A miscellany of weekly ramblings on comics, art and film by Ted Mathot, storyboard artist and writer/artist/self-publisher of graphic novels and comics

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Rose and Isabel :: The Complete Story Now Available

For those who didn't spend all their cash at Comic-Con, the Rose and Isabel Complete Story TPB is back from the printer and is now available online! Click the Rose and Isabel STORE Icon in the sidebar to be taken to the shiny new R&I products page (Paypal account required); there you will find all currently available products as well as upcoming ones.

208 pages, B&W, square bound softcover
*Mature readers (contains some graphic violence)

"...poignant and often savage, and extremely well-told" - Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

"Rose and Isabel are so life-like across the pages this it's easy to lose yourself in their saga. In every panel, we're secure in the hands of an ace." -Paula Rodgers, KQED Arts

"...Mathot brings to the graphic novel medium a smart rendition of strong literary characters and conflicts with the rich, visual magic of animation" - Indie Pulp

Previews here and here

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Drawing Again

I haven't done any drawing on Cora 3 in over three months. I needed a break from the relentless and nearly impossible cycle of preparing books each year for Comic-Con. The rest was good, since I'm looking at the book with fresh eyes again and seeing very clearly where I can make improvements to the story.

Cora 3 will hopefully be ready for ECCC in March 2011, and I would really like to have Cora 4 done for the upcoming TR!CKSTER show in summer 2011.

On a related note, The Rose and Isabel Complete Story books will be arriving from the printer in the next couple of weeks so keep an eye out for those. I'll also be ordering COMIXBURO MATHOT sketchbooks to sell here on the blog.