CASANOVA: ACEDIA #1
STORY: MATT FRACTION & MICHAEL CHABON
ART / COVER: FÁBIO MOON & GABRIEL BÁ
JANUARY 7 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.99
Marooned in Los Angeles with no memory of his past, Casanova Quinn takes on the mystery of his criminal benefactor’s tangled and bloody history—as strange occult forces from the future conspire to… do stuff? To him? To Los Angeles? To you? YES.
Featuring the first in a series of backup stories by Pulitzer Prize winner MICHAEL CHABON and CASANOVA co-creator GABRIEL BÁ.
That’s really for us to decide, isn’t it?
Also Chris Claremont wrote the Dark Phoenix Saga so HOW DARE YOU, ANONYMOUS?
Friends and neighbors, the BOO! 2014 Halloween anthology is up on Comixology for preorder, and as I’m sure you already know, it represents a clear and hellish danger to your immortal soul. These stories of spooks and sins glorify demonic ideas, as evidenced by the cover by the so-called artist Rusty Shackles that involves dismemberment and the sin of lust, basically forming a path to hell upon which your children are walking as we speak.
And that is just the tip of a sinful iceberg designed to sink the Titanic of your soul into the depths of hell — depths that will not be icy, but stoked with the fiery flames of Satan! Not since Lucifer was cast into hell has there been a roster of sinners assembled for one purpose: benito-cereno (witchcraft), teamsmithy (false witness), calamityjon (enjoyment of “rock” “music”), bigredrobot (lack of eyebrows denoting demonic affiliation), ericafailsatlife (yoga), jordannwitt (communication with restless spirits), joelcarroll (freemasonry) and aninventoryofthepossible (Texan). It is truly a den of filth.
But do not worry, friends, for there is hope. After pressuring so-called “editor” Jon Morris, the good brother Andy Hirsch and I were granted three pages in this road to sin to provide a true and righteous message about the “real” horrors of the Devil’s Birthday: The Hell Mask, a tract that you can use to spread the word to this Halloween night.
Have a blessed day,
Twelve of my Guardian cartoons are now available as prints.
Each print is available in a signed and numbered edition of 100 copies at
You may know that I’ve been running a blog since the late 1990s called Gone&Forgotten, which covers the lowest, the worst, the most ignored and the most ridiculous comic books of the last eighty years. You may also know that I was on This American Life once to talk about the superheroes who never made it big.
Well, the nice folks at Quirk thought there’d be a pretty good book in that, so earlier this year I completed a collection of entries on 100 of the most unfortunate, amazing and unbelievable near-misses in the history of superhero comics! “From Atoman to Zippo,” as they say in the promo material, and 98 more, including such weirdos and what-the-hecks as The Red Bee, Nature Boy, Brother Voodoo, Mother Hubbard, Detective Eye and many more!
The book debuts next year, but the promotional push starts now, so check out the link and, you know, bear with me because I’m going to be talking about this for like the next eight months nonstop!
( If you’d like, you can also pre-order the book on Amazon! Dang! )
Star wars silhouette posters by Travis English
My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:
Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com
(you can also buy prints there).
Sorry gang, you can’t scream about ebola, but also cut funding for the CDC and block the appointment of a surgeon general.