When do you confidently start saying you’re a writer?
ETERNAL landed last week, and it did alright, alright, alright.
This shieldmaiden ghost story at Black Mask Studios from me, Eric Zawadzki, Dee Cunniffe, Dan Hill, and Courtney Menard has been a crazy passion project and we were beyond excited to see stores rally behind us and get us to #51 on the sales chart for January!
This is a staggering success for us, but the party isn’t over.
This coming weekend I’ll be a guest at the amazing new Canberra show, the Australian Comics and Art Festival [ACAF – hit the link]
I love this show, and not just because it’s a local romp for me. It’s a show absolutely centred on comics, and beyond that, also spends a lot of time looking into the craft and business of comics. It’s a true blessing of a show for someone looking into making comics, and it’s also ace for those who just love the medium and want to immerse into it for a weekend.
I’ll have some panels, and will be tabling on Sunday, so here are the details.
Riley Rossmo is an absolute master. His art and storytelling have gotten better every year, recently culminating in his run on BATMAN/THE SHADOW recently that showed how good he was with the caped crusader, and I remember how intensely precise he was at dealing with emotion on GREEN WAKE nearly a decade ago.
The guy is aces, and he’s also an ace guy. Proven the morning I woke up to find he’d taken time to illustrate Vif from ETERNAL, my comic with Eric Zawadzki and Dee Cunniffe.
This thing is wildly gorgeous, and also serves to remind me that comics people are the best people.
It also reminds me that Riley Rossmo and green is always a winner.
Finally, after many years, ETERNAL finds a home in your LCS/hands/shelves this week. We here at Shieldmaiden HQ think you will love this Viking ghost story illustrated by Eric Zawadzki, coloured by Dee Cunniffe, edited by Dan Hill, and published by Black Mask Studios.
If you’re on the fence, let other people convince you, perhaps.