Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Phil and I will be at the Small Press Expo this weekend in Bethesda, MD for the official release of Labor Days Volume 1: Wine, Woman, and Song! The first unbound proof went to Oni Press this week and we're told it looks AWESOME! So if you plan on attending, come by the Oni Press booth for your very own copy of the most exciting thing to hit your shelf! We'll be on hand to chat about our first creator owned book, buy a few drinks, sketch a few drawings and I will be selling some pin-up art (like the one below of LD's leading ladies), a few pages from the book and my own personal art. Hope to see some familiar faces and make some new friends at what's turning out to be the most exciting artistic event of our career thus far!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Original Labor Days FUNttons!

...or at least that's what we're calling them here at Labor Days Towers.

The first LD merch (aside from the book) are some fashionable buttons! These were fun to make and we've got a few more planned for when readers become more familiarized with the specific quirk of Labor days.

This one was designed by blogspots own Sean "keep it sleazy" Ferguson

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Forum: Oni

Have you checked out the Oni Press Forum yet? It went live at SDCC and is gaining a sizeable audience. Go check it out for the most up to date coverage on future events and comics by Oni press. Plus you can chat with your favorite creators!


oh look! Bags' is on it right now!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Victoria in Ten Pants

As of yesterday Phil and I finished proof reading the lettered pages for Labor Days. After corrections and a bit more fussing over at Oni, they'll upload the book, which should be designed, layed out and ready to go to the printers.

For now here's a bit of fun with Victoria's weekly wardrobe.

Monday: Tight Black Stretch Pants. Whenever she puts them on she's compelled to high kick. Partly show off, partly to enjoy the freedom. She calls these ones her "stretchies."

Tuesday: Grey Dress Pants, loose at the bottom (but not flair, because c'mon…). She can't high kick in these one, but after a day of stretch pants she needs to feel a little dressy, and they certainly don't inhibit her ability to punch, grapple, or otherwise detain.

Wednesday: New Jeans. A little tight in the hip, but a perfect thigh fit. These are new for the fall.

Thursday: Old Jeans. The pair she was wearing the first time she went on special assignment. They are covered in faded stains; vomit, chocolate, blood, and coffee. She views the stains with nostalgia.

Thursday Night: Used Leather. Thursday night she walks to the local pub to have a drink and a cigar. Nobody bothers her there and she doesn’t bother anybody. It's just her and the pants.

Friday: Stripey Pajama Pants. Friday she does nothing but watch television with her brother. Her brother changes moods, personalities and sentiments approximately 2.5 times as many times as she changes channels.

Saturday: Black Billowy Skirt with Shorts Under It. Saturday she's out on dangerous business all day long. She wears the skirt her father gave her on her 16th birthday. She wonders if it was her mothers.

Sunday: Full Business Suit. Sunday she makes the round with her father and a number of investors. They review treatments, they gossip about patients and they have a supper of sandwiches. She is bored.

Sunday Night: Black Sweat Pants. Sunday night, after they leave and after her brother is asleep, she curls up in the corner of her room and just listens to the building, trapped somewhere between resignation and a remorse she can't name.

Monday, again: Stretchies. She wakes up with a smile and a high kick, lights up a fine fine cigar and heads off into another week.
written by PMG

Monday, September 1, 2008

Like Magic...

... the very last book art for Labor Days has been finished on Labor Day! This is purely coincidence. And a funny one at that. Initially there wasn't going to be cover art for the first chapter, as I planned the book cover to lead into it after a few pages of credits and what not. After the Oni design guru (Kieth) started working his miracles he thought it better to have a new piece of art starting off the first chapter. So I banged out this fella over the weekend and just put the final touches on it today. This week the lettering is getting finished, Phil and I will do proofs and if all goes according to plan Labor Days: Volume One: Consorts to Chaos will be at the printer by the weeks end.

And then on to SPX for wild releases and launches!

Its all so exciting!