Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays!

So thank you everyone who has stuck in there with me!  I'm glad you all seem to like what I have to show you.  Here's a piece I did for my good friend Mark Boss.  He is the curator of the Cursed Pirate Girl Yahoo group.  Hope everyone has a safe holiday season! 

and also... here's a sneak peek at what I've been working on for the Archaia hard cover CPG vol. 1 trade.  Now, if you've got a copy of that poster I did as an added incentive to the Kickstarter campaign or have seen the posts I've done on "that print" as I've called it here before, you might recognize the name of that little island in the Crusher Bay.  This was the inspiration for that print/poster.  I drew this map first and then decided to have the poster about this small island off the coast of the royal lands of the king.  Don't worry there is a LOT more to this map, I just don't want to give it all away now.  We're putting together something really special for this hardcover edition and I can't wait to tell you more.  But I will.  I will probably be dropping more tid bits from time to time though so there's your incentive to check back on a somewhat frequent basis.  Thanks again for your patience I will endeavor to make it worth your while.

Monday, December 12, 2011

A call for help!

So a little while ago my computer crashed and I lost a ton of scans of con sketches I had done at various shows. 

Emily wants to compile a sketchbook for next year but I need more images.  If you have received a con sketch from me prior to August of this year, please send me a scan if you can.  We'd appreciate it greatly!  You can email it to me at

Monday, December 5, 2011

FCBD 2012

So for Free Comic Book Day next year Archaia asked me if I would participate in a special hardcover graphic novel they will be offering for FREE at shops across the nation.  So I said yes.  For those who picked up the Cursed Pirate Girl #0 issue that Olympian Publishing came out with, the story in the Archaia FCBD will not be something you haven't already seen, although I cleaned it up a bit and re did the type on it so that it matches what people will find in the trade.  I am overwhelmed with the work I have to do for the next volume of CPG but I still wanted to be a part of this new hardcover so I asked if it was alright to reprint the #0 issue story in it.  They very kindly said yes.  I am very fond of this story and I'm glad more people will be able to see it.  Here is the official press release Archaia put out on Fri.

Original Graphic Novel Hardcover
2012 Free Comic Book Day
Retail Price:
Page Count: 48 pages
Format: Hardcover with no dust jacket (paper over board), 6” x 9”, full color
UPC: 811514010689 00311
Country: U.S.

Written by Jeremy Bastian, Nate Cosby, Royden Lepp, Jim McCann, Ted Naifeh and David Petersen
Illustrated by Jeremy Bastian, Chris Eliopoulos, Cory Godbey, Janet Lee, Royden Lepp and David Petersen
Cover by David Petersen

This Free Comic Book Day, Archaia offers readers the chance to experience history in the making with a FREE, gorgeous, 48-page, 6” x 9” full color hardcover original graphic novel featuring all-new material! David Petersen returns with an all-new Mouse Guard tale that’s guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings! Lose yourself once again in Jim Henson’s amazing world of Labyrinth, featuring a fantastical story from Eisner Award nominee Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin) and Cory Godbey (Fraggle Rock). Get a new perspective on Jet Jones in Royden Lepp’s critically acclaimed Rust, with a short story seen through the eyes of younger brother Oswald Taylor. Jeremy Bastian’s acclaimed Cursed Pirate Girl hits the high seas in this whimsical, swashbuckling tale of wonderland journeys and unimaginable dangers. Nate Cosby (Pigs) and Chris Eliopoulos (Franklin Richards) present Cow Boy, a comedy/western that tells the tale of a young bounty hunter determined to send his entire outlaw family to jail. And Jim McCann and Janet Lee follow up their Eisner Award-winning Return of the Dapper Men with an all-new short story that leads into the upcoming sequel, Time of the Dapper Men. Witness the origin of a new, major character! And…the return of 41?!

About Archaia Entertainment

Archaia Entertainment is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 50 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Return of the Dapper Men, Gunnerkrigg Court, Awakening, The Killer, Days Missing, Tumor, Syndrome, Artesia, The Engineer, and an entire line of The Jim Henson Company graphic novels, including Tale of Sand, which is based on an unproduced screenplay discovered in the Henson Archives. Archaia has built an unparalleled reputation for producing meaningful content that perpetually transforms minds, building one of the industry’s most visually stunning and eclectic slates of graphic novels. Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year according to Ain’t it Cool News, Graphic Policy, and Comic Related, and was honored with nine 2011 Eisner Awards nominations. Archaia has also successfully emerged as a prolific storyteller in all facets of the entertainment industry, extending their popular brands into film, television, gaming, and branded digital media.

And in case you were wondering Free Comic Book Day [or FCBD] is going to take place May 5th 2012 at every comic book store in the US [not really sure if they have it else where] and here is their website.  You can see what books will be on the tables in May.

Friday, December 2, 2011

that coat of arms

For some reason there is always one image that doesn't link properly.  This time it was this one, so here's a closer look.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

a lot of sketches... on their way to your homes + Archaia!

Okay, I know I'm a bit bad with the whole "regularity" thing.  But, here's a whole lot of artwork!  This takes care of the last 3 conventions I've done.  The two little ones are taken from my phone and you might have seen them on my FB or the Twitter. 

So, what's next for me?  Well the very next show I will be at will be the Michigan State University's Comic's Forum on Sat. Feb. 4th.  I still have a couple more trades I will have there but that will be the last show I will have the Olympian Publishing version of Cursed Pirate Girl. 

Archaia Entertainment will now be the home for CPG!  I am very excited about this.  Olympian Publishing was the perfect place to introduce CPG to the world, as well as a great partner to brainstorm with about coming up with new things to accent the book with.  Archaia will help bring it to a much larger audience.  It's a bit of a 360 degree move as I had first signed with Archaia, but I'm very proud to be welcomed back.  The quality of books they are producing makes me very giddy to see how they approach my little story.  So you should be looking for that some time in the spring.  I will most definitely be posting when that appears in Previews.  Don't worry you will get a heads up when you can go to your local comic book shop and order it.  There will be a couple of differences from the Olympian version.  I'll be dropping some tid bits on you about that in the future months preceding the release.