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sloaneshutup:

hi here’s an interview with Marian Churchland, Claire Gibson and I about our new series From Under Mountains!!
http://t.co/qxlsJWMllW

sloaneshutup:

hi here’s an interview with Marian Churchland, Claire Gibson and I about our new series From Under Mountains!!

http://t.co/qxlsJWMllW

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Anonymous said: Can I get a brief explanation of 8House?

royalboiler:

Sure.

8house is a series of stories all set in the same world or universe ruled by 8 magic houses. The idea is to make a shared space where different creators can play off each other’s ideas

The first series is going to be a series of mini series starting with:

8house Arclight (#1 to #4) written by me and drawn by Marian Churchland. about a women whose mind is trapped in the body of a monster that she projected herself into years ago.

8house Kiem (#5 to 8) by me and Xurxo Penalta is about a soldier who is asked to fake her death in order to transport a mysterious box to an enemy house.

in issue #9 (to 12)  Emma Rios and Hwei Lim take over with 8house Mirror

and then issue 13 will be the start of 8house: Yorris story by Fil Barlow.

and at SDCC  From under mountains was just  announced. It’s an  8house series by Marian Churchland Sloane Leong and Claire Gibson

Set in the isolated country of Akhara, rival houses face off in the struggle for political power and military security. Three unlikely figures — a lord’s daughter, a disgraced knight, and a runaway thief — will change the fate of their world, but the only hope of peace may lie with the mystery shrouded goblins and witches, and the ancient powers they command”

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Anonymous said: so, from under mountains is part of 8house but without the name? also, if you know and can say, how long it'll be? oh, and when is 8house meant to launch?

royalboiler:

We’re still messing with the packaging trade dress whozaboo of the 8house line. 

Claire, Sloane and Marian have got 12 issues planned so far of From under mountains.

There’s not a set date yet. both Xurxo and Marian are each 3/4th of the way done with their 1st issues but I love the idea of not sending #1 to print until we’re sure that there’ll be no deadline rush and the art can be done up. (the stuff they’re doing is sooo pretty)

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Anonymous said: In Won Ton Soup did Stokoe based Johnny Boyo's cooking teacher off of you?

royalboiler:

Mongoluis Grahm. Yup. 

This scene has graffiti from a Big Pun song I would listen to over and over. “you nasty Twin! I dun currrrr”

I think most of the characters in Stokoe’s Wonton were based on real people who were around when he was drawing it. Corey Lewis is in there as a cooking contest host and Marley Zarcone is Boyo’s misses. 

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Anonymous said: how many yorris ish there gonna be?

royalboiler:

Fil Barlow’s 8house Yorris will be 4 issues (to start with)

Here’s a cover he did. 

steinerfrommars:

About 8House
Teasing our project just a bit, following these recent 8house announcements at SDCC.
8House: Mirror happens in a terraformed satellite, an isolated colony growing around a landed lab-starship as if it were a cathedral. In this safe haven, magicians and scientists of the House of Healers experiment with the local fauna to create man/animal ‘hybrids’, obtaining insight to utilize in a desperate cosmic war and win political favour. But a growing community of hybrids want nothing to do with war or politics, and especially not with their patronizing humans creators; only to live on their own, as they are.
Here are some characters below:

and

It will be basically written by me and drawn by Hwei Lim, but for five pages per issue in which we will exchange roles, I will draw and Hwei will write, to show more intimate scenes and give a deeper insight about the characters.
8House is a shared universe to be developed by several creators and published by Image Comics. A sci-fantasy playground with some premises in common, that will be explained through independent stories and teams.
Marian Churchland, Claire Gibson and Sloane Leong have just announced their new flamboyant From Under Mountains at SDCC.
Brandon talked in tumblr yesterday about what this 8house world was all about. Giving some details about Kiem, in which he works with Xurxo Penalta, and Arclight, with Marian.
And also explained  our current situation, yup, we are all at it.
We are enjoying the hell out of this thing, hope you like it when it comes out.

steinerfrommars:

About 8House

Teasing our project just a bit, following these recent 8house announcements at SDCC.

8House: Mirror happens in a terraformed satellite, an isolated colony growing around a landed lab-starship as if it were a cathedral. In this safe haven, magicians and scientists of the House of Healers experiment with the local fauna to create man/animal ‘hybrids’, obtaining insight to utilize in a desperate cosmic war and win political favour. But a growing community of hybrids want nothing to do with war or politics, and especially not with their patronizing humans creators; only to live on their own, as they are.

Here are some characters below:

and

It will be basically written by me and drawn by Hwei Lim, but for five pages per issue in which we will exchange roles, I will draw and Hwei will write, to show more intimate scenes and give a deeper insight about the characters.

8House is a shared universe to be developed by several creators and published by Image Comics. A sci-fantasy playground with some premises in common, that will be explained through independent stories and teams.

Marian Churchland, Claire Gibson and Sloane Leong have just announced their new flamboyant From Under Mountains at SDCC.

Brandon talked in tumblr yesterday about what this 8house world was all about. Giving some details about Kiem, in which he works with Xurxo Penalta, and Arclight, with Marian.

And also explained  our current situation, yup, we are all at it.

We are enjoying the hell out of this thing, hope you like it when it comes out.

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kellysue:

bitchplanet:

Non-Compliant.

Ho ho ho, thanks to @val_delandro I will have #BitchPlanet tattoos to give out at #sdcc bitchpla.net #areyoucompliant
You have to ask for them, though. 

kellysue:

bitchplanet:

Non-Compliant.

Ho ho ho, thanks to @val_delandro I will have #BitchPlanet tattoos to give out at #sdcc bitchpla.net #areyoucompliant

You have to ask for them, though. 

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comicsalliance:

ERIC STEPHENSON’S KEYNOTE SPEECH FROM IMAGE EXPO 2014: DIVERSITY, ORIGINALITY, GRAVE-ROBBING

By Andrew Wheeler

Image Comics held another one-day Image Expo in San Diego this week just ahead of San Diego Comic-Con, to shine a spotlight on a slate of upcoming titles, including new work from Rick Remender, Ray Fawkes, Marian Churchland, Jeff Lemire, and Becky Cloonan.

It was also a chance for Image publisher Eric Stephenson to talk about Image’s position in the comics market. In his keynote speech he called out his competitors for their reliance on “grave robbing the past,” hailed the importance of diversity, and derided the term “creator-driven”.

Above, you can also watch the nine-minute video that played before Stephenson’s speech, in which Stephenson and a host of Image creators acclaim the way Image allows creators to do what they want without micro-management or editorial oversight. As pointed out by Patrick Reed in his write-up of the live presentation earlier this week, the video fails to effectively reflect Stephenson’s belief in diversity amongst creators, featuring only one person who’s not a white male. But it should be noted that immediately following the screening of this video, Stephenson did introduce a number of women and persons of color to the stage to announce their new Image comics.

READ THE FULL TEXT OF STEPHENSON’S SPEECH AT COMICS ALLIANCE

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Anonymous said: how much time did you spend working on the central core concept of 8house before presenting it the rest of the already announced collaborators?

royalboiler:

 I think initially I started writing a thing with my pal Marley Zarcone. called Nona. The idea was to do something that felt like what we wanted Vertigo books to be like— dark magic and fashionable ladies. 

There were all these houses of magic in that story with the main character Nona being a magic user who escaped from her coven cutting runes into shadows. 

and at the same time there was talk about an Image relaunch of Top cow in the same way we reworked the Extreme stuff. I was talking about doing my version of Pitt ( I wanted Mike Vega to draw it and I was talking to Sarah Horrocks about co-writing) and Marian was going to do an old lady witch version of Witchblade. Joe Keatinge was gonna do Cyberforce and we wanted Adam Warren on it too. (I don’t remember on what book)

Anyway, none of those things came to be but in some way through talking to Image they turned into 8house. (I’m still hoping the Nona book happens but Muggles has some other new exciting work on the way) 

I talk to Emma Rios a lot (we are manga blood bruthers)and the idea of bringing her onto anything I’m involved with in an exciting one.—she brought in Hwei (whose work I think is amazing)

Sloane is an artists whose work I’ve admired for years so I introduced her to Marian, and Claire is an old friend whose writing has impressed me for years. (I’ve been hoping she would do an Image book for a long time)

I met Xurxo through finding his art on Deviantart and being amazed by it.The idea for 8house Kiem was something that I think started as Simon Roy’s ideas. 

 Fil is a comic book hero of mine whose work I first read when I was 10— and bringing him into anything I’m involved with is a little too exciting. 

but in answer to the question. I tend to jump into things when they’re still a mess. I don’t know if this is an ideal way to work but it seems to be the way I do. like in Prophet I had no plans for multiple artists until we were into it. That is one of the joys I think of ongoing comics. It feels like a version of how Moebius did his Airtight garage— well a little more planning than that— but still just hoping that it all works out in the end. 

 and here’s a Marley Nona page—

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