AHOY Comics held their annual Comedian-Con panel just about as we speak. Properly, they held it some time in the past, however it was made accessible to observe as we speak. Regardless of the delay there was nonetheless some excellent news to be discovered and lots of laughs available as all the time. Author and AHOY operations supervisor Stuart Moore hosted the panel, which included AHOY’s editor-in-chief Tom Peyer, Black’s Delusion author Eric Palicki and canopy artist Liana Kangas, Snelson: Comedy is Dying author Paul Fixed, Second Coming and Billionaire Island author Mark Russell, and new mission My Unhealthy co-writer Bryce Ingman.
After fast and painless panelist introductions and a fast writer intro from Moore, Palicki spoke in regards to the recently-launched AHOY Comics title Black’s Delusion, which he described as “a punk rock supernatural noir thriller story.” The sequence is illustrated by Wendell Cavalcanti with covers by Kangas. Moore confirmed off a brand new cowl for the sequence by Kangas. The primary difficulty of the sequence was launched the primary week of July.
Fixed took the ground subsequent to speak about Snelson: Comedy is Dying, his sequence with artist Fred Harper. The author described the sequence as being a couple of humorist who “virtually made it” within the ‘90s and who’s now bitter over his profession misfortunes. Fixed mentioned the sequence will parody the alt-right, “memoir tradition,” podcasting, and extra. “We’re mocking the dying breath of the entitled white male toxicity,” he mentioned, and known as the sequence a response to alt-comics of the ‘90s with protagonists who all act terribly.
Subsequent Moore launched My Unhealthy, a brand new sequence arriving in November co-written by Mark Russell and Bryce Ingman and illustrated by Peter Krause. Ingman mentioned the sequence began as a textual content story in a earlier AHOY Comics title, Hashtag: Hazard, and had been developed as a back-up sequence for the writer earlier than turning into its personal miniseries. The primary 4 problems with the sequence might be break up, with half written by Russell and half written by Ingman; the fifth difficulty will deliver all the things collectively. Ingman’s half will observe unsuccessful supervillain Emperor King, who is continually foiled by an alien superhero known as The Accelerator. After Emperor King mistakenly captures the fallacious superhero, Rush Hour, the 2 of them grow to be associates.
Russell mentioned his a part of My Unhealthy is a couple of superhero known as The Chandelier who, after his secret identification receives a salad shooter for his birthday from Emperor King, turns into obsessive about whether or not or not the villain is aware of his secret identification. Ingman mentioned they’re attempting to make the sequence as accessible as attainable, and Russell mentioned that it was enjoyable to put in writing, so “if it’s not enjoyable to learn that’s on you.” Ingman and Russell each additionally praised Peter Krause’s art work on the sequence, and Ingman mentioned Krause is doing one thing totally different for the Emperor King half of the sequence than he’s for the Chandelier half.
Moore talked about delays with the artwork on Russell’s different sequence, Second Coming: Solely Begotten Son. The sequence, that includes artwork by Richard Tempo and Leonard Kirk, returned with its third difficulty this previous week, and the remaining points will launch month-to-month going ahead. A collected version of the sequence is due in November. Moore mentioned orders for the sequence have been regular so individuals appear to be sticking with it regardless of the delay. Russell additionally mentioned he can be writing extra Billionaire Island within the second half of 2021, with Steve Pugh again on artwork for that sequence.
Leaping again to a late-joining Liana Kangas, Moore requested how she approaches the covers for the sequence. “I actually like werewolves,” she mentioned, and that is the primary mission she’s been capable of work on that includes werewolves. Kangas mentioned the artistic workforce gave her lots of freedom to do no matter she needs with the covers, and Palicki mentioned each time he receives a brand new cowl from her it turns into his favourite factor ever.
AHOY Editor-in-Chief Tom Peyer took the stage subsequent to speak about each his personal tasks and all of AHOY’s books, starting with the gathering of Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Blood, which is due in September. A brand new Poe sequence is coming in October, with Richard Williams again for covers on the sequence. The brand new sequence might be known as Edgar Allan Poe’s Snifter of Dying, which Moore mentioned was his suggestion. Peyer mentioned they might change the title with each sequence, and joked that it’s so individuals who subscribe to the sequence by way of their LCS gained’t be capable of get it.
The primary difficulty of Snifter of Dying will function one other “Cereal Monsters” serial by Russell and Peter Snejbjerg, which Russell described as taking the cereal mascots “too severely.” He mentioned the entire thing began as a gag on Fb, with Russell writing quick textual content posts in regards to the cereal monsters. The posts caught the eye of DC editor Marie Javins, who then approached him to put in writing Prez, his first comedian e-book. Peyer mentioned the tales reminded him of Hammer movies, which Russell has apparently not watched.
Peyer subsequent talked about The Fallacious Earth: Night time & Day, his sequence with Jamal Igle, which has one difficulty but to launch. The collected version of that sequence will arrive in September. The sequence has adopted two variations of the identical superhero, the lighter Dragonflyman and the grim ‘n’ gritty Dragonfly, who grow to be trapped on one another’s earths. Night time & Day has seen the 2 heroes workforce up on a 3rd Earth and encounter one other model of themselves, Man-Dragonfly. Moore additionally talked about a forthcoming sequence of The Fallacious Earth one-shots by varied creators coming in 2022, and Peyer teased that two of the creators had been current on the panel.
Moore subsequent went into different titles coming this fall, together with a set of Completely happy Hour by Peter Milligan and Michael Montenant coming in August, in addition to one other sequence coming within the fall that they’re not able to announce but, although Moore did present a teaser picture for the sequence, which you’ll be able to see under.
Moore opened the ground to dialogue, and Kangas talked about that Black’s Delusion #1 was the one centesimal AHOY Comics difficulty launched, which each she and Palicki mentioned was actually cool to have. Russell congratulated the workforce, and Peyer mentioned that ‘obsessive comics counter’ Mark Waid was the one who alerted him that the difficulty was AHOY’s one centesimal.
Snelson started its life as a backup sequence in Hashtag: Hazard, and Moore mentioned the primary difficulty is “a little bit stunning.” Fixed mentioned that he and Harper are embracing very darkish humor on the sequence. He mentioned their objective with the e-book was to channel the acute sensibility of the ‘90s however so as to add duty and context to it. He added that it’s been tough engaged on the sequence to make sure that it doesn’t come throughout as endorsing the horrible habits and concepts being offered satirically. Moore mentioned he appreciated artistic groups who egg one another on.
Russell mentioned of the brand new sequence of Billionaire Island that it’ll observe Enterprise Canine, who’s now “the richest mammal left on Earth” and who’s stranded on the island now that all the different billionaires are gone. Folks will attempt to get in contact with Enterprise Canine, and a cult may also kind round him because the savior of the world. In response to a picture of Enterprise Canine driving a ship, Peyer talked about outdated DC Comics character Rex the Surprise Canine, who would all the time be proven doing issues canines can’t do like driving a automobile and leaping out of a airplane with a parachute on.
After some actually miserable jokes in regards to the former president overturning the election outcomes because of an audit in Arizona, the panelists determined they couldn’t sink any additional, and the AHOY Comics panel formally adjourned.
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