in a heist story with our without comedy. This is really incredible work.”

Spinoff Online
“Consistently the funniest comic book on the stands.”