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LUCY DREAMING #1 Early preview.

If you want to preorder my new series with Max Bemis and give it a shot, the final cutoff for preorders is on Monday!
So get your orders in to your local comic shop!

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People who've read my earlier pre-Woods comics will notice that I've gone back to my cartoony style, it was a choice I made cause I thought it served the story better plus it was a refreshing and fun change to make :)
Every time Lucy dips into a new world though, you'll notice that the style and look will change also from issue to issue...

I'll posting more about Lucy and her trans-dimensional adventures as we come closer to it release date next month!

Have a nice weekend!

PS
Max gave an interview about writing the series at Comicon.com.

New series, LUCY DREAMING, coming in 2018!

I'm super proud to announce that the next series I'll be illustrating is with my new co-creator, Max Bemis.
Paste magazine has the exclusive:

Max Bemis carries an ever-lit candle for underdogs finding their identities. That mission has held true throughout his career as frontman for pop-punk institution Say Anything, and more recently as an inventive comic scribe with a growing library. Bemis poked endearing fun at aging escapists in Oh, Killstrike, which saw a timid new father come to terms with his responsibilities through the excessive filter of ‘90s extreme comics. Worst X-Man Ever continued that focus on self-realization, starring an un-merry mutant with an admittedly awful power—he can blow himself up…once—learning to embrace his internal homo superior. Bemis is currently applying his subtle characterization to Moon Knight with artist Jacen Burrows, but he’ll introduce another nocturnal adventurer come March with Lucy Dreaming.

A five-issue miniseries courtesy BOOM! Studios with The Woods artist Michael Dialynas, the comic is a “sweeping, bildungsroman about living your dreams—literally.” The titular character is a grade-school dreamer of every definition, transcending her mundane surroundings every night for a series of grand excursions. The premise sounds rich, allowing the creators to address any genre with ample room for humor—the cover hints at Star Wars-by-Moebius sci-fi, and watching Bemis and Dialynas tackle the unrestrained imagination of an adolescent should be a joy. Dialynas is also handling coloring duties, layering in otherworldly gradients and vivid hues to mark the contrast between dreary reality and slumbering excitement.

We’ll have more on this miniseries come March, but check out the cover to the first issue below and the Press Release.

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PRESS RELEASE

BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce LUCY DREAMING, a new limited series debuting March 2018 from Say Anything frontman Max Bemis (Moon Knight, Polarity) and GLAAD Award-winning artist Michael Dialynas (The Woods, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) about a young girl who goes to sleep every night and becomes the hero of all of her favorite stories, living out grand adventures and learning more about the reality she lives in than she could ever learn in her waking life.

“I wanted to create a comic book I could give to my daughter when she’s old enough to read,” said Bemis. “Plus, as a kid, I remember enjoying Star WarsThe Goonies, and Indiana Jones—things that were larger-than-life adventures. I wanted to do something like that.”

Lucy is a grumpy, emotive, full-of-life, 13-year-old girl who keeps waking up in the shoes of various archetypal female heroes. One night she’ll wake up as a space princess turned rebel leader, another night she’ll be a reluctant heroine who becomes the symbolic motivation for an entire country to revolt. But as fantastic as these “dreams” are, they carry the same life-and-death stakes as if Lucy was awake in real life. The reason why all this is happening to her, though, is a secret for now. 

“I don’t want to spoil why it happens,” Bemis said. “But I will say it’s a confusing time for Lucy. She’s on the cusp of young adulthood and doesn’t feel like she fits in. She looks down on the hypocrisy she sees surrounding her so she’s escaped into the world of fiction.”

BOOM! Studios published Bemis’ first original comics work, Polarity, in 2013, followed by Evil Empire and Oh, Killstrike. With artist Michael Dialynas, the publisher recently published the conclusion to his award-winning, long-running series, The Woods, with writer James Tynion IV.

“After drawing a four-year long YA series on a murderous planet in a galaxy far far away, LUCY DREAMING seemed like a perfect opportunity to stretch my muscles on a fun story involving multiple universes and different genres,” said Dialynas. “The fact that I'll get to play around with a new style AND build up a few new worlds is very exciting for me!”

LUCY DREAMING #1 will have a cover illustrated by interior artist Michael Dialynas. Print copies will be available for sale March 2018 at local comic book shops (usecomicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

"Over the past few years, Max has proven himself to be one of the most exciting new voices in comics, with the writing chops to back it up," said Eric Harburn, Editor, BOOM! Studios. "Brought to life by Mike's immense, emotive talents, LUCY DREAMING is fun, dark, aspirational, and thought-provoking."

LUCY DREAMING is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Mighty Morphin Power RangersWWEBig Trouble in Little China,Victor LaValle’s DestroyerMech Cadet YuGrass Kings, and Klaus.

For continuing news on LUCY DREAMING and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

New cover for THE WOODS #31

Out this Wednesday is the 31st issue of THE WOODS.

This is the first time I thought that we should change the cover from the one that was solicited a few months back cause this one feels like a better depiction of whats going on in this issue.

So this week you wont find Ben tripping out but Sanami looking at photos of her classmates with little Isaac's running around instead.

I think it might be the only cover that's not on our alien world or that has Alien Purple and Space Greens on it.

 

Here's the previously announced cover with our hunter Ben Stone tripping on Gazer Root.

THE WOODS solicitations for September and October 2016.

Right now you can order the beginning of Year Three of THE WOODS. (The final year of the series.)

Issue 25 is now up for order at your local comic book store, order code JUL161379
You can get the regular wraparound cover or the Jenny Frison Incentive variant cover.

THE WOODS #25
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artists:
Main: Michael Dialynas
Incentive Cover: Jenny Frison
Synopsis: The final year of The Woods begins here, as our crew comes to terms with the fallout from the destruction of Bay Point.

In the next PREVIEWS you can now order also the 26th issue of the series and also preorder the 5th volume, THE WOODS vol.5 THE HORDE

I'm super excited to see these when they come out!

THE WOODS #26
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Synopsis: The war between The Horde and New London claims more lives as Isaac goes deeper into the Black City.

THE WOODS VOL. 5 TP
*****ADVANCE SOLICITED FOR NOVEMBER 2016*****
Retail Price: $14.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Synopsis: Over a year has passed since Bay Point Preparatory High School found themselves countless light years away in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Now the crew finds themselves divided, choosing sides in a war that has been raging for hundreds of years. “The Horde” collects the fifth arc of the best-selling series, issues #17-20.

"THE WOODS vol.4: Movie Night" is out June 1st!

Tradewaiters rejoice! The 4th volume of THE WOODS is out this Wednesday!
Many things have changed since the end of Year One (3rd volume) and you can check out a few of them in the first 10 pages below.
Have a great day!
 

 

On October 16, 2013, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, WI vanished without a trace, finding themselves countless light years away in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Collecting issues #13-16 of the critically acclaimed series, the fourth story arc begins in the wake of the election, and the results have turned the students against their newfound allies. As Karen learns more about the Aboriginal people and their control over the power of the Woods, she must choose between her friends and her destiny.

Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $14.99

THE WOODS #23 Preview!

ComicbookResourses just uploaded a preview of next weeks issue of THE WOODS.
You can check out the preview pages below featuring a scene where Sander meets Sanami who has an important message.
This issue will be available at all good comic shops on June the 1st!

Karen reveals to the leaders of The Horde and Bay Point that one of their own knows how to activate the Black City and take full control of the planet, terrifying everyone.

THE WOODS #22 Preview!

ComicbookResourses just uploaded a preview of next weeks issue of THE WOODS.
You can check out the preview pages below featuring a touching Karen / Sanami scene.
This issue will be available at all good comic shops on May the 4th!
 

The Woods #22
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas Colorist: Josan Gonzalez
Editors: Eric Harburn, Jasmine Amiri
Publisher: Boom! Studios

Calder and Sander team up tin the hopes of saving Karen from herself, while the rest of the crew try to gather forces in the hopes of taking on The Horde.

THE WOODS #21 Preview!

Comicosity just uploaded a preview of next weeks issue of THE WOODS.
You can see the preview pages below of the beginning of arc 6.
The issue will be available at all good comic shops on April 6th!
 

The Woods #21
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas Colorist: Josan Gonzalez
Editors: Eric Harburn, Jasmine Amiri
Publisher: Boom! Studios

Karen leads the survivors into the woods to regroup and plan revenge.