Thanks to the fine folks at Yancy Street Comics for inviting me as guest for their Free Comic Book Day event on May 6! I spent the day meeting old and new fans and the other amazingly talented guests there. The turnout was incredible, and I was so busy signing and selling copies of Saga of A Doomed Universe and Hark that I didn’t get around to sketching until the afternoon. Here’s pics of a few commissioned sketches from the day:
ANTMAN & THE WASP QUANTUMANIA WORLD PREMIERE!
Tina and I were guests at the world premiere of Antman & The Wasp: Quantumania yesterday and it was pretty spectacular! This film introduces Jentorra, a character I co-created during my writing stint at Marvel and perfectly portrayed by Katy O’Brian. Also, this movie is great.
The filmmakers visually re-imagined Jentorra, and even from the trailers it’s clear that she’s been through a lot since her first appearance in the comics. If you haven’t delved into Jentorra’s origins or the most recent iteration of the Marvel Comics Microverse, a good place to start is my story arc in Realm of Kings: Son of Hulk.
PERSONAL WORKS –
As usual, these sort of projects tend to take a lot longer than usual, because of other commitments. But I finally made it happen: a full tilt homage to the original Micronauts. This concept started as a commissioned sketch at C2E2 in July, and I liked the composition so much that I decided to recreate it as a larger illustration later. You can download a print-ready high res of this over at my patreon page.
Saga Of A Doomed Universe #3!
The third and final issue of Saga of a Doomed Universe is currently available for pre-order from PreviewsWorld! When I started planning the cover variants, I quickly realized there were a multitude of iconic 1980’s era covers to choose from. But I wanted to make sure that these homages also had a direct link to the story itself, and I was pretty lucky in finding covers that related pretty closely to key scenes in the story. I plan to post all of those together at some point soon, but in the meantime, here’s all of the cover variants for issue 3!
Next week, I’ll be at C2E2, artist alley table X-2, with new things on that table: HARK issues 1 & 2 from Beyond Forward Comics, a preview of Saga of a Doomed Universe from CEX Publishing & special give-aways! Plus, past works from Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics and even Malibu Comics! Over the years, Chicago has always been a special place to me. When I was young, I would make the pilgrimage to Chicago Comic-Con (long before C2E2 existed!) every summer, hoping to achieve the right connections to break into the comics industry…which I finally did, at Chicago Comic-con ’93! It’s been a wild ride ever since. This time around, I’m looking forward to sharing Hark and Saga of a Doomed Universe with old and new fans, while enjoying the company of amazing people creating amazing comics. For me, that’s always the biggest and most meaningful take-away at any comic convention. Hope to see you there!
Saga of a Doomed Universe comes to CEX Publishing!
I’m thrilled to see my mini-series Saga of a Doomed Universe find a new home at CEX Publishing, starting in October! You can read the press release and preview the variant cover art and more here. Pre-order your copies at Previews World or ask your local comic shop to place an order for you. You can also see the new promo here. I’ll have more news to share soon!
What I love most about small, 1-day comic-cons is the community aspect to it, and the fact that it’s usually comic-centric in nature. Comic-Con is a bit of a misnomer these days, as they are often propped up by pop culture attractions outside of the comic art medium. I’m not opposed to all of that, but it’s nice to see the focus back to where most of that pop culture stuff originated: comic books. But I digress. This was an excellent show, thanks to the fine folks at Clearwater Public Library for putting on the event and having me as a guest. I met some amazing talent there, caught up with friends and colleagues, drew a few things for old and new fans, and sold a slew of books. Pretty much a perfect comic-con experience!
Press Release: The new issue of HARK on sale now!
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
Hudson, Florida 02/12/2022 – The second chapter in Scott Reed’s science fiction epic Hark is now on sale! Reed is best known as a writer of Marvel Comics Realm of Kings (Son Of Hulk, Microverse: Enigma Force) and for his critically acclaimed Image Comics mini-series, The Overman. About his current series, Reed explains, “I’m introducing an alien philosophy as a thread that weaves through all the action, explosions and strange creatures doing terrible things. Everything that happens in the story is rooted in symbolism in some way. There are quotes and parables from Hark, who is this AI super-intelligence conflicted about his own purpose as a force for peace. Plus, he’s mutated into something terrifying. He has a lot of new powers that he doesn’t know how to handle.” Reed is writing, drawing, and publishing the series via his creator-owned imprint, Beyond Forward Comics. He views the 6-issue series as a ‘long-game’ endeavor, with 1 intricately drawn issue published every year, between his other projects.
The story is set on the once war-torn planet Serad, until it was transformed into a pacifist’s utopia thanks to Hark’s teachings. His work completed, the android philosopher went into sleep-mode, only to awaken a century later to discover his message of total non-violence has sparked a cosmic genocide, at the hands of an alien presence known only as The Elusivv. Hark is faced with the survivors: The Pacifista, a cult who now worship him as a God, and The Reactors, a barbarian-like clan who seek revenge against the Elusivv, and against Hark, who they blame for causing the downfall of their civilization. Hark is caught between these two powerful ideologies, with his own unstable powers threatening to make matters even worse.
Hark #2 is available for purchase in digital format at Amazon.com. The print edition is available for purchase at www.indyplanet.com. Free preview and more at www.beyondforwardcomics.com
Two Geeks Talking – Podcast Interview
Kurt Sasso of Two Geeks Talking interviewed me in his recent podcast, where we talk about my current comic, HARK, as well as a deep-dive into some of my creative process.
Emerald City Comics FCBD Event
I had a great time yesterday as a guest at Emerald City Comics Free Comic Book Day event. This was my first signing in quite a long time and I’m hopeful I’ll be able to do more of these in the months ahead, assuming we aren’t all in Pandemic lockdown again. I sold almost all of my inventory of Hark #1, along with a few copies of some of my other comics and a few commissioned sketches. Also, I was in good company, seated next to guest artists Anthony Hary and Filipe ‘Fil’ Bergson. It was great talking shop with them while meeting old and new fans. Lastly, thank you to the fine folks at Emerald City for having me as a guest. EC is one of the very best comic shops in Florida and if you’re a local or visiting the area, I highly recommend a visit there.