Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 12/13/17

Hello everyone! First up, I need to fess up to a mistake I made last week. Mr Higgins’ class actually begins on January 6th, a little bit later than I reported last week. Also please note that we will be closing a bit earlier on both Xmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

See you at the bottom…

 

Upcoming Events
Black Friday SALE Continues!

Lot’s of clearance toys, collectibles, and omnibuses! You know the drill. If we have too much of it, it has to go! We’ll have another Sidewalk Sale (fill up a small comic box for just $9.99) with a new selection of comics for both stores as well.

Holiday Hours
Sunday, Dec 24th and Sunday, Dec 31st – closing 4pm

 

Making Comics Class with Jim Higgins

Making Comics is a 12-session class that focuses on the fundamental skills of creating comics. The class is for both writers and artists. In it, writers and cartoonists learn the essential knowledge needed to write a story with interesting characters, an engaging plot, and a satisfying ending. The artists will be given drawing tips, instruction about technique to help with visual storytelling, composition, light and dark, figure work, and other drawing skills. Writers will be given example of the best formats for comics scripts, examples of pro scripts, and info on how to find and work with artists. The goal for the artists is to have a finished 8 to 10-page mini-comic that is a complete, self-contained story at the end of the classes. The goal for writers is to have a completed script for a self-contained, 14 to 15-page short comics story. 

PS You may be forced to read some great comics for homework.

It runs for 12 Saturdays from 12 to 3pm starting on January 6th. The class costs $350.  GIVE THE CLASS AS A GIFT! Come in to Pulp Fiction, pay for the class, and send the name and email address of the recipient to Jim at the email address below. To sign up, e-mail Jim, the instructor, at Jim@newsuit.net or just show up on December 16! 

The class is taught by Jim Higgins who has been teaching comics writing and drawing classes at places like CalArts, the School of Visual Arts, Otis College of Art and Design, and many other fine institutions. Jim is a former DC Comics editor and works as a freelance writer and comics editor.

New and Noteworthy

Comics  Highlights

Click here for a full list of all of the week’s new releases.

Judas #1

(W) Jeff Loveness (A/CA) Jakub Rebelka

Emmy and WGA Award-nominated writer Jeff Loveness (Marvel’s Nova) presents an exploration of the classical biblical character, perfect for fans of Preacher and The Goddamned.
Judas Iscariot journeys through life and death, grappling with his place in “The Greatest Story Ever Told,” and how much of his part was preordained. In a religion built on redemption and forgiveness, one man had to sacrifice himself for everyone…and it wasn’t Jesus.

Monstro Mechanica #1

(W) Paul Allor (A/CA) Chris Evenhuis

A new series starring Leonardo da Vinci, his female apprentice and their wooden robot! At the height of the Renaissance, warring factions vie for control of Leonardo da Vinci’s destructive arsenal. The only thing standing in their way is Leonardo’s young apprentice and her nine-foot tall mechanical bodyguard. Together, they navigate a world of wicked men and war machines, determined to save Leonardo from the world-and the world from Leonardo. From creators Paul Allor (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Chris Evenhuis (Wynonna Earp) comes this swashbuckling adventure story about war, identity and the birth of the modern world!

 

Graphic Novel Highlights

Descender Dlx Ed HC Vol 01
(W) Jeff Lemire (A/CA) Dustin Nguyen

“Your new sci-fi obsession is here, and its name is DESCENDER…”- Entertainment Weekly
Young Robot boy Tim-21 and his companions struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet. Written by award-winning creator, JEFF LEMIRE, DESCENDER is a rip-roaring and heartfelt cosmic odyssey. LEMIRE pits humanity against machine, and world against world, to create a sprawling epic.
Collects DESCENDER #1-16

Cover Price: $49.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $34.99 (30% OFF)

Defenders TP Vol 1 Diamonds Are Forever
(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) David Marquez

Daredevil! Luke Cage! Jessica Jones! Iron Fist! Individually, these four heroes have been on the front lines of countless battles to keep the city safe and secure. But now, with a deadly enemy from the past making a major move to unite the underworld, they must become more – they must be Defenders! If the streets weren’t mean enough already, they get more dangerous than ever when the Punisher sets his sights on his fellow vigilantes! As chaos threatens to engulf New York, can this group of socially maladjusted heroes trust each other enough to function as a team? Or will the power vacuum caused by the Kingpin’s absence lead to all-out gang war? Only one thing could make life worse for the Defenders: Deadpool! Collecting DEFENDERS (2017) #1-5 and material from FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2017 (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) #1.

Cover Price: $15.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $9.59 (40% OFF)

Batman TP Vol 4 The War of Jokes and Riddles
(W) Tom King (A) Clay Mann, Danny Miki, John Livesay, Hugo Petrus (A/CA) Mikel Janin

The Riddler and The Joker are at war! As the battle rages, the villains of Gotham City are forced to choose side or be caught in the crossfire. As the conflict spreads to every corner of Gotham City, Batman battles back both side’s forces, and an unlikely criminal becomes the key to a potential resolution… but is the price of peace too high? Collects BATMAN #25-32.

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.99 (40% OFF)

That’s it for this week!

– Ryan