Pulp Fiction Newsletter Week of 9/13/17

Hello everyone! Lots to cover so let’s get to it. Jim Higgins’ art class started last weekend, but he’s said that he can catch you up with the second session this coming Saturday, but it will be the last chance to get on board. His email is below if you have any questions. Madeleine Holly-Rosing’s crowdfunding class begins this coming weekend as well and there are also more details below. This month’s Comic Jam will be on the 23rd. And the Culver store will be hosting comic creator, Sina Grace (Self-Obsessed, Lil Depressed Boy, Burn the Orphanage) to promote the Legacy issue of Iceman.

Did you see Stephen King’s IT this weekend? I thought it was great! If you’re still in the mood stuff in that vein, may I humbly recommend the following:




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Upcoming Events

Making Comics with Jim Higgins
Saturday September 9th 12 pm to 2:30 pm

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, new and old, 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. The class costs $350. I’ll be starting the next class at on Saturday, September 2 from 12 to 3pm.  If you’re interested in taking the class there, e-mail me at jim@newsuit.net and let me know.

Crowdfunding Class for Independent Creators
Saturday September 16th 3:30 to 5:30 pm

Having successfully funded four crowdfunding campaigns for her comic Boston Metaphysical Society, writer/creator, Madeleine Holly-Rosing will share her very specific and practical strategies for running a crowdfunding campaign with a goal of under 10K. This class is designed for independent creators who cannot afford to hire a team or a PR person. Click here for more details.

Comic Jam
Saturday September 23rd  3:00 to 5:30 pm

Come Draw Comics with us at Pulp Fiction’s Comic Jam! What is a Comic Jam? One person draws in a beginning panel, then a different person continues with a following panel, and so on until you have a finished comic page! From comic book professionals to occasional scratch pad doodlers, everyone is welcome

Creator Signing – Sina Grace (Not My Bag, Lil’ Depressed Boy, Iceman)
Wednesday October 4th

Join us October 4th at the Culver store to meet Sina Grace. He’ll be there promoting the Legacy issue of Iceman. In addition to writing Iceman, you may know his work from Not My Bag, Self-Obsessed,  Lil’ Depressed Boy and Burn the Orphanage.

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New Comics Highlights

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

Runaways #1 Deal of the Week 50% OFF!

(W) Rainbow Rowell (A/CA) Kris Anka

GET READY TO RUN!
The “IT” book of the early 2000s with the original cast is back – Nico! Karolina! Molly! Chase! Old Lace! And, could it be? GERT?! The heart of the Runaways died years ago, but you won’t believe how she returns! Superstar author Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park, Carry On) makes her Marvel debut with fan-favorite artist Kris Anka (ALL-NEW X-MEN, CAPTAIN MARVEL) in the series that will shock you and break your heart!

 

Dark Knights Metal #2

(W) Scott Snyder (A/CA) Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion

As Superman and Wonder Woman hunt for a missing ally, Batman investigates a mystery spanning centuries. When the World’s Greatest Detective discovers a foe even greater than the Justice League could possibly imagine, will Earth’s heroes be ready?

 

Action #987 The OZ Effect Part 1

(W) Dan Jurgens (A) Viktor Bogdanovic (CA) Nick Bradshaw

“THE OZ EFFECT” part one! The agents of the mysterious Mr. Oz begin to move as the Man of Steel works to stop the chaos they unleash in Metropolis and across the globe. But when Mr. Oz steps from the shadows his identity rocks the Last Son of Krypton to his core. The story that began in DC Universe: Rebirth #1 begins to end here!

Mister Miracle #2

(W) Tom King (A) Mitch Gerads (CA) Nick Derington

What do you do after the most death-defying act of your escape artist career? You go to war, of course! Scott Free has skipped out on his trip to the great beyond and taken a boom tube to New Genesis instead, where he and his wife, Big Barda, take on the invading hordes of Apokolips. Things are a little off, however, and Mister Miracle starts to doubt why he’s fighting when Orion takes over the mantle of Highfather. It’s enough to make a New God miss Granny Goodness’s orphanage! From Eisner Award-nominated writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads, the team that brought you THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON and the recent Swamp Thing crossover in BATMAN #23!  

Harley Quinn 25th Anniversary Special

(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Paul Dini, Chip Zdarsky (A) Chad Hardin, Joe Quinones (A/CA) Amanda Conner

In a story written by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, with art by Conner, learn what really happened when Harley, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy hit Vegas!
Then, a tale written by Paul Dini with art by Chad Hardin takes us back to Harley’s days with the Joker to see the hell he unleashes when he makes the mistake of scheduling the biggest heist of their career on Harley’s birthday!
Plus, writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Joe Quinones pit Harley and the Joker against Batman and Robin — but while you might think the Joker knows how to play with Batman’s mind, it’s nothing compared to Harley’s ability to crack Robin’s psyche!
And that’s not all! Writer Dale Kibblesmith with art by David LaFuente put Coney Island right in the path of a hurricane — and put Harley on a collision course with Swamp Thing, of all people…monsters…things…?
This issue also includes Harley pin-up pages with art by Babs Tarr, Bengal, Dustin Nguyen and more!

Secret Empire Omega #1

(W) Nick Spencer (A) Andrea Sorrentino (CA) Mark Brooks

SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH!
•  Hydra has fallen, but the world is still not secure! As the heroes of the Marvel Universe stir from the wreckage of the battlefield, the inevitable rebuilding must begin.
•  However, one question hangs in the air over the proceedings: What redemption can there be for Captain America?

Venomverse #2

(W) Cullen Bunn (A) Iban Coello (CA) Nick Bradshaw

• The Poisons’ relentless campaign against the Venoms continues, and Spider-Man is among the first to fall!
•  VENOM VS. POISON SPIDER-MAN: NO HOLDS BARRED!
•  Meanwhile, Deadpool’s cooked up an idea of how to stop the Poisons, but it ain’t exactly sane!

Realm #1

(W) Seth Peck (A/CA) Jeremy Haun

NEW SERIES! Fifteen years ago, our world was overrun by creatures of myth; orcs, dragons, and other nameless horrors threw the entire planet into total chaos. Today, the shattered remnants of civilization must fight just to survive in a deadly new era of violence and mayhem. While a powerful sorcerer marshals his forces, a group of warriors embark on a journey to reclaim our world from the growing darkness. An all new post-apocalyptic high-fantasy adventure series from co-creators SETH M. PECK (X-Men) and JEREMY HAUN (THE BEAUTY) featuring colors by NICK FILARDI and letters by THOMAS MAUER.

Retcon #1

(W) Matt Nixon (A/CA) Toby Cypress

NEW ONGOING SERIES! “TPTB,” Part One-The reboot of a comic book miniseries that has never existed begins with an all-new, all-different issue #1! Time to travel back and jump in on this comic while it was new!

Redlands #2

(W) Jordie Bellaire, Vanesa Del Rey (A/CA) Vanesa Del Rey

A mysterious and bloodthirsty matriarchal force runs the town of Redlands, Florida, and in order to stay on top, sacrifices must be made. But someone is intent on removing these powerful women from the top of the food chain. And he’s ready to unleash their darkest secret…

Sheena #1

(W) Marguerite Bennett, Christina Trujillo (A) Moritat, Dimi Macheras (CA) J. Scott Campbell

When a dangerous group of mercenaries sent by Cadwell Industries accuses her village of murdering one of their men, Sheena is forced to make a deal. To save her home, Sheena now has twenty-four hours to find the missing man alive; if she fails, the mercenaries will attack-and they take no prisoners. But Sheena is not the only one hunting for the missing man…

Graphic Novel Highlights

Hard Boiled HC
(W) Frank Miller, Geof Darrow (A/CA) Geof Darrow

Carl Seltz is a suburban insurance investigator, a loving husband, and a devoted father. Nixon is a berserk, homicidal tax collector racking up mind-boggling body counts in a diseased urban slaughterhouse. Unit Four is the ultimate robot killing machine-and the last hope of the future’s enslaved mechanical servants. And they’re all the same psychotic entity. From comic masters Geof Darrow and Frank Miller! Recolored by Dave Stewart! Collected in hardcover for the first time ever!

Cover Price: $19.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $13.99 (30% OFF)

Harley Quinn Reborth Dlx Coll HC Book 1

(W) Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti (A) Chad Hardin, John Timms, Bret Blevins, Joseph Michael Linsner, Jill Thompson, Brandon Peterson, Moritat, Michael William Kaluta, Inaki Miranda, Andrew Robinson (CA) Amanda Conner

In these stories from HARLEY QUINN #1-13, Harley’s gotta protect her neighborhood against an all-out zombie apocalypse! Break out the chainsaws, everybody! Then, Harley must set out on a journey that will take her around the world-and into the clutches of a bizarre robotic enemy! And The Joker is back – and he’s out to win Harley’s heart back, no matter who gets in the way…especially not Red Tool!

Cover Price: $16.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.89 (30% OFF)

Manga

Infini-T Force GN Vol 1

(W) Ukyo Kodachi (A/CA) Tatsuma Ejiri
It all began when high school student Emi Kaido received a mysterious, wish-granting pencil. With her life on the line, Emi uses the pencil to call upon heroes for protection! Gatchaman! Tekkaman! Casshan! Hurricane Polymar! These defenders of justice cross space and time to help Emi weave the greatest tale of all time!

Cover Price: $13.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $11.19 (20% OFF)

 

Blame GN Vol 5

(W/A/CA) Tsutomu Nihei
One of the manga world’s most intriguing artists returns to the English language world with a re-release of his breakthrough work Blame! In a dystopian future, a complex network of machines has pushed humanity to the brink. Robots known as the “Builders” continued to build a meaningless civilization with no one to reside in it. Soon these cities reach out to the outer planets and another breed of life form emerges.

Cover Price: $34.99
Pulp Fiction Price: $27.99 (20% OFF)

Other stuff

That’s it for this week!

– Ryan