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May 10th, 2013

My comic book convention schedule for this year is settling into place, so here's where I plan to be this year. Please click on the links for more info:

Devner Comic-Con
May 31-June 2

Heroes Con
Charlotte, NC
June 7-9

Baltimore Comic-Con
September 7-8

GrandCon Gaming & Comic Arts Convention
Grand Rapids, MI
September 20-22

Pittsburgh Comic-Con September 27-29

Plans may change, or I may add another con, and I will try to update here. I'll be at all these cons to sign your comics, as well as have original art, prints, and my books with me. At some shows, I'll also be sketching and taking commissions.

As for a brief work update, I've been doing some of the inking on many of the recent issues of Fables, as well as an issue of Phantom Stranger, for DC Comics, inking various Simpsons and Futurama comics for Bongo, drawing a variant cover for Archie #646, and, finally, the break is about to end on my webstrip, The Adventures of Simone & Ajax, and they'll be back to their fun in the next few weeks.


August 31, 2012

While much more of an update is needed for my other comics activities, it's time to announce that on Tuesday September 4th The Adventures of Simone & Ajax returns as a weekly webstrip at www.simoneandajax.com. Every Tuesday read a new installment of their misadventures, starting with "Hi-Seas Hijinx," a swashbuckling saga of pirates and plunder.


   image © Andrew Pepoy

Every Tuesday, read a new installment of their misadventures, starting with "Hi-Seas Hijinx," a swashbuckling saga of pirates and plunder.

You can now follow Simone & Ajax online by "liking" them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SimoneandAjax
or following them on Twitter @SimoneAjax.

You can also sign up for weekly reminders and their newsletter at the sign-up link on their webpage.

AND if you want to follow my work in general, please "like" me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AndrewPepoy
or follow me on Twitter @AndrewPepoy.

To celebrate the launch of the S&A webstrip, I'll be attending several upcoming comic-cons. First up is the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 8 and 9 where you'll find me in Artists Alley. There are two special S&A tie-ins for this con. I will be doing a special, con-exclusive, limited-edition of 100 print of Simone & Ajax. If all 100 are sold at the con, I will donate 20% of the proceeds to The Hero Initiative, a good cause.

Simone & Ajax are also appearing in a pin-up alongside the Liberty Meadows gang in the limited-edition Liberty Meadows 15th Anniversary book that will be available at the Con. The original art for many of the pin-ups in this book will be auctioned off at the Con, and while I've done Simone & Ajax sketches for fans, this pin-up is the first finished piece of Simone & Ajax art to ever be sold, so if you are a big fan of Simone & Ajax, this is a rare opportunity. Also, I will donate my half of the sale price to The Hero Initiative, so the buyer will be supporting both the Baltimore Comic-Con and THI.

Simone and Ajax Xmas page
   image © Andrew Pepoy

Next up is the Las Vegas Comics Expo on September 29 and 30. You'll again find me in the Artists Alley, where I'll have Simone & Ajax merchandise and other original art and comics by me. After that I'll be at the first 2 days of the New York Comic-Con on October 11 and 12. I won't be set up there, but you might catch me at a signing or just wandering around.

Simone and Ajax Case of the Maltese Duck sample page
   image © Andrew Pepoy

Also, earlier this year I completed the first-ever story of my character, Monica Moon, for inclusion in an upcoming anthology from Mansion Comics.

However, not wanting to keep people waiting, I've printed a limited-edition of 200 copies in full-color available only at my con appearances for only 99c. Stop by and pick up your copy.

More on my other comics activities, including my work on The Simpsons, Futurama, and Fables-related titles in the next update.


July 19, 2011

After nearly a year since the last update, this one is far overdue. Before giving you the latest, I'll start out by catching up on what's happened since the last update:


   image © Andrew Pepoy

The Adventures of Simone & Ajax is still available. Written and drawn by me and published by IDW Publishing, it's the first paperback collection of Simone & Ajax, collecting all the recent color stories, "Simone, Queen of the Jungle," "The Case of the Maltese Duck", and "A Christmas Caper". As described on Amazon.com:

Mix: One wacky girl with one tiny dinosaur; Result: Big Fun! Collects three full-color, zany tales of Simone & Ajax, The Case of the Maltese Duck, A Christmas Caper, and Simone, Queen of the Jungle, plus extras, by Eisner-winner, Andrew Pepoy (FABLES, THE SIMPSONS). Intro by Mark Schultz (XENOZOIC TALES). Critics say: bit like the best issues of Cerebus, and a mood that harkens BONE. Readers say: ...the look of an Archie Comic, but the sensibilities of a Marx Brothers Movie. You'll say: I like it!

128 pages of fun can be yours! You can find it or order it through your local comics shop or bookstore. The Diamond Distributors easy order code for comic shops is Nov090854. It's also available from online booksellers. Get yourself a copy and one for a friend.

A note about the listing at various dealers: Some list the book as The New Adventures of Simone & Ajax and show a different cover taken from the Maltese Duck story, but it's all really the same book and will come with the cover art you see here on this page.

You can order it through the following:

In the USA:
Amazon.com

Or Barnes & Noble

In Canada: Amazon.ca

In the UK:
Amazon.co.uk

Or The Book Depository.com

In France:
Amazon.fr

Simone and Ajax Xmas page
   image © Andrew Pepoy
Simone and Ajax Case of the Maltese Duck sample page
   image © Andrew Pepoy

In Germany:
Amazon.de

In India:
Flipkart.com

Or Infibeam.com

In Australia:
CDWow.com.au

It's also likely available from other sellers in these countries and others.

Jack of Fables, the Vertigo/DC Comics series I worked on (usually) since the first issue, ended a few months ago with the double-sized 50th issue. Since then I've continued to work on Fables itself, inking Eric Shanower on Fables #101 and helping out on parts of #'s 104 and 105, inking Mark Buckingham.

I also inked Norm Breyfogle on the first 7 issues of the "Archie Loves Betty" half of Life With Archie Magazine, for Archie Comics, and on #9 I both pencilled and inked "Archie Loves Betty".

As I have for many years, I continued to ink various issues of The Simpsons and Futurama for Bongo Comics. And as that catches us up on the old work news, I can happily say I'm still inking more comics for Bongo.

I'm also currently writing and drawing a new Katy Keene project for Archie Comics. Details are still to be announced, but keep an eye here for an update soon.

Lastly, I'm drawing covers for IDW's re-issues of the Archie Americana series of books. Each new, larger volume collects the interiors of both volumes previously done for each decade, the 1940s through the 1970s.

On the convention front, a piece of old news is I attended last year's Baltimore Comic-Con, a great show, where "Simone & Ajax: A Christmas Caper" had been nominated for a Harvey Award for "Special Award for Humor in Comics", which it lost, but with everyone else in the category being so good, it really was an honor just to be nominated. I also attended the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, or C2E2 this past spring, which was a great time. This is shaping up into one of the great cons, so I hope more people with travel here to Chicago to check it out in 2012. I live here, so you know you'll find me there.

As for this year's conventions, you'll find me at the Chicago Comic-Con on August 11-14 in the Artists Alley. More news on that as I have it. While for only the third time in 22 years I'll have to miss Comic-Con International in San Diego, I do hope to attend some more cons later in the year. I'll post that news here.

Finally, my online art dealer is www.comiconart.com.You'll find original pages for sale from many comics I've worked on. New additions include new pages from Fables, Jack of Fables, updated pricing and art from Little Orphan Annie, and more. Also, Court, who runs the site, will be attending Comic-Con in San Diego, so look for his booth where you'll find many pages by me and others.

More frequent updates coming soon....


July 21, 2010

Last Minute Update: Comic-Con International is in a few days. I'll be set up in the Artists Alley at table BB18. Please stop by and say "HI!" I'll have lots of original art for sale, as well as copies of my Simone & Ajax and Katy Keene books, my limited-edition sketchbook, Simone & Ajax t-shirts, and more. I'll also be doing my annual Professional Networking seminar on Thursday at 3:30 in room 30CDE, as well as appearing on Saturday at 6:45 on the Fables panel and on Sunday at 2:00 on the Archie Comics panel. I'll also be signing at the Archie Comics booth on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (please see the sign in the booth for times) and likely at the DC Comics booth at some point. I'll also be at the Eisner Awards on Friday the 23rd where Fables is nominated for "Best Series".

And, speaking of awards, The Adventures of Simone & Ajax: A Christmas Caper, has just been nominated in the 2010 Harvey Awards for the "Special Award for Humor in Comics". I'm especially excited about this nomination as it's the first time Simone & Ajax have been nominated for an award. The story is available in print in the IDW book collection, The Adventures of Simone & Ajax and free to read online at ComicMix. The awards are given out at the Baltimore Comic-Con, August 28 and 29, which I'll be attending. If you're a comics professional, please visit the Harveys online and vote. I'll be sure to post here if any of my nominations, for Eisners, Hugos, or Harveys, wins.


April 18, 2010

After just posting the latest news last week, here's a special update:

Once again, Fables has been nominated for an Eisner Award for "Best Continuing Series" (Fables, by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Andrew Pepoy et al. (Vertigo/DC)). The Awards will be given out on Friday, July 23, at Comic-Con International in SanDiego. A full list of the nominees can be found here.

Also, on sale this week is Dan DeCarlo's Jetta, collecting all of Dan DeCarlo's (and other creators') work on the wacky adventures of Jetta, a teen-ager in the future as seen when these were created in the 1950s. This is the first volume in editor Craig Yoe's "The Good Girl Art Library", published through IDW Publishing. Besides the classic comics, there are 37 new pin-ups of Jetta done by a wide variety of modern creators. Here on this page you can see shots of the book cover and the pin-up I contributed (with colors by Jason Millet). For more on the book please click here. You can buy the book at better bookstores and comic shops, as well as from Amazon.

Simone and Ajax Case of the Maltese Duck sample page
   image © IDW Publishing
Simone and Ajax Xmas page
   image © Andrew Pepoy

Watch for some more special announcements expected very soon.


April 7, 2010

Time for another long-delayed news update.


   image © Andrew Pepoy

The big news is that The Adventures of Simone & Ajax is finally on sale. Written and drawn by me and published by IDW Publishing, it's the first paperback collection of Simone & Ajax, collecting all the recent color stories, "Simone, Queen of the Jungle," "The Case of the Maltese Duck", and "A Christmas Caper". As described on Amazon.com:

Mix: One wacky girl with one tiny dinosaur; Result: Big Fun! Collects three full-color, zany tales of Simone & Ajax, The Case of the Maltese Duck, A Christmas Caper, and Simone, Queen of the Jungle, plus extras, by Eisner-winner, Andrew Pepoy (FABLES, THE SIMPSONS). Intro by Mark Schultz (XENOZOIC TALES). Critics say: bit like the best issues of Cerebus, and a mood that harkens BONE. Readers say: ...the look of an Archie Comic, but the sensibilities of a Marx Brothers Movie. You'll say: I like it!

128 pages of fun can be yours! You can find it or order it through your local comics shop or bookstore. The Diamond Distributors easy order code for comic shops is Nov090854. It's also available from online booksellers. Get yourself a copy and one for a friend.

A note about the listing at various dealers: Some list the book as The New Adventures of Simone & Ajax and show a different cover taken from the Maltese Duck story, but it's all really the same book and will come with the cover art you see here on this page.

You can order it through the following:

In the USA:
Amazon.com

Or Barnes & Noble

In Canada: Amazon.ca

In the UK:
Amazon.co.uk

Or The Book Depository.com

In France:
Amazon.fr

Simone and Ajax Xmas page
   image © Andrew Pepoy
Simone and Ajax Case of the Maltese Duck sample page
   image © Andrew Pepoy

In Germany:
Amazon.de

In India:
Flipkart.com

Or Infibeam.com

In Australia:
CDWow.com.au

It's also likely available from other sellers in these countries and others.

In other comics news, I'm continuing to ink Jack of Fables for DC/Vertigo and occasionally helping on Fables, too. I recently inked an issue of Futurama for Bongo and am working on stories for the Simpsons Summer Shindig and Simpsons Super Spectacular. I've also inked my first graphic novel for the European market, Lanfeust Odyssey t.1, from Soleil, continuing the hit series of Lanfeust books. I've also just finished inking a spin-off, Alunys de Troy, and will then ink LO t.2. I'll also soon be inking a special mini-series for Archie Comics, Archie Loves Betty. More on that and some other big news in an update to be posted soon.

Convention season is kicking in, so here are my current (though subject to change) plans for the coming months:

April 16-18: Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo(aka C2E2) in Chicago. I'll be set up in Artists Alley as well as likely doing signings at DC and elsewhere.

July 21-25: Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA. I'll be set up in Artists Alley as well as likely doing signings at DC and elsewhere.

August 19-22: Chicago Comic-Con in Rosemont, IL. Currently not planning on setting up there, but I will likely be doing signings at DC and other booths.

October 8-10: New York Comic-Con in New York City. Plans will be posted later.

I may add other shows later.

And with convention season comes awards season. For the 2nd year running, Fables has been nominated for a Hugo Award in the Best Graphic Story category: Fables Vol 12: The Dark Ages Written by Bill Willingham; Pencilled by Mark Buckingham; Art by Peter Gross & Andrew Pepoy, Michael Allred, David Hahn; Colour by Lee Loughridge & Laura Allred; Letters by Todd Klein (Vertigo Comics). The award will be given out at this year's Worldcon, Aussiecon 4, in Melbourne, Australia in September.

For the first time in several years I'm able to do a planned signing for Free Comic Book Day, so I'll be appearing at Amazing Fantasy Books and Comics in Frankfort, IL on Saturday May 1 along with my long-time friend and fellow artist, Bill Reinhold. We each have work in one of the FCBD giveaways, so please stop by for one of those and some of the other great samples.

The Hero Initiative, a great non-profit charity dedicated to giving a helping hand to comic book creators, is doing another of their "Covers" projects. You may have seen their past projects of 100 different hand-drawn covers for special issues of Wolverine, Spider-Man, and more, but this time they're doing a special edition of Archie #600. Fifty different creators have been given copies of the book with a blank cover and will draw an original cover to the book on it. These will then be auctioned off and a book will be published collecting them all. I'm fortunate to have been asked to be part of the stellar roster of artists. I'll be doing a Katy Keene-themed cover, since she is an Archie character and I've done lots of work on her, which I'll be posting here when I get it done. Please keep an eye on the H.I. website for more info on the auctions and book. You can read more about this and see a few of the covers by clicking here.

On a non-work but still-comics note, in the latest issue of Comics Buyer's Guide (aka CBG), #1665, which is on sale now, you'll find their usual "Top 10 Favorite Comic Book Covers" feature, this month chosen by me. Instead of the impossible task of picking the 10 best ever, I went with the theme of picking 10 favorite covers that have always stuck with me because they were turning points for me and my love of comics, books that because that cover grabbed me and got me to buy it a new door was opened to me to another aspect of comics.

Finally, my online art dealer, www.comiconart.com, is building me a new page on their site, so if it's not up by the time you read this, it will soon be. You'll find original pages for sale from many comics I've worked on. New additions include new pages from Fables, Jack of Fables, updated pricing and art from Little Orphan Annie, and more.

Remember to check back soon for some updates and announcements.


Special Update: January 25, 2010

If you're planning on running down to your comics shop this week to pick up The Adventures of Simone & Ajax, the first-ever book collection of Simone & Ajax, I'm sorry to say that due to unavoidable production delays it will now be on sale on Wednesday February 17th. It's only 3 weeks, so please be patient. I hope you'll think it's worth the wait.

As well, to celebrate the book's debut, I'll be doing a signing on Saturday February 20th from noon to 3pm at Challengers Comics, 1845 N. Western Ave., in Chicago. I'll be happy to sign copies of the Simone & Ajax book or any comics of mine. The latest Fables collection, The Great Fables Crossover, goes on sale a week earlier, so bring your copies of that, too. Both books will be available for sale at the shop. I'll also be bringing along original art pages for sale. See you there!


Special Update: November 19, 2009

The first chapter of latest Simone & Ajax graphic novel, "A Christmas Caper", is now available to read for free online at ComicMix.com. Click here for the first chapter, and click here for all available chapters. New chapters will be posted every Wednesday through December 16th, with the final chapter running on Monday December 21, just in time for Christmas. Please visit www.ComicMix.com and click on the "Simone & Ajax" icons at the top to go to the latest chapters.

And please continue reading below for more info on this new story, as well as news and ordering info for the upcoming S&A book, "The Adventures of Simone & Ajax" available in January from comics shops, Amazon.com, and other booksellers. Also, there's a short interview with me about the new book on the Westfield Comics site. Please click here to read it.


November 4, 2009

Time for another overdue news update here at Pepoy.com. To follow up on some of the previous update, I won an Eisner Award, for "Best Short Story", this past summer as part of the team on "Murder He Wrote," by Ian Boothby, Nina Matsumoto, and me, from The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror #14 (Bongo Comics). What a great way to mark my 20th anniversary in the business! You can see a video of our award at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctrX9FANxko.

Big Simone & Ajax news! The daring duo will return online at ComicMix.com in November in "A Christmas Caper", a brand-new 45-page graphic-novel, a holiday of tale of big business trying to muscle in on Santa and the Season. Check it out starting soon and find out what Simone & Ajax have to do with this not-so-merry mix-up. I'll post the start date and a direct link as soon as it's confirmed.

In the meantime, you can read all their earlier adventures for FREE online at ComicMix.com.

Click here for all the classic black-and-white stories leading up to the first of the new, color comics.

Click here to go directly to all the chapters of "The Case of the Maltese Duck."

Simone and Ajax Xmas page
   image © Andrew Pepoy

   image © Andrew Pepoy

And then on January 27th (dates may vary depending on your location) IDW Publishing will release The Adventures of Simone & Ajax, the first paperback collection of Simone & Ajax, collecting all the recent color stories, "Simone, Queen of the Jungle," "The Case of the Maltese Duck", and "A Christmas Caper". As described on Amazon.com:

Mix: One wacky girl with one tiny dinosaur; Result: Big Fun! Collects three full-color, zany tales of Simone & Ajax, The Case of the Maltese Duck, A Christmas Caper, and Simone, Queen of the Jungle, plus extras, by Eisner-winner, Andrew Pepoy (FABLES, THE SIMPSONS). Intro by Mark Schultz (XENOZOIC TALES). Critics say: bit like the best issues of Cerebus, and a mood that harkens BONE. Readers say: ...the look of an Archie Comic, but the sensibilities of a Marx Brothers Movie. You'll say: I like it!

128 pages of fun can be yours! You can order it through your local comics shop. It's listed in the November issue of Previews. Ask them to order extras for the shop. The Diamind Distributors easy order code for comic shops is Nov090854. It's also available from online booksellers and can be pre-ordered right now at a discount at Amazon.com. Click here to go right to it. Get yourself a copy and one for a friend. It'll be on sale too late for the Holiday Season (though there's always next year), but it makes a great gift for Valentine's Day or Lincoln's Birthday. Can't get to New Orleans for Fat Tuesday? Put on your plastic beads and have a great time reading Simone & Ajax.

A collection of all the earlier, black-and-white S&A comics is planned for later in 2010.

In other news, I've written and drawn a 1-page "Angel & the Ape" story for the 2009 DC Comics Holiday Special, on sale in December. I'm a big fan of the cult 1960's A&A series and a huge fan of its artists, Bob Oksner and Wally Wood. Both are influences on my work, but I was lucky enough to know Bob. It's a big thrill for me to get a chance to try my hand at these characters. If you like it, please write to the editors at DC and ask for more.

I'm continuing to ink Jack of Fables for DC/Vertigo, occasionally helping on Fables, too, and inking most issues of Futurama for Bongo. I've also inked my first graphic novel for the European market, Lanfeust Odyssey t.1, from Soleil, continuing the hit series of Lanfeust books. I'll also be inking tome 2 and a spin-off, Alunys de Troy.

And lastly, looking for that unique gift for the comics fan? There's plenty of original art available from Fables, GI Joe, and more from my online art dealer, Comicon Art.

I'll be back soon with more details on Simone & Ajax online and in print!


July 19 , 2009

It's that time again, the down-to-the-wire news update before Comic-Con International in San Diego. I'll be there this week, July 22-26, at the San Diego Convention Center. Click here for all the info. You'll find me in Artists Alley, table KK-19 where I'll be selling original art, Simone & Ajax t-shirts, and my brand-new limited-edition 20th-Anniversary Sketchbook. This month marks 20 years for me as comics pro, so I've put together a collection of drawings taken from various things I've worked on over the years, plus some brand new pin-ups and new, color front and back covers. For those of you who can't attend and want a sketchbook or t-shirt, I'll be posting mail-order info here after both Comic-Con and the soon-to-follow Chicago Comic-Con. Also in San Diego you'll sometimes find me signing, along with fellow Fables creators, at the Vertigo table in the DC Comics booth. I'll also be on the Fables panel on Saturday from 4:45-5:45 in room 6DE. And, as usual, I'll be teaching my Professional Networking Seminar on Thursday from 3:30-4:30 in room 30CDE. And for you Simpsons fans, stop by Bongo Comics, booth 2519, to get the limited-edition collection of the recent Radioactive Man crossover-event, which I inked, available only at the convention. The whole team on this one will also be doing a signing at Exhibit A Press, booth 1909, on Friday from 1-2pm.

Also at the con will be the Eisner Awards. I'm lucky to have been a part of some comics that have now been nominated for some very big awards. The Eisner Awards, one of the biggest awards in comics, has nominated Fables for Best Continuing Series ( by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Niko Henrichon, Andrew Pepoy, and Peter Gross (Vertigo/DC)). As well, "Murder He Wrote," by Ian Boothby, Nina Matsumoto, and me, from The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror #14 (Bongo Comics) has been nominated for Best Short Story. A full list of nominees can be found here. The Eisner Awards will be given out on Friday, July 24 at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Soon after that con, I'll be in Artists Alley at the Chicago Comic-Con (formerly Wizard World Chicago, formerly, and I never stopped calling it this, the Chicago Comic-Con) August 6-9 in Rosemont, IL. Click here for more info. Not sure where I'll be set up, so check the program when you get there. Again, I'll have art, t-shirts, and sketchbooks.

And lastly for this year, I'll be at the Windy City Comic-Con in Chicago on Saturday September 19th. I'll try to post more info on that later.

As for work, I've just finished the last issue of my run on Fables with #87 and am returning to inking Jack of Fables with #38. Also, having finished the Radioactive Man cross-over, I'm now back to inking several issues of Futurama for Bongo. And more details on this later, but I'll be inking 3 graphic novels for the major French publisher, Soleil. More Simone & Ajax news soon as things are firmed up, but they will be returning online to ComicMix.com in November and in print from IDW in January. In the meantime, you can read all their earlier adventures for FREE online at ComicMix.com.

Click here for all the classic black-and-white stories leading up to the first of the new, color comics.

Click here to go directly to all the chapters of "The Case of the Maltese Duck."

I look forward to meeting some of you at the conventions.


Special Announcement: II

April 15, 2009

Some great news! I'm lucky to have been a part of some comics that have now been nominated for some very big awards. The Eisner Awards, one of the biggest awards in comics, has nominated Fables for Best Continuing Series ( by Bill Willingham, Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha, Niko Henrichon, Andrew Pepoy, and Peter Gross (Vertigo/DC)). As well, "Murder He Wrote," by Ian Boothby, Nina Matsumoto, and me, from The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror #14 (Bongo Comics) has been nominated for Best Short Story. A full list of nominees can be found here. The Eisner Awards will be given out on Friday, July 24 at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Also, Fables: War and Pieces (Written by Bill Willingham, pencilled by Mark Buckingham, inked by Steve Leialoha and Andrew Pepoy, color by Lee Loughridge, letters by Todd Klein (DC/Vertigo Comics)) has been nominated as Best Graphic Story by the Hugo Awards, THE big award for science fiction. A full list of the nominees can be found here, and the awards will be given out at this year's Worldcon, Anticipation, in Montreal in August.

I'll be sure to post it here if we win any of these awards.


Special Announcement: I

March 27, 2009

As announced today, ComicMix, the online publisher of "The Adventures of Simone & Ajax", has joined forces with IDW Publishing.

What does this mean for Simone & Ajax? It means that sometime soon you'll be able to buy regular, printed book versions of all the Simone & Ajax comics at comics shops, bookstores, and online, released through IDW. It also means that soon Simone & Ajax will again be appearing online for free at ComicMix.com with all-new adventures.

The exact details of when and where have yet to be announced, so keep checking back here for all the latest news, but in the meantime you can read the official ComicMix announcement here.


February 13, 2009

It's been far too long since the last update, so let's get right to the news.

It was good meeting some of you at the New York Comic-Con on February 6-8. If you couldn't make this con, this year I'm planning to be at the Comic-Con International in San Diego, Wizard World Chicago, and The Windy City Comic-Con in Chicago, plus maybe another couple. I'll post details on those later. You'll find me in the Artists Alley, where I'll be glad to sign your comics and will also be selling original art from Fables, Jack of Fables, Katy Keene, G.I. Joe and many more. I'll also have the new Simone & Ajax t-shirts. Stop by if you're there.

Having helped out last year on Fables #73-75, I've been inking Fables regularly for a while, doing issues 77-81 and 83-85, as well as the upcoming mini-series, Fables: The Literals. After that I'll return to Jack of Fables. As well, I'm continuing to ink for Bongo Comics, working on Futurama and various Simpsons titles, including a special 3-issue "Radioactive Man" story that will run in 3 "Simpsons" titles all in June: The Simpsons #155, Bart Simpson #48 and Simpsons Super Spectacular #9.

The Katy Keene paperback collection, "Katy Keene: Model Behavior", is now on sale. It collects all 10 stories that ran in Archie & Friends plus an all-new 22-pager written and drawn by me, plus promotional art, all behind a new front-cover by me. You can buy it now at your local comics shop or order it online from Amazon.com or from www.archiecomics.com.

Some news that got missed was that "The Hourglass", the superhero tap-dance opera I co-wrote with Mark Yonally of the Chicago Tap Theatre, and which last summer wrapped up a second successful run at the CTT, went to New York as part of the prestigious New York Musical Theatre Festival. It's one of the few non-NY-area shows to be invited.

Katy Keene : Trade Paperback cover for Model Behavior
   image © Archie Comics

Maybe you're asking "What about 'The Adventures of Simone & Ajax'"? (At least I hope you're asking). S&A wrapped up its first "season" with the conclusion of their first original, full-color graphic-novel, "The Case of the Maltese Duck" available online for free at www.ComicMix.com. For your convenience, here are direct links to all the Simone & Ajax comics on ComicMix:

Click here for all the classic black-and-white stories leading up to the first of the new, color comics.

Click here to go directly to all the chapters of "The Case of the Maltese Duck."

The previously announced Simone & Ajax Christmas-themed, online graphic-novel is actually well along, entirely written and about two-thirds drawn, but due to unforeseen circumstances was not able to be completed as planned to run this past year. Unfortunately, being as Santa-themed stories don't go over so well at other times of the year, it will be the end of this year before you'll see it online.

Hopefully I'll have news to post soon about other Simone & Ajax stories and exciting events. Keep checking back here or the Simone & Ajax homepage for more news and previews. Please click any of the images below for a larger version.

And remember, all these Simone & Ajax comics (plus several other series) are available for FREE online, with no membership or sign-up needed, at www.ComicMix.com. Please click on any of the thumbnails below for a larger image of these new Simone & Ajax pages, the last of them being a sneak-peak at the first page of the next story.

Simone and Ajax cover image: Simone Queen of the Jungle
   image © Andrew Pepoy
Simone and Ajax Case of the Maltese Duck sample page
   image © Andrew Pepoy
Simone and Ajax Xmas page
   image © Andrew Pepoy

Finally, I've continued to add pages to my original art sales page at Comiccon Art, where you'll find pages from Jack of Fables, Katy Keene, and more. And if you're wondering about Simone & Ajax originals, I'll begin selling those for the first time pretty soon.

That's it for now, so please check out the new Simone & Ajax comics at ComicMix. Thanks!


SPECIAL UPDATE (Updated 23rd July 2008)

My apologies to anyone who came looking for me at Wizard World Chicago. I'm afraid deadlines kept me from spending much time there this year. These same deadlines are also the reason I'll be missing Comic-Con International in San Diego this year, only the 2nd time I've missed in 18 years. I'll be sure to be back next year. ComicMix will be exhibiting there, so please stop by and say "Hi" and let them know you're enjoying Simone & Ajax and want to see more. I'm hoping to arrange to sell the new, full-color S&A t-shirts at their booth. You'll find them alongside Insight Studios, at booth 2308.


June 23, 2008

"The Adventures of Simone & Ajax" is about to wrap up it's first "season" with the conclusion of their first original, full-color graphic-novel, "The Case of the Maltese Duck" available online for free at www.ComicMix.com. Within a few weeks of this update it's likely the S&A icon on the ComicMix homepage will rotate off, so for your convenience here are direct links to all the Simone & Ajax comics on ComicMix:

Click here for all the classic black-and-white stories leading up to the first of the new, color comics.

Click here to go directly to all the chapters of "The Case of the Maltese Duck."

"The Adventures of Simone & Ajax" will return this fall when I'll be writing and drawing the first of two all-new, full-color graphic novels, one with a Holiday theme and the other a Pirate Adventure. Also, a limited-edition Simone & Ajax t-shirt will soon be available. I'll have them at my convention appearances (see below for info) this summer and via mail-order after that. Keep checking back here or the Simone & Ajax homepage, www.simoneandajax.com, for more news and previews.

And remember, all these Simone & Ajax comics (plus several other series) are available for FREE online, with no membership or sign-up needed, at www.ComicMix.com. Please click on any of the thumbnails below for a larger image of these new Simone & Ajax pages.

Simone and Ajax cover image: "Simone Queen of the Jungle"
   image © Andrew Pepoy
Simone and Ajax cover image: "Case of the Maltese Duck"
   image © Andrew Pepoy
Simone and Ajax cover image: "Case of the Maltese Duck"
   image © Andrew Pepoy

The Katy Keene paperback collection, "Katy Keene: Model Behavior", is done and the book will be out in August. It collects all 10 stories that ran in Archie & Friends plus an all-new 22-pager written and drawn by me and promotional art, all behind new front and back-covers by me. You can order it now through your local comics shop or pre-order it online from Amazon.com.

I'm still inking Jack of Fables for DC/Vertigo. The third Trade paperback collection will be out in June. I've also been helping out on some recent issues of Fables, #73-75. As well, I'm continuing my run on Futurama for Bongo Comics. Besides inking the new issues, some of my earlier issues will soon be collected into books, so please keep an eye out for those. Also inked a story for an upcoming Simpsons Super Spectacular.

Katy Keene : Trade Paperback cover for Model Behavior
   image © Archie Comics

Convention season is here, so you'll find me in the Artists Alleys at both Wizard World Chicago, June 26-29, and Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 23-27. I'll be selling art, Simone & Ajax t-shirts, and maybe prints, as well as signing comics and chatting, so please stop by. I will post news as to where I'll be at those shows or any other shows, so please check back again later or check the program guides online or when you get there. I'll also be doing my usual "Professional Networking" seminar in San Diego on Thursday the 24th. Again, please check programming updates for exact time and location.

This summer the Chicago Tap Theatre presents an expanded and revised version of The Hourglass in "The Stop-Time Chronicles", a superhero tap dancing opera, which I co-wrote, running for 5 weeks starting Friday June 27, so it will be running the weekend of Wizard World Chicago. Think about checking it out if you're in town. Some other big news about this show coming soon.

Finally, I've continued to add pages to my original art sales page at Comiccon Art, where you'll find pages from Jack of Fables, Katy Keene, and more. And if you're wondering about Simone & Ajax originals, I'll begin selling those for the first time pretty soon.

That's it for now, so please check out the new Simone & Ajax comics at ComicMix. Thanks!


April 10, 2008 : New York Comic-Con

I will be attending the New York Comic-Con, April 18-20. You can find me at my spot in Artists Alley, Table J-31. I'll be glad to sign your comics and chat. I'll also have tons of original art pages with me from Jack of Fables, G.I. Joe and other titles for sale.

On Sunday I'll be on the Archie Comics panel and maybe the Vertigo panel on Friday. I may also be doing signings at the DC Comics booth, but no firm times yet. Hope to see some of you there.


February 02, 2008

Starting Thursday February 7, "The Adventures of Simone & Ajax" goes full-color with the first of their ALL-NEW tales, available online for free at www.ComicMix.com or click here to go directly to the Simone & Ajax comics. We meet up with S&A right where the last of their old stories left off for 3 weeks of "Simone, Queen of the Jungle". After that will be a 10-week serial of the first Simone & Ajax graphic novel, "The Case of the Maltese Duck", with more to come beyond that as Simone & Ajax meet up with Pirates. Please note that Simone & Ajax will now be updated on Thursdays instead of Saturdays. Keep checking back here or S&A's homepage, www.simoneandajax.com, for more news and previews. Please click on any of the thumbnails below for a larger image of these new Simone & Ajax pages.

Simone and Ajax cover image: "Simone Queen of the Jungle"
   image © Andrew Pepoy
Simone and Ajax cover image: "Case of the Maltese Duck"
   image © Andrew Pepoy
Simone and Ajax cover image: "Case of the Maltese Duck"
   image © Andrew Pepoy

As for my other work, I'm still inking Jack of Fables for DC/Vertigo, close to wrapping up our 2nd year. The third Trade paperback collection will be out in June. I've also been helping out on some recent issues of Fables. As well, I'm continuing my run on Futurama for Bongo Comics. Besides inking the new issues, some of my earlier issues will soon be collected into books, so please keep an eye out for those.

Work on the Katy Keene paperback collection is done and the book will be out in August. It collects all 10 stories that ran in Archie & Friends plus an all-new 22-pager written and drawn by me and promotional art, all behind a new cover by me.

I've started making my convention plans for 2008, so you'll find me at the New York Comic-Con Artists Alley, April 18-20, as well as Wizard World Chicago, June 26-29, and Comic-Con International in San Diego, July 23-27. I will post news as to where I'll be at those shows or any other shows, so please check back again later.

This summer the Chicago Tap Theatre will present an expanded and revised version of The Hourglass in "The Stop-Time Chronicles", a superhero tap dancing opera, running for 6 weeks this time starting Friday June 27, so it will be running the weekend of Wizard World Chicago. Think about checking it out if you're in town.

Finally, I've continued to add pages to my original art sales page at Comiccon Art, where you'll find pages from Jack of Fables, Katy Keene, and more. And if you're wondering about Simone & Ajax originals, I'll begin selling those for the first time pretty soon.

That's it for now, so please check out the new Simone & Ajax comics at ComicMix. Thanks!


December 28, 2007

AND YET ANOTHER SPECIAL UPDATE:
Podcast Interview: Comics Coast to Coast's latest podcast features an interview with me talking about my work on Simone & Ajax, "Katy Keene", and more, as well as my influences and other comics. I'm usually embarrassed by my interviews after I hear myself, but I think this one turned out well, so I hope you'll give it a listen. You can download it through iTunes or directly from www.comicscoasttocoast.com by scrolling down the page to the description and clicking on the "listen" button at the bottom of my paragraph (Episode 27). Hope you like it.

December 19, 2007

ANOTHER SPECIAL UPDATE:
Time for another special update, and TIME is the word, as Jack of Fables Vol. 1: The (Nearly) Great Escape, which I inked, has been named Time Magazine's #5 graphic novel of 2007. Click here to check out the story. And of course you can check out the book itself at your local book or comics shop.

Meanwhile, work continues on the new stories of The Adventures of Simone & Ajax, which will start running online at ComicMix in February. Please visit the Simone & Ajax homepage for a preview. In the meantime, you can still read another classic Simone & Ajax each Saturday at ComicMix, including a couple recently-posted Simone & Ajax Holiday mini-comics even the biggest S&A fan likely hasn't seen before, so please check 'em out.

A full update coming in January!

October 07, 2007

SPECIAL UPDATE: "The Adventures of Simone & Ajax" is now available online at www.ComicMix.com, or click here to go straight to the S&A page. Please read below for more info on what's in store for S&A and their new online home. And please check back on ComicMix each Saturday for more of the classic S&A tales, leading up to all-new color stories early next year.

And besides visiting here for S&A news, you can also check out the start of the new Simone & Ajax webpage at www.simoneandajax.com or by clicking on the S&A logo on the first page of www.pepoy.com. There are just a couple of preview images there now, but I'll be adding more soon.

Lastly, I forgot to mention in my previous post that I've continued to add pages to my original art sales page at www.comiconart.com/AndrewPepoy.html, where you'll find pages from Jack of Fables, Katy Keene, and more. And if you're wondering about Simone & Ajax originals, I'll begin selling those for the first time pretty soon.

October 01, 2007

It's BIG NEWS time, so ... The Adventures of Simone & Ajax is back! I've been hinting at this for a while now, and now I can finally tell you more. Hopefully most of you have seen S&A (I'll shorten it to that for the rest of this) in comic books or here on the website, but if not, you can read the series proposal by clicking on the S&A logo at pepoy.com. S&A have joined the newly-announced line of comics that will be appearing at ComicMix online (www.comicmix.com). Please check their site out for more info on the whole line. Their pop-culture newssite is already there, along with a podcast interview with me, and the comics line goes live there Tuesday, October 2, with S&A debuting on Saturday October 6th. Each day ComicMix will adding new comics to the site, each of the features being updated weekly, so that means a new installment of S&A every Saturday. Eventually I'll post how to add a direct link to the S&A comics to your favorite sites list and even how to make the S&A comics page your homepage.

Best of all, its FREE! No memberships or even a sign-up. Just free comics all the time, so as someone who had enough interest in my work to visit this site I hope you'll check it out each week. And while it's free for you, just by clicking on each page of my comics at ComicMix.com (and hopefully reading them while you're there), you're supporting me and the site. And please tell your friends about it. The more people checking out my pages, the better, so please visit often, weekly, daily, every few minutes even.

And what will you find there? First up will be all the classic Simone & Ajax adventures in glorious black-&-white to get you up to speed. Maybe you read them before, but try 'em again I bet there are a few stories you missed. After that will start all-new S&A tales in, for the first time, full color! My good friend Jason Millet joins me as colorist, so now Ajax will be green, the lemmings will be yellowish, and Simone will be colorful in more than personality. First up will be a two-parter, Simone, Queen of the Jungle, followed by the first feature-length S&A graphic novel, The Case of the Maltese Duck, serialized over 10 weeks (click on the preview image left for a larger view) and then a novel-length pirate swashbuckler. After that? I have many more S&A tales I'd like to tell, but you hold the fate of S&A in your hands. If enough of you visit the S&A pages at the ComicMix site, the kind people there will keep S&A going, so please visit often, tell everyone you know, anyone you just happen to see, whatever it takes to get the word out.

Simone and Ajax cover image: "Case of the Maltese Duck"
   image © Andrew Pepoy

Now you may be thinking, "But I don't like to read comics online" (though that will change once you see the nifty new way ComicMix has come up with) or "But I want a nicely printed Simone & Ajax book I can take anywhere." Well, ComicMix will quickly follow the online version with book versions that will be available at your local comics shop, bookstore, or online bookseller. So please read S&A online for free first and follow it up by adding it to your library.

OK, now you know the news. Remember… Saturday October 6th! I hope you'll enjoy the comics. I'll be glad to hear what you think of them. Thanks for reading this long post. I promise the comics will be much more fun.

And just case you're wondering, I will be continuing my work on Jack of Fables and for Bongo Comics, plus doing a little more Katy Keene. On DC/Vertigo's Jack of Fables I'm inking through #15, with a guest artist on #16, and then continuing on from #17. For Bongo I'll be inking Futurama at least through #35, as well as part of this year's Treehouse of Horror special, plus a "Ralph Wiggum" story and a long "Radioactive Man" adventure. And for you "Katy Keene" fans, I'm writing and drawing a new 22-pager telling the story of how Katy went from smalltown girl to superstar, which will appear early next year in a paperback collection of all 10 Katy stories from Archie & Friends, plus all the pin-ups and paperdolls, all topped off by a new cover, published by Archie Comics.

I'll be posting again soon with more Simone & Ajax news and anything else new. Thanks for visiting


June 07, 2007

Summer's here, so it's time for another update on what I've been working on and what's coming soon. Last time I mentioned some big news. Here it is: The Adventures of Simone & Ajax are back! I'll be writing and drawing all-new stories of the adventurous duo soon, but that's all I can say about it for now. Believe me, I wish I could say more, but as soon as I can, you'll read it here.

I'm continuing to ink Jack of Fables for DC/Vertigo, even penciling half of #10, as well. After skipping #11, a new story begins in #12, and starting with that issue, one of my all-time favorites, Brian Bolland, becomes the cover artist. Also, after inking parts of a number of issues of Fables, I've inked a full issue, #62, on sale soon.

I'm continuing my work on Bongo's Futurama at least through #34, as well as inking Bart Simpson #37, an upcoming issue of The Simpsons (the Simpsons Internationale Special), plus some other short stories for them.

As for Katy Keene, she makes her last story appearance in Archie & Friends #110, with a couple pin-ups slotted for future A&F issues. I'm working on an all-new 22 pager of Katy, telling the story of how she went from smalltown girl to mega-star. News on where you can find that, as well as more Katy news, coming soon.

I've also penciled a Wallace & Gromit story for an upcoming issue of Wallace & Gromit Comics Magazine, from Titan Publishing. While easy to find on UK newsstands everywhere, it may be hard to find in the US, but it can be special ordered through your local comics shop.

I'm continuing to add art to my art sales page, which you can find at the following link: www.comiconart.com/AndrewPepoy.html. Original pages from Jack of Fables, Katy Keene, G.I. Joe, Sonic the Hedgehog, and more are available.

Outside of comics, I've been helping plot and design a superhero tap-dance opera, The Hourglass in the Stop-Time Chronicles, which will be performed by the Chicago Tap Theatre every weekend in July. See this link for more info on the show, to see the poster I drew, and for how to buy tickets: http://www.chicagotaptheatre.com/events/hourglass-stop-time-chronicles.

And finally, being summer, it's convention season, so I'll be going to three conventions: The Comic-Con International on July 25-29 in San Diego; Wizard World Chicago on August 9-12; and the Baltimore Comic-Con on Sept. 8 and 9. At these last two, I'll have a table in the Artists Alley where I'll be selling art and comics by me, signing whatever comics you bring along, and just chatting in general. In San Diego, I'll be teaching my usual Professional Networking seminar, plus will be appearing on several panels. More on that as I know.

That's it for now. I'll try to post more news on the conventions and on Simone & Ajax soon. Thanks for checkin' in!


February 16, 2007

Hi! I've been holding off posting the news as I've been waiting for the OK to post some news on something I've been working on for a while, but since that's not ready and there is other news, here's what's new:

I'll be attending the New York Comic-Con on February 23-25 and will have a table in Artists Alley, table A218, sharing it with Rob Walton, creator of Ragmop. I'll have art and comics with me. Please stop by and say Hi!

Later in the year I'll be at the Comic-Con in San Diego and at Wizard World Chicago. More on those later.

New art is being added to my art sales page, at www.comiconart.com/AndrewPepoy.html.

Now on to the comics:

Continuing to ink Jack of Fables for DC/Vertigo. #7 is on sale now and starts a new story arc about Jack in Las Vegas. And the first book collection of Jack of Fables comes out in this month, so you'll be able to find that not only in comics shops but in bookstores, Amazon, etc. I've also done my first pencilling for the Fables line, contributing a short segment for Fables #59, on sale soon.

Over at Bongo I'm continuing to work on Futurama, inking the now-on-sale #29, as well as #30 and 31.

Katy Keene, which I'm continuing to write and draw, will appear in Archie & Friends at least through #110. #106, on sale now, features Katy and her sister, MacKenzie, getting ready for Mac's big high school dance. #107 tells of Katy filming the sequel to The Web (as mentioned in Katy's first new story in A&F #101), The Web Returns, in which we get to see the return of the Mighty Hero, The Web, though here played by actor, Topher McWire. And in #108 Katy visits Las Vegas.

Also now on sale is a short story featuring Liberty Girl that I pencilled and inked, which appears in Heroic Publishing's Anthem #4. Some of these pages have been added to the portfolio page, along with new Katy Keene art.

There are a few other things in the works that I hope to be able to post soon.

Thanks for checking in!


November 28, 2006

Hi, everyone! We're getting to the end of the year, so it's about time for another update. I've been keeping busy lately, but....

We interrupt this news with an important commercial announcement: Many readers have asked about buying originals, and while I've done what I could to answer emails and work out deals, I just haven't been able to keep up. So, I'm happy to announce that Court Gebeau is now repping my art online and has set up a webpage where you can find every page of comic book art, comics strips, drawings, I have for sale: www.comiconart.com/AndrewPepoy.html. Court will be happy to answer your emails and work out deals. Also, I'm still not taking any commissions, but will post here when I'm able to. Now, back to the news....

Here's what I've been working on:

Katy Keene, which I'm continuing to write and draw, will appear in Archie & Friends at least through #108. #105 is just on sale now and features Katy doing a bikini photoshoot in Central America. #106 features Katy and her sister, MacKenzie, getting ready for Mac's big high school dance. #107 tells of Katy filming the sequel to The Web (as mentioned in Katy's first new story in A&F #101), The Web Returns, in which we get to see the return of the Mighty Hero, The Web, though here played by actor, Topher McWire. And in #108 Katy visits Las Vegas.

I'm contuing to ink Jack of Fables for DC/Vertigo, as well as helping out on the inks on Fables #53-56. #56 is a special holiday issue featuring Santa Claus. And the first book collection of Jack of Fables comes out in February, so you'll be able to find that not only in comics shops but in bookstores, Amazon, etc.

Also inking lots for Bongo Comics. I've been inking short stories for The Simpsons, Bart Simpson, The Simpsons Winter Wingding, and upcoming special, Simpsons Internationale. I've also inked a number of full issues of Futurama, #'s 27-29.

Another chance for me to pencil as well as ink was a short story featuring Liberty Girl that will appear in Heroic Publishing's Anthem #4 in January. I also got a chance to reunite with Patrick Zircher, who I hadn't worked with since the cancellation of the original run of New Warriors, for a cover for Marvel's Cable/Deadpool #36.

Coming up I'll be continuing work on Jack of Fables, Katy Keene, and The Simpsons, plus, I'm hoping, something exciting that I'm hoping I can spill the beans on soon. Keep checking back.

And despite my best plans, I've been too busy to update the art and portfolio sections of this site, but I'll keep hoping to do so soon.

Thanks for checking in here, and I hope whatever year-end holiday festivities you have planned are the best.

-Andrew


August 21, 2006

Hi! A full update coming soon, but I wanted to let you know that there's a new interview with me at The Pulse news section of www.comicon.com about the new Katy Keene comics I'm writing and drawing. Please click here to take a look.

Also, keep checking out www.katykeene.com for my first-ever podcast interview which I'll be recording soon.

Thanks!


June 25 , 2006

Hi, Everyone! Time for another update. It looks to be a busy summer. First up, out in comic shops on June 14th is Archie & Friends #101, which will feature the first of the new series of Katy Keene stories that I'm writing and drawing for Archie Comics. See my portfolio section for a few pages and please visit www.katykeene.com, Katy's official website at Archie Comics. Katy will continue at least through #105. I hope you'll check it out and let Archie know you want to see more.

Next up will be Jack of Fables #1, out on July 26, the start of the monthly spin-off series from Fables, on which I'm inking Tony Akins. See the previous update for more info. If you can't wait, there will be a preview of Jack in Fables #50, on which I also inked Mark Buckingham on part of the lead-feature.

The Duck Tales paperback collection for which I inked an unpublished Carl Barks cover will also be on sale in July. It's volume 2 and from Gemstone Publications.

I'll be appearing at several conventions this summer. Come look for me in the artists alley section at Heroes Con, June 30-July2, in Charlotte, NC, and at Wizard World Chicago, August 3-6, and in the exhibitor's section, booth G-4, at Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA, July 19-24. I'll be selling pages from Katy Keene, GI Joe, Scooby Doo, Robin, Sonic, and many other comics I've worked on and will be glad to sign for free whatever comics of mine you bring along.

I'll also be signing, along with penciller, Tony Akins, Jack of Fables #1 on the day it comes out, July 26, at Comix Revolution in Evanston, IL, and at Graham Crackers Lincoln Park in Chicago. More details later.

Other current, recent, or upcoming work includes Bart Simpson #29-31, Simpsons Super-Special #3, and Futurama #27 and 28, as well as the paperback collection of the Freshmen mini-series (and news on the sequel to that coming soon).

Lots of new art has been added to the portfolio section since the last update. I hope to add more and get the inking section up in the next few weeks.

More news soon. Thanks for visiting!

P.S. This is the silver anniversary of my first published fanzine, Captain Dynamo #1. Watch for news about special Captain Dynamo events featuring me and Tom Negovan in Grand Rapids and Holland, MI later this year.


February 20, 2006

Happy New Year, Everyone! Happy Valentine's Day, too! After far too long, I'm finally updating and adding to my site. In the coming weeks you'll see lots of art added to the portfolio section, plus more news updates.

I had a great time at the San Diego Comic-Con International last summer. One of the highlights was meeting Freshmen co-creators Seth Green and Hugh Sterbakov and doing some signings with them and penciller Leonard Kirk at the Top Cow booth. For a photo of all of us, along with much more about the hit mini-series The Freshmen, please check out Hugh's official Freshmen site at www.freshmencomic.com.

Are you a fan of Fables, from DC/Vertigo Comics? Then you'll be happy to know that coming this spring will be the spin-off monthly-series, Jack of Fables, co-written by Fables creator, Bill Willingham, with pencils by Tony Akins and inks by me. Looks to be a great series, so please watch for it.

My Katy Keene story has been re-scheduled for Archie & Friends #101, out in May. And some big news is that Archie Comics have asked me to write and draw two more Katy stories, the first of which will appear in Archie & Friends #102. I'll post the info here once the title and issue number of the third story is confirmed. Hopefully there will be more to follow. Please visit Archie's website at www.archiecomics.com and let them know you want to see more Katy Keene. Visit this link to read an interview with Katy Keene editor, Mike Pellerito, find out more about Katy and see more art from the series.

Also, a really fun book I did a few years back with good friends, writer Dan Slott and penciller James Fry, will finally be seeing print this spring. Big Max #1, the adventures of a masked, super-powered gorilla and his monkey sidekick, who in this issue battles a super-mime in Central Park, will be out in March, published by Mr. Comics (www.mrcomics.ca). Reserve your copy now!

Other recent and current work:

  • Wrapped up work on The Freshmen, as well as inking Witchblade #94 and 95, for Top Cow
  • Inked a story written by Alan Moore and pencilled by Rick Veitch for Tomorrow Stories Special #2, from ABC/DC Comics
  • Continuing to ink issues of Sonic X for Archie Comics
  • Inked Futurama #23 and 24 and various Bart Simpson stories for Bongo Comics, plus some Chief Wiggum stories and more Simpsons and Futurama coming soon.
  • Inked parts of Fables #44 and 45 for Vertigo/DC Comics.
  • Inked an unpublished Carl Barks "Uncle Scrooge" cover (wow!), which will appear as the cover for an upcoming Duck Tales paperback, from Gemstone Comics.

That's it for now. I promise to update this site again soon with more news and some more art. Thanks for taking a look!

P.S. Phil Moores, who's been doing such a great job building this site, has, along with his wife Kate, started a new business making and selling handmade bath products like soaps, fizzes and bath melts. Its all really good stuff and makes great gifts. Theyre based in the UK and Im not sure where they ship to, but check out their website at www.oakwood-aromatics.com


July 13, 2005

Hi, Everyone!

Welcome to my new website. There's still a lot under construction, but you'll find a few sections open for viewing. More will appear in the coming weeks and months.

I'll be appearing at the Comic-Con International in San Diego, California, from July 13 thru 17. You'll find me at booth 1732, as well as at signings at the Top Cow Booth with Seth (Austin Powers, Buffy, Greg the Bunny) Green and the rest of the Freshmen comics team on Friday, 3:00-4:30pm, and Saturday, 12:30-2:00. Stop by and say "Hi!"

I'll also be giving my annual Professional Networking seminar on Thursday from noon-1pm. When at my booth , besides showing off the new Simone & Ajax and Monica Moon projects, I'll be selling original art from G.I. Joe, Scooby Doo, R.A. Salvatore's Forgotten Realms: Dark Elf series, Sonic the Hedgehog, Wild Girl, and many more projects I've worked on.

I'll also be at Wizard World Chicago. While I won't be setting up, you may find me wandering around. I'll have some of my art with me.

Current and recent work:

  • Wrote and drew a revival story of the classic character, Katy Keene, for Archie comics, planned to be published in January
  • Inking the six-issue mini-series, Freshmen, for Top Cow Productions
  • Inked Batman #642 for DC Comics, now on sale
  • Inked part of the mini series adapting R.A. Salvatore's Forgotten Realms: Homecoming, the first in the Dark Elf series of books, from Devil's Due Publishing
  • Inked the new G.I. Joe series, issue 0-2 for Devil's Due
  • Inked many stories for Bongo Comics' various Simpsons titles, some appearing in Bart Simpson #24-26 and Simpsons Superheroes #1
  • Inked the new manga-style relaunch of Josie & the Pussycats, which will appear in a Tales from Riverdale Digest #3 and Sabrina #68
  • Inking Futurama #21for Bongo Comics

Upcoming work (subject to change):

  • Inking Sonic X starting with #2, for Archie Comics
  • Inking two more issue of G.I. Joe and more of the Dark Elf saga for Devil's Due
  • Inking more Simpsons comics
  • Inking a chapter for an upcoming issue of Manhunter for DC
I'll try to post more news at it pops up. And over time I'll be working on the portfolio section and hope to sometime list what art I have available and a full list of my past credits.

If there's anything you'd like to know or want to suggest, please use the email links. I'll try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Thanks for stopping by!

Andrew Pepoy