Just some of your ordinary  🙂 small, cryptic, challenging thumbnails that anticipate larger stories on the horizon.  This will be my next story arc for This EMPIRE.  There might be some in bumps along the way with scheduling, but I have a  nice stock pile of place holders to keep things interesting along the way.

Next week will be some commentary on the my post fan-antics with super hero comic books.

Recently some great books came out recently how about you give them a read at your favorite local bookstores and online retailers or library.

Kate BeatonHark! A Vagrant

“Hark! A Vagrant takes readers on a romp through history and literature—with dignity for few and cookies for all—with comic strips about famous authors, their characters, and political and historical figures, all drawn in Kate Beaton’s pared-down, excitable style.” (source: Goodreads)

By the way public radio recently did an interview wit her regarding the release of the book.

Kazu Kibuishi, Amulet: The Last Council (Amulet #4)

“Emily and her friends think they’ll find the help they need in Cielis, but something isn’t right. Streets that were once busy are deserted, and the townspeople who are left live in crippling fear. Emily is escorted to the Academy where she’s expected to compete for a spot on the Guardian Council, the most powerful Stonekeepers. But as the number of competitors gets smaller and smaller, a terrible secret is slowly uncovered—a secret that, if left buried, means certain destruction of everything Emily fights for.” (source: Goodreads)

Craig ThompsonHabibi

“Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, Habibi tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them. We follow them as their lives unfold together and apart; as they struggle to make a place for themselves in a world (not unlike our own) fueled by fear, lust, and greed; and as they discover the extraordinary depth—and frailty—of their connection.” (source: Goodreads)

Here is an link to an interview with Craig about his new book, courtesy of Public Radio.

It really great to see these creators reaching new heights, and new audiences with their work.

Thank you for reading, and now back to making comics.