Thursday, October 6, 2011

Heart # 1 NYCC variant


LoveSTRUCK on comixology

For those of you who do your reading on a tablet or phone, Dennis Hopeless and I's LoveSTRUCK is now available for purchase on Comixology.

I suggest supporting your local comic shop retailer and looking there first, as the printed book is the format that Dennis and I created LoveSTRUCK for, and we want comics retailers to order our books as much as possible.

You can also order the physical copy from Amazon in the "buy my books" link above.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

HEART Issue 1

Heart Issue 1 will be in comic shops the first week of November.  Our numbers on it (initially) are okay, but I'm concerned that most comic book shops won't have enough available to hand-sell to MMA/UFC fans just walking in off the street because they heard about an MMA comic book.

Please ask your retailer / local comic shop to order an extra copy or 2 to have on hand for such people.

The Comics Direct Market is not built for "regular" people who just wander in off the street, unfortunately. The system of pre-ordering works for those in the know, but can be detrimental to those just looking to find something cool they heard about, like HEART, that might not have been ordered heavily enough for people who are not shop regulars with pull-lists.

RETAILERS: You should have gotten an email from IMAGE COMICS with preview pdfs of issue 1. If you didn't, hit up the twitter button the right and let me know. I'll make sure you get a preview of what you're ordering so you know first hand it's something you can believe in. If you don't have twitter, email me at kwmellon at

Blair and I are working very hard on this series, and we believe it's very accessible to non-comics readers and want to make sure everyone who wants it, has the easiest time finding it. We'd also like to help turn them into regular customers for you.

Diamond Previews September

page 168 (2 page spread in the Image section)

Order code: SEP11 0360

Story: Blair Butler
Art: Kevin Mellon
Design/Logo/Lettering: Crank!
SRP = $2.99

Blair Butler talking to Newsarama about HEART:

Image Comics Publisher, Eric Stephenson, on Blair and HEART:


The Kill quick sketch

Quick sketchbook pro drawing of "Mai" from my very very long in gestation project, The Kill.

Did this to chill out and make my brain think about other things for a bit after working today.

I'm back to working on 2 things at once. Been a while since I had to divide my time in such a way. Not like riding a bike, unfortunately. Fortunately, both projects are things I really enjoy, so that's always good.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

LoveSTRUCK Reviewed

Via Dennis Hopeless
LoveSTRUCK Reviewed:

LoveSTRUCK has been out for a few days and our first reviews are starting to come in. They're not all perfect tens but the reviewers all seem to get what we were going for. Kevin and I certainly appreciate their taking time to review the book.

Check them out:

Newsarama's Wendy Holler

Biff Bam Pop's JP Fallavollita

Fandomania's M.C. Shumaker

Comics Forge's Dan Morrill