Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Killjoys Art!

And whoa, check out this interview with Gerard Way on the Huffington Post!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

High on Fire collab with Brian Ewing!

High On Fire
Lo Pan
screen print
edition of 100
Signed & Numbered by Becky Cloonan and Brian Ewing
I am beyond excited to finally show you guys the collaboration I did with Brian Ewing! I’ve been a huge fan of Brian’s for longer than I can remember- we met at San Diego Comic Con, and here we are years later with this little offering to the ancient gods! It’s amazing to work with someone that you not only admire as an artist, but someone who is an all-around rad person to boot! 
When Brian asked me if I wanted to collaborate I jumped at the chance! Never mind that I was in Scotland with none of my normal supplies, equipment and reliable internet connection- oh no, that wouldn’t stop me from finally working with Brian.
He sent me some sketches of what direction he was thinking of going with this, and a few pics of Countess Marya Zaleska from the film Dracula’s Daughter, and then I sent him my contribution— when he sent me the final poster, it floored me! It went in a direction I don’t think either of us expected, but we are both really psyched on the results. I’m really proud of  it!
And for those of you not familiar with Brian Ewing’s work, go check it out. He’s a monster with a brush, controlling it with a mastery I can only ever dream of achieving. A true wizard of the ink! And damn, he can draw the shit out of a skull.
\m/ forever

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Bitter Orange

I was honored to do the poster for Hope Larson's new short film BITTER ORANGE! Big props to Dustin Harbin who did the amazing logo as well. Very cool to be involved in this project! Read more about Hope's latest projects (Including her adaptation of A WRINKLE IN TIME which I am beyond stoked for) here!

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Mire: 5/5 on Comics Bulletin!

The Mire gets 5/5 stars over at Comics Bulletin!

Ideas of love and loss are a frequent sight in Cloonan's output, but The Mire takes a different approach towards the themes, and the result is a richly rewarding, dense and compressed story which feels light, open and dreamlike. It's a romantic story which plays like a gothic take on classic British folklore. It is, in short, a complete delight. -Steve Morris

Saturday, April 28, 2012

THE MIRE questions? answers? I have both!

Real quick, I wanted to give a quick "Thank you" to everyone who has supported my newest comic THE MIRE. And anyone who's picked up a copy of WOLVES, either from me at a convention, through my online store or at a comic shop, retailers who have wholesaled from me, even digitally through iTunes or Graphicly! It's been a crazy year with all of this self-publishing business, I've learned a lot (mostly on the job!) and wanted to say thanks.

Because I took pre-orders, and a thousand of you are interested enough to actually go through the trouble, I am able to not only print copies of THE MIRE, but I can keep WOLVES in stock with a third printing without taking a huge financial hit (and right after taxes, eek!) So I just wanted to say thanks, I appreciate it a lot.

For anyone interested on what cons I'll have The Mire at- I'm debuting the book at TCAF with a limited signed and numbered run! Then a few weeks later I'll be at KAPOW in London, in June I'll have copies at Heroes in North Carolina, and July at San Diego Comic Con.

Now, if you ordered copies, please notice that I'm traveling a lot. I'll start mailing copies out the first chance I get, in the order I got them- but realize that I don't have an assistant (YET!) so while I'm not at home nothing will get mailed out. I am guessing that the bulk of the orders will go out towards the end of the month, but I'm getting envelopes and all that stuff ready now O_O;; It's daunting, so please have some patience for a few weeks in May for your book to arrive! :D

Lastly, I wanted to mention that I'm still taking pre-orders for the book (I will until it actually comes out I guess!) but on May 1st I'm closing down the sketch option. :D

Not much else to say. I'm equal parts nervous and excited about this book- it's very different from Wolves in a lot of ways, but still there's a lot of chain mail! I've even had stress dreams that it was printed without the words, and that it wasn't stapled so it falls apart... Aagh I just hope everyone enjoys it. Andy Belanger read it and said he liked it better, SO FINGERS CROSSED! That's all we can do, right? Try to make each page better than the last...

I also wanted people to know that this book is an analog exclusive for the summer! When convention season is over I'll release it digitally again (same as Wolves) sometime in the fall, for all those of you who won't see me at a show or can't order through my store! <3

Already planning my next mini for 2013...

THANKS AGAIN!!! :D Love you all!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

DRACULA!!! Ah-ah-aaahh.

As April 10th (the on-sale date for Dracula) inches closer, and with Multiversity Comics writing up an advance review, I thought it was time to drop a little preview of it! :)

Bram Stoker's original text in a hardcover book with over 50 full color illustrations, published by Harper Design!

I'll end this blog entry with a particular favorite quote of mine, from the good Dr. Seward:

"How I miss my phonograph! To write diary with a pen is irksome to me; but Van Helsing says I must."

Certainly a man ahead of his time! Hah, irksome. I love it so much. I've read this book 12 times!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Mire: Cover

Final cover for my next mini comic THE MIRE is nearing completion! Preorders are still open:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Buy WOLVES Digitally for .99¢

Happy Ides of March everyone! Instead of stabbing an emperor, why not buy Wolves online at Graphicly for $.99? :D

Monday, February 27, 2012


The other day I did this gig poster for my homegirl Jess's band Heliotropes! I haven't done one of these in a while- had a lot of fun and decided to make a wallpaper out of it! Maybe I'll do some other illustrations with these two girls from Monster Killer Academy. They don't have names yet, so for now I've been calling them Codo and Podo. Here's the final flyer! Check out Heliotropes if you are into old Sabbath!! Mob Rules anyone?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

THE MIRE is now available for pre-orders.

The much anticipated follow-up to 2011's WOLVES, THE MIRE is a self-contained story set on the eve of battle, when a humble squire is given the task of delivering a letter to a decomposing castle in a swamp. Met with mysterious apparitions, he slowly unveils the truth about why he was sent there, as his past is re-written over the course of twenty two pages.

I don't want to give too much away yet! I'm opening up pre-orders tonight, something that I haven't done in the past. Let me explain! No, there is too much. Let me sum up:

WHY PRE-ORDER? I'm doing what so many others have done through Kickstarter and other fundraising sites- try to raise money to print in large quantities, except I'm cutting out the middle-man.

My first print-run of WOLVES (May 2011) was 1,000 copies, and it sold out in just two months. My second print-run was 2,000, and I sold out of that by February. This means I'll be re-printing WOLVES, and doing an initial printing of THE MIRE- I'm estimating 5,000 books. I don't skimp on printing either. Each book has heavy interior paper, plus a silk-screened cover on colored card stock.

Pre-ordering will help me estimate how many I'll need to print as well. All in all a logical decision!

YOUR CHOICES: Much like Kickstarter, I'm offering incentives. You can buy the book, which will come signed- or you can order the book with a random sketch of one of the characters inside for an extra $20 (Making it $25 total!). Think of it as donating to my print-fund. Keep in mind that ordering a sketch will be an option only when you pre-order.

SHIPPING: If you order a copy of THE MIRE while in "pre-order mode", please note that it ships separately of any other books you order. That means I'll ship your other items first so you don't have to wait for me to print THE MIRE.

UPDATES: I am always posting updates on my work on Twitter (@beckycloonan), Instagram (beckycloonan), Facebook (BeckyCloonanArt), and Tumblr (beckycloonan)- so you can follow along with the development of the book, from thumbnails to pencils and inks, all the way through the printed product!

Also keep in mind the cover image isn't final, and is going to change!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

CONAN THE BARBARIAN issue 1- totally out!

I'm so psyched to be a part of this book, and I hope you guys have as much fun reading it as I do drawing it! :D Not to mention Brian's superb writing (there were parts in the script that gave me chills when I read it!) and the nothing short of masterful coloring of Dave Stewart!

If you haven't picked it up yet, here's a few reviews I pulled that might convince you to try it out:

IGN gives it 9 out of 10! "It's already abundantly clear that Wood and Cloonan are building a quality adaptation of a landmark tale."

Newsarama gives the issue 10 out of 10! "I've read this debut issue a few times now, looking for a flaw. But, when you combine Brian Wood's writing, Becky Cloonan's art, and Dave Stewart's stunning colors there simply isn't a flaw to be found. Dark Horse Comics has produced some fantastic Conan in the past, but this is the Barbarian we've all been waiting for. Well done."

Fandom Post rates it at an A-!"There aren’t many books that make me really want another issue right away, but the first installment of the Queen of the Black Coast has done just that and more can’t come soon enough."

Comic Buzz gives it a 9 out of 10!"It’s fantastic fun and whether I had read the prose story or not I would be anxious to read the next issue and see where it goes next! If you like sword fights, beautiful art and tales on the high seas, get this comic!"

I'm really blown away by the overwhelming response to this book!! It was so much fun to draw, not to mention kind of intimidating... And if you enjoyed it this month, remember to stay tuned next month where this happens:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Queen of the Black Coast

In this sweeping adaptation of Robert E. Howard's fan-favorite "Queen of the Black Coast," Conan turns his back on the civilized world and takes to the high seas alongside the pirate queen BĂȘlit, setting the stage for an epic of romance, terror, and swashbuckling. This is Conan as you've never seen him, with the combination of one of Robert E. Howard's greatest tales and the most dynamic creative team in comics!
Check out some preview art from issue 1 and some incredible covers on Comics Alliance and Io9! Issue 1 is out in stores on February 8th. Hide your women!

Friday, January 6, 2012

BPRD: Pickens County Horror 2

Check out this new cover I did for B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth: The Pickens County Horror issue 2! :D On sale April 25th! Colored by the unstoppable Dave Stewart!

Thursday, January 5, 2012


I don't always post sketches here (sometimes I do!) but I've been making a habit of posting them to Instagram (along with a bunch of other nonsense- my account name is beckycloonan, feel free to follow me!) anyway I figured I'd post some of them here as well!

For those of you without the instagram app, I also post them to my Twitter and Facebook!