Over at Pipedream Comics, they’ve made a list of the Top 10 Monkeybrain titles from their second year.
HEADSPACE has scraped onto this list.
You would also do well to check out all of the other titles on this list because they’re all rad. Except for HIGH CRIMES ;)
Tooling around with some stuff. Trying to align random moments into a poster of sorts. Nothing fancy. Nothing fancy at all.
Though it is fun seeing how moments out of context can juxtapose well.
HEADSPACE #3, you got it? If so, dig in. We give Shane a little light and then we bash him in the face with a black light LED on strobe. Poor guy. I really dig this issue as it gets Max moving and …
Wordy annotations, sneaky peeks into process, Carpenter Cove laid bare.
Owen Gieni Pin Up: Unlocked.
HEADSPACE #3 drops on ComiXology today, Wednesday, June the 11th. Order and subscribe here.
Owen is a good man, colourist on MANIFEST DESTINY and SHUTTER as well as other rad comics gone past. This pin up is so glorious in design and execution, it floored me when it came in. I should also tease, Owen and I might have something else for your peepers very soon.
Paul Allor Approved.
HEADSPACE #3 drops on ComiXology this Wednesday, June the 11th. Preorder and subscribe here. Read all about our latest issue, with preview pages, over at Ryan’s site.
Paul Allor has written GI JOE, TMNT (and in both he’s written about new/small characters as well as tales from way back in the past - I only just realised that) and he’s also done great creator owned work with ORC GIRL and CLOCKWORK. His STRANGE NATION is available from Monkeybrain also right now and I know I love it to bits.
He is a good man.
I’ll see you all on Wednesday for an insane peek into Carpenter Cove.
Aw, yeah, HEADSPACE #3 is up on ComiXology for preorder right now. Head on in and secure your pixellated rights to rent my ideas and enjoy them on your iDevices.
Or don’t. Y’know, because you already subscribed to the series. And I thank you for it.
Preorder will end on Wednesday the 11th of June whereupon the issue goes on sale for young and old. And of the two, I’ll probably be the latter due to Wednesday the 11th of June also being my birthday and my skin suit will age considerably over that day.
Now for those who don’t know, HEADSPACE is a book I’m writing with art from Eric Zawadzki and Sebastian Piriz, with colours by Eric and Marissa Louise. It is about a man who realises he’s stuck inside the mind of a killer, and he wants to get out (natch). We show some pretty warped visuals, crank out some nasty ideas, but it’s all grounded to the emotional journey of our man on the spot, Shane.
As some of you will have noticed, that art team roster has changed. Unfortunately for us, Chris Peterson had to set sail into the waters off Carpenter Cove due to other commitments. He won’t be a fixture at HEADSPACE HQ anymore, but you need to scope his other books like GoGetters right now. To handle his sequence, we’ve brought aboard Sebastian Piriz and he’s good people. His work with Marissa on colours also pops really well.
In this issue, we point Shane in the direction of his salvation, and then we throw a problem his way that he can choose to avoid, were he the avoiding type of guy. Then, as the kids say, insanity ensues. Eric brings the ruckus with a nasty chase sequence and the final page will have your jaw hitting your iPad as you drool with awe at the beauty of it.
Needless to say, I’m really proud of this issue and I think you’ll dig it. So head over to ComiXology this week and preorder if you’re that type of person.
Also, seeing as it releases on my birthday, maybe do me a Birthday Solid and tell a friend about the book, maybe even gift them the first issue, or just scream from your old timey telescopic megaphone how much you’re digging the series. Do so at #headspacecomic on twitter and see your words in the back of the next issue. You all know indie books live and die on the vine due to word of mouth and such so any Birthday Solid given my way will be remembered and thanked and returned in kind over time.
Thanks, hope you enjoy, and here’s some preview pages to dig on.
#4. Man. So humbled over here at HEADSPACE HQ. lotta great books on that list. Check them all out.
Ryan K Lindsay speaks with Aislinn Kearns at Sticky Trigger about many things.
About HEADSPACE, he says: ”It’s a dense book and it raises more questions than answers in the first issue. Purposefully. That’s the sort of thing I like to read…there are a few people that say they want to work at piecing this puzzlebox together, and they’ll love it.”
About diversity in comics, he says: “I thought, let’s go diverse. Not as a calculated ploy, but it’s a small thing for me to do, but it could mean so much to others…I’ve written a My Little Pony comic, and I’m not a pony, either, so you can write things that aren’t you.”
About Christopher Sebela, he says: “He’s a nice guy.”
Scope the interview and enjoy.
Review – Headspace #2
Headspace #2 is now available from Monkeybrain Comics. This is a dark, strange story, and I mean that in the best possible way.
We jump directly into the action where the narrator recalls the last time he saw his son alive. Soon we figure out that this in not the real world, as least as we know it. No pretext is given, and no explanation is given. The writer here is holding his cards very…
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Superb review, cheers, mate.
Headspace #2 came out Wednesday April 9 and some really nice and sharp things were written about it. Here’s a round up of the links for your perusal.
“Then suddenly half way through the book it takes a left turn. You can hear the tyres squeal yet you are still gripping on for fear of falling out. We get an explanation (of sorts). But in a book that deals so magnificently with deception and unreality you can’t be sure that this is in fact the truth. I won’t spoil this but it’s done deftly and with an almost fairy tale styling (looking behind the curtain at Oz the Great perhaps?)”
–Tony Ezmond has some lovely things to say over at his site Never Iron Anything
““Headspace” #2 is a briskly paced chapter that builds upon the strong foundation laid out by the debut. We now have a strong and determined protagonist with a clear goal; the only thing standing between him and redemption is his own physical intangibility and the demons of his past…. Should be a walk in the park.”
–Zac Thompson gives us 4/5 skulls at Bloody Disgusting
“I can’t remember when was the last time I read and looked at something equally weird and subconsciously disturbing.”
–Senor Editor has nothing but nice things to say over at Trash Mutant
“I really think thatHeadspace allowed for all of those allegories to intertwine with this scene.”
–Samantha Roehrig at Comic Bastards continues to love what we are doing with a 4/5 score
“Lindsay maintains the somewhat frenetic and erratic tone of the first issue in a positive way.”
–Jonathan Pilley gives our issue a great talk up over at Omnicomic
“While living puppets are definitely not your usual method of delivering exposition, this is probably the most successful scene in the issue. Eric Zawadzki’s work is impressive here, implying a puppet-like looseness to Max’s movements while putting forth a disturbing character. And Lindsay makes a perfect choice as to the marionette’s first line of dialogue, unsettling us right off the bat and giving us a clue as to one of Shane’s later revelations.”
–Michelle White gives us 8.0 over at Multiversity Comics
“It is a weird sort of sci-fi psycho-drama that will leave readers wondering, “What happens next?!””
–Forrest Helvie drops an 8 out of 10 on us over at Newsarama in the Best Shots
I have to thank everyone who dropped a review, or talked us up online, or had a serious sit down chat with friends, or emailed me about this issue. Hearing people say they liked it better than #1, or that this is where things really ramped up, made me proud. You put these things into the world, you’d hate to think you are quacking into the abyss and left waiting for an echo until the end of time and you turn to dust and blow away on the winds of the forgotten.
In short, you all rock hard, I am humbled, and #3 is right around the corner, and things only get better yet. I promise. Nay, I guarantee.
OH, and thanks to those who are rating the issue on ComiXology. That always makes me happy, too, because I am needy that way. So needy.