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We are proud to officially announce the Wild Blue Yonder Intel Realsense experience featuring Gerhard Butler. Newsarama did a wonderful write up on it - please enjoy and spread the word. =)

We'll be releasing the trailer, and sneak peeks here on Facebook as the next few weeks go by, right up until the launch date of the product. The trailer should be up shortly!



www.newsarama.com/28410-gerard…
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This is brief thought I wanted to add for the pussies that seem to have a problem with what Neil Gaiman wrote.

Here is the article - hjournal.neilgaiman.com/2009/05…

Having no intention finishing something is far different from being late - please make no mistake. I can tell you that it's zero fun to work 65 hour weeks to have some turd yelling at you for being a week late (Something that people who don't work for a living doing anything they are passionate about will never understand). Puts me in a rough mental state when humans are up my ass. This situation can create a terrible feedback loop for me - one of the reasons I try to stay away from interviews and forums.

I tell stories that I want to last, not ones that are "on time". Artwork for this takes time. If you desire a good story, you have to wait. If you want mental fast-food, you have thousands of titles to choose from a month. Randomly walk down the isle of most American comic book shops with your eyes closed, randomly reach your muscle-less arm out, grab a book and chances are it's a pile of shit. The American comic book industry has always leaned full steam this direction. I find that disgusting, and I want no part of it. If you wish your books to come out like clockwork, read Batman. Multiple shitty, thread-bare-no-character-arc stories for you every week there, humans.

Cookie-cutter artwork and writing can be done monthly. Good stories are a bit tougher to fit in that time frame.

Many people will disagree with Neil's points by "agreeing" and then going on to nuance their opinion so they can bash creators again. There are many reasons for this, and that is another conversation entirely, but it's hypocrisy none the less. If you are going to critique a creator in comic books, bash them for reasons that deserve bashing - a good chunk of the trash you humans celebrate are in need of it. This industry is chock full of very unethical people, they employ egos that fucking Elvis would be ashamed of, they lie-steal-cheat, etc. Bash them for that, not trying their best to deliver a good piece of artwork.

I am a storyteller and an artist . I try to bring something special to every project I do, and I work obsessively on achieving that. I don't owe you a fucking thing. And if you feel differently, suck a dick.

z

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  • Drinking: Coffee, of course.
www.comicbookresources.com/art…

A quick little interview talking about the new one-shot I'm doing for IDW.
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Denver Comic Con time, you freaks! 

 I will be at table A3 all weekend, doing sketches and selling a menagerie of crap!  Two new prints this year, a handful of commissions, and most of all, WBY HC’s.   I’m there all weekend, and it looks like I’m scheduled to give portfolio reviews at some point, too.

Swing by and have a Hulk beer with me. =)

Z

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  • Drinking: Coffee, of course.
Wild Blue Yonder was selected as one of ten Picks of the Month by Amazon for the entire month of May!  How fucking cool is that?  Answer: super fucking very cool! =)

www.amazon.com/b/ref=amb_link_…

Thanks to those who have supported the series and have helped spread the word. 

Rock on,
z
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Here is the link to the WBY deal with Intel:
variety.com/2015/digital/news/…

A bit dry, but a big deal for me.  I wish we could show you what we are producing for it, but that will have to wait until later this year.  It's an interactive telling of the WBY comicbook, part game, part animated cinimatics, and it's going to be voice acted. =)  It's fucking neat, too.  =)

How's that for an original comic book deal?  Sucker beware!

out,
z
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I have a dealer now since I could no longer keep up with crap.   If you want to buy something, here you go:

comiconart.com/artist/Zach-How…
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For all you suckers out there that don't know - check it out: imagesandnerds.com/2015/01/01/…
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I feel so unbelievably bad for Sony. It's like the entire free world sat around and watched the Rednecks of Asia bully them into a fetal position for making a tongue-in-cheek irreverent comedy, while all their peers sat around and watched. If your name isn't George Clooney, and you work in the movie industry, you are a limp-wristed bitch. I also watched everyone discuss other peoples' personal emails like they had every right to. Look humans, it's never your fucking right to read other people's personal emails. What a person thinks of you or anyone else is only their business unless they feel you need to know. Any other notion is arrogance at is greatest. I watched Wolf Blitzer (who I've come to think of as the world's most advanced Asexual Bearded Souless Android who should be only spending his time studying questions for Celebrity Jeopardy) discuss how Angelina Jolie should feel about a personal email between two Sony employees. It's no one's business what was discussed in those emails. Then the next few days I witnessed people in social groups bashing and mocking Sony for submitting to the never ending and wildly undeserved lynching, while accusing them of some grand promotional scheme. I've also read several news reports of assholes saying that Sony shouldn't have made this movie. Great. Let's start getting permission from a fat child (who starves his people and is best known for making genocide threats and running rape/prison camps) before we make any more artwork. Good job humans. I am truly embarrassed of my species. If society wants a future where artists are actually free to explore the confines of this reality, not to mention bringing joy to people and continuing the expansion of human consciousness, then keep being cowards. No one likes to think that their apathy (or better yet joining in the safety of attacking someone getting kicked when they are down) leads to the degradation of humanity, but history is built on a mountain of these examples. The only times I really see our species taking giant steps forward is when they band together against injustice. Although the US is a sad parody of what it could be, it was supposedly founded by men willing to take this risk. Some reading this may not see the connection, but it's there. Censorship is one of the most oppressive crimes that can be committed against a society. It's a retardation of personal freedom. Every time you allow yourself or a society to be censored for artwork that hurts absolutely no one, you are asking to be a slave to tyrants and fools. That is the only direction that path leads and you are selfishly dragging the rest of us along with you. I humbly request you keep your cowardliness to yourself.
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I haven’t gotten a shelf-date for the final issue of WBY.  I assume it’s January at this point.  It came out adequately.  The HC will be out in February.  If you want it, you may want to have your store order it this month.   However, Aquaman comes out that month, too.  So you might want to skip my book and buy duplicates of anything Aquaman .

Aquaman.

 

For those interested in my career, I’ll be doing only covers for a while.  More though - IDW is publishing three artbooks worth of my dogshit next year.   

 

Trees die in my honor.

 

Out,

Z

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This Wednesday the 23rd of July, Issue 5 of Wild Blue Yonder comes out.   Mike wrote a hell of a script and Nelson outdid himself on colors. None of our characters change their sex or ethnic makeup, but it still might be worth reading.  

Z

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Hello fellow Humans!

 

                Denver Comic Con is happening this weekend, and I am fortunate enough to be a guest there.  I’ve lucked out and was able to weasel myself away from any panel work, so I’ll be at my table all weekend.  That table is D34, I am told.   I’ll have a limited number of books, both collector’s crap and normal stuff.   I’ll also be doing a very limited number of commissions – so get there early if you want one.   Other than that, I’ll have my normal amounts of prints and originals for sale.  I’ll also have one piece in the Charity Auction.  =)

 

                It’s a wonderful con with tons of great guests – come if you can! 

 

Laters,

Z

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Are there any professional artists out there looking to share a studio space in the south Denver area? Please contact me at: zhoward@comcast.net

I don't care what type of artwork you do. Just no knuckleheads, please.
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Well, if you haven’t rightfully given up on me and WBY, Issue #4 comes out tomorrow (March 5th).   Nelson Daniel rocked the fucking house on it.
Laters,
Z
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I'll be on at 6:12pm Mountain.  if you miss it, you can download it for two days!
www.justin.tv/spacefriendzach
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I'll be on at 4PM MT.   here's the link.

www.justin.tv/spacefriendzach
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Issue #3 of Wild Blue Yonder artwork is available for purchase, along with leftovers from the first two.   If you would like to purchase a piece, email me and I’ll give you the list.   I will not be going to many cons for the semi-indefinite future, and I don’t sell through a dealer, so if you want any of my crapshit pages, just contact me directly.  

h@zachhoward.com
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Wild Blue Yonder Issue #3 is out Wednesday the 30th of October.   We are very happy with it, and I hope you guys enjoy it, too.    Nelson did some really breathtaking work, and Mike wrote one hell of an issue.
  
At www.nobletransmission.com/?pat… you can find some special edition first issues for sale.  They look neat, and is a way for all the people having trouble tracking down the initial book to get their meat hooks into some WBY goodness.   

This weekend I'll be a guest at the annual Tucson Comic Con at the Fantasy Comics booth.   It's always a good time when I'm in Tucson, so swing by my table to look at my stupid face if you are in the area!   I'll be signing books and doing commissions.   No pre-lists, though.  Sorry about that, guys.  

Lastly, a stunningly beautiful WWII book done by my friends, Mike Heimos and free-range stud Nick Runge is being collected into a TPB.   Not your typical WWII book.  It's titled, FEVER RIDGE and is published through IDW.  Check it out!


Well, I'm back to being woefully behind on churning out issue #4.  

Laters, Boo.
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IDW wants your questions!  Put down your bad ass Aquaman comics for a minute, and follow the link!   Make IDW feel like we have fans... =(

www.facebook.com/idwpublishing
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I'm a guest at Comic Art Fest in Colorado Springs this Saturday the 7th.  www.facebook.com/events/143483…   It's a fun, one day show and if you live in the area, come check us out!   I'll be there with Jolyon Yates of Ninjago fame.   I won't be doing commissions, but I'll be happy to sign anything you want.  It's a quick show, and I have to meet tons of people, so I just can't fit in commissions.  I'm very sorry, but I promise you that I'll try to make up for it with unparalleled charm and witty fart jokes.  I'll also have originals and prints for sale.  Along with a few books. =)


Another quick topic WBY update!  
-  Issues #1 and #2 are now officially going to a third printing.  
-  I'm wrapping up Issue #3 next weekend and sending it off to the printers the following week.  I am very sorry for the delay, but I hope the caliber of the book makes up for some of that failure.  It's 28 pages, and very good.  
-  Oddly enough, after proclaiming my ridiculously high level of lateness, I'm also letting everyone know that Wild Blue Yonder is now going to be six issues.   And yes, it will be continued thereafter with more miniseries, and a handful of one-shots.   Mike and I have plenty of more to say about this world.  
- Noble Transmission will be announcing quite a bit about the series in the coming months.   I hope you stick around with us.  We aren't trying to make comic books, here.   We're trying to make the best fucking comic books you have ever read.   Shit takes time.  

Out,
Z
  • Listening to: Static X - Wisconsin Death Trip
  • Drinking: Coffee, of course.