Hello everyone, and welcome back to my newsletter. If you couldn't tell already, this is Welcome to Eternity by RDII's 10th installment, and I, in fact, am Robert Deshaies II. This week we'll be talking about some more previews of A Hell of Our Own, Adam & Eternity's finished TPB design, and the general gist of my released books and comics.
Let's get to it!
A Hell of Our Own, #DominicPinto and I's next OGN, will be debuting on #Kickstarter on April 15th, 2021. Be sure to mark your calendars, and get ready to draw your blades! I'll be launching the pre-page after my final go around on the campaign tonite.
Here's a preview link to see what our campaign is all about: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robbydeshaiesii/2009854087?ref=bmnmvx&token=17b5c87a
I've had the fortune to not only showcase Dom's amazing cover & art but add a few friends to join us as well. Kyle David, Brody Cole, and David Strahan all produced some radical pin-ups printed on 11x17 posters for our backers. Here's a first look:
If you have any feedback on our Kickstarter, I'm more than welcome to hear it. I want this to be a successful and interactive venture, and I know you guys would have some great advice. Thank you in advance to those of you who check it out.
The amazing Jake Gustafson has finally completed Adam & Eternity's TPB design, and here's your first preview:
Our #Amazon pre-order will be open by the end of next week, and we're aiming for an official release on April 14th's #NCBD for both the printed and digital copies. I'm super excited to have my first comic ever be presented in its rightful manner with a lovely price tag of $12.99 for the paperback and $6.99 for the digital. That's 150-pages of story & extras to stack nicely on your reading pile or flash on your shelf.
If you want to learn more about our story and the book's background, Ryan (@Nuexguy) and I got into an in-depth interview about the book and the process behind what my team and I created. Here's the link to the #Youtube video or #Spotify podcast.
I'd also like to give my thanks and a shoutout to the lovely gentlemen over @Lost_Comics. This week, they had me on to promote Adam's release and share a little about my upcoming projects. Here's the link to check out their latest show as well.
In other Rogue Comix news, our first artist showcase, Rogue Comix Presents: Three//Shorts is available both digitally & physically NOW! The digital copy is available on Comixology here or at roguecomix.com/shop! This showcase is presented as a highlight to the amazing talent I'm working with on yet-to-be-announced projects. Specifically, #VanessaFantinati's and I one-shot, Siblings, & Max-Demi-San's and I's one-shot, The Duel at Blacksand Beach. Be sure to keep an eye out for those, but in the meantime, support us there!
As some of you may know, I've been hard at work typing away at my newest prose novel. I can't mention the name yet, but if you've read The Streets Ran Red or Anthology, it'll be in the same vein. Here comes the western horror novel you always wanted!
Oh, and did I forget to mention Kirkus Reviews' dazzling review for Blackjack-22: Modern Poetry? They're calling it "an emotional, visceral exploration of desire." If you want to discover more about my premier published work, check out the book page on my website here. It's truly more than just poetry, but the easiest way to classify it as a freestyle-novella work. I guarantee it will be an experience like no other.
For those of you who have had the chance to pick up my books or comics, please, never hesitate to drop a review or rating out there. It really helps a lot. Plus, you'll see one of your favorite new writers skyrocket into the literary world! And trust me, I won't be forgetting you -the one who got me there. So, head on over to goodreads.com or my Amazon author page!
Thus, I conclude the obligatory news!
Between the writing, studying, and continued exploration of the city of love, I've been reading! Like, a lot! A ton. A boatload. I've had the fortune to read both some single issues, trades, & omnibi. Here are my favorites:
Gotham Central Omnibus by Ed Brubaker, Greg Rucka, Michael Lark: Can any more be said about these giants? I want to think I can add onto the years of reviews and critique, but instead, I'll steal a line from the foreword by Diane Swierczynzki. This is noir at its absolute best. Gotham Central is a true sight to behold, from the tangential super-crime cases to the budding relationship the reader grows with the officers. It's a dark, true, gritty crime drama. Please read it.
Colonel Weird: Cosmagog by Jeff Lemire & Tyler Crook: This was incredibly beautiful. Jeff is a master of emotional storytelling and mixed with Crook's beautiful paintings. Colonel Weird proves to be one of the best Black Hammer standalone. The basic story is about Colonel Weird finding himself after being lost for so long. It's a wonderfully unchronological story with a ton of heart.
Daredevil Collection One by Brian Bendis & Alex Maleev: Surprisingly, after reading Daredevil for years (Including Frank Miller's entire tenure, Ed Brubaker, Charles Soule, Mark Waid, & now, Chip Zdarsky), I hesitated to pick up Bendis' stories. Man, was I wrong. This collection is good Daredevil. Like, really good. The art isn't my favorite, but the story more than counters my complaints. Bendis really gets Matt, and it truly shines on every page.
Wonder Woman Earth One VL3 by Grant Morrison & Yanick Paquette: A perfect wrap to one of the greatest Wonder Woman stories ever told. The Earth One line rarely misses, and this trilogy is at the top of the stack. Paquette's art is beyond capturing and unique. Morrison writes one of the best Diana's I've ever witnessed. If you're a WW fan, read this without hesitation.
The Winter Soldier Complete Collection by Ed Brubaker: A perfect sequel to the best Captain America run ever.
Swamp Thing #1 by Ram V, Mike Perkins, & Tamra Bonvillain: Alan Moore would be proud. Beautiful, shocking, and horror-centric. This is Swamp Thing!
Green Lantern S2 #12 by Grant Morrison & Liam Sharp: The conclusion ended on a superior high. This is one of the best GL runs between Liam's fantastic scale and Grant's epic storytelling. I dare say it equals Geoff Johns in my book.