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Get a job!

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

I know you’re excited about issue #1, which will be in stores in just a few short weeks! Everybody at Division 18 central is already hard at work on issue #2, where our favorite costumed goons get jobs in the “real” world. If that doesn’t whet your appetite, here’s a sneak peek of the cover…

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Look, Ma! I’m on The Pulse again!

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

“Who the hell is Matt Bergin?!”

That’s what 90% of readers will be asking when they check out the latest Pro Roundtable at The Pulse, where I answer this month’s pressing question: What is your favorite horror movie of all time?

Click through for my answer (I’m sandwiched between Tom Beland and Ian Carney), but here’s a hint:

Not-so-gentle Ben has had a long Night

Hat trick (or treat)! Matt Bergin on The Pulse again

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Thanks once again to The Pulse for featuring your friendly neighborhood comic writer, Matt Bergin (me!) in another Pro Roundtable — this time showcasing favorite Halloween costumes. And look — they even used my pic as the feature’s thumbnail link!

 Spider-Matt goes to the prom

This marks my third appearance on the site in a month… yet still we wait for Division 18 #1 to hit stores. If only our printer liked me as much as Jen Contino does.

((UPDATED!!!)) Issue 1 in stores November 7th!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

On November 7th, you will believe a Scotsman can fly…

November 14th - Division 18 issue 1

…out a window while locked in mortal combat with an Elvis impersonator.

Yeah, this shit’s gonna win us some Eisners.

Did somebody say strike?

Monday, November 5th, 2007

It is only through the will of the few that the many can prosper.
– Wally the Dancing Hippopotamus, co-author of the historic 1985 Mascot Act and founder of the Union of Novelty Costumed Performers

Division 18 supports the WGA writers strike

Division 18 of the Union of Novelty Costumed Performers would like to lend its support to the Writer’s Guild of America during this trying time. Any scabs we see scribbling in their notebooks get their fingers broke. We’ll make due watchin’ reruns, till yooz guys work it out. 

What would Josh draw?

Monday, November 5th, 2007

Friend of the Union Josh Adams has a new blog up at his site WhatWouldJoshDo.com featuring pin-up work he’s done for the second issue of a certain comic about novelty costumed performers. Our girl Mimi has never looked better!

Click here to see the goods.

Our first review!

Monday, November 5th, 2007

You can read the whole thing here…

Division 18 es un cómic de Matt Bergin, con dibujos de Jeremy Donelson, que juega con un ácido humor y violencia sin sentido. Realmente, el simple hecho de verlos salir a la calle es ya un espectáculo en si mismo.

Gracias, Héctor de Comiquero.com!

(Don’t forget to pick up your copy THIS WEDNESDAY at fine comic shops and sketchy diners everywhere!)

Division 18 signing at Magnum Comics, Riverdale NY

Monday, November 5th, 2007

I will be signing copies of Division 18: The Union of Novelty Costumed Performers #1 (of 3) at my neighborhood comic shop — Magnum Comics & Cards, this Wednesday, November 7th, from 5-8 pm. Stop in and pick up a copy before my mother buys them all!

Magnum Comics & Cards:

3723 Riverdale Ave
Bronx, NY 10463

Get Directions
(718) 884-0714

Also keep an eye out for me at Midtown Comics (Westside) midday (12:30ish) in a more unofficial capacity, and, if you’re one of those hip Brooklyn types, check out Rocketship Comics after 5pm and you might stumble across co-creator and artist Jeremy Donelson.

Issue 1 preview at Newsarama

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

The hype monkeys have been released! Check out Newsarama.com for a preview of Division 18 #1 and be sure to pick up a copy or twelve from your local comic book retailer today!

The secret to a successful signing…

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

The Magnum Comics signing was a proportionally huge success. The Bronx shop specialing in “Big 2″ superhero books and Halloween costumes sold out of our goofy little black-and-white indie book!*

Not to diminish the worth of the debut issue of Division 18 or my own marquee value as a comic icon in the making, but I’m willing to bet it didn’t hurt our sales having my one-month-old baby in my arms the whole time. Take note, creators — cute kids sell comics!** 

My babies, Alexa Sky and Division 18 #1, at Magnum Comics

*And that’s with my mother buying only ONE copy!

**Also, hot wives. I have one of those too, and she was there as well.