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.
Children of darkness, it’s that time again.
Allow me to introduce another of the artists we have slated for volume the second: Tyrannical Trevor Wood.
Trev has been a longstanding supporter of the Sixsmiths, and in fact it was he who convinced me that I could pull this project off with multiple artists (by citing Jen Van Meter’s excellent Hopeless Savages.)
Trev is best known for his work on Sawbones–still one of my absolute favourite Aussie comics–with writer Jen Breach. Both Jen and Trev contributed to the Sixsmiths webcomic back when J. Marc and I were putting together volume 1 and it is a huge pleasure to have Trevor participating as a featured artist in volume 2.
Here’s a panel from his chapter, just to get you smacking your lips. That’s right–this is Dennis’ first day at Satan School.
Trevor has also worked with me on McBlack, if you would like to see just how versatile an artist he is.
Welcome aboard, Trevor!
Devil Dogs and Cat Fanciers,
It’s time to reveal another one of the fabulous artists: Gregory MacKay.
I am ridiculously pleased to have Gregory contributing to this project, and here’s why: I was at high school with Gregory. We shared English and Art classes in year 12, and in fact it was Greg who got me into comics in the first place. (Greg looked at the work I was doing and passed me a copy of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. “Read this,” was all he said to me.)
Here’s a panel from Gregory’s chapter of volume 2:
Gregory is probably best known for his brilliant Francis Bear graphic novels, which are published by Milk Shadow Books in English and The Hoochie Coochie in French. He won the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Award with his short story ’Slow Panic’ in 2011.
Bruce Mutard, one of Australia’s best known and respected graphic novelists, has posted two unlettered chapters of his chapter from Sixsmiths vol.02 on his blog.
Sneak over there and check them out:
Hey there, sinners,
He will be participating in some panels with the AHWA and with Christopher Sequeira, Jan Scherpenhuizen and Paul Bedford. When he’s not jabbering about horror comics on the stage he will be selling The Sixsmiths, McBlack, Kagemono, and other comics.
It is with tremendous pleasure that I present the next Volume 2 artist to you, my evil brethren: jovial Jan Scherpenhuizen!
I’ve known and worked with Jan in various projects and in different capacities in the few years I’ve known him and he’s a talented, passionate, versatile and knowledgeable artist and writer.
Here’s a page out of his Sixsmiths chapter:
I think it’s immediately obvious why I’m stoked to have Jan on board. Jan has worked all across publishing in his career as a writer, an artist, an agent and an editor. He worked on Wolverine for Marvel Comics and his creator-owned horror graphic novel The Twilight Age was serialized by Black House Comics. Jan is the master of numerous different art styles and at least three of them will be on display in The Sixsmiths volume 2.