The BUNKER's fourth arc kicks off as issue 15 hits shelves tomorrow and you're not going to want to miss out. When this arc comes to its jaw dropping finale, you'll regret that you weren't on board from the beginning. Do your future self a favor and pick this up at your LCS! You don't have to take MY word for it, however, here's the official scoop (with more words by me):
Today's the Final Order Cut off for the upcoming ONI Press Starter Pack 2016. I promise you'll not want to overlook this. It's over 200 pages collecting issue #1's from SEVEN of ONI Press' ongoing books for a ridiculous $5.99! In it you'll be introduced to Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt's The Sixth Gun, Charles Soule and Alberto Alburquerque's Letter 44, Zander Cannon's Kaijumax, Greg Rucka and Justin Greenwood's Stumptown, Cullen Bunn and Joelle Jones' Helheim, Joshua Hale Fialkov and Gabo's The Life After and of course, the full double sized issue #1 of The BUNKER by Joshua Hale Fialkov and myself.
Now take the diamond order code, NOV151539, to your local comics shop and tell them to pre-order your copy so you'll be sure to get it on release date. Thanks for reading and please consider sharing this post using your preferred social network.
Abstraction is a bit of a misnomer here because when I was drawing this, I'm pretty sure I was thinking I was describing something real. If you've been at all following recent Moleskine Monday posts, you may have noticed a heavy influence of extreme bodily distortion. Organs, architecture, under sea creatures etc. are all transmogrifying into this tangle of tubes, glands and almost geodesic like structures. I can't wait to see what grows out of all of this.
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At what point does strictly doodling on a page to appreciate its abstract, 2D qualities become drawing a disturbingly 3d image of extreme bodily distortion? I think the answer to that question lies somewhere in the image above. I'm playing around here with how to transform some of my absent minded sketching into realistic renderings of body chaos. The idea is that imagining our bodies transformed into geometry or flattened into abstraction is more horrific than the usual lumps and tentacles (and there are plenty of those here, too!). We'll see, won't we.
Gonzalo Duarte (colorist for Hellbreak, Big Trouble in Little China and more) has joined us as colorist on the upcoming fourth arc of The BUNKER! Issue 15's FOC is Monday February 15th, so next time you're at your local comics shop, please pre-order using Diamond code, DEC151494. Without being at all overly dramatic, the preservation of The BUNKER needs your pre-orders.
Here's a page of monster designs. My idea in designing these creatures was to use what I know of human anatomy and then reconfigure as much of it into a new 'thing'. So the fibulas become large claws and the ribs splay out to make minor appendages and wings. The results were created for an upcoming bi-weekly comic about advanced bodily transformation but were a little too far reaching. I've since gone back to the drawing board with these so stay tooned for more creature creations in the weeks to come.
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So images of The BUNKER #16's cover have trickled onto the internet but the marketing blurb for the issue fails to mention something. Very. Important.
Surprise, surprise: the Bunker's empty when the feds get to it. Making Heidi out to be a liar. But Natasha - future Natasha - is facing worse problems. Her immunity may have saved her from the virus, but there are other, more dangerous threats out to get her.
You need to read every issue of the fourth arc of The BUNKER because in issue 16, you'll need to know who dies.
Kapow! Boof! Here's a page of hand lettered sound effects! It's fun to do this every once in a while! Here I'm playing around with lettering styles, colors and even some of the sounds themselves. Doop!? Really? Yep. A lot of these were probably done around the same time as I was taking a break to do some Time F•cker so I needed to create a lexicon (should I say sexicon?) of basic sound effect ideas. To see which of these and others made their way into Time F•cker, read the comic yourself by clicking here!
In case you wondered, no I did not "sleep the shit outta that nite".
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