The crickets have been chirping around here lately, but that doesn't mean that the gang at Atomic Basement hasn't been busy!
Coming soon from Mike Wellman:
Battlestar Galactica: Echoes of New Caprica (TokyoPop): Out April 15th.
Based on pitches Mike submitted to TokyoPop and Sci-Fi channel, this three story anthology delves into the repurcussions of the events from Season Three of Battlestar Galactica. Wellman penned the story "Visitation" with art by Anthony Wu. Make sure to check out Richard Hatch's story "Shelf Life" too! Check back here for details on a promotional tour.
The Kids of Widney High: Beyond the Sky's the Limit (Atomic Basement) May 2009
Atomic Basement's first book since 2006's Mac Afro: Sleeze N' Crackers! This book was written by the Kids of Widney High themselves with artwork by award winning talent such as Rafael Navarro, Chuck B.B., Robbi Rodriguez, Neal Von Flue, Rikki Neihaus and Jim Mahfood! Check out the amazing cover! And be on the lookout for a world premiere at The Key Club in sunny Hollywood, California!
A Totally True Princess Story (Patton Pending) A fun-for-the-whole-family children's romp! Princess Frankie and Princess Sasha live in the fairy tale world of HooHooHaHa, but when they're magically transported into the real world, they must find a way to help their biggest fan, Tammy Turnipseed, cope with harsh reality.
Mac Afro Motion Comic- The Watchmen are doing it, so why can't we? The difference is that this baby is going to include a full cast and sound effects! That's right. No dudes trying to imitate a woman's voice. That's not Mac's style and it damn sure ain't ours either!
This puppy will be available for FREE on the Atomic Basement website and is based on 2006's smash hit Sleeze N' Crackers by David Walker and Rafael Navarro.
Upcoming projects include the long-awaited NightLife Graphic Novel with Guy LeMay, Guns A'Blazin' with Rafael Navarro and Danny Fanny with Luis Calderon and Chris Patton.
Coming in October 2009 from Guy LeMay:
Z-Blade XX: The first issue of this comically adventurous new series, co-created by Reed Greenfield and Marc Joseph, is written by Steve J. Palmer and drawn by Guy LeMay. It's blade-throwing action as Atomic Basement's newly armored hero, Z-Blade XX, protects the hapless (and mostly clueless) citizens of Lucidity from a mysterious villian known as The Insomniac. With a politically-charged guest pin-up by ARTWORLD DIGEST MAGAZINE's "MetaMechanic" penciller and inker Christopher Booth, this full color, 32-page mag, should either put a spring in your step, or get you to come down off the ledge you were about to jump from after losing your job last month. Heck, if we're fortunate enough, perhaps a little of both! www.strongguycomics.com
NightLife: Victoria returns to New York City in:"NightLife,"
a 64-page graphic novel by the GONE SOUTH team detailing her return to New York City.
This one's a LOVE STORY, so bring a blanket.
We're hitting hard and we're hitting strong in 2009! Hang in there kids, Atomic Basement is putting the "recess" in recession!
Wednesday, February 14th from 11AM to 1PM
swing by and check out
Mike Wellman, Rafael Navarro &
All of these fine young talents will be in to sell and sign
copies of their current books!
Mike Wellman continues the love in his ALL-NEW color
Mac Afro One Shot as written by himself and drawn by
Thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi" at this year's Comic-Con! If you're in Chicago, be sure to stop by Rafael Navarro's booth at Ninth Circle Studios for the newest issue of "Sonambulo: Mexican Stand-Off" as well as "Mac Afro: Sleeze N' Crackers".
We'd like to thank Radioactive Energy Soda for their generous contribution to the Atomic Basement Booth at San Diego Comic-Con! That there is some good bellywash! And our fingernails are still glowing from all of the radioactive goodness we imbibed over the weekend. For more info on this terrific beverage (in a glow-in-the-dark can, no less!) check out www.radioactiveenergy.com
We're looking into the rest of the convention season this year and plans include Seattle, Pittsburgh and all up and down the California Coast...
Look for the Atomic Basement cast and crew in the following publications...
Judo Girl Mini-Series (Alias Comics) written by Johnny Lowe, our lettering and production guy and quite possibly the sexiest and most eligible bachelor at the studio...
Dummy's Guide to Danger #3 (Viper Comics) back-up story entitled "Sink or Swim" by the "Gone South/Nightlife" team of Mike Wellman and Guy LeMay.
Released in October
Last Fantasy (TokyoPop) and Kamiyadori (TokyoPop) Mike Wellman is handling the English Adaptations of these two titles from TokyoPop. Last Fantasy is like Monty Python meets Dungeons and Dragons, Kamiyadori is quite the mean little piece of Virus-infected sci-fi.
Sonambulo: Mexican Stand-Off written and drawn by Rafael Navarro. Rafael is a one man band, ladies and gentlemen and he's here to rock your world. Check it out!
OUT NOW! www.sonambulo.com
Joshua Dysart is still swimming from project to project off the mighty shores of Venice, California. His run on Swamp Thing (Vertigo Comics) is wrapping up just in time for him to throw on a loin cloth and pick up his sword to tackle a Conan Mini-Series (Dark Horse) with his old collaborator Tone (Violent Messiahs) Rodriguez. Josh also has a big-time, secret project graphic novel on the horizon with Vertigo and some say he's taken up employment with a certain Paranormal Research company... that boy's busy! Check out his mad rantings at www.joshuadysart.com Can I get an amen? Clap clap!
Brad Rader has just published his first graphic novel "Harry and Dickless Tom". In case you couldn't guess from the title, it's an adults only affair and if you're interested to learn more, check out www.flamingartist.com for a sneak peek and ordering information.
Wow! We're leaving you with just enough spare change to pick up those big crossovers at those other 'struggling' comic book companies... We at Atomic Basement don't need no stinkin' crossovers! Besides, we'd never get our shit together enough to pull one off anyway!
As for "NightLife", the sequel to "Gone South" and Atomic Basement's first graphic novel, fear not. It's still on the way. The story is so big, we've decided that it no longer fits into a simple 64 page graphic novel and we've decided to tell the tale in the full 796 pages that it deserves. Guy is hard at work on page 118 as we speak... almost there!
See you in the funny pages!
The Crew at Atomic Basement
Atomic Basement will be premiering the all new Mac Afro: "Sleeze and Crackers" at the San Diego
Comic-Con July 19-23' 2006.
The Atomic Basement crew will be at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco the weekend of April 8 and 9 for two big days filled with the best comics anywhere!
We just wanted to give a big thank you to everone that stopped by the Atomic Basement booth at Wizard World Los Angeles.
Buy the complete "Gone South" collection at Boutique du Vampyre packaged in a plastic pouch. It's just what the Vampire ordered.
The "Gone South" comic book made an appearance in the T.V series "BONES" Episode 12, The Superhero in the Alley.
The rumors are true, ladies and gentlemen! MAC AFRO marks his triumphant return in 2006. (Just in time for Atomic Basement's fifth anniversary). Join us at Hi-De-Ho in Santa Monica as Rafael Navarro unveils the first batch of pages for the full-color debut of the Cosmic Soul Fighter!
Mac Afro: Sleeze and Crackers-- David Walker and Rafael Navarro. Yes, folks, it's finally gonna happen! Raf has designed an awesome cover in the style of those old Whitman/Gold Key sci-fiers from back in the day. Read more at Comic World News
Mike Wellman stops by THE PULSE to give a preview of Gone South # 3 and some details about the series creation.
I know it's strange but Gone South #3 returns to Previews for a second time. November 2005.
Guy LeMay just got a new blog. Check it out. Maybe he'll talk about some other things in his life besides comics.
Check out Guy LeMay's Comic Art collection at Comic Art Fans. It's a great site.
Check out our past events at The Comic Bug. Located in Manhattan Beach, California.
Gone South girls get cover story of the Hermosa, Manhattan and Redondo Beach newspaper "Easy Reader" Back issue: 8/4/2005.
Mile High Comics, America's Largest Comics Dealer now has GONE SOUTH #3 available for pre-order.
The Atomic Basement crew will be premiering "Gone South #3" at the San Diego Comic-Con, July 13-17' 2005
Guy and Mike will be at The Comicbug for 24HourComics Day.
Atomic Basement will be at the 2005 Wizard World Tour in LA. March 19-21.