We’re thrilled to have Derek Hunter with us this year—he’s an award winning background designer on Adventure Time, and he’s also worked with the Disney Channel, MTV Films, SLG Publishing, Fox and Mattel.
Franz Vohwinkel has been making art for the gaming industry for decades. You can find his work on Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, TCG card art for Warhammer and more. We’re excited to have him exhibiting with us gaain, and hope you stop by and say hello to him over the weekend next March!
Card art pictured here are Evacuation, from the 10th Edition and Time Sieve from Alara Reborn.
An original graphic novel from Ben Templesmith about an old soldier from a forgotten war now in an alien world.
THE SQUIDDER is an original graphic novel about an old soldier from a forgotten war in a post-apocalyptic world that has left him behind. The book promises heavy horror, fantasy, and Lovecraftian elements, as well as black humor.
THE SQUIDDER will be a limited run 8.5x12” 108 page hardcover graphic novel written and drawn by Ben Templesmith, New York Times best selling comic book artist (creator/co-creator of 30 DAYS OF NIGHT with Steve Niles, FELL with Warren Ellis, WORMWOOD: GENTLEMAN CORPSE, and WELCOME TO HOXFORD) in his first new creator-owned traditional comic in five years!
We’re also offering a special limited collectible KRAKEN edition of THE SQUIDDER that will have the hardcover book housed in a beautiful slipcase that features exclusive art with an embossed, numbered, and signed plate included in the book. And don’t forget the two Kickstarter exclusive prints, Squid Mommy and Squid Daddy!
In the vein of Mad Max meets Cthulhu, THE SQUIDDER will explore themes of a changing world, propaganda, and the nature of control via the main character. We’ll follow this journey of unfinished business through a world now alien and destroyed by a war which humanity lost generations ago against the almighty squid.
Everyone who pledges to help make THE SQUIDDER will get their name placed in the book and will also get first-look at a 9 page prelude! The prelude will be sent out as a PDF in an update at the end of the Kickstarter, whether we reach the goal or not.
Fantagraphics has been an indie comics publishing staple for 40 years. This last summer, Kim Thompson, one of the founding partners, passed away. He was a cornerstone of Fantagraphics and helped influence indie comics for decades. One of the unfortunate effects of his death was a lot of the titles he’d been editing being put on hold, affecting the company financially, and now they’re asking for our help.
They’re doing a Kickstarter to help produce their spring season books—anything you could donate would be great and go towards supporting an amazing indie comics publishing company. They have a fantastic line-up of books for spring, great rewards and are absolutely some of the nicest, most creative people in comics.
If you can, support them—they’ve been longtime exhibitors at ECCC and again, are some of the best people in this business.