The Stumptown Comics Fest is this weekend! I’ll be at Table K05, along with a whole lot of Periscope people. Stop by and say hi!
Signing at Floating World Comics in Portland, OR:
Join Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber and Jesse Hamm on Wednesday March 13th to celebrate the release of HAWKEYE VOL. 1 MY LIFE AS A WEAPON TP. We will also have copies of the Hurricane Sandy benefit issue, Hawkeye #7 for sale. 100% of the proceeds from the event will be donated to American Red Cross, to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. Hawkeye #7 artists Steve Lieber and Jesse Hamm will draw sketches for fans in exchange for American Red Cross donations.
Writer Matt Fraction was at the center of a special signing appearance for “Hawkeye” #7, autographing copies of the Hurricane Sandy-themed issue and raising money for the American Red Cross.
“The whole book is about the dude who doesn’t have superpowers so it seemed like if we were going to try to do something to help people, that’s the book to do it…hopefully we’ll be able to write some checks and do a little good,” Fraction told CBR during the event about the special issue of the popular Marvel series.
Inspired to write the issue after Hurricane Sandy decimated parts of New York and New Jersey, Fraction is donating his royalties from the issue to the American Red Cross. Though the Portland-based writer was not in New York when Sandy hit, the devastation left in the storm’s wake prompted him to want to do something to help the victims.
“I spent an awful lot of time there and had lived there for business purposes,” Fraction explained. “I realized that not only would I have been evacuated, I would have been under water if I was still there in the place I had been living.”
WHO: Matt Fraction, Steve Lieber, Jesse Hamm
WHAT: Hawkeye Vol. 1 TP release party, signing and fundraiser
WHEN: Wednesday, March 13, 6-8pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.
WHO: Steve Lieber
WHAT: Art Exhibit & Book Signing for “Alabaster: Wolves”
WHEN: Thursday, February 7th, 6-10pm; exhibit on display through February 28th
WHERE: Sequential Art Gallery + Studio, 328 NW Broadway #113, PDX
Sequential Art Gallery presents Steve Lieber’s original art from Caitlin R. Kiernan’s “ALABASTER: WOLVES”, sponsored in part by both Dark Horse Comics & Bridge City Comics. With the mini-series newly collected & released in hardcover, copies of “Alabaster: Wolves” will available for sale & for signing by Lieber. The exhibit opens this Thursday, February 7th, with the artist’s reception & book signing from 6pm to 10pm.
“Alabaster: Wolves” marks the first appearance of Caitlin R. Kiernan’s demon-hunting, monster-killing character, Dancy Flammarion, in comic book form. Unexpectedly left alone by the powers that guide her, Dancy faces off against a family of demonic wolves. Lieber’s art pairs brilliantly with Kiernan’s storytelling, providing the reader with the beautiful-and-terrifying fever dream that is Dancy’s life.
Steve Lieber’s comics and illustration have been published by DC Comics, Marvel, Scholastic, Dark Horse, Image, Carus Publishing, Dupuis and many others. He’s best known as the artist of the graphic novel Whiteout, adapted by Warner Brothers as a movie starring Kate Beckinsale. (www.stevelieber.com)
“Alabaster: Wolves” will be on display throughout the month of February, with gallery hours on Thursdays from 3pm-7pm (except for Valentine’s Day), Saturdays from 11am-5pm, and by appointment. “Alabaster: Wolves” will close at the end of business on Thursday, February 28th.
Sequential Art Gallery + Studio is located in Old Town Chinatown at the Everett Station Lofts, 328 NW Broadway #113. Open for regular gallery hours Thursdays (3pm-7pm) and Saturdays (11am-5pm) or by appointment. The gallery showcases local artists who explore the concept of sequential art, which is loosely defined as using consecutive images to tell a story. Curated by Kaebel JK Hashitani and Merrick Monroe.
Sequential Art Gallery + Studio
328 NW Broadway #113 • PDX OR 97209
503-916-9293 • www.sequentialartgallery.com
I recently learned that Shooters, the contemporary war graphic novel I illustrated for DC/Vertigo will be reissued in a new paperback edition this may. Shooters was written by Eric Trautmann and Brandon Jerwa. It made Comic Book Resources’ Best of 2012 list. And here’s a review.
For more about Shooters, go to the unofficial website SteelRiverSecurity.com And if you’re not willing to wait, I’ve got a few hardback copies left. You can order an autographed copy direct from me via Periscope Studio’s Etsy store.
I’ll be a guest at Jet City Comic Show in Seattle this Saturday, September 22nd at table AA17. Stop by and say hello! If you’re interested in a commissioned sketch get in touch. I can probably work in a couple tonight. (steve AT stevelieber dotcom) And if there’s anything of mine in the Periscope Etsy store you were thinking of ordering, you can pick it up at the show and save the cost of shipping.
I’ve drawn some new sketches for Periscope Studio’s Etsy store. Click through for a better look!
The fifth and final issue of Alabaster:Wolves comes out next week from Dark Horse Comics. Alabaster was created and written by Caitlin R Kiernan, and the comic has featured lineart by me, color by Rachelle Rosenberg, and covers by Greg Ruth.
I’ve had a terrific time drawing this series, and the wonderful reception we’ve had from fans has been truly gratifying. I should take a moment to say thanks to Hunter Wook-Jin Clark, Tina Kim, and especially Tadd Galusha for their valuable assistance on the project. Also Dylan Meconis who posed for a million reference photos, and probably knows Dancy better than I do.
The fourth issue of Alabaster: Wolves arrives in stores this week. It’s written by Caitlin R Kiernan, drawn by me and colored by Rachelle Rosenberg. Cover by Greg Ruth. Published by Dark Horse Comics.
The second issue of Alabaster:Wolves comes out next week, May 9th. It’s written by Caitlin R Kiernan, drawn by me, with color by Rachelle Rosenberg, and a cover by Greg Ruth. Alabaster is published by Dark Horse Comics.
A veteran of the Persian Gulf war returns home to a broken life after a tragic friendly fire incident, only to return to Iraq for a last shot at redemption as a private military contractor.
SHOOTERS is available now in comic shops and bookstores. 130 pages, hardcover, published by DC Vertigo.
For more about Shooters, go to the unofficial website SteelRiverSecurity.com
You can also order an autographed copy direct from me via Periscope Studio’s Etsy store.
The first issue of Alabaster:Wolves is out from Dark Horse Comics. It’s the start of a five issue miniseries, and I’m enormously happy with the response. It’s written by Caitlin R Kiernan, drawn by me, and colored by Rachelle Rosenberg. We’re all proud of the work, and I hope you’ll pick it up from your local comic shop or the Dark Horse app store.
Sara and I are huge fans of Girl Talk’s ALL DAY. When we found out about the GIRL WALK/ALL DAY video project, we fell in love and watched it over and over. The director Jacob Krupnick has been traveling across the country putting on live screenings with dance parties. Tonight they came to Portland, and I had to attend.
I’m pretty sure I was the oldest person in the room- certainly the oldest person dancing. (And if this picture is to be believed, I was also the tallest.) Of course I pulled out my sketchbook. It’s never easy nailing the gestures of dancers- they aren’t exactly holding still- but if you stare hard enough, you can spot some patterns (and creep a few people out while you’re at it.) The picture below assembles some of the night’s more intelligible doodles. I had a great time. Big, big thanks to everyone involved.
It’s such a pleasure to work from life. Here are three charcoal (and a bit of conte) drawings from this week.
(Click and click again to make big)
It’s always such a pleasure to put my comics and agency work aside and do a few hours of drawing a model from life. Here in Portland, we’re lucky enough to have Hipbone, a drop-in life-drawing studio. I went last night with Erika Moen and Tina Kim and had a great time. Here’s a few of the more finished drawings. (Fist click brings up a small image that you’ll have to click again to make bigger. I need to figure out the new wordpress gallery interface.)
Sunday morning I’m off to the city of Algiers in (where else?) Algeria, where I’ll be a featured guest at FIBDA: the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Alger . I don’t know how regularly I’ll be able to get online, but I’ll do my best to post notes, observations, and anecdotes to my twitter and google plus pages. I’m also hoping to not make a stellar gathering of international comics talent think I’m a total dink. We’ll see how it goes!