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A Wave Blue World Kickstarts Maybe Someday: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope

Maybe Someday: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope

A Wave Blue World has announced the launch of its latest anthology, Maybe Someday: Stories of Promise, Visions of Hope which is now raising funds on Kickstarter. The graphic novel anthology is a sequel to All We Ever Wanted: Stories of a Better World which received a Ringo Award nomination for “best anthology.”

Maybe Someday is a new full-color anthology presenting over twenty-five aspirational stories to lift the spirits of readers and instill the hope that a brighter future is possible. Maybe Someday also reunites the publisher with the editorial team of Matt Miner and Eric Palicki.

The Maybe Someday Kickstarter campaign, running through the entire month of June, offers a Kickstarter exclusive cover, which is only available to backers. The cover art is by Max Dunbar with colors by Espen Grundetjern. Logo and cover design are by Tim Daniel. A different cover by this same team will be featured on the direct market edition when the book comes out later this year.

Other rewards include a digital sketchbook, signed bookplates, and combo packs of previously published anthologies.

Check out the full list of creators taking part, it’s a who’s who of comic talent:

Natasha Alterici, Alejandro Aragon, Darren Auck, Max Bemis, Anthony Breznican, Ryan Cady, Mario Candelaria, Joe Caramagna, Tyler Chin-Tanner, Gab Contreras, Shawn Daley, Jono Diener, Jeff Edwards, Greg Anderson Elysee, Mike Feehan, Ryan Ferrier, Joe Glass, Isaac Goodhart, Adam Gorham, Hagai, Ray-Anthony Height, Josh Hood, Daniel Kibblesmith, Konner Knudsen, Michael Kupperman, Alisa Kwitney, Valentine De Landro, Robert Lee, Yasmin Liang, Mauricet, John McFarlane, Matt Miner, Christopher Mitten, Michael Moreci, Steve Niles, Eric Palicki, Emily Pearson, Stephanie Phillips, Curt Pires, Sebastian Piriz, Andy Poole, Nick Pyle, Rod Reis, Renfamous, Marco Rudy, Ethan Sacks, Phillip Sevy, Erica Shultz, Martin Simmonds, Aubrey Sitterson, Stelladia, Sally Jane Thompson, Zoe Thorogood, Bobby Timony, and Rockwell White.

Preview: Star Trek: New Adventures, Vol. 3

Star Trek: New Adventures, Vol. 3

Mike Johnson (w) • Erfan Fajar, Yasmin Liang, Joe Corroney (a) • John Watson (c)

After the events of Star Trek Into Darkness, the U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a new five-year mission of exploration. Collects the stories “The Khitomer Conflict,” “Parallel Lives,” “I, Enterprise,” and “Lost Apollo” from issues #25–34 of the ongoing Star Trek series.

TPB • FC • $29.99 • 228 pages • ISBN: 978-1-63140-611-9


Preview: Red Sonja Vol. 2 #14

Red Sonja Vol. 2 #14

Gail Simone (w)
Walter Geovani (a)
Jenny Frison, Yasmin Liang (c)
Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
Jenny Frison B&W retailer incentive cover
Yasmin Liang B&W retailer incentive cover

Red Sonja’s new soul-searing epic, the FORGIVING OF MONSTERS, continues, as a brutal and repulsive parasite has infected the She-devil, right as she is on the trail of the last survivor of the marauders who murdered her village! This is Sonja as you have never seen her before, don’t miss it! Gail Simone’s epic story ends with issue #18, so prepare for the culmination of her epic run!


Preview: Steed and Mrs. Peel Vol. 3

Steed and Mrs. Peel Vol. 3

Writer(s): Caleb Monroe
Artist(s): Yasmin Liang

After a series of stinging defeats, John Cartney has reached out for help in his battle against John Steed and Emma Peel, teaming up with the Cybernauts, robots designed to replace humanity. Our super-spies face their biggest challenge yet as their two fiercest foes join forces!


Interview: Women of BOOM! – Yasmin Liang

Yasmin LiangIt’s Thursday which brings us a new interview and our 18th “Women of BOOM!” feature, spotlighting the many kick-ass women that work at BOOM!, Archaia and KaBOOM! We’re focusing on everyone, editors, designers, writers, artists, you name it! We’re making sure to include the hard-working folks whose contributions are often overlooked in the process.

BOOM! (and KaBOOM! and Archaia) has given us unprecedented access and the chance to ask questions to their staff, and creative teams, to find out why the publisher is so successful in hiring women and their experiences in the comic industry as women.

Yasmin Liang is an artist, who has worked on Steed and Mrs. Peel for BOOM! and Star Trek for IDW.

Graphic Policy: How did you get involved in the comic book industry?

Yasmin Liang: My first contact with the comic book industry was when I interned for Marvel during my senior year. I was lucky enough to be placed in the Digital Comics department where I received invaluable advice from the editors and my supervisor, Tim Smith III. I wasn’t sure I wanted to be involved with comics after I graduated though, due to the seemingly anti-woman climate until I met Matt Miner at MoCCA in NYC who convinced me otherwise. His dedication and passion for his book LIBERATOR really reminded me of what I wanted to do and my original passion for story-telling. I did some work for him before then doing short stories for anthologies like SHATTERED: THE ASIAN AMERICAN ANTHOLOGY (SECRET IDENTITIES) and BEFORE, AFTER AND IN BETWEEN: A COMIC ANTHOLOGY.

GP: Did you read comics growing up? Do you read them now?

YL: I’ve been reading comics since I could hold the book up myself. I read Tin Tin, Asterix & Obelix and Calvin & Hobbes for the most part. I vividly remember discovering an issue of 1993 Catwoman for the first time. I read a ton of DC and Marvel up until college when I couldn’t really afford to read/buy as much.

I do read comics now, though. Not as much because of time constraints but I try to pick up books that really interest me. I am very much enjoying Saga and Mara currently.

GP: How did you come to work with BOOM!/Archaia?

YL: Chris Rosa sent me an e-mail one day! I’m not sure what or how my work caught his attention but that was pretty much it. I was lucky enough for Steed and Mrs. Peel to drop in my lap once I had tested for it successfully.

GP: How would you describe your job for people?

YL: There are days when I have no idea when or how I’m going to get the page done but a deadline is a great motivator. It’s tiring and requires the kind of dedication I didn’t think I had in me but it’s an incredibly rewarding endeavor. I wouldn’t give it up for anything.

GP: For people who want to pursue a career in what you do, what advice would you give them?

YL: Practice through creation and get your work out there in any way or form. Ignore the little voice in your head that says you’re not good enough. Surgically removing your social life will also assist your development as an artist.

GP: We notice that when it comes to women in the comic industry, BOOM!/Archaia has a lot of diversity present. Why do you think have they succeeded when so many other publishers struggle with this?

YL: I feel that BOOM! /Archaia subscribe to a simple theory of openness to the new and unknown. It’s an exciting landscape once you expand beyond what has already been explored. They don’t seem to be afraid to put new people on their books and for that I am eternally grateful.  With the surge of women artists coming into the spotlight on Tumblr and other websites, it seems only logical for publishers to take notice of them and give them the attention they deserve.

GP: We’ve heard horror stories concerning women in the industry, have you ever seen or been discriminated/harassed and if so, how did you handle it?

YL: I have been fortunate enough to have not personally experienced any discrimination or harassment. The affect of hearing about stories from friends or other creators was enough to discourage me almost entirely from pursuing a career in comics though.

GP: What advice do you have for women looking to break into the comic book industry?

YL: I’m still trying to figure it out for myself but I would suggest the same basic principles for any professional artist: Be polite, meet deadlines and develop your craft.


Preview: Steed and Mrs. Peel #9


Written by Mark Waid, Caleb Monroe
Drawn by Yasmin Liang
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: Phil Noto
COVER B: Joshua Covey
Diamond Code: MAR13 0938

THE RETURN OF THE MONSTER! John Cartney thought his children were the key to finally finishing off John Steed and Emma Peel — but they failed. So, since blood didn’t work, he’s turning to cold, hard steel… Evil levels up as this all-new STEED & MRS. PEEL story begins!