Strangely Enough [JULY 2018]

Anatomy of a Variant Cover

Buffy Season 12: The Reckoning #2

The way the process usually works is that I give Dark Horse a bunch of ideas when and if I have a synopsis of the story. Sometimes it’s too close to the main cover or they want something different represented, but I usually give them a bunch of ideas.

 

 

Buffy Season 12: The Reckoning [Interview] for Comicon.com

Here’s an interview I did for comiccon.com with writer Christos Gage.

“One word. Heart. THere is so much heart with this series in general that I feel when people read an issue or watch an episode they are already being fueled with a huge helping of heart. Even if you’ve been away from this world for a while. As soon as you read something in the Buffyverse all that heart comes racing back and puts you in that mood you are when you first fell in love with this series. These characters are so distinctive and familiar that it’s impossible not to associate with them. And regardless, if you stick around long enough this world creeps under your skin and ends up touching your… heart.”

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Buffy cover for the 48th Edition Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide

I completed a Buffy cover with Karl Story for the 48th Edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide.

Here’s the official information from Gemstone:

We are pleased to announce that the 48th Edition of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide is now available for pre-order! This year’s edition features an incredible Green Lantern & Flash cover by superstar artist Ethan Van Sciver, and an awesome movie poster styled tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Planet of the Apes by the incomparable Ryan Sook!

Also in this year’s lineup is the spiral-bound workbook edition Big Big Comic Book Price Guide with a Buffy the Vampire Slayer cover by long-time Buffy comic book artist Georges Jeanty.

All editions are scheduled for an on-sale date of July 18, 2018.

From Gemstone
From Previews

Buffy Coloring Contest Winners

Apologies! Denver Comic Con had me swamped. I have a few pictures to share from DCC later this week, but in the meantime:

BUFFY COLORING CONTEST GRAND PRIZE WINNER – Jennifer Holton

Kaba Lounge would like to congratulate Jennifer Holton who is THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER. Jennifer, you win the top prize for original art. Kaba Lounge will be contacting you via email in the next few days. Thanks to all who entered.

BUFFY COLORING CONTEST WINNER – Patricia Yunuén

Kaba Lounge would like to congratulate Patricia Yunuén who is a WINNER. Kaba Lounge will be contacting you via email in the next few days.

Strangely Enough – JUNE 2017 (Part 2)

Almost forgot to tell you that I have another Buffy fill-in coming your way soon. Season 11 #9 comes out on July 19 and features everyone’s favorite “bad” Slayer, Faith Lehane! The variant cover is below.

Also, Denver Comic Con 2017 is doing a reunion of Buffy “Baddies” with James Marsters, Juliet Landau, Clare Kramer and Mercedes McNab. Whedonverse alumni Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day will also be appearing. I did an exclusive for them that’s available on their merch website now.

I will be appearing at Denver Comic Con, June 30-July 2. They are doing a reunion of Buffy “Baddies” with James Marsters, Juliet Landau, Clare Kramer and Mercedes McNab. Whedonverse alumni Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day will also be appearing.

I’ve enjoyed working with Denver Comic Con over the years providing designs for their Captain Colorado character as well as their exclusives. All monies from their event go to their parent organization, Pop Culture Classroom. A non-profit that provides literacy programs using comic books, graphic novels, and board games as a way to engage kids and young adults.

http://popcultureclassroom.org/denvercomiccon

BUFFY COLORING CONTEST

*** CONTEST CLOSED! THANKS TO ALL WHO ENTERED! JUDGING WILL BE DURING DENVER COMIC CON 2017 ***

Georges, here.  I want to do something special to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” TV series and at the same time giveaway cool gifts to fans of the Buffyverse.

So my website KabaLounge is having a Buffy Coloring Contest using the four pages I drew for the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Adult Coloring Book” from Dark Horse Comics on sale now.

Pages 29, 47, 81 and 91 are my images and here are the contest details…

  1. Please work from the actual coloring book or make a copy of the image and color it
  2. Grand prize will be original artwork and various other goodies for runner ups
  3. All coloring must be done by hand
  4. Use any medium that you want (color pencils, crayons, water colors)
  5. One color page per person
  6. All entries must be scanned and received digitally no later than Monday, June 5, 2017
  7. Please send entries to: kabalounge [at] gmail.com
  8. Don’t forget to include your name in the email
  9. Once we start receiving entries, we will probably post them in a gallery on the KabaLounge Website
  10. Winners will be announced during the weekend of June 30 – July 2 via KabaLounge’s website and social networks

I will be at Denver Comic Con that weekend but attendance is not required to win.

You can also email us at kabalounge [at] gmail.com, hit us up on Kabalounge social networks with any questions or post your question in the “reply” section below.

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Happy 20th Anniversary Buffy

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s television debut as Buffy Summers set out to change the world and empowered others to do the same. These days, those adventures continue in the world of comic books and graphic novels that myself and other talented artists have the honor of being a part of.

Thank you Joss Whedon for being the pioneer that held on to your vision as this creation was brought to the TV screen and Sarah, Alyson, Nicholas, David, Anthony, James and other contributors who brought those heroes to life. Happy 20th Anniversary Buffy!

 

A Buffy Coloring Book coming your way this Fall

My friends at Dark Horse Comics will be releasing a “Buffy the Vampire Slayer Adult Coloring Book” this fall.  This will present 45 black-and-white, detailed, and original illustrations — I submitted a few pages for this book so be on the lookout for that. Who knows, I might even do a coloring contest around the release of the book.  I’ll keep you posted.

  • Black and white, 96 pages
  • $14.99
  • Trade paperback, 10″ x 10″

ORDER IT ON AMAZON HERE!

 

Buffy gives me butterflies!

Has it been 6 years already?

I started drawing “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” in the fall of 2006.  Little did I know how this title, nay, this ‘verse, would consume my life… and I couldn’t be happier.  Even though at the time, there were many outside of Dark Horse who cautioned me about “derailing” my career to do a non-superhero book.

Buffy came into my life quite  by chance.  I wasn’t a fan.  I had never watched the show, and yet I got an email from the powers-that-be saying Joss Whedon really likes my work and wants me to draw this book.  Like the road less traveled,  I took the title fully expecting to only do about 4 or 5 issues and that would be that.  Instead, Buffy became a part of my life and I took my first step into a much larger world!

“Season 8” was a huge learning curve for me as an artist and then later as a Buffy fan.  If I was going to draw them, I had to get to know these characters inside and out, never once did I expect to fall in love with them.  I took the job as an assignment, but somewhere along the way, it became a labor of love.

When “Season 9” came around, Joss and I had a conversation that was part “What do you think?” and part “Do you want to come back?”.  In this day and age of 1 to 4 issue commitments, maybe he was a little cautious of having an artist staying so long on a book, but he needn’t have worried.  I answered with a question of my own. “Are you coming back?” “Yes!” was his answer.  And that was it for me.  I was in for another tour of duty.

Where as “Season 8” was vast, chaotic and a little scattered, “Season 9” was more streamlined.  In the history of the Buffy mythology, I think Seasons 8 and 9 stand up to anything from the TV show’s seasons 1-7.  They’re strong, gutsy and the characters grow.  Boy did they grow!  I have the distinction of drawing scenes of these characters that will be remembered forever.  It was exciting, and I’m eternally grateful.  By the way, all of those television episodes (even the Angel ones) are now part of my personal collection.

Sometimes, at conventions, people will ask me do I think it’s going to hurt my career always being associated with Buffy and not, say X-Men or Batman?  And with a sheepish grin, I always say that if Buffy is the only thing that I’m known for, after a hopefully long career run, then I have had a great career.  I don’t ever expect to stray too far from Buffy.  I believe she’ll always be a part of my life personally and professionally.

When I started this book 6 years ago, I felt this electric feeling in my belly all through “Season 8”.  I thought it was just nerves.  That feeling continued over the years, and towards the end of “Season 9” I was getting those feelings again.  It wasn’t until I finished this season that I figured out what that feeling was.  Butterflies.

Buffy gives me butterflies.

And that, my friends, makes all the difference!

Georges Jeanty
Long Beach, CA
September, 2013