Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 8/8/18

Hello everyone! Still in busy mode!   I released another Hellboy video for those interested. This one is short and compares the movies to the comics. It’s perfect if you’re never read any Hellboy and have only seen the films. See you at the bottom…

Events

Making Comics With Jim Higgins
The class runs from Saturday, August 4th to October 13, 2018.
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, you’ll learn the most important aspect of writing — how to structure a story as it relates to the medium of comics and graphic novels. Cartoonists will often take art classes to improve their drawing, but not enough take the time to hone their skills as writers. In this workshop, 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, and examples of work by great masters, to help with visual storytelling, composition, 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.

The class costs $350, payable at the first session.

To sign up, e-mail Jim at jim@newsuit.net or just show up on the first day of class!

All of these classes are taught by Jim Higgins. He’s a former DC Comics editor, small alternative comics publisher, and has taught comics classes and workshops for 20 years at The School of Visual Arts in NYC, CalArts, UCLA Extension, Meltdown Comics, and The Society of Illustrators LA in Los Angeles. He’s appeared as an expert on comics on ABC News Nightline, BBC Radio, Storage Wars (!) and has his own show called, “Crafting Comics With Jim Higgins,” on Nerdist’s online Alpha channel (www.projectalpha.com)

 

New & Noteworthy Comics 

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

 

Black Badge #1

(W) Matt Kindt (CA) Matt Kindt (A/CA) Tyler Jenkins

œ Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins, the team behind Grass Kings , reunite for a new ongoing series about a top-secret, elite branch of boy scouts tasked by the government to take on covert missions.
œ Among their organization, the Black Badges are the elite; the best of the best. They are feared even by the other badges. The missions they take are dangerous, and they will only get worse as their leaderfs attention is split between their mission objectives and tracking down a lost team member. A team member who disappeared years ago, presumed dead.
œ A haunting look at foreign policy, culture wars and isolationism through the lens of kids who know they must fix the worlds that adults have broken.

 

Fantastic Four #1

(W) Dan Slott (A) Skottie Young, Simone Bianchi, Sara Pichelli (CA) Esad Ribic

FOUREVER Part One
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT – THE WORLD’S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE IS BACK!
Since the end of SECRET WARS, there’s been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it’s time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call-to-arms that summons Doctor Doom! And a signal in the sky that heralds the return of hope to the Marvel Universe! All this, and Alicia Masters adopts kittens! So cute! Plus, the Impossible Man!
AND BONUS STORIES ILLUSTRATED BY SIMONE BIANCHI AND SKOTTIE YOUNG!
IF YOU READ ONLY ONE MARVEL COMIC THIS MONTH, THIS IS THE ONE!

Hey Kids! Comics! #1

(W) Howard Chaykin (A) Howard Chaykin (CA) Don Cameron

SERIES PREMIERE! HEY KIDS! COMICS! takes its cue from nearly a century of turbulence and triumph, despair and drama in the comic book racket. Artists and writers, con men and clowns, ganefs and gangsters, create the foundations of today’s biggest entertainment business-or at least the tail that wags the dog. Some of it really happened, and the names have been changed to protect the innocent and guilty… although in the end, everyone was guilty of something.

The Sandman Universe #1

(W) Si Spurrier, Nalo Hopkinson, Kat Howard, Dan Watters (A) Bilquis Evely, Dominike “Domo” Stanton, Tom Fowler, Max Fiumara, Sebastian Fiumara (CA) Jae Lee

From the mind of New York Times #1 bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a new world filled with dreams, nightmares and wonderful characters living together in a shared universe for a new story unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.
A rift between worlds has opened, revealing a space beyond the Dreaming. Meanwhile, a book from Lucien’s library is discovered by a group of children in the waking world where it should not exist. Lucien calls for Matthew the Raven to seek out their master, Daniel, Lord of Dreams.
As Matthew flies across the Waking World and others, he finds a young boy named Timothy Hunter who, in his dreams, has become the world’s most powerful magician-but in his nightmares he is the world’s greatest villain. A new House has appeared in the realm of the Dreaming: the House of Whispers, with its proprietor, a fortune-teller called Erzulie. And elsewhere, Lucifer has fallen again, only this time he might be trapped in a Hell of his own design.
Spiraling out of this special issue will be four all-new series set in the Sandman Universe. It all starts here!

 

That’s it for this week!

– Ryan