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That Time the Veetans Defeated the Tesskans FOREVER

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 12:05 AM

One of my favorite things about DRIVE is inviting in artists to tell stories set in this universe. It's so fun to turn your creation over to other artists...and see what kind of stories they tell!

And today we begin our third "Tales of the Drive" story...one I'm SUPER EXCITED for. It brings together two of my favorite artists, and the resulting story came out delightful as HECK.

Over the next 15 weeks, they tell the story of how the pacifist Veetans beat the entire Tesskan armada in one week. You're going to love it. (And as those 15 weeks go by, make sure you check out their other work I linked to above: These two do amazing work.)

And! Because a few panels had some fantastic tucked-in jokes, I've pasted in close-ups, below.

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CUTE THINGS moved in the archives

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 04:08 PM

Our second TALES OF THE DRIVE story, CUTE THINGS, has been moved in the archives...so that you now read it straight through! Each time a story ends, I'll be moving around the archives so that the story can be read without interruption. So the story now begins HERE.

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I really want to thank Christopher Hastings for writing and drawing, and Anthony Clark for coloring, such a great story. It was super fun to read...and the character designs were such a fun take on DRIVE.

Please check out more of their work!
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Christopher Hastings is the artist of Dr. McNinja, and the writer on Adventure Time and Marvel'sGwenPool. He can be found on Twitter at: drhastings
- Anthony Clark is the artist of Nedroid and Back. He can be found on Twitter at: nedroid

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As you know, with all the TALES OF THE DRIVE artists, I've specifically told them I don't want to give them notes, edit them, nitpick them, or tell them what they need to write. My philosophy is: Pick people who create incredible work, and trust them to do wonderful things in the DRIVE universe. And it's worked so wonderfully, so far: Dylan's story, and Chris' story, are both so unique to their voice...and I find both stories DELIGHTFUL.

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And on Monday: We begin Ryan North's and Tony Cliff's story, "That Time the Veetans Defeated the Tesskans FOREVER

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Hugo Nominations Are Open!

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 11:41 PM

The big sci-fi HUGO AWARDS are now accepting nominations! If there are authors or works you’d like to see appear on the final ballot, you have until March 31st to cast your nominations. If you’re not attending WorldCon, but want to nominate things and vote, a “Supporting Membership” can be purchased [[HERE]] for $50 (but you need to do that by January 31st, so...by this Sunday!) Full details here.

A few of you have asked if DRIVE-related stuff is eligible, and yes! There is stuff! Here’s a list of stuff!

  • FOR BEST GRAPHIC STORY:
    “DRIVE: ACT ONE” which wrapped up on Aug 8th, and so the 2015 portion of Act One is eligible. Which is EXCITING. [Author: Dave Kellett. Publisher: Small Fish Studios.]
  • FOR BEST SHORT STORY (and) BEST GRAPHIC STORY:
    “DRIVE: YOUR DISTANT HOMELAND”, by Dylan Meconis, ran fully in 2015, beginning here .

    [Author: Dylan Meconis. Publisher: Small Fish Studios.]

    (Note: “Cute Things” wrapped in 2016, so it’ll be eligible next year)

  • FOR BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST:
    Me…?
  • LET'S BE HONEST, THOUGH:
    That last one seems like a stretch by any reasonable definition of “professional”. I have coffee stains on like 90% of my shirts.

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Other amazing “Best Graphic Story” pieces that I’d recommend include:

5.) SAGA, by Brian K Vaughn and Fiona Staples

6.) ALICE GROVE, by Jeph Jacques

7.) DRESDEN CODAK, by Aaron Diaz

8.) SCHLOCK MERCENARY, by Howard Tayler

9.) GIRL GENIUS, by Phil & Kaja Foglio

10.) SFAM, by Jon Rosenberg

If you haven’t check those out: Do so! It’s a great time for sci-fi comics, and these are all amazing artists and titles that I highly recommend.*

*Have more recommendations of your own? Post 'em in the comments below!

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