Greetings, my wicked congregation.
I know it’s been a long time coming. I know, I know, I know. The Dark One has relished our suffering, I am certain. But lo, I have news from the abyss:
THE SIXSMITHS are back, with a new publisher.
Lady fiends, and gentle imps, it’s my great pleasure to reveal that the Sixsmiths will now be published by Caliber Comics.
I’m pretty stoked to be a part of the Caliber lineup. My very first comic submission, way back in 1998, was to the Negative Burn anthology, which was then published by Caliber. Caliber is where I first encountered creators like Brian Bendis and David Mack. Where I came to read the stranger, edgier works of creators like Garth Ennis and Warren Ellis. They had an amazing line of horror books like RENFIELD, DEADWORLD and SAINT GERMAINE and… well, now that Caliber has risen once more, they have THE SIXSMITHS, too.
I don’t have any release dates yet but I can tell you that there will be two graphic novels: a remastered volume 1, written by me and illustrated by J. Marc Schmidt, with a brand new cover by Jase Harper; and the long-promised volume 2, written by me and illustrated by a coven of (mostly) Australian artists. They’ll be trade-only in print, but most likely the books will be serialized digitally: 4 big issues for volume 1 and 3 issues for volume 2, available on every platform. If the books do well we may also do a collection of all of the short pieces and ancillary material that appeared in the webcomic, the one shot, and various anthologies and magazines.
That’s all I can tell you right now, but stay tuned! There will be more news to follow. Come and see me at Oz Comic Con if you’re going to be in Melbourne on the weekend of June 27th. I will have some copies of the old edition of volume 1 and I’ll be very happy to talk to you about comics, chewing gum and the Devil till my jaw drops off or I run out of vodka.
In the meantime, feast your eyes Jase Harper’s new cover for volume 1–before the harpies take them for themselves.