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Archive for the ‘Archibald’ Category

This week sees the release of the TPB collection of The Absurd Adventures of Archibald Aardvark: Bullets, Booze, and Beelzebub. It collects the 4 issues of Grant Bond’s surrealist/noir tale of murder and secrets…starring a talking aardvark. I wrote the 3rd issue, plus the 4th issue that only appears as part of this collection (and wraps up the murder mystery).

Plus, I wrote several 1-page gags, two of which feature the art of fellow PANEListas Tom Williams and Brent Bowman. So do yourself a favor and pick up a copy. It’s bizarre, funny, weird, and most probably unlike any other comics liable to be on the shelves this week.

Shipping this week: the final issue of my official Terminator Salvation movie prequel comic book.

Also available for pre-order via you local comic book store, the collected edition of Archibald Aardvark:


112 PAGES / 2C

Once the toast of Tinsel Town, faded movie star Archibald Aardvark has been slowly going insane trying to solve the brutal murder of his brother. But despite the hard drinking, womanizing and hallucinations, he’s managed to follow the trail from the dangerous streets of Little China, all the way to the boardroom of Neptune Studios…and finally reveal the TRUE identity of the killer!


The Archibald trade will feature one-page backup stories by our very own Tom Williams and Brent Bowman!

I know it’s short notice, but if you’d like to order this book through your local comic book store, you need to let them know by this Saturday, April 11. The Diamond order code is APR09 0352.

The fine folks at Comic Book Resources have a nice little article up about Archibald Chases the Dragon. Yours truly and artist Grant Bond talk about the origins of the book, and other zany topics.

“It’s for mature audiences, especially those who appreciate great artwork, a unique and skewed storytelling perspective, and a book unlike any on the stands right now. I know that’s a bold claim, but I’m serious. Take a look at the Archibald preview pages, then go down to your local comic shop and see if you can spot another book like this one. Also, if you’re a fan of opium dens from the olden days, you’ll dig this book. I’m just saying.”

Hey kids, run out to your favorite LCS (Local Comics Shop) and pick up a copy of Archibald Chases the Dragon, from the good folks at Image Comics. It’s created and drawn by the talented Grant Bond, written by yours truly, and also features a one-page backup strip by PANELista Tom Williams.

“Archibald takes the classic animation of Fleischer Studios and kicks it out a moving car in the middle of Roman Polanski’s Chinatown.”

Reminder: this here comic is only for mature readers (sorry kids!)

So you’re curious about my new one-shot from Image, Archibald Chases the Dragon, but you’re not sure if you should pre-order it? Well, how about some artwork from creator Grant Bond?

And how about an official press release from Image?


Archibald Aardvark returns in an all-new noir mystery !
October 2008 (Berkeley, CA) – Image Comics’ Shadowline presents an all-new mature readers adventure with the greatest unknown cartoon star of yesteryear, Archibald Aardvark, as ARCHIBALD CHASES THE DRAGON!
“As always, this one’s definitely not for the kids,” said Archibald Aardvark creator and artist Grant Bond. “Having Dara Naraghi take over the writing is perfect, as ARCHIBALD CHASES THE DRAGON puts a whole new spin on the murder behind the murder of Archibald’s brother.”

ARCHIBALD CHASES THE DRAGON is the third Archibald one-shot illustrated by Bond, following ARCHIBALD SAVES CHRISTMAS & ARCHIBALD SAVES EASTER, and the first written by Naraghi. This time around a tip-off about a long thought solved murder brings Archibald to Little China, in search of the mysterious “Compassionate Wind of Death”. However, it doesn’t take long before this noir tale of greed, secrets and a deal with the devil threatens to have Archibald fall victim to the red dragon haunting his dreams.

ARCHIBALD CHASES THE DRAGON (NOV082277), a 32-page two-color one-shot for $3.50, will be in stores January 7th, 2008.

Like it? If yes, then here’s the Diamond order code: NOV08 2277. Make us rich!

Ok, let’s take a break from politics and get back to comic books. Specifically, how you can support me in the lavish lifestyle I’ve grown accustomed to. That’s right, the life of a freelance comic book writer. I’ve got 2 new comics coming out in January, one from Image and another from IDW:

Archibald Chases the Dragon (Diamond order code NOV08 2277)

written by DARA NARAGHI
art & cover by GRANT BOND

Archibald Aardvark thought the murder of his brother was solved, but when a stranger tips him off to a cover-up, he travels to Little China in search of the mysterious “Compassionate Wind of Death”! This noir tale of greed, secrets, and a deal with the devil will have you deliciously anticipating if our hapless hero will survive long enough to stitch together a few answersOeor will he fall victim to the red dragon haunting his fevered dreams?

TAG: Archibald takes the classic animation of Fleischer Studios and kicks it out a moving car in the middle of Roman Polanski’s Chinatown.

Retailer Warning: Mature Readers only.

Terminator Salvation movie prequel #1 (of 4) (Diamond order code NOV08 4118)

Dara Naraghi (w) • Alan Robinson (a) • Nick Runge (c)

The year is 2018. With John Connor as the voice of the resistance, the scattered remnants of humanity find themselves united against their common enemy—Skynet and its Terminators. Through a patchwork system of radio transmitters, hacked satellite phones, and encrypted computer networks, resistance leader Elena Maric in Detroit and Nigerian mining engineer Bem Aworuwa have formed an unlikely friendship and drawn up battle plans to take the fight to the Terminators!


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