I did an interview for a new magazine that’s launching today!
Calgary Expo this weekend!
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...
Follow-up from BKV: APPLE vs. SAGA #12 A follow-up to yesterday’s press...
Annoying press release thing: APPLE vs. SAGA #12 As has hopefully been clear...
My ECCC Schedule
I’ll be at Emerald City Comic Con this weekend, at table U-01 with the rest of the Essential Sequential group! We’ll have prints, Saga trades, and my brand new sketchbook “Fiona Staples Digest #1” for sale. I might be away from the table for lunch or to roam the con a bit, so if you have a packed schedule and want to make SURE you get me, best to come by at the times below!...
ultrapsycho asked: Yo! Fiona staples! Sup? I think your work with SAGA is pretty f*#^king awesome! Keep up the good work. How did you learn to draw? Are you self taught?
Thought Bubble apologies
So, I was REALLY looking forward to meeting readers and seeing friends at the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds last weekend, but unfortunately I came down with the worst food poisoning I’ve ever experienced and had to cancel. I’m very sorry I wasn’t there! However, we did manage to squeeze in two successful signings at the Travelling Man stores in Manchester and Newcastle, so...
Annoying press release thingie from Brian K....
I realize there are significantly more important things going on in the world, but since some of your sites picked up on the story that Amazon had suspended sales of SAGA: VOLUME ONE last week, I just wanted to update everyone that the book is officially back on sale as of this morning. I’m still not exactly sure what this brief hiccup was about, but the books are once again shipping in...
brnnnn asked: Hi Fiona! Have been following Saga since the beginning, one of the first series I used to get into comics and I absolutely adore your art. As someone trying to improve their own art, do you have any suggestions or tips for creating such immaculate form? Do you incorporate reference materials when you're working out panels/sequences? or is it all basically from memory/method?
My NYCC schedule...
You’ll generally be able to find me at the ESSENTIAL SEQUENTIAL booth in Artist Alley, tables A1-A9 (I’m in A8, to be precise)! I aim to hang around there as much as possible, and will have a few prints for sale. Here’s when I’ll be doing panels and signings: THURSDAY 5:00-6:00 - Signing at Archie Comics booth (#1720) FRIDAY 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Panel: Wondrous Worlds, Fractured Futures:...
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Aaaaand it’s closed. Thanks everybody! Will try to get them done so I can accept a couple more at the show.
Guys! My commission list for NYCC is now open. Please e-mail my art rep Jason Schachter at email@example.com for rates, info, and to get on the list. Thanks!
Saga #6 cover
Out second week of August, this’ll be the end of our first arc. We’re going to take a bit of a breather, but will be back in November with Saga #7. This series is just getting started! Things only get better and weirder from here. The trade comes out in October (154 pages for $9.99!), and also that month, Brian and I will be at the New York Comic Con, so come say hi!
A while ago I got to do the cover for the graphic novel adaptation of “Blue Bloods,” the very popular vampire novel by Melissa de la Cruz! It’s being put out by Disney/Hyperion, and the interiors are done by the mega-skilled Alina Urusov (her work is amazing, check out her website). I also did a cover for DC’s THE NATIONAL line: Madame X! I loved Amy Reeder’s...
Josie & the Pussycats
Variant cover for Life With Archie #24. This storyline take place about ten years into the future, so I did a grown-up version of the band! It was inspired in part by the 2001 Pussycats movie, and Alison Mosshart from The Kills, who wears a lot of animal print. (This earned a mention on Bleeding Cool!)
Saga covers #4 and #5
When I got an iPhone I realized that taking crappy photos with it is easier than scanning in drawings. So my blog has been neglected and I’ve been posting things to Instagram/twitter (username fstaples/fionastaples). I might as well put them here, too, though! Most of these are marker sketches from drink & draw. I also have a new Facebook page...
SAGA covers #2 and #3
Image Expo last weekend was an amazing show! I want to do it all over again!
From a Tommy Ton photo (loosely).
Dark Horse Presents #10 variant cover
My favourite show comes back soon.
SAGA #1 cover
(As seen in a funny post on Eric Stephenson’s blog!)
I haven’t used markers since college, but I’m trying to practice with them for upcoming cons. Doodled these at drink & draw last night- they are actually the same set of Prismacolors I used SEVEN YEARS ago in school, I can’t believe they haven’t dried up! FF Tactics Advance on the brain. And yeah, cons- I’ll be at the IMAGE EXPO in February! Can’t wait!...