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Preview: Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin #1 (of 7)

Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin #1 (of 7)

(W) Geof Darrow (A/CA) Geof Darrow
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $4.99

In Phase 4 of the SCU, the Shaolin Cowboy finds his parenting skills being tested when he is forced to homeschool during a pandemic of unparalleled violence, in this story torn from yesterday’s viral twitter feeds.

Can he get a kung fu grip on the situation before a horde of .45 loving human monsters and not so human monsters send him to the ICU?

Only guns, swords, and flying guillotines will tell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AMITOUFU!!!!!!

Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin #1 (of 7)

Preview: Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin #1 (of 7)

Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin #1 (of 7)

(W) Geof Darrow (A/CA) Geof Darrow
In Shops: May 18, 2022
SRP: $4.99

In Phase 4 of the SCU, the Shaolin Cowboy finds his parenting skills being tested when he is forced to homeschool during a pandemic of unparalleled violence, in this story torn from yesterday’s viral twitter feeds.

Can he get a kung fu grip on the situation before a horde of .45 loving human monsters and not so human monsters send him to the ICU?

Only guns, swords, and flying guillotines will tell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AMITOUFU!!!!!!

Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin #1 (of 7)

Dark Horse To Publish Geof Darrow’s Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin

This year, Dark Horse Comics will publish Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin, an all-new, seven part comic book series of action-packed intellectual drama by award-winning Geof Darrow and Eisner award-winning colorist Dave Stewart. The latest installment in the Eisner-Award-winning Shaolin Cowboy series is set in Phase 4 of the SCU, where the Shaolin Cowboy finds his parenting skills being tested when he is forced to homeschool during a pandemic of unparalleled violence, in a story torn from yesterday’s viral twitter feeds. Can he get a kung fu grip on the situation before a horde of .45 loving human monsters and not so human monsters send him to the ICU? Only guns, swords, and flying guillotines will tell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For nearly twenty years, Darrow’s been creating stories for the Shaolin Cowboy that are chock full of monsters, carnage, copses, and chainsaws. For the latest, epic Shaolin Cowboy series, some of the biggest names in comics will provide variant covers:

  • issue #1: Mike Mignola
  • issue #1: Alice Darrow
  • issue #2: Frank Quitely
  • issue #2: Ed Piskor
  • issue #3: Stan Sakai
  • issue #3: Steve Skroce
  • issue #4: Duncan Fegredo
  • issue #4: Jim Rugg
  • issue #5: Katsuya Terada
  • issue #6: James Harren
  • issue #7: Tsui Hark

Dark Horse Comics will publish Shaolin Cowboy: Cruel to Be Kin issue 1 on May 18, 2022.

Legendary Chinese Mythic Figure The Monkey King Heads to Contemporary New York City in A Chinatown Odyssey

The Monkey King: A Chinatown Odyssey

Taiwanese American creator Jerry Ma is supporting AAPI Heritage Month and #STOPASIANHATE this May by bringing one of Chinese literature’s most enduring characters, the Monkey King to modern-day New York in The Monkey King: A Chinatown Odyssey which has launched on Kickstarter. 

Jerry Ma hits home as he shows his native New York City falling apart with the Empress of Chinatown turning her back on the City. Tripitaka the monk must locate Monkey, Pigsy and Sandy to help her make the journey west to Chinatown San Francisco in hopes of finding enlightenment to then go back and save New York from itself!

With the amazing group of people helping with this campaign, Geof DarrowAllan DorisonJim CheungDavid Soto, and Lisa Y. Wu, through Stretch Goals, they’ll be donating money to small businesses in Chinatown New York.

Readers will also get the opportunity to own this title for only $20 during this Kickstarter which ends on Friday, June 4. Along with the book, readers will be able to back these money saving rewards and help unlock stretch goals that will help increase the amount given to local New York City Chinatown small businesses.

Sal Abbinanti Takes Us to Rio de Janeiro with The Hostage

By day, Sal Abbinanti is the art rep for comic book superstars Alex Ross and Bill Sienkiewicz, but by night he, too, is an artist. For more than two decades, the Chicago native has been obsessed with creating a graphic novel inspired by a visit he made to Brazil when he was in his early 20’s. Now, Abbinanti is launching a Kickstarter campaign for his dream projecta 115-page full-color original graphic novel set in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro titled The Hostage.

Loosely inspired by the culture and religions of Brazil like the Umbanda and the Candomblé, Abbinanti has been building the world of The Hostage in his studio for over 10 years—sketching characters, panels, and scripting pages. Abbinanti’s unique art style and vibrant color choices create a spellbinding effect. The Hostage tells the story of a group of street kids who are abandoned by society. Dying every day from poverty and gang violence, the kids join together and summon a mystical spirit—The Hostage—who will protect them and avenge the deaths of their friends.

The Hostage Kickstarter campaign includes limited edition lithographs from Alex Ross, Bill Sienkiewicz, Jeffrey Alan Love, Sanjulián, Geof Darrow, and Eric Powell, as well as tiers with original sketch cards, postcards, and bookmarks by Abbinanti.

The crowdfunding campaign is live now and concludes on February 25th, with pledge tiers ranging from a digital edition available in both English and Portuguese (translated by Kelsey Trotta), to The Complete Hostage Package, which includes an 11×17 original drawing by Sal Abbinanti and a complete set of lithographs by all guest artists.

Geof Darrow’s Complete Shaolin Cowboy Odyssey Comes to Paperback in 2021

Since his first appearance sixteen years ago, Geof Darrow’s Shaolin Cowboy has been slaughtering zombies, beheading idiots, and leaving a trail of carnage and corpses in his wake. And next year, for the first time ever, Dark Horse Books will publish Darrow’s complete Shaolin Cowboy odyssey in paperback. Beginning with the release of Shaolin Cowboy: Shemp Buffet in April 2021, Dark Horse will release three paperback editions of the Shaolin Cowboy’s adventures, with each book featuring an all-new cover by Darrow and Eisner Award-Winning Colorist Dave Stewart.

Having won the Inkpot Award, won (and lost) multiple Eisner Awards and created the iconic and blood-soaked character the Shaolin Cowboy, cartoonist Geof Darrow is one of the most influential and revered cartoonists. As Vulture says, “no one draws violence quite like Geof Darrow.” In addition to the chainsaw-fueled adventures of the Shaolin Cowboy, Darrow is renowned for his early work with Moebius, his designs for television and films, his collaborations with Frank Miller and Andrew Vachss, and his iconic and detailed comic book covers. Darrow originally hails from Cedar Rapids, IA and now resides in France.

Dark Horse will publish the Shaolin Cowboy paperbacks in consecutive months:

Shaolin Cowboy: Shemp Buffet is available everywhere books are sold starting April 20, 2021. This paperback will retail for $19.99. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop.

Shaolin Cowboy: Shemp Buffet

Shaolin Cowboy: Who Will Stop the Reign is available everywhere books are sold starting May 18, 2021. This paperback will retail for $19.99. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop.

Shaolin Cowboy: Who Will Stop the Reign

Shaolin Cowboy: Start Trek is available everywhere books are sold starting June 22, 2021. This paperback will retail for $19.99. 

Shaolin Cowboy: Start Trek

Exclusive: Check Out Geof Darrow’s Original Art for the Next Two Volumes of Full Bleed

IDW Published is currently running a Kickstarter for Full Bleed Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation which runs until January 10.

The print only hardcover magazine features a long-lost interview with bestselling comic book writer Grant Morrison, discussing his feud with writer Alan Moore; a conversation between music legends Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Anthrax’s Scott Ian; interviews with with comic book legend Geof Darrow, and contributions by Julia Alekseyeva, Abdulkareem Baba Aminu, Peter Bagge, Tini Howard, Gideon Kendall, Roger Langridge, Joe Lansdale, Erin Nations, Benjamin Percy, Jon Raymond, Sara Richard, Vivek J. Tiwary, Noah Van Sciver; Shannon Wheeler, and many more.

On top of some impressive entertainment, this is your chance to own original art of Geof Darrow‘s.

The Geof Darrow Original Art Tier nets you Signed & Numbered Limited Versions of the next 2 volumes of Full Bleed: The Comics & Culture Quarterly, along with signed limited prints for those two volumes (Artists TBD) along with slipcase for all FOUR volumes. Plus a free copy of Las Vegas Repo #2! Plus an enamel Full Bleed “Sphere” pin (3rd in the series).. AND get your name in the next volume of Full Bleed ! Along with one piece of completely ORIGINAL ART by the legendary Geof Darrow!

We’ve got an exclusive first look at the original art by Darrow.

The Kickstarter runs until January 10 and Full Bleed Vol. 3: Heavy Rotation features:

  • The Grant Morrison Interview, Part One, By Gavin Edwards, illustration by Peter Bagge
  • Monsters of Rock: An interview with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, and Anthrax’s Scott Ian, concerning their shared history and love of all things horror and genre, By Russell Sheath, illustration by Tony Shasteen
  • We Don’t All Live in a Yellow Submarine: An Essay, By Vivek J. Tiwary
  • The Watering Shed: A brand-new short story featuring Hap & Leonard, By award-winning novelist Joe Lansdale
  • Lover’s Eyes: An Essay, By Tini Howard, with illustrations by Sara Richard
  • Arizona Daisy: A new comic, By Roger Langridge
  • May 1968: The Revolution that Almost Was – A comic essay, By Julia Alekseyeva
  • Black’s In: When a “Blackout” is a Good Thing, Text and illustrations by Abdulkareem Baba Aminu
  • Following the Bloody Trail of the Shaolin Cowboy: An interview with Geof Darrow, featuring never-before-seen art, by Hannah Means-Shannon
  • The Underdream: A new comic, By Josh O’Neill and Gideon Kendall
  • The Lost Boys of the U-Boat Bremen: Chapter Three, By Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Steve Beach
  • Down Mexico Way: A travel log, By Jarrett Melendez, with illustration from Danica Brine
  • Uncharted Part Two: A short story, By Benjamin Percy with spot illustrations by Brent Schoonover
  • The Shapes: A new comic, By Adam Knave & Andrew Losq
  • New short comics from Shannon Wheeler, Jennifer Hayden and Noah Van Sciver
  • A personal tale of young love gone wrong, By award-winning novelist and screenwriter, Jon Raymond
  • The Big Smoke, a photo essay, By Joel Meadows
  • Blade Runner: Technology Steals the Soul — An essay, By Tom Waltz, with illustration by Santipérez
  • The Five Most Important Underground Cartoonists, an essay, By Bob Levin
  • Home: A new comic by Erin Nations

Shaolin Cowboy: Start Trek Returns to Print

Having won the Inkpot Award, won (and lost) multiple Eisner Awards and created the iconic  and blood-soaked character the Shaolin Cowboy, cartoonist Geof Darrow is one of the most influential and revered cartoonists.

This summer, Dark Horse Books will boldly go where they have never gone before when they publish Geof Darrow’s Shaolin Cowboy: Start Trek and bring a classic, hard-to-find masterpiece back into print. Originally published as a seven issue comic book series by Burlyman Entertainment, the story garnered Darrow the Eisner Award in 2006 for Best Writer/ Artist. The Dark Horse Books edition marks the story’s first ever hardcover publication and features a new cover by Darrow and award-winning colorist Dave Stewart and the complete seven-issue saga written and illustrated by Darrow and colored by Pete Doherty, Alex Wald, and Lovern Kindzierski, as well as classic Shaolin Cowboy illustrations by Moebius (Jean Giraud), Richard Delgado, Mike Mignola, Kevin Nowlan, and John Severin.

In Shaolin Cowboy: Start Trek, the Shaolin Cowboy walks the action-packed path of three enemies. Those from the past, who still pursue him, those from the future who are waiting for him, and those from the present who find killing him isn’t going to be as easy as he looks.

Shaolin Cowboy: Start Trek will be published by Dark Horse in comic book stores on July 11 and in bookstores on July 17, 2018 as an 8X10 hardcover retailing for $24.00.

Genndy Tartakovsky Variant Cover for The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign? #4 Exclusive Reveal

We have the exclusive reveal of Genndy Tartakovsky‘s variant cover for Geof Darrow‘s The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign? #4.

Tartakovsky is the brilliant mind behind Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory, and the Star Wars: Clone Wars tv series, and directed Hotel Transylvania 1 and 2.

Get a kung-fu grip on yourself as Geof Darrow’s blood-spattered killing machine the Shaolin Cowboy returns this April in a new four-issue mini-series. The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign? is written and illustrated by Darrow, who has won the Inkpot Award and won (and lost) multiple Eisner Awards, and colored by the Eisner Award-winning Dave Stewart. In The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign?, the titular hero of the series finds that his road to hell is paved not with good intentions but old nemeses hell-bent on bloody revenge. Issue 1 is on sale from Dark Horse Comics on April 19, 2017.

Check out the variant cover for issue #4 below as well as interior art from The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign? #1 out next week.

Dark Horse Comics Unleashes Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow

Geof Darrow’s slick, precise inks and stunning detail have amazed comics fans for decades, from his early work with Moebius to Hard Boiled, his first collaboration with Frank Miller, to the overwhelming success of his current series, The Shaolin Cowboy. Now Darrow provides incredible insight into his process by sharing the pencil drawings behind his meticulous inks in a huge hardcover collection, Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow. Dark Horse Comics will release the oversized 128 page book, 9×12” HC and priced at $34.99, in July ahead of Darrow’s appearance at San Diego Comic-Con.

Featuring well-known covers and never-before-seen drawings alike, Lead Poisoning is a behind-the-scenes look that reveals perfectionism at its best, showing how clean and perfect the initial drawings can be as well as the bizarre alterations that appear to happen on the fly. Featuring commentary by Darrow and his notable peers, Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow is a hardcover that brings you right to Darrow’s drawing board.

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