My only 2013 convention appearance will be at the Coast City Comic Con, in South Portland, Maine, the weekend of November 9th and 10th. It looks to be a surprisingly “big” show for this neck of the woods, with a bunch of notable comics guests – Mike Norton, Larry Hama, Ed McGuinness, Ben Templesmith, Erik Burnham and many others – and film/TV celebrities, including most of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 cast, and a reunion of actors from the 1984 cult film Savage Streets!
I’ll have a table in the artists alley and will have copies of my comics, graphic novels and prose anthologies on hand for purchase. I’ll try to have some Gravedigger and Perils On Planet X stuff there, too – maybe even one or two of the very rare Gravedigger: The Scavengers print comics!
Hope to see some of you there!
We’re thinking about creating some Gravedigger merchandise for sale through this site – specifically a tee-shirt and poster with art by Rick Burchett (to start). Is there any interest in such things?
I’ve noticed – and been frustrated by – the fact that the Gravedigger website has had some connectivity issues over the last month or so, with visitors frequently finding the site down and receiving 533 Error messages.
If you’ve tried to visit and found it offline, thanks for trying again. Between the efforts of our hosting company’s support team and my technically-proficient wife/webmistress, I think we’ve tracked down and resolved the problems.
Thanks for your patience!
Browsing through this site’s referrals yesterday, I came across my favorite description of the Gravedigger comic ever, in a recommendation (!) posted on a fan forum:
“Gravedigger by Christopher Mills and Rick Burchett: hard-boiled noir short stories featuring an unlikeable greedy asshole surrounded by other unlikeable greedy assholes who eventually end up dead.”
Rick and I agree that this person completely “gets” what we’re doing.
I’ve been an admirer of artist (and Gravedigger fan) Flint Henry since the mid-80s, when he began drawing a back-up comic in Timothy Truman’s Scout, called Monday: The Eliminator. A while later, he became the artist of my all-time favorite comic, Grimjack. I also enjoyed the work he did with writer Chuck Dixon on a book called Lawdog a few years later.
I’ve never had the honor of working directly with Flint, but while I was editing comics in the 1990s for an outfit called Tekno*Comix, I did talk to him a few times about the possibility of having him do some work for the company. It didn’t pan out, but I enjoyed our conversations, and was pleasantly surprised when he gifted me a CD of John Zorn’s Spillane album. Obviously, this was a man after my own hardboiled heart.
Anyway, here’s a terrific caricature of Digger McCrae’s favorite actor by one of my favorite artists.
© Flint Henry. Used with Permission.