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

Buffy/The Guild (FCBD 2012 Giveaway)

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Buffy has never needed a vacation so badly as she does now—with the world overrun with zompires and other fallout from Season 8. Luckily, Spike has got the perfect solution: a “spacecation”! Having lost their regular real-life meeting place, the Guildies are having a little trouble finding a new location they can all agree on. A little in-game battle becomes the deciding factor, and the circle follows the decree of the winner: the beach?!

Writer: Andrew Chambliss, Felicia Day
Penciller: Georges Jeanty, Jonathan Case
Inker: Jonathan Case, Dexter Vines
Colorist: Michelle Madsen, Jonathan Case
Cover Artist: Georges Jeanty, Adam Rex

Release Date: May 05, 2012
Publisher:  Dark Horse Comics

Dark Horse to offer ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ for Free Comic Book Day 2012

I know it’s a little early for this, but you know what they say about the early bird…

Dark Horse is already jockeying for position (yes, a little pun there) for Free Comic Book Day 2012.  Special flip books featuring Buffy and Felicia Day’s The Guild will be part of their FCBD giveaways on May 5, 2012.  Georges did the cover (pictured below) and art for the Buffy giveaway.

From DH Website: Buffy has never needed a vacation as badly as she does now, with the world overrun with zompires and other fallout from Season 8. After an old friend suggests a relaxing getaway from all things that go bump in the night, it turns out to be harder than she could ever expect for a Slayer to get a day off.”

You don’t need a Mayans prediction to know how all hell’s goin’ ta break loose that weekend, with FCBD 2012 and the release of Joss’ Avengers movie.

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Newsarama / Best Shots Rapid Reviews: BUFFY!

FROM NEWSARAMA.COM

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/best-shots-rapid-reviews-110120.html

btvs_s8_40_jeanty_coverBuffy: Season Eight #40 (Published by Dark Horse Comics; Review by Teresa Jusino): In one issue, Joss Whedon has conveyed not only the entire point of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, but the importance and brilliance of Buffy herself. Buffy realizes that “the trouble with changing the world is…you don’t.” Sounds depressing, but it isn’t here, and this realization of hers becomes the mission statement for the Buffyverse.

While the final story arcs of Season Eight were a bit convoluted, Issue 40 succinctly describes how the aftermath of Season Eight  – the deaths of one of Buffy’s dearest friends, the slayer line, and magic – affects the entire gang and every part of Buffy’s life. This issue also hammered home that, most of the time, we take Buffy for granted, getting whiny when she makes a choice we don’t think is right. But as Spike says, “They judge, and they carp, and debate–but put the scythe in their hands and they’d shake like a trifle on a train.”

Whedon’s focused storytelling was complimented by Georges Jeanty’s gorgeous artwork. The faces Jeanty draws for all these characters will break your heart. And Jo Chen’s beautiful cover? That just might make you cry. Kudos to Whedon, Jeanty, Dark Horse, and Scott Allie for a brilliant end to this “season” of Buffy. Can’t wait for Season 9 this summer!

Buffy Birthday Party – Atlanta Info

DARKHORSE COMICS AND OXFORD COMICS PRESENTS!

BUFFY BIRTHDAY PARTY – ATLANTA!

Featuring special guest Georges Jeanty, artist of ‘Buffy’ Season 8!

ATLANTA, GEORGIA
4:00 p.m.—7:00 p.m.
Oxford Comics Games & More
2855 Piedmont Road NE
(404) 233-8682

The release of issue #40 will be on the same day, so join us for games, prizes, giveaways, and more.

FACEBOOK IT: And let them know you will be attending!

The following locations will also have games, prizes, giveaways, and more for their Buffy Birthday Party! Details vary by location.

PORTLAND, OREGON
5:30 p.m.—7:45 p.m.
Multnomah County Library
Central Library, US Bank Room
801 SW 10th Ave.
(503) 988-5123
Special Guests: Scott Allie and Sierra Hahn, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 editors
*Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 comics will be available for sale at the event from Cosmic Monkey Comics.

MISSOULA, MONTANA
4:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Muse Comics & Games
2100 Stephens Ave., Suite 107
(406) 543-9944

NEW YORK, NEW YORK
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton St.
(800) 411-3341 / (212) 302-8192

HURST, TEXAS
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Lone Star Comics #6
931 Melbourne Rd.
(817) 595-4375

PLANO, TEXAS
5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Lone Star Comics #8
3100 Independence Parkway #318
(972) 985-1593

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Birthday Party, Wednesday, January 19, 2011 5:30-7:45 p.m. @ Central Library, Portland, Oregon

FROM OREGONLIVE.COM:

January 19 is an auspicious day in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer! Not only is it Buffy Summer’s birthday, but also the release date of issue #40 of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comic series, the Season 8 finale! Dark Horse Comics, Multnomah County Library and Cosmic Monkey Comics are hosting a party to celebrate. There will be a Q&A with Buffy Season 8 editors Scott Allie and Sierra Hahn, Buffy trivia, Buffy “Hush” drawing charades, Buffy birthday cake, and a vampire tattoo station.

In the U.S. Bank Room.

Space at library programs is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis!

The Totally Awesome-ly Buffy Season 8 DVD/Blu-Ray Info

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Looks like the Blu-ray/DVD release of the Buffy: Season 8 Motion Comic will hit stores January 4, 2011.  And according to Amazon it will include the following.

Disc 1 Blue-Ray:

  • Under Buffy’s Spell
  • The Buffy Trivia Experience
  • Comic Book Covers and Art Gallery

Disc 2 DVD Side A:

  • The Buffy Trivia Experience

Disc 2 DVD Side B:

  • Under Buffy’s Spell
  • The Buffy Trivia Experience
  • Comic Book Covers and Art Gallery
  • Create Your Own Graphic Novel

Also, it will have will have a limited edition Jo Chen packaging and a collectible reprint of issue #1.

Q&A with Georges on StayAlive Forum

Thank you StayAlive for the excellent Q&A session!

Georges answers fan questions about Buffy’s superpowers, the build-up to issue #39, and the Angel-Buffy-Spike triangle.

Questions regarding Twilight ARE NO LONGER SPOILER-TAGGED! Otherwise, this session is Spoiler Free.

Enjoy!

http://slayaliveforums.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=qa&action=display&thread=11787

List of Buffy Season 8: Collected Editions

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 6: Retreat was just rated #7 on Amazon.com’s Best Comics & Graphic Novels of 2010 !

For your holiday shopping… Here’s a list of of Buffy Season 8 Collected Editions / Trade Paper Backs that has been released so far…

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 1:
The Long Way Home

* Collecting the first five issues of Season Eight.
* A New York Times Bestselling series!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 2:
No Future for You

* Collecting issue #6-10 of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight series.
* The first two volumes of Buffy Season Eight have combined to sell over 160,000 copies!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 3:
Wolves at the Gate

* Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #11–15
* Includes the stand-alone issue written by Buffy creator Joss Whedon, “A Beautiful Sunset.”
* The first three volumes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight have combined to sell over 220,000 copies!
* A New York Times Bestseller!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 4:
Time of Your Life

* Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #16–20
* Includes the highly anticipated Buffy/Fray crossover, “Time of Your Life,” and “After These Messages . . . We’ll Be Right Back,” written by Jeph Loeb (Batman: The Long Halloween)!
* A New York Times bestseller!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 5:
Predators and Prey

* Collects issues #21-#25 and the short stories “Harmony Bites” and “Vampy Cat Play Friend” from MySpace Dark Horse Presents!
* A New York Times bestseller!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Volume 6:
Retreat

* Collects issues #26-#30 of the ongoing series.
* A New York Times bestseller!
* Rated #7 on Amazon.com’s Best Comics & Graphic Novels of 2010!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight Volume 7:
Twilight

* Collects Buffy Season Eight #31 – #35, and the Willow one-shot.