THE BIG LIE has been named the #6 biggest comic book controversy of 2011 over on Bleeding Cool, edging out all other 9/11 inspired titles such as Frank Miller’s HOLY TERROR and Bosch Fawstin’s THE INFIDEL. Shipping from Image in September, THE BIG LIE was scripted and penciled by me, inked by Gary Erskine, colored by Dominic Regan, lettered by Annie Parkhouse with cover by Thomas Yeates. It was co-edited by Yeates and Brian Romanoff. Eisner judges, please take note.
To celebrate, here’s a piece of pencil art from an earlier version of the story that ended up unused.
Here’s a fully lettered and colored sample page from my earliest stab at THE BIG LIE. In this unused version, the demonic face that some claim to see in photos of the attack is the narrator. Inks by Gary Erskine; script, pencils, lettering and coloring by me.
THE BIG LIE from Image is in stores now.
Al Jazeera includes THE BIG LIE in their report on 9/11 dissenting voices.
Comments are pretty lively too.
Rich Johnston of BleedingCool.com reviews THE BIG LIE (which will be in stores the first week of September).
Here’s the opening 6 pages of THE BIG LIE from Image. My pencils and script with Gary Erskine on inks, Dominic Regan on color and Annie Parkhouse lettering. Thomas Yeates contributes Uncle Sam (and edits along with Brian Romanoff). It ships the first week in September.
Sorry I’ve been AWOL on my blog posting, but there’s been a lot of travel and some intense deadlines lately. The travel has been to England and Canada (pix to come) and the deadlines have been for penciling and scripting THE BIG LIE #1 which will ship from Image in the first week of September.
The September ship date is meant to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers because that’s the subject matter of THE BIG LIE. This book is quite a bit different from my other 9/11 themed graphic novel, CAN’T GET NO. You can find out all about THE BIG LIE and see samples of the cover and inked interior pages on this write up by USAToday. I’m reuniting with my ARMY@LOVE foxhole buddy, inker Gary Erskine on this one, with Thomas Yeates and Brian Romanoff editing. The project has got an amazing amount of buzz with our initial announcement, including this report over on the HUFFINGTON POST. Be sure to read the always lively comments section!
You can pre-order the comic through Diamond now. I’ll be running pencils and other samples over the next month. Above is Page 1 before our Uncle Sam narrator is added and Gary Erskine works his magic. The finished page is up on the USAToday site.