The limited edition apparel is now available on Sakai’s website.
2023 is the year of the rabbit, and in honor of the Lunar New Year, Stan Sakai is offering a new shirt on his website featuring his signature creation, Usagi Yojimbo.
It’s a natural tie-in, given that Usagi is, obviously, a rabbit. And it’s a really stunning shirt as well, featuring Sakai’s artwork:
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Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino announce efforts to support Unicef’s efforts to help Ukrainians during the Russian invasion.
Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino are raising money to support Unicef’s efforts to support Ukrainian children with a special Gideon Falls T-shirt that’s now available on their Threadless shop.
Proceeds from sales of the shirt will be donated to the organization’s efforts to provide humanitarian aide to children and families affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Lemire said in his Substack newsletter that he also plans to donate any profits from sales of his original art through Cadence Comics Art to the organization for the next two months.
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Jim Lee shares more information on the next collaboration between DC and Epic Games.
The day before DC FanDome kicks off, Publisher and CCO Jim Lee took to YouTube to reveal more details about the upcoming Batman/Fortnite: Foundation one-shot that arrives Oct. 26.
The one-shot follows the fun Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point miniseries from earlier this year, which was written by Epic Games Chief Creative Officer Donald Mustard and comics writer Christos Gage. This time around, they’re being joined by Scott Snyder of Batman and Death Metal fame, along with artists Joshua Hixson and Roman Stevens.
And yes, like the previous miniseries, the one-shot will include a code for an in-game Fortnite item — a skin and loading screen for The Batman Who Laughs, a character Snyder knows quite well.
Here’s the video, which also features a guest appearance by Kevin Conroy voicing Batman:
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Get ready for Free Comic Book Day, which is coming up this Saturday. Also check out news from DC, Image Comics, IDW, AfterShock Comics and more.
Mail Call is a roundup of the announcements we’ve received from comics publishers in our mailboxes recently that we haven’t already covered. Hit the links for more information.
Marvel’s Free Comic Book Day offerings for this year have been somewhat confusing — at one point Chip Zdarsky was mentioned as contributing — but the company has put out a press release detailing what you specifically can from them this coming Saturday.
Marvel will have two books, as previously announced — Spider-Man/Venom and Hulk/Avengers, both of which will tease upcoming storylines for the four titles represented.
As previously reported, Amazing Spider-Man is getting a new creative team AND a new person under the mask, as infamous clone Ben Reilly returns to take on the mantle of Spider-Man. One of the new writers of Amazing, Zeb Wells, will team with artist Patrick Gleason for a story featuring Reilly as Spider-Man. It will be accompanied by a Venom story by the new creative team of Ram V., Al Ewing and Bryan Hitch “in a glimpse that will show you just how twisted their upcoming run will be.”
Then, in the second title, Donny Cates and Ryan Ottley will present a look at their upcoming run on Hulk. And Jason Aaron teams up with Iban Coello to “present the dangerous new threat that the Avengers will face in the next arc of his hit Avengers run.”
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Buy shirts featuring Spacehawk, Stardust, Fantomah and more.
MAD contributor and Dirtnap creator Kerry Callen has set up an online store where he’s selling T-shirts he’s designed — and he’s channeling some classic comics in doing so.
“I love reading old, public domain comics, and I often wish I had a cool shirt or two,” Callen said on his blog. “Not a mere old panel on product, but something actually DESIGNED. So, I decided to make a few myself and place them on TeePublic.”
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Sport some Gilbert Hernandez artwork while helping out a good cause.
Fantagraphics is offering a new T-shirt to raise money for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation, or Binc.
“Ripped straight from the pages of Love and Rockets Vol. IV #8,” the new shirt features artwork by Gilbert Hernandez:
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Pat Brosseau brings the sounds of comics to your torso or your wall.
Certain sound effects have become iconic in comics, whether it’s the “Snikt!” of Wolverine’s claws are the “BOOM!” of a New Gods Boom Tube. Letter artist Pat Brosseau, who has created such sound effects for many a comic, is now selling shirts and other merchandise featuring some of these sounds in an online store.
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Matt Lesniewski’s ‘The Freak’ featured on their first ‘AdT of the Month.’
AdHouse Books, publisher of fine comics like The Freak and Pope Hats, has launched an online T-shirt store through Threadless.
The shop currently has four designs available, including the above logo. AdHouse’s Chris Pitzer said the design for a shirt titled “3905” proved to be popular enough to warrant this new venture.
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The raglan shirt featuring the image is available this month only.
Comics creator Becky Cloonan has been doing some design work for Loot Crate, “the worldwide leader in fan subscription boxes,” and their sister site, Loot Wear. One of the pieces she’s done for them ties into the big summer superhero blockbuster, Dark Phoenix — and it is on fire.
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Greg Rucka and Michael Lark show their support for the U.S.’s largest anti-sexual violence organization with proceeds from a new T-shirt.
Lazarus creators Greg Rucka and Michael Lark have created a new T-shirt to support RAINN, the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States.
The shirt features the comic’s main character, Forever Carlyle, drawn by Lark, with the phrase “Believe Her” underneath.
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The founder of the clothing line Jordandené discusses the crowdfunding campaign for the quarterly “geeky lifestyle magazine.”
Jordan Ellis is the founder of the clothing line Jordandené, a geeky chic clothing line that’s handmade and sweat-shop free. Based in Brooklyn, the company has had a presence at shows across the country, and this year they launched The Sartorial Geek, a quarterly magazine that Ellis co-edits.
With articles that range from Sally Bowles to gatekeeping, Jane Eyre to cosplay to conversations with artists and designers, the magazine doesn’t read like anything else out there right now. Currently they’re running a Kickstarter before sending the third issue out. I reached out to Ellis to ask why anyone would launch a print magazine in this environment and trying to do something no one else is doing.
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The ‘Thor’ and ‘Black Bolt’ artist launches his own Threadless shop, featuring three designs.
Many comic artists have launched their own T-shirt sites through websites like Threadless. Christian Ward, artist on Thor, Black Bolt and the upcoming Invisible Kingdom, joins them with three new designs on his dedicated shop.
The London-based artist and illustrator’s work combines influences from fine art and pop culture into colorful, surreal patterns. Books like ODY-C and The Ultimates brought his science fiction designs to the page, and the three shirts he’s debuted carry that same atheistic to your torso. Check’em out today.
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