Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Grimm 52, Raven Gregory in Wonderland, and GFT: April Fools 2012

So, Zenescope and I got all April Foolsey this week. They leaked two of the pin-ups that I co-created from this week's Grimm Fairy Tales: April Fools edition 2012.

The first was the announcement of the latest crossover: THE GRIMM 52

This pin-up was written by me and drawn by Sarah 'Pickles' Dill, with whom I'm also working on an all ages graphic novel called Thomasina's Human Zoo. The best part of this joke was how serious some GFT fans took this. A few posters expressed outrage that we were copying DC's famous New 52 reboot. Personally, I thought the titles were enough to give the "it's a joke" clue, but I'm glad this one punk'd a few folks.

That said, I really want to write Sela Reading Bedtime Stories in Her Nightie. Sounds like it'll be a compelling story.

And then, they posted this:

Wonderland writer Raven Gregory and cover artist Eric Basaldua get sucked into a world of their own creation. My Blood Pong collaborators Ian McGinty (line work) and Javier Reyes (coloring) brought this wonky idea of mine to life, and... well, I want this on my wall forever. Raven put it up as his profile picture anyway, so that was pretty cool.

Both of these pin-ups will be featured in tomorrow's GRIMM FAIRY TALES: APRIL FOOLS EDITION 2012. You can find it in your local comic shop and find it there, or you can order it right here:

Or, you can head to www.zenescope.com tomorrow and buy the exclusive Pinocchio cover by Eric Basaldua.

Hope you guys dig the issue. All of the tales were co-written with Ralph Tedesco, who also wrote the plot for my GFT: Holiday edition. Let me know what you think!

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