My new #Superman podcast just launched! Every week we interview a new artist about their favorite Superman story!
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
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?!?!?
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’m pretty stoked. As a kid, I worshiped that guy. In a field dominated by beer-guzzling meatheads, it was cathartic as Hell to see a guy representing my brand of masculinity (Punk was vegan, straight edge, read comics, and hung out with the guys from Rancid) not just holding his own, but going on to win The World Heavyweight Championship belt (THREE times!).
I couldn’t be more thrilled for the opportunity to pay my respect to the greatest WWE character of all time. I hope you’ll join me on Monday!