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Freddy Lombard: Previews and more

Friday, October 30, 2015

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Freddy Lombard arrives in stores on November 11. This title is a "must have" collection of classic adventures by one of Europe's most feted cartoonists, Yves Chaland. Below are several preview pages and a few piece of supplemental material.


Mandalay: More Behind the Scenes

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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Mandalay arrives in stores on November 11. Below are several penciled pages from the latter half of the book as well as the original promo piece from Butch Guice.


Paris Comic-Con 2015

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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The French branch of Humanoids were featured at last week's Paris Comic-Con where they announced the involvement of Esad Ribić and Mukesh Singh (Click Here for the announcement) joining Valentin Sécher and Niko Henrichon as the artists on Metabaron.


Valentin Sécher and Niko Henrichon signing and sketching for fans.

Valentin Sécher and Niko Henrichon were in attendance at the LHA booth along with Metabaron writer, Jerry Frissen, who was joined by one of his artists from The Z Word, Jorge Miguel (Balkans Arena).


Jorge Miguel sketching inside a fan's copy of Z Comme Zombies (The Z Word in the US)

All four creators spent the weekend signing books for fans, sketching, and teasing the upcoming Metabaron.


Jerry Frissen, Jorge Miguel, Niko Henrichon and Valentin Sécher at the LHA booth.

One of the highlights of the weekend was a panel celebrating the legendary warrior himself, the Metabaron, held on Sunday morning to a packed crowd.

Metabaron launches in October 2016 in the US. Look for more details in the near future.

Press Release: Esad Ribic and Mukesh Singh join METABARON

Friday, October 23, 2015

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The following press release was announced during Paris Comic Con today.

Secret Wars 2015 artist Esad Ribić and Mukesh Singh join the sequel to The Metabarons.

Esad Ribić will complete the last four issues of the new 16-part Metabaron comic book series providing covers and interior art. This sequel to The Metabarons starts in October 2016 and is written by Jerry Frissen (The Z Word, Unfabulous Five), based on a story by Alexandro Jodorowsky (The Technopriests, Bouncer). The first four issues will be drawn by young French artist sensation, Valentin Sécher, followed by The Pride of Bagdad's artist, Niko Henrichon, and Indian comic book superstar, Mukesh Singh.

The Metabaron character was created by legendary artist Jean Giraud, aka Mœbius, and writer Alexandro Jodorowsky in The Incal, and later had his own international bestselling spin-off series, The Metabarons, with art by Juan Gimenez (Leo Roa). Writer/director/ producer David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) called The Metabarons: "The greatest work of graphic fiction ever produced," and it has sold millions of copies globally.

Esad Ribić is a Croatian artist who graduated from the School of Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb as a graphic designer. He started making comics in the early 1990s for the Croatian Plavi and German Gespenster Geschichten magazines. Ribić also worked for Zagreb Film as an animator on the TV series The Little Flying Bears and Lapitch the Little Shoemaker. He has done extensive work for Marvel Comics including painted covers for Wolverine, Daredevil, and Uncanny X-Force, as well as covers for Valiant's Bloodshot and X-O Manowar, He is best known for his work on Marvel's Loki, Sub-Mariner: The Depths, Thor: God of Thunder, and Secret Wars 2015—the latter being the industry's bestselling single issue comics for multiple months in a row.


Art by Esad Ribić

Mukesh Singh is an Indian artist who received a BFA in painting from Mumbai's Sir J.J. School of Arts in 1997. He has worked for various comics book companies such as Liquid Comics (Grant Morrison's 18 Days, Dinosaurs vs. Aliens) and covers for Marvel (Hulk, The Ultimates) and as a concept artist on numerous Indian computer games and animation. His style and virtuosity has seen Singh lauded by critics as the greatest Indian comic book artist ever and a true heir to Mœbius. Metabaron is his first work for Humanoids.


Art by Mukesh Singh

Mandalay: Behind the Scenes

Friday, October 23, 2015

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Mandalay arrives on November 11! Below are some inked pages next to their colored counter-parts.


Spotlight: Freddy Lombard

Monday, October 19, 2015

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Freddy Lombard
Story & Art by Yves Chaland

A "must have" collection of classic adventures for older readers of Tintin by one of Europe's most feted cartoonists.

Impetuous Freddy Lombard and his frustrated, but faithful, friends, Dina and Sweep, go on six different adventures, from exploring Belgian castles and African jungles, to being swept up in revolutionary Budapest or caught up in the secrets surrounding a futuristic jet! Forever broke, the trio constantly look for ways to hustle enough money to live and continue solving mysteries in these tales with unexpected twists and lots of laughs.

Quick facts about Freddy Lombard:

• The late Yves Chaland (4/3/1957—4/18/1990) is one of Europe's most respected comic creators. He drew for seminal Spirou and Métal Hurlant magazines and developed the "atomic style" inspiring creators like Serge Clerc and Rian Hughes.
• Eisner Award-nominated creator of titles such as Young Albert (Humanoids).
• First time the entire award-winning 6-volume series has been collected in one English language edition.
• Ideal for grown-up fans of Herge's Tintin series, The Rainbow Orchid (Egmont), Blake and Mortimer (Cinebook) and the "ligne claire" school of art.
• Afterword by Jean-Luc Fromental, author of The Adventures of Hergé, with Bocquet and Stanislas (Drawn & Quarterly).

Available below is the desktop wallpaper of Freddy Lombard. Click the picture to choose your resolution

Freddy Lombard arrives in stores November 11, 2015 with an MSRP of $34.95/£22.99

Spotlight: Mandalay

Friday, October 16, 2015

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Story by Philippe Thirault, Art by Butch Guice, Mike Perkins, Gallur, and Jose Malaga

A sweeping saga of two brothers locked in combat in in colonial 1940s Burma, where an ancient magic will decide their fate, and that of the whole country.

When a buried city is discovered deep in the Burmese jungle by a cruel 16th century monarch, he unleashes an evil counterpart, thanks to three mysterious mirrors. Five centuries later, the country is under British colonial rule, and being invaded by the Japanese. British twin brothers, Alex and Lance Waters—the Governor's sons—take opposing sides in the struggle for Burma's independence during World War Two,in this tale of ancestral legends, magic, passion and freedom

Quick facts about Mandalay:

• Cutting-edge writer Philippe Thirault (Miss: Better Living Through Crime, and the forthcoming Sanctum Genesis) is a prolific novelist and has also written for many top French bande dessinée publishers, such as Humanoids, Dargaud, and Delcourt.
• Drawn by an international team of top artists including American Butch Guice (Olympus), British Mike Perkins (Captain America, Stephen King's The Stand), veteran Mexican comic artist Rafael Gallur, and Peruvian José Malaga (Grimm,Vampirella).
• Collects the 4-volume series in one book.
• Perfect for fans of historical and fantasy fiction, such as Humanoids' Millennium, and colonial TV dramas like Indian Summers.

Available below is the desktop wallpaper of Mandalay. Click the picture to choose your resolution

Mandalay arrives in stores November 11, 2015 with an MSRP of $39.95/£24.99

Balkans Arena: Design Sketches

Monday, October 12, 2015

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Balkans Arena will be available this coming Wednesday wherever Humanoids titles are available. Below are some design sketches from Jorge Miguel.