Author: Rich Johnston

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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The War Of The Savage Dragon Sketches

Image Comics employee Branwyn Bigglestone has been raising money for her participation in the AIDS Walk SF, to aid the Homeless Youth Alliance. As befits her prescence in the industry, she was able to lean on one of two folks to lend a hand. Which is how we got these warring Savage Dragon sketches on […]

Swipe File: Axe/Lynx and Y The Last Man

The Axe and Lynx deodorant brands have developed a Loaded/Maxim style of advertising over the last few years, a tongue in cheek sexism portraying the deliberately overblown effect on the attractiveness of the besprayed male. My favourite was one was a close shot of a young woman pressed up against a young man standing in […]

Sunday Runaround – Captain America Hits The Pavement

MillarWatch: Ahead of BBC2 Scotland’s upcoming look at the Scottish comics resurgence, Mark Millar gives Scottish nwwspaper, the Daily Record several quotes which people will no doubt have an issue with. But this description on selling Supercrooks as a film and getting a director… “I announced this at a convention two or three months ago. […]

Guns And Dinos, The New Comic From Frank Cho

Frank Cho has announced that he will be announcing a new comic book project at San Diego, one he has been working on for ten years. “The genesis of the story started with a single image. I think I was mowing the grass at the time when that single image came to me. (The colored […]

Looking Back On Eight Years Of Entourage (VIDEO)

With the eighth and final series of HBO’s Entourage airing in a fortnight, here’s a half hour look at the origins and development of the show, including the people who inspired it. Audition videos, deleted scenes, roundtables and Mark Wahlberg…

Peter David’s The Camelot Papers Launches

Here’s the Amazon solicitation for Peter David’s new novel, launched today from his Crazy 8 publisher. You can also read the first chapter here. A powerful ruler who’s considered by many to be simple-minded and vacuous and has serious father issues. A no-nonsense, polarizing woman who favors pants suits and pursues dubious agendas involving social […]

San Diego Debut: Little Nothings: My Shadow In The Distance by Lewis Trondheim

Debuting at San Diego Comic Con… Title: Little Nothings: My Shadow In The Distance Creators: Lewis Trondheim Publisher: NBM Available: Booth #1528 High concept: Collected from a popular comic blog and expanded with full color paintings, the vignettes featured in this series offer funny snippets from everyday life. Each autobiographical sketch showcases a facet of […]

San Diego Debut: Fat Tarino and Popbot Big Beautiful Book by Ashley Wood

Debuting at San Diego Comic Con… Title: Fat Tarino and Popbot Big Beautiful Book Creators: Ashley Wood Publisher: IDW Available: Booth #2643 High concept: The first  featuring the impossible to find art books UNO TARINO, DOS TARINO and TRES TARINO, all in one gorgeous hardcover, the second collects the long sold-out POPBOT Volumes 1 through […]

Attack Of The Saturday Programming At San Diego Comic Con

Here’s Saturday… one more day of intrigue to go… and the Massive List has just been updated too. 10:00-11:00 DC: Talent Search— DC’s editorial art director, Mark Chiarello, presents an informative orientation session to explain how DC’s Talent Search works and discuss the different needs of DC Comics, Vertigo, and MAD magazine. If you want […]

San Diego Debut: Kinky & Cosy by Nix

Debuting at San Diego Comic Con… Title: Kinky & Cosy Creators: Nix Publisher: NBM Available: Booth #1528 High concept: Shocking! Disgusting! Meet the most dangerous twin girls in the universe! Their record of wrong doings, on purpose or not, will raise your hair on end. A darkly subversive collection of cynical comics gags that is […]

San Diego Debut: Conspiracy Of The Planet Of The Apes

Debuting at San Diego Comic Con… Title: Conspiracy Of The Planet Of The Apes Creators: Drew Gaska, Christian Berntsen, Rich Handley and Erik Matthews , Matt Busch, Patricio Carbajal, Colo, Dave Dorman, Dan Dussault, Chandra Free, Erik Gist, Lucas Graciano, Scott Hampton, David Hueso, Joe Jusko, Ken Kelly, Timothy Lantz, Leo Leibelman, Miki, Chris Moeller, […]

San Diego Debut: The Lives of Sacco & Vanzetti by Rick Geary

Debuting at San Diego Comic Con… Title: The Lives of Sacco & Vanzetti Creators: Rick Geary Publisher: NBM Available: Booth #1528 High concept: Anarchists Sacco & Vanzetti were accused of robbery and murder but so many supposedly damning pieces of evidence were questionable their guilty verdict elicited massive protests around the world. Published by NBM, […]

San Diego Debut: Dave Stevens Complete Sketches & Studies

Debuting at San Diego Comic Con… Title: Dave Stevens Complete Sketches & Studies Creators: Dave Stevens Publisher: IDW Available: Booth #2643 High concept: For several years, Dave Stevens self-published four sketchbooks to sell specifically at the San Diego Comic Con. This volume collects the entire contents of those four sketchbooks, plus approximately 100 additional sketches […]

San Diego Debut: Rust: Visitor In The Field by Royden Lepp

Debuting at San Diego Comic Con… strong>Title: Rust: Visitor In The Field Creators: Royden Lepp Publisher: Archaia Available: Booth #2635 High concept: a high-octane adventure set in the prairie lands of an unknown time. Life on the Taylor family farm was difficult enough before Jet Jones crashes into the barn, chased by a giant decommissioned […]

San Diego Debut: Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s Edition

Debuting at San Diego Comic Con… Title: Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: Artist’s Edition Creators: Walter Simonson Publisher: IDW Available: Booth #2643 High concept: This collection presents Thor 337-340 and 360-362—Simonson’s first story, followed by one of his favorite story arcs. Format: 176 pages, black and white, hardcover Print run: 500 Price: $100 What’s the […]

Crossing Boarders #7 by Andrew Goletz – Shameless Self Promotion

Andrew Goletz writes for Bleeding Cool; Sooooo it’s been awhile. I remember really getting pissed at comic pros that had columns and then disappeared for weeks on end without updating thinking ‘how dare they get their comic books out on time instead of sharing personal anecdotes on the web’. I can only offer an apology […]

Saturday Runaround – Donuts, Dames And Digitals

This is Computo the Comic Link Conqueror speaking. I come for your women. But for now I merely collate comic-related bits and pieces online. One day I will rule. Until that day, read on. They say I am a work in progress. The fools. Tripwire Magazine July LIVE NOW. READ IT. DOWNLOAD IT. SAVE IT. […]

And Finally… A Brendan McCarthy Fan Photo

You’re Brendan McCarthy. You designed the ReBoot TV series, you’re admired for your art, you’ve got Hollywood and comics deals, Mad Max 4 on the way… And you’ve also got fans. Who send you pictures of themselves like this… Lock your doors, Brendan, lock your doors.

San Diego Debut: Any Empire by Nate Powell

Debuting at San Diego Comic Con… Title: Any Empire Creators: Nate Powell Publisher: Top Shelf Available: Booth #1721 High concept: A vivid examination of war and violence, and their trickle-down effects on middle America. First, a group of small-town kids find themselves bound together by geography, boredom, and a string of mysterious turtle mutilations. Years […]

San Diego Debut: Anne Rice’s Servant of the Bones #1

Debuting at San Diego Comic Con… Title: Anne Rice’s Servant of the Bones #1 Creators: Anne Rice & Mariah Huehner, Renae DeLiz & Ray Dillon Publisher: IDW Available: Booth #2643 High concept: An adaptation of Anne Rice’s novel that takes us back to the time of ancient Babylon with this six-part tale of murder, demonic […]