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Nov 25, 2007

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Nov 18, 2007

Therefore Repent! in Previews

It's in this November Previews!
published by IDW in the US.
Diamond # NOV073660


Very important info;
There was an error in the listing,


the cover price will be $14.99 us, Cheep!

not $24.99!

Here's the info off of the IDW site

Therefore, Repent!

Jim Munroe (w)
Salgood Sam (a)

What if the religious right... are right?

Therefore Repent! is a graphic novel set in a Chicago neighborhood after the Rapture. Once the Christians have floated bodily into the sky, life goes on pretty much as usual for the immoral majority... except that magic works, if you're willing to risk demonic mutations. CNN reports that Mr. Christ and Mr. Bush are on a speaking tour of the red states. And an angelic army appears to have been deployed to mop up the sinners. But through it all, outsiders Raven and Mummy face the possibility of a bigger problem than the end of the world: the end of their relationship.

In the tradition of The Book of Revelations, Therefore Repent!, courtesy of novelist Jim Munroe (Flyboy Action Figure Comes With Gasmask) and acclaimed artist Salgood SamSea of Red) is a lurid, dark fantasy tale. By taking the apocryphal scripture as literal truth - as the American powers-that-be claim to do - the story also explores the political and spiritual ramifications of God abandoning humanity.

TPB-FC
6" x 8"
$14.99
160 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-60010-146-1

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Nov 17, 2007

Therefore Repent! Stared review in the Quill & Quire

Got a great review

in this months issue

of the Canada's grand ol'

literature magazine.


When people told me about it they warned me that the
reviewer wasn't as keen on the art as they were on the story, but having just read it i find it more of a back handed complement than anything - first of all we've gotten a few now, and most have been very positive about the artwork. And those that recognize the roll of the artist as storyteller have been very very positive.

Hence on the whole I'm not really concerned now much about the work i did, but this reviewer was positively glowing in their underwhelmed response to what i drew - see i set out on this book to not get in the way of the story, do a better than good job but not be showy about unless it was called for, let Jim's story take care of the rest.

Well, the reviewer LOVED his story, and simply thought my drawing "is generally unassuming". Given the raves that's PERFECT. Means i did my job exactly right. :)

Glee.

Here's the full text for my clippings...


Therefore Repent!

Jim Munroe; Salgood Sam, illus.; $16.00 paper 978-0-9686363-4-3, 160 pp., 6 x 8, No Media Kings, Sept.

With his new graphic novel project, writer and DIY publishing pioneer Jim Munroe builds on the events of the Book of Revelation to create a bold and imaginative new world. This is by no means the same terrain mined by the Left Behind series; Munroe's post-Rapture America is a land of covert magic, of Splitters (believers in a Split Rapture, who hope there will be a second Rapture for those who perform good acts in the dark days following the first), and of strike forces of Angels, air-dropping from heaven, heavily armed to mop up in the time of tribulation.

The story focuses on Mummy and Raven, lovers and drifters (he's the one with the wrapped face, she's the one with the raven mask) who arrive in Chicago and take up residence in an abandoned apartment. ("Finding prime squats got a whole lot easier after the Rapture," one character quips.) As they explore the neighbourhood, they discover that everything is not as bucolic as it first appears; the talking dog is just the first sign.

The art, by DC and Marvel veteran Maxim Douglas (working under the name Salgood Sam), is realistic and minimally stylized. The stark black and white palette adds a noir feel to the book, which nicely underscores Munroe's text and grounds his greater flights of fancy. There are a couple of gasp - inducing panels late in the book - ever wonder what happened to those people who got Raptured? I'm not going to spoil the surprise - but the art is generally unassuming.

The same can't be said for Munroe's writing. Therefore Repent! is an absolutely boundless piece of fantasy that he wisely grounds in very human relationships, chiefly that between Mummy and Raven (and their new dog). To say it's an imaginative work would be an understatement: "unhinged" is probably more accurate. I can't wait for more.


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Nov 7, 2007

Therefore Repent! audio ad, one



Problem with the player? grab the mp3 here.
Credit where due: Phat beats sampled from D.j. Socalled, Dig him here. News reporter played by Bernie Mireault, beware his eyes of doom! Reading the good word, Cassandra Witteman.

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Work in paper and waves

Been trying to get stuff ready for Expozine, but ended up being up late working on mixing down ISR #99, messed up my plans for today. Got to get on it. Got some books to print and was thinking buttons....

Right, so in case you missed it the big Zine fest, the monster of Indy Montreal, EXPOZINE is coming up. Two days this year, by popular demand. Being run by da' man, Billy Mavreas.

We has high hopes.

Going to go in a double capacity, along with my new Graphic Novel, I'll be taking a list of people I want to put a mic in front of for a quick 5 questions routine to post on Sequential and maybe include in a podcast or two to come.

I will be there with Therefore Repent! of course, and think I'm going to plan for a signing shortly after Expozine, want to book it so i can make fliers for the show to have at EXPO. So come to the show and get your hands on a copy of a book people keep telling me they can't seem to put down.

In other TR news, as well as still being available for a steeply discounted pre-order on Amazon, the IDW edition is listed in this months Previews! Will try to find out the order code asap!

You can
still order the book now from NMK, but soon it will be hitting the comic shops all over - January 15 2008 is the date!

I have to take some time to spread the word on that in the next few days. But please, anyone reading this feeling like pitching in, it will be much appreciated! :) Bug your comic shop clerk to check it out.

And don't forget, there's the massive 60pg peek at the book here to have a look at, and you can win a free copy too!

In other news; Keep and ear out for a Radio spot i did this weekend for Therefore Repent! during Indie Spinner Rack Issue #99, with help from Cass and Bernie Mireault! Going to post it here probably in a few days too. Just a last min swing at the thing for ISR #99. Will be taking some time to refine it and maybe do some others as well in the next while so i can send it out to a few other shows too.

And about the references to ISR #99, the show is a fun comix podcast I've been listening to for a while, and recently offered to pitch in and edit a few episodes for while tec and host Charlito is busy with an off Broadway play! Doing it for fun, love working in sound. But it also gives me a great excuse to do some reporting on Expozine and of course i get to promote my baby too, nice deal all round for me i have to say. ~B-) sweet. completed the first of my episodes this morning, it will go up Wednesday here.


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Nov 3, 2007

my desk

Cleaning up the studio got the drawing corner sorted now, yeay!




I do my layouts and sketching here, more privet so i can get and stay in the right head space for more cerebral work.

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my books

Just finished organizing my books...:)

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