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The Last Issue Of Pencil Head And Ted McKeever's Goodbye To Comics

Today is the last issue of Ted McKeever's limited series Pencil Head, from Image Comics. It's also his last comic in general. Last week, I talked to him in detail about his decision to leave. When asked what led him there, he answered: "There's a few reasons. Mostly because I'd reached a point in my life that I just […]

From Idea To Page: Pencil Head #4 Review

It's so sad that this is a limited series, because it's seriously one of my favorite series of all time. Yes, I adore Ted McKeever's realistic look at the struggling artist/writer life in Pencil Head. This week brings us the fourth of five issues in the series. Starting things off with the tagline of: "If you think things […]

The Creative Process And All That Comes With It In Pencil Head #3

Ted McKeever knows how to start a new issue of a comic. His opening panel for the third issue of Pencil Head put a smile on my face, and I'm sure it will do the same for you…   Leading with the title "Don't Believe Everything You Hear," it's no surprise the amount of drama we get to […]

"Instant Human. Just Add Coffee." Pencil Head #2 Paints A Real Picture

That's not the only thing Ted McKeever got right in the second issue of his series Pencil Head from Image Comics. Starting with the subtitle "What Doesn't Kill You Leaves Horrible Scars," this issue continues to paint a realistic picture for how the comic book industry works particularly concerning the creators. Following main character, Poodwaddle through his creative […]

A Look At The Whacked-Out World Of Comics: 3 Reasons You Should Read Pencil Head #1

I'm constantly on the lookout for comics that have a unique subject matter, something that incorporates a different theme into my pull list. This week, I discovered a new five issue limited series from Image Comics entitled, Pencil Head. Created, written, and illustrated by Ted McKeever, the comic is described as "A mostly true 5-issue series […]

An "Autobiographical Stew" From Ted McKeever's Pencil Head This January

This January will bring the release of cartoonist Ted McKeever's love letter to the comic book industry, entitled Pencil Head. From Image Comics/Shadowline Pencil Head explores the whacked-out world of the comic book industry. Readers journey along as witness to protagonist Poodwaddle's trials and tribulations of working, and sustaining, his place in the absurd world […]

Image Watch: Talking The Superannuated Man With The Great Ted McKeever

By David Dissanayake   Ted McKeever's Eddy Current series changed my life.  I discovered it early in my comics-reading, at a time when I was mostly reading superheroes and didn't fully understand all the different and exciting things happening in the broader medium.  McKeever's work found its way into my life at one of those […]

Humans Are An Endangered Species In The Superannuated Man

We've got a little more information now on a book that was announced at the Image Expo. In a new six-issue miniseries from Shadowline, Ted McKeever takes us into a dystopian world in The Superannuated Man. By the time most people realized it, they were no longer in charge of the world we know. In […]

A1 To Relaunch Digitally, This Week (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Here's the cover, Sometime this week, I don't know where, I don't know when, Dave Elliott will relaunch A1. For the fourth (I think) time. Originally spinning out of Dave's time at Quality Communications working on Warrior, he and Garry Leach created Atomeka, to publish A1, containing the creator owned work of Alan Moore, […]

Mondo By Ted McKeever Announced At San Diego By Image Comics

Announced by Image Comics at their San Diego Comic Con, a new comic, Mondo, by comics legend Ted McKeever. Best known for works like the Extremist, Plastic Forks and his DC Elseworlds trilogy, he has a reputation for drawing very, very twisted and rotten human beings. So that's good then!