Here comes LE GIRL, for Just Super #4, by Jeffrey Burandt and Ben Rosen. ”Le Girl” design by ZEES.
More JUST SUPER 3 character designs by ZEES, this time for “Ms. Chiff,” then and now. Script is finished and off to artist James Smith, who is working on breakdowns and the first few finished panels even!
My story, Blood + Brains, with artist Dean Haspiel is now available in Creator Owned Heroes #7, available at finer comics stores everywhere, or at MidtownComics.com, as linked to above. Here’s a preview of art, and some of the amazing reviews we’ve been getting:
Blood and Brains by: Jeffrey Burandt Art by: Dean Haspiel: A zombie comic, but not in the traditional sense. It’s a pleasant, short comic about a lone woman who is hungry in the zombie world. She fights off a group of zombies, and receives help from another survivor. The twist in the end of this short I never saw coming.
Creator Owned Heroes #7 […] belongs on anyone’s shelf. Ties with Avengers #1 for comic of the week.
Jeffrey Burandt’s “Blood & Brains” is another zombie story, but at just five pages, and centered on a plot twist, you can’t help but love it.
Wrapping up the stories is a very short little comic called “Blood and Brains” by Jeffrey Burandt and Dean Haspiel. Only a few pages long, the story takes a cool little twist at the end. The art was very cool as well, very basic and yet also detailed when needed.
Then we have zombies. The subject-matter is in danger of being done into the ground in the TV, film, and comics medium, but in keeping with the challenges set by COH #7, Dean Haspiel and Jeffrey Burandtdeliver something readers have simply never seen before, imploding any expectation of the familiar. Haspiel’s zombie artwork avoids the basic emphasis on blood and gore flooding zombie media these days and emphasizes, in a visceral way, the disjointedness of decomposition through trailing limbs and chunks of missing anatomy. This makes Haspiel and Burandt’s heroine seem all that much more solid, active, and vital as she spikes a zombie noggin and blasts through zombie brains. This is zombie-storytelling streamlined to basic psychological elements: loneliness, companionship, and, finally, the pulse-poundingly unexpected that makes the genre so popular. “Blood and Brains” retools zombie narrative by removing excess accretion and celebrating its potential in creator-owned style.
Another scary story for Hallowednesdays on Trip City! This time a man returns from the dead for his beloved, with terrifying consequences. Art by Scott Ogden!
TODAY! Wednesday, 2/29/12, Trip City releases Episode 3 of Aaron Bir’s and Jeffrey Burandt’sThomas the Headless Boy. Released biweekly, this week’s episode signals the end of Chapter 1—that’s 28 pages of free, online comix in just 6 weeks! Return to TripCity.net on 3/14/12 when we begin Chapter 2 of Thomas the Headless Boy.