Joe Mad, Jenny Frison, And Artgerm Join I HATE FAIRYLAND
First look at new variant covers I Hate Fairyland #1
Soooooo, I have this comic called I HATE FAIRYLAND that I ended back in 2018 after 20’ish issues and now it’s returning to comics shops in November with an all new #1! You’ve already seen the main cover and the FUCK FAIRYLAND Variant by me, as well as the variants by series artist Brett Bean and by the amazing Peach Momoko. Now, you get to see a few more gems that I was lucky enough to get from some absolute SUPERSTARS!!
Final Order Cutoff is October 24th so you still have time to order these covers! Diamond order codes are below each cover.
Flashback to 1996 when my best friend Cory and I, two 19-year old comic nerds, drove from Tennessee to Illinois to visit my family and attend the first Wizard World Chicago. Neither of us had ever been to a big convention and we went with the goal of getting the Cliffhanger lineup to sign our #1’s. Battle Chasers by Joe Mad, Danger Girl by J. Scott Campbell and Crimson by Humberto Ramos. Our goal was achieved and we had our very first signed comic books.
25 years later, I have somehow become friends with all 3 of the cliffhanger crew. J. Scott being someone who helped us out a ton when launching my company Stupid Fresh Mess. Joe still being a constant source of inspiration and guidance by building a gaming empire while still making comics! Humberto…well, I love him and his family like they’re my own. Oh, and in case you didn’t know, he draws this really cool book called Strange Academy, written by that 19-year old that drove 14 hours to meet him. Life is weird and awesome.
I’ve had pieces by Humberto and Scott, so Joe was a must! What better time than a new I Hate Fairyland #1? Joe was amazing and agreed to come on board! Check it out!
Jenny, Jenny, Jenny. What can I say about Jenny? Tons.
Jenny is a dear friend and we share a really cool story. I’ll keep it as brief as I can. A billion years ago I was at Mega Con and a young Jenny Frison was attending the Joe Kubert School and stopped by my table showing her work and talking about getting into comics. I probably said something very profound and helpful. Right? Yeah…maybe.
Years later, I got an email from Jenny telling me she had moved to Chicago and was hoping to connect with the local comics artist community and pick my brain about getting into comics. I met her for lunch, looked over her work and asked her what she’d like to do in comics. She replied “I really want to be a cover artist.” I rebutted with “Well, that might be hard. it’s really all about blah blah blah…” I invited her our weekly drawing Drink and Draws where she would meet one my best friends and future husband, Steve Seeley and become a staple of the Chicago art world. Oh, and one of today’s premier cover artists in the comic book industry.
After all these years, I finally got to work with my friend and you can see it’s better than I could have ever hoped.
Let me tell you about Artgerm…
…I don’t know anything about him at all! I mean, I know he’s a badass artist but we’ve never met.
I’m an old man and keep pretty busy with my head down making comics. That means that I sometimes lose touch with what’s going on out there in the world of art and comics. So, a few years ago I asked my buddy Steve from Thirdeye Comics who he thought were some of the new dope cover artists and the first name he said was Artgerm. I looked him up and loved his stuff, but didn’t have the right project to reach out to him about. When I chose to age Gert up, i knew it was time to hit him up and see if I could get him in on the fun.
Despite being one of the busiest cover artists out there, he agree to join the mayhem. Guess what, it’s fucking glorious!
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These covers are fantastic. Love ALL of them with a special shout out to Jenny Frison who is definitely one of my favorite cover artists not named Skottie Young. To have her do a IHF cover is beyond epic. I wouldn’t have thought it possible but now I’m even more excited about the return of Gert.
The Frison and Artgerm are mine!! They all did an amazing job with Gert!!