We all know what today is, don’t we, wicked children?
Today is the day our enemies promises are revealed as false–and so we triumph!
Shame about MTV, though.
Folks, as volume 2 draws near to completion there are still three more artists to disclose. Let me draw the black curtains and reveal another secret member of our dark brethren.
O ye who long for the fires, please welcome Tim McEwen to our fold!
Tim has been a fixture in the Australian comic scene since the 1990s. His Greener Pastures comic (with Michael Michalandos), featuring the Trevis Bovis, a bull who one day decided to stand upright and move to the city is a classic int he canon of Australian comics and it was one of the very first independent books I read when I was a neophyte. Tim is also a key figure in the organization of Supanova, Australia’s longest-running pop culture convention, and an all-around superb human being.
Here’s a taste of Tim’s work for Sixsmiths vol.02, featuring up-and-coming Norwegian Black Metal band Hëll Hëlm.
Please burn your censers and chant his name. Ladies and gentlemen: TIM McEWEN!
Legions of Darkness, it is my great pleasure to reveal to you the cover for The Sixsmiths vol.02, by the incredible Jase Harper.
The book is nearly nearly finished, and I thank you for your continued patience as we get this infernal beast over the line. More news soon–promise!
Oh ye who scorn the tepid promises of heaven for the cleansing flames of perdition, I have another artist to announce for the second tome in the Sixsmiths’ unholy sequence.
Prostrate yourselves before the majestic wrath of Sarah Howell!
A founding member of Melbourne’s Squishface Studio, Satah is well known for her cartooning as well as for her work as a teacher and festival organizer. Her work has been published in The Lifted Brow, Drawn From Life as well as a variety of zines and minicomics. She was one of the eight comics artists invited to the month long Inherent Vice residency and the National Gallery of Victoria in 2011.
Sarah’s chapter required a very careful balance of tone and material and I can think of no other artist I would have chosen for this work. Welcome, Sarah!
With special thanks to thrice-cursed editor Garth Jones, I may reveal to you the existence of a previously unknown piece of apocrypha:
“Literature”, a lost sermon from the Reverend Melmoth, as received by the Sixsmiths Family, will now be published in issue TWO of the excellent Home Brew Vampire Bullets magazine.
Written by Jason Franks, with artwork by Franks and Jan Scherpenhuizen, this is sure to shed some kind of light on… well, I’m not sure what, exactly. The Reverend does go on a bit.
Anyway! Look HBVB TWO! Look for it on the last day of March!
Thank you for you continued patience as we continue to put the finishing touches on Sixsmiths vol.02. There will be news soon, I promise. Just remember–damnation is eternal, but comics are today!
Ladies and gentlemen, if you have been following this blog you will be aware that Jason Franks will be attending SPX in Bethesda, Maryland this year–his first US appearance since Comic Con 2010. Franks will of course be selling The Sixsmiths and various other books… plus he’ll have a special treat for Sixsmiths fans.
Debuting at SPX will be an ashcan book for the long awaited Sixsmiths vol.02 containing the first chapter of the book, “Blessed Black Wings”, and some preview artwork from some of the other chapters. The ashcans are handmade minicomics and will be available in extremely limited quantities, so make sure you hit him up early.