Posts Tagged ‘Josh Medors’

One-Two Punch Of Pulp Tales

July 16, 2008

As if I haven’t already convinced you enough that you need to get your grubby paws on a copy of BOOM! Studios’ Pulp Tales: Josh Medors Benefit Comic, I’m coming back at you and I’m swinging with a one-two punch — even if I’m a couple of days slow on the draw…

First, there is a preview of Pulp Tales over at Ain’t It Cool News. They’re offering up a sneak-peek at the first two pages of each story contained beneath both the Ben Templesmith and Josh Medors covers.

Second, at Newsarama Blog @ Q&A you’ll find a short interview where yours truly answers questions regarding how Pulp Tales came together, the talent involved, what sort of stories we packed in the issue, and what’s up with the man himself — Josh Medors.

BOOM! Studios Releases Josh Medors Benefit Anthology

July 8, 2008

Official Press Release

July 7th, 2008 (Los Angeles, CA) – Help BOOM! Studios support comic book artist Josh Medors, recently diagnosed with cancer, by ordering the benefit comic book PULP TALES. This two-fisted one-shot features all-new, action-packed stories by horror master Steve Niles, P.U.N.K.S’ Josh Fialkov and Kody Chamberlain, ’76’s B. Clay Moore & Seth Peck, CAPOTE IN KANSAS’ Chris Samnee, IN MY LIFETIME’s Tony Fleecs and features covers by Ben Templesmith and Josh Medors. All proceeds from the sale of PULP TALES will go to Josh Medors and his family.

A small advance print run of PULP TALES, which is sure to sell out, will be available at the BOOM! Studios booth (#2543) during San Diego Comic-Con 2008.

PULP TALES features two covers, one with cover art by Ben Templesmith that will retail for $3.99 (JUL083759) and a special “donation cover” with cover art by Josh Medors ( JUL083758 ) that will retail for $9.99, giving consumers two price options for helping Josh Medors in his fight against cancer.

Steve Niles and Sarah Wilkinson contribute LIMBO’S ASSASSIN, a prose story written by Niles, featuring art by Wilkinson. In this macabre tale of crime and punishment, a hired killer comes face-to-face with his victims and finds that perhaps he wasn’t as evil as he thought he was.

B. Clay Moore and Seth Peck contribute the debut of BLUEJACKET, illustrated by Chris Samnee. Former 1930s crimefighter-now- corporate-mogul Bluejacket and his supporting crew, the Men of Adventure, tangle with an Aztec were-jaguar. But he’s not half as bad as Bluejacket’s board of directors!

Created by Josh Fialkov and Andy B, NEWT LAWMAN AND THE SECRETS OF THE VALLEY is the story of the rootin’ist, tootin’ist cowboy in all of the Southwest, Newt Lawman, who’s found himself and his Indian pal Running Bear in a heap of trouble. They must square off against the protectors of the Golden Ox or the evil Hayes Rutherford will kill Newt’s ladylove, Maggie Mae!

THE CRESCENT FLAME!, written by Kody Chamberlain, focuses on a down-on-his-luck would-be photojournalist who may very well have snapped the photo that makes his career. That is, until the subject of the photo, the mysterious Crescent Flame, shows up with an alternate proposition.

Tony Fleecs’ CRASH WINTERS: PALOOKA P.I. features one-time champion brawler Marion (Crash) Winters, who has set up shop as Los Angeles’ punchiest gumshoe. When his movie-star client takes a dive off the roof of her hotel, will Crash be able to wrap her case up? Or will he once again find himself down for the count?

“When I was approached by BOOM! Studios to shepherd this project, I signed on right away” said Dan Taylor, PULP TALES acting editor. “Having known Josh for a handful of years, and knowing what a good person he is beyond just his artistic talents, it wasn’t hard to assemble a cast of creators to contribute to the cause. I appreciate the time and effort that the artists and writers put forth on this project to help Josh out – thanks again.”

“Comics are tricky when it comes to real issues like cancer,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Mark Waid. “This is an industry that deals with men and women who are larger than life, who by all rights could cure cancer in an afternoon. But those heroes can’t do that, even in a world of limitless possibility – they are powerless because we are. Using PULP TALES to raise money for Josh Medors proves just how powerful comics and their fans can be in the face of adversity, and the important thing here is showing Josh and his family how true that is.”

PULP TALES is edited by Dan Taylor and designed by Ed Dukeshire, who both donated their time to this book.

About BOOM! Studios

BOOM! Studios is a unique new publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents. In its inaugural year, Wizard Magazine named BOOM! “Best New Publisher.” Founded by the creator of the TV show EUREKA, Andrew Cosby, and his partner Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios continues to be on the leading edge of comic and graphic novel publishing.

Benefiting To A Pulp, Or Pulping To Benefit

May 13, 2008

PULP TALES BENEFIT BOOK FOR JOSH MEDORS
Contributions by Steve Niles, Josh Fialkov, Kody Chamberlain, Tony Fleecs, Dan Taylor and more! Covers by Ben Templesmith and Josh Medors. 24pgs, FC SRP: $3.99

Help BOOM! Studios support comic book artist Josh Medors, recently diagnosed with cancer, by ordering the benefit comic book PULP TALES. This two-fisted one-shot features all-new, action-packed stories by horror master Steve Niles, P.U.N.K.S’ Josh Fialkov and Kody Chamberlain, ‘76’s B. Clay Moore & Seth Peck, Capote in Kansas’ Chris Samnee, In My Lifetime’s Tony Fleecs, and more! Featuring a cover by Ben Templesmith!

ALL PROCEEDS will go to Josh Medors and his family. HELP NOW AND PRE-ORDER THIS BOOK TODAY!

When I was approached by Boom! Studios’ editor Matt Gagnon to serve as the editor of this project and shepherd it along it didn’t take long for me to enthusiastically jump on board. And, the same can be said about the talent that have offered to roll up their sleeves and spin some action-packed, two-fisted tales of pulp-goodness to back up our guy, Josh. Another great talent that has stepped up is artist Andy B. I had previously mentioned Josh when I posted about the Benefit Auction being held for his cause at last weekend’s Emerald City Comic Con. It’s great when an industry such as the comic book industry — that in all aspects is rather tight-knit — can answer the call, rally the troops, and help one of our own. As for Pulp Tales, we’re packing a lot into this beauty and I couldn’t be more honored to be part of this team. Thanks to everybody on board so far, and thanks in advance to everybody who’ll be picking up a copy upon its release. Now, check out Ben Templesmith’s pulpy-creepy cover below…

Josh Medors Benefit Auction At Emerald City Comic Con

April 24, 2008

April 23rd 2008 (Berkeley, CA) – Unknown to the general public, Frank Frazetta’s Swamp Demon/Runes of Ragnan/Willow Creek/G I Joe/30 Days of Night artist Josh Medors has been fighting cancer for the past several months and Image Comics and Frazetta Comics have stepped in organize an auction to benefiting Josh in his time of need.

“Josh is a good friend, father and artist. With the support from the comic industry that he loves so dearly, we can all help with costly medical bills and ease his pain just a little would be most appreciated.,” said Frazetta Comics Editor/Artist Jay Fotos. “We are under a crunch, for the show is just a few weeks away, so anyone that would like to donate please contact me as soon as you can so we can get your donations there for the auction in time, we are also taking PayPal donations as well that go directly to Josh.”

Many of the industry’s finest are donating items to auction, including Frank Frazetta himself. Any other creators interested in donating are encouraged to contact Jay Fotos at jayfotos@cox.net.

PayPal donations can be made to Josh’s account, jmedors1@insight.rr.com.

The Josh Medors Benefit Auction will take place Saturday, May 10th at the Emerald City Comic Con.

Contributors thus far…

  • Frank Frazetta
  • Jerry Beck
  • Brian Haberlin
  • Tom Beland
  • Mark Kidwell
  • Todd McFarlane
  • Nat Jones
  • Peter Bergting
  • Richard Starkings
  • Steve Niles
  • Kody Chamberlain
  • Jay Fotos
  • Rick Remender
  • Christian Beranek
  • Ahmet Zappa
  • IDW Publishing
  • Zenescope Entertainment
  • Tony Moore
  • Mike Bullock
  • Andrew Mangum

On a personal note, Josh and I swim in some of the same circles within the comic book creator pond. I’m putting together a package of specially signed Hero Happy Hour issues signed by cover artists Scott Morse and Jim Mahfood to send off for the auction. Josh is good people and a great talent. He is, without a doubt, on my short-list of talents that I hope to work with. Just look at the examples below — and you can see more at joshmedors.com or by clicking on the images below.

Get well, Josh.