(Oh, man; I’ve been SO excited to do this post for ages, so here goes…)
As I type this it is only a few days until the Final Cut Off date for retailers to order ‘Exit Generation’ #1, which falls on Friday 18 July.
But even though the deadline is drawing near, there is still time to get your order in! If you’re at your local store this Wednesday for your new comics, you can ask them to order a copy using Diamond Code JUL151204 – & you can still see a preview of the first issue (along with a bunch of other details) right HERE.
Across the past month both ComixTribe & myself have reached out to hundreds of retailers all across the world to talk to them about the book, & I wanted to put on record my gratitude to all of those stores who’ve already shown their support, & of course a huge “Thank You!” to every single person who has shared information about the book on social media, talked with their friends about it, or even just taken a look – it truly means a great deal to the team & I.
However! The fun isn’t over just yet…
Across the last little while, several tremendous creators have done me & the ‘Exit Generation’ team the highest of honours & turned their formidable talents to the characters from our little series, so with out further adieu, allow me to welcome you to…
Exit Generation Pin-Up-Palooza!
Yes! Being a complete sucker for pin-ups, it is my absolute delight to share with you several amazing pieces of ‘Exit Generation’ art from some totally awesome artists starting with…
Zak Simmonds-Hurn – Hanna & Scrap
Hanna & Scrap by Zak Simmonds-Hurn
From the brilliant Zak Simmonds-Hurn comes this stunning piece featuring Hanna & Scrap, two of ‘Exit Generation‘s intrepid gang who we meet in issue #2!
Zak is a UK-based comic artist, with work regularly appearing in a number of publications, including The Phoenix for whom he draws the ace comic ‘Sky Drifters’. You can (& should!) go check out Zak’s website HERE, & make sure you take a peek at his self-penned comic Monstrosity too; you won’t regret it!
Alex Cormack – Jack
Jack by Alex Cormack
From the mega-talented Alex Cormack, my partner-in-crime on ‘Find‘, comes this tremendous piece showcasing ‘Exit Generation‘s punk music-obsessed, action-movie loving ‘front man’ Jack!
Alex is as prolific as he is skilled, & will soon be exploding back on to comic store shelves once again with ComixTribe‘s new series ‘Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare‘, so make sure you check that out, & also catch up with all Alex’s art over on his website.
Michael Kennedy – The Gang!
The Gang by Michael Kennedy
This phenomenal pin-up of the gang tangling with the fiendish Ruleians comes from the mind of Michael Kennedy; a frighteningly talented gent who needs to be on every single one of your radars immediately!
Currently working on upcoming creator-owned series ‘Spiritus‘ & with a website chock-a-block with eye-popping art (check it HERE), Michael is for my money one of the hottest new British creators around right now; get over & have a gander at his stuff!
Ruairí Coleman & Timothy Brown – Mo & Jack
Mo & Jack by Ruairí Coleman & Timothy Brown
With pencils & inks from the most-excellent Ruairí Coleman, & beautiful colours by Timothy Brown, here we see best buds Mo & Jack heading into battle against the alien menace!
Ruairí has worked for a number of publishers, including on ‘Turok: Dinosaur Hunter’ for Dynamite & covers for IDW‘s ‘TMNT Amazing Adventures’, & his Instagram (which you can find HERE) is a treasure trove of spectacular art, while you can also see more of Tim’s gorgeous colours on his DeviantArt page HERE; go take a peek at both!
Jason Copland & Dee Cunniffe – The Chief Taster
The Chief Taster by Jason Copland & Dee Cunniffe
Behind this delicious (pun fully intended) pin-up of the Ruleian boss-man The Chief Taster is the superlative pairing of Jason Copland on inks, & Dee Cunniffe on colours.
Jason is co-creator of recent series ‘POP’, art mastermind behind ‘Kill All Monsters’ (which is in ‘Dark Horse Presents’ today; go grab it!) & will be working on Marvel‘s just-announced ‘What If: Infinity‘ mini-series later this year. You can find his work, original art & other info on his site HERE.
Dee works on top titles such as ‘Wicked+Divine‘, ‘ODY-C‘, ‘Granuaile: Queen of Storms’ & ‘MayDay’, as well as many more, & you can see more of his luscious colours over on his ace blog HERE.
Well… Let me be the first to say WOW!
So, so grateful for the time, skill & talent all of the creators above invested in these pieces, & could not be more delighted with them. Make sure you go follow every single one of them on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, & every other platform they might be on, & make sure to go buy all their books & art!
After all that excitement there isn’t much more for me to say other that I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful art, please consider ordering ‘Exit Generation‘ #1 this week (Diamond Code JUL151204 – see a preview HERE) & thanks again for popping by!
Till next time; take care!