NEW COMIC BOOK ALERT:
I got dumped at the tail end of October last year. It was, as these things often are, horrible.
To cope with my confusion, I did what I always do: wrote a comic about it. Specifically: a comic book about a guy who–after realizing that the last three decades of his life have been essentially a repeat of the same sad story over, and over, and over again– embarks on an epic journey to find a supernatural means with which to obliterate his personality, and start fresh.
It’s essentially an illustrated suicide note.
Ryan Quackenbush painted the thing, and it’s some of the best work of his entire career. It’s a dreamy, haunting little gem unlike anything I’ve ever seen before in Comics.
We tried to get Heavy Metal Magazine to publish it in their special LOVE themed issue. They declined within minutes, citing “Holy shit, this is a bummer”. They were not wrong.
But a “bummer” can be beautiful. A “bummer” can remind us that we’re not alone. A “bummer” can be worth ten dollars, American (including FREE shipping!)– and that’s (hopefully) what this is.
Please consider kicking some cash towards the Kickstarter, so that I can repay Ryan for his work…and for probably saving my life.
Here’s the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/pro…/1321764791/a-perfect-circle
I sold out of the 1st print run of ‘Zine Diesel somehow (thanks, Meltdown Comics and Collectibles!)– so I’m running a Kickstarter to fund the next batch.
Mostly because I think it’s really, really funny.
$3 for a ‘zine! $10 for a ‘zine + CUSTOM VIN DIESEL SKETCH! 30 bucks in 30 days– can we do it?!?!?
Snag on here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1321764791/zine-diesel
STATION IDENTIFICATION 3.29.17
Hi! My name is Eric Esquivel. I write comics for companies like Archie, Boom, DC, Dynamite, Heavy Metal, IDW, Vertigo, and more. They’re pretty good.
4/2/17. 11:30am – 12:30am. Wondercon Room 213. The IDW Kids Comics Panel! FREE COMICS FOR EVERYONE UNDER 18! http://www.idwpublishing.com/spend-wonder-con-with-idw/
4/5/17. 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Writing Workshop At The Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eric-m-esquivel-the-dark-beauty-writers-workshop-tickets-32820121868
4/05 – YO-KAI WATCH #1
5/10 – ANIMAL JAM #1
Digital back issue library: https://www.comixology.com/Eric-Esquivel/comics-creator/5852
I wrote two brand new superhero comics for NOT FORGOTTEN, A 200+ page graphic novel available on Kickstarter for $20.
MARS MASON: INTERGALACTIC POSTMAN is illustrated by Ryan Cody (Doc Unknown).
DOC STRANGE AND THE FACELESS PHANTOM is illustrated by Jerry Gaylord (Loki: Ragnarok & Roll).
If you’e wondering why my name is on that cover over there, it’s ’cause I’m writing the new YO-KAI WATCH comic for IDW Publishing!
If you’re old and lame and don’t know what Yo-kai Watch is: it’s a Japanese cartoon populated by strange, supernatural creatures who are based on, REAL, ACTUAL JAPANESE MYTHOLOGY.
It’s basically Pokemon meets Supernatural.
Yo-kai watch is SO HUGE in Japan, it actually outperformed Star Wars: The Force Awakens ( http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/12/22/yo-kai-watch-movie-outperforms-star-wars-the-force-awakens-in-japan ).
Also, Lady Gaga is into it ( https://twitter.com/yokaiwatchnews/status/791425546592915456 ).
I expect a call from her any moment now.