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LUCY DREAMING coming to stores January 2019!

I’m excited to say that our book LUCY DREAMING is coming to stores January 9th!
Following you’ll find the book’s synopsis and a few online links!
If you want to pick it up from your local comic book shop please note that the cut off date is the 17th of December using Order code SEP181311

Max Bemis ( Moon Knight writer and lead singer of Say Anything) and Michael Dialynas ( The Woods ) present a vibrant coming-of-age fantasy about living your dreams.literally.
In her dreams, Lucy is the hero of all her favorite stories, living each night as a grand adventure. But as fantastic as these dreams h are, they carry the same life-and-death stakes as the waking world, and it up to Lucy to uncover the truth behind her multiversal travels.
”... equal parts Sucker Punch and I Kill Giants, and we're down for that.” - IGN

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THE WOODS YEARBOOK EDITIONS coming in 2019!

James and I are very proud to announce that our Boom! Studios series, THE WOODS, will now be collected into big 240 page books!
For everyone who hasn’t had the chance to pick up our 9 book series until now will be able to get their hands on these new editions next year starting with Yearbook 1 that collects the first 12 issues of the series.

We will have 3 yearbooks in total, representing the 3 years of the Bay Point students lives in the titular Woods, all of them will come out next year, starting with book 1 in May, book 2 in August and book 3 in late 2019!

Preorders are already open for the first 2 on book sites like Amazon and Book Depository.
Check out my new covers specially made for these editions below!

A Midwestern high school is transported into the middle of an alien forest. This is the story of what happens next.  On a brisk fall day in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine. Written by James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, Memetic) and illustrated by Michael Dialynas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles),The Woods Yearbook Edition Book One collects issues #1-12 of the critically-acclaimed saga Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) calls “creepy, funny, charming, and mysterious.”

A Midwestern high school is transported into the middle of an alien forest. This is the story of what happens next.

On a brisk fall day in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 437 students, 52 teachers, and 24 additional staff from Bay Point Preparatory High School vanished without a trace. Countless light years away, far outside the bounds of the charted universe, 513 people find themselves in the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Where are they? Why are they there? The answers will prove stranger than anyone could possibly imagine. Written by James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, Memetic) and illustrated by Michael Dialynas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles),The Woods Yearbook Edition Book One collects issues #1-12 of the critically-acclaimed saga Jeff Lemire (Black Hammer) calls “creepy, funny, charming, and mysterious.”

A Midwestern high school is transported into the middle of an Alien forest. This is the story of what happens next.  It’s been over one year since the students, teacher, and additional staff of Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin were suddenly transported countless light years away to the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Despite the chaos of their first year, the students have begun to build a life in this new world, a burgeoning society out of the ruins of their past. But mysterious forces are conspiring to bring it all crashing down... Written by James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, Memetic) and illustrated by Michael Dialynas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles),The Woods Yearbook Edition Book Two collects issues #13-24 of the critically-acclaimed series Scott Snyder (Batman) calls a “dark, epic read.”

A Midwestern high school is transported into the middle of an Alien forest. This is the story of what happens next.

It’s been over one year since the students, teacher, and additional staff of Bay Point Preparatory High School in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin were suddenly transported countless light years away to the middle of an ancient, primordial wilderness. Despite the chaos of their first year, the students have begun to build a life in this new world, a burgeoning society out of the ruins of their past. But mysterious forces are conspiring to bring it all crashing down... Written by James Tynion IV (Detective Comics, Memetic) and illustrated by Michael Dialynas (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles),The Woods Yearbook Edition Book Two collects issues #13-24 of the critically-acclaimed series Scott Snyder (Batman) calls a “dark, epic read.”

Doctor Robot plush doll from Skelton Crew Studios!

I was late posting the news here since i was sharing it around on Instagram and Twitter BUT yeah we made a plush doll of our favorite space monkey! DOCTOR ROBOT!
It's a limited release of 150 dolls, with an unhingable jaws and all the extra limbs a Space Monkey could need for hugs!

Below I've added the press release and a few photos.
And if you want to get your grubby hands on one, all you have to do is head over to the Skelton Crew site.

Doctor Robot plush from Boom!’s smash hit ‘The Woods’ is here    The limited edition fully poseable, fully creepy/cute plush is from Skelton Crew Studio.      LITCHFIELD, Maine — He’s the best alien BFF since E.T., and now he’s been brought to life.  Skelton Crew Studio’s new Doctor Robot plush from Boom!’s hit comic “The Woods” is 18-inches tall from super soft head-to-toe. He features sweet blue eyes, a jaw that’s ready to unhinge at any moment and fully poseable articulation in all eight appendages.  He’s also hyper-limited to just 150 worldwide.  Adopt one of these alien spider monkeys before July 28 and he’ll come signed by the immensely talented team behind “The Woods,” writer James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialynas.  “It’s been a total treat working with James and Michael,” said studio head Israel Skelton. “We’re huge fans of ‘The Woods’ over here and really psyched to collaborate with them and make one of the coolest plush we’ve ever done.”  Doctor Robot, in all his creepy cuteness, ships in the fourth quarter of 2018.  “I've been picking up Skelton Crew replicas since before I got into comics, so when Israel & Kathryn reached out about working together on the Doctor Robot plush I couldn't have been more thrilled,” said Tynion. “The love and care they put into helping us bring our favorite space monkey to life is incredible. I can't wait for everyone to get their hands on one!”  Added Dialynas: “This whole experience has been amazing and I just can’t wait to give our space monkey all the hugs!”  Find Doctor Robot and the studio’s other limited edition replicas and collectibles at  www.skeltoncrewstudio.com    About Skelton Crew Studio:  A replica and comic collectibles studio located in the wilds of Maine, Skelton Crew Studio has created officially licensed merchandise for best-selling and award-winning comic book series since 2008. It’s proud to work with titles that include “Locke & Key,” “Hellboy,” “B.P.R.D., “CHEW,” “Mouse Guard,” “Head Lopper” and many more. The studio’s been featured on the A.V. Club's Pop Culture Gift Guide, MTV, Nerdist and dozens of other news and pop culture sites. Founder Israel Skelton has been sculpting and creating for more than 30 years. He lives in Maine with his wife Kathryn and two wild little boys.   ###

Doctor Robot plush from Boom!’s smash hit ‘The Woods’ is here

The limited edition fully poseable, fully creepy/cute plush is from Skelton Crew Studio.

LITCHFIELD, Maine — He’s the best alien BFF since E.T., and now he’s been brought to life.

Skelton Crew Studio’s new Doctor Robot plush from Boom!’s hit comic “The Woods” is 18-inches tall from super soft head-to-toe. He features sweet blue eyes, a jaw that’s ready to unhinge at any moment and fully poseable articulation in all eight appendages.

He’s also hyper-limited to just 150 worldwide.

Adopt one of these alien spider monkeys before July 28 and he’ll come signed by the immensely talented team behind “The Woods,” writer James Tynion IV and artist Michael Dialynas.

“It’s been a total treat working with James and Michael,” said studio head Israel Skelton. “We’re huge fans of ‘The Woods’ over here and really psyched to collaborate with them and make one of the coolest plush we’ve ever done.”

Doctor Robot, in all his creepy cuteness, ships in the fourth quarter of 2018.

“I've been picking up Skelton Crew replicas since before I got into comics, so when Israel & Kathryn reached out about working together on the Doctor Robot plush I couldn't have been more thrilled,” said Tynion. “The love and care they put into helping us bring our favorite space monkey to life is incredible. I can't wait for everyone to get their hands on one!”

Added Dialynas: “This whole experience has been amazing and I just can’t wait to give our space monkey all the hugs!”

Find Doctor Robot and the studio’s other limited edition replicas and collectibles at www.skeltoncrewstudio.com

About Skelton Crew Studio: A replica and comic collectibles studio located in the wilds of Maine, Skelton Crew Studio has created officially licensed merchandise for best-selling and award-winning comic book series since 2008. It’s proud to work with titles that include “Locke & Key,” “Hellboy,” “B.P.R.D., “CHEW,” “Mouse Guard,” “Head Lopper” and many more. The studio’s been featured on the A.V. Club's Pop Culture Gift Guide, MTV, Nerdist and dozens of other news and pop culture sites. Founder Israel Skelton has been sculpting and creating for more than 30 years. He lives in Maine with his wife Kathryn and two wild little boys.

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Michelangelo Macro series oversized one-shot out this October!

This October 10th (on my Birthday!), the Michelangelo Macro series one-shot that I'm currently drawing and colouring will be released!
I'm super honoured to come back and play with my favorite Turtle, Mikey!

Below you'll be able to read the synopsis from IDW's October solicitations.
Make sure to get your order in this month at your Local Comic Shop using order code AUG180742.

(W) Ian Flynn (A) Michael Dialynas (CA) David Petersen
Michelangelo’s deteriorating relationship with his father, Splinter, reaches a point of no return! Will Mikey fight those he loves to save those who need him the most?

An oversized special focused on Michelangelo that will have lasting repercussions for the character!
In Shops: Oct 10, 2018
SRP: $7.99

Cover B by me!

Cover B by me!

Cover A by David Petersen

Cover A by David Petersen

10 copy Incentive cover by Ryan Brown.

10 copy Incentive cover by Ryan Brown.

THE WOODS nominated for GLAAD Media Award!

I'm so happy to say that THE WOODS is nominated again for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic Book!
This means a lot now that the series ended last year with its 36th issue and to be included once again among so many awesome titles.

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All nominated comics in the category:
 

Outstanding Comic Book

America, by Gabby Rivera, Joe Quinones, Ming Doyle, Stacey Lee, Ramon Villalobos,Walden Wong, Jen Bartel, Annie Wu, Aud Koch, Flaviano, Joe Rivera, Paolo Rivera, José Villarrubia, Jordan Gibson, Tamra Bonvillain, Brittany Peer, Rachelle Rosenberg, Travis Lanham (Marvel Comics)

The Backstagers, by James Tynion IV, Rian Sygh, Walter Baiamonte, Jim Campbell (BOOM! Studios)

Batwoman, by Marguerite Bennett, James Tynion IV, Steve Epting, Jeromy N. Cox, Stephanie Hans, Renato Arlem, Adriano Honorato Lucas, Fernando Blanco, John Rauch, Deron Bennett (DC Comics)

Black Panther: World of Wakanda, by Roxane Gay, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Yona Harvey, Rembert Browne, Alitha E. Martinez, Manny Mederos, Joe Bennett, Afua Richardson, Roberto Poggi, Tamra Bonvillain, Rachelle Rosenberg, Virtual Calligraphy, Joe Sabino(Marvel Comics)

Deadman: Dark Mansion of Forbidden Love, by Sarah Vaughn, Lan Medina, Phillip Hester, José Villarrubia, Janice Chiang (DC Comics)

Goldie Vance, by Hope Larson, Jackie Ball, Brittney Williams, Noah Hayes, Sarah Stern, Jim Campbell (BOOM! Studios)

Iceman, by Sina Grace, Alessandro Vitti, Ibraim Roberson, Edgar Salazar, Edgar E. Tadeo, Robert Gill, Rachelle Rosenberg, Joe Sabino (Marvel Comics)

Lumberjanes, by Kat Leyh, Shannon Watters, Carolyn Nowak, Ayme Sotuyo, Maarta Laiho, Aubrey Aiese (BOOM! Studios)

Quantum Teens are Go, by Magdalene Visaggio, Eryk Donovan, Claudia Aguirre, Zakk Saam (Black Mask Comics)

The Woods, by James Tynion IV, Michael Dialynas, Ed Dukeshire (BOOM! Studios)

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.

THE WOODS WINS GLAAD MEDIA AWARD!

Really happy to announce that our comic THE WOODS got the GLAAD Award for Outstanding Comic this year!!!

Thank you all for the support with our series! <3

“The Woods,” the BOOM! Studios series by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas, has won the 2017 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comic. Presented Saturday during a ceremony held in Los Angeles, the awards honor outstanding portrayals of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.

Debuting in 2014, “The Woods” is a sci-fi drama about an entire high school — 37 students, 52 teachers and 24 staff members — that vanishes from suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, only to reappear light years away at the edge of an ancient, primordial wilderness filled with dangers at every turn. The publisher’s bestselling comic of 2014, “The Woods” was optioned for television in 2015.

This marks the first GLAAD Media Award nomination and the first win for “The Woods.” The BOOM! Studios series “Lumberjanes” won the award in 2016.

“The Woods” edged out fellow comic book nominees “All-New X-Men,” “Black Panther,” “DC Comics Bombshells,” “Kim & Kim,” “Love Is Love,” “Lumberjanes,” “Midnighter”/”Midnighter and Apollo,” “Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat!” and “Saga.”

Saturday’s ceremony will be broadcast Thursday, April 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Logo. A second GLAAD Media Awards ceremony will take place May 6 in New York City.
— http://www.cbr.com/boom-studios-woods-glaad-media-award/

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 #24 Year Two "season" finale solicitations


BOOM! Studios solicitations for July are up!
With #TheWoods Year Two "season" finale before we jump into the 3rd and final Year starting in September!
You can order the issue at any good comic book store :)

THE WOODS #24
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Colours: Josan Gonzalez
Letters: Ed Dukeshire
Editors: Eric Harburn, Jasmine Amiri
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas
Sacrifices will be made, and not everyone will live to see tomorrow.
 

2nd edition of Grafontas me Eikones (Writing with Pictures) from Comicdom Press

This weekend at Comicdom Con Athens 2016
we'll have the 2nd edition of Γραφοντας με Εικονες (Writing with Pictures) from Comicdom Press.


This is an activity book i did a few years back with Lida Tsene and the basis of the comic workshops i do with Vasilia Vaxevani (also sometimes with Dimitrios Kasdaglis:)


I'm super proud that this book has gone back to the printers!
Also it has 16 new pages to scribble on and make fun comics with!

Captain America: Civil ͏Wa͏r Silkscreen competition!

Over the next couple of weeks leading up to the release of Captain America: Civil ͏Wa͏r here in Greece from Feelgood Entertainment.

Ilias Kyriazis and myself will be posting some making of shots on our social media of this huge 3 colour silkscreen that will be printed by Tind.

The giant image of the Marvel characters in action will be made up of two 50x70cm prints.
Ilias will be #TeamCap and I will be #TeamIronman

You can enter the competition to win 1 of 30 of these bad boys below from IGN Greece!