The latest cover I did for Archie- Betty and Veronica as little mermaids! When they sent me the script for this issue, it was a bunch of rough layouts that the great Dan Parent must have sketched and scripted at the same time. Pretty interesting! I’ve heard a lot of writer/artists work that way.
More about the Little Mermaids issue in this CBR piece.
This week’s episode of CW’S Supernatural featured a Lying Cat T-Shirt worn by “Charlie,” played by Felicia Day, who calls SAGA the “best comic EVER?!”
You can pre-order your very own Lying Cat T-shirt, with new art by Fiona Staples, at comic book stores everywhere!
I won’t be there the whole time due to my workload, but here’s when you can find me at table X-08:
Friday: 5-8 p.m.
Saturday: 3-7 p.m.
Sunday: 2-5 p.m.
I’ll be signing, selling Saga trades ($10) and prints ($20), and copies of my sketchbook ($20). Sketching if time allows, probably during the last hour of each day.
This is always a really fun show bursting with local talent. For cool art and brand new books, don’t miss:
Chris Peterson at S-04
Christopher Johnston at 1214
Daniel Andrews at Q-05
Ryan Ferrier and Vic Malhotra at P-05
dorkboy comics at 1124
Laurie B! at 822
Red 5 Comics at 622,722
Alberta College of Art & Design at 1111-1112 1211-1212
Follow-up from BKV: APPLE vs. SAGA #12
A follow-up to yesterday’s press release:
I wanted to apologize to everyone for this entire SAGA #12 kerfuffle. Yesterday, I was mistakenly led to believe that this issue was solely with Apple, but it’s now clear that it was only ever Comixology too conservatively interpreting Apple’s rules. I’m truly sorry. I never thought either company was being homophobic, only weirdly inconsistent about what kind of adult material was permissible. I’m grateful that the situation was cleared up so quickly, and I’m delighted I can go back to reading smutty comics on my Retina Display iPad.
—Brian K. Vaughan
Annoying press release thing: APPLE vs. SAGA #12
As has hopefully been clear from the first page of our first issue, SAGA is a series for the proverbial “mature reader.” Unfortunately, because of two postage stamp-sized images of gay sex, Apple is banning tomorrow’s SAGA #12 from being sold through any iOS apps. This is a drag, especially because our book has featured what I would consider much more graphic imagery in the past, but there you go. Fiona and I could always edit the images in question, but everything we put into the book is there to advance our story, not (just) to shock or titillate, so we’re not changing shit.
Apologies to everyone who reads our series on iPads or iPhones, but here are your alternatives for Wednesday:
1) Head over to you friendly neighborhood comics shop and pick up a physical copy of our issue that you can have and hold forever.
2) While you’re at it, don’t forget to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which helps protect retailers who are brave enough to carry work that some in their communities might consider offensive. You can find signed copies of Saga at the CBLDF site right now.
3) Download the issue directly through sites like https://comics.imagecomics.com or on your non-Apple smartphone or tablet.
4) If all else fails, you might be able to find SAGA #12 in Apple’s iBookstore, which apparently sometimes allows more adult material to be sold than through its apps. Crazy, right?
Anyway, special thanks to Eric Stephenson and everyone at Image for supporting our decision, and for always being so supportive of creators. Sorry again to readers for the inconvenience, but I hope everyone will be able to find an issue that Fiona and I are particularly proud of. And after you do, please check out PanelSyndicate.com, the new digital comics site I own with artist Marcos Martin, which remains 100% uncensored by corporate overlords.
Saga cover prints (the covers for issues 4, 7, 8, 9, and 12) and my new sketchbook, “Fiona Staples Digest #1,” are now for sale on essentialsequential.com! They are $20 each- more details on the website.