The Union has a fan in Broken Frontier’s Dave Baxter! While I genuinely appreciate (and agree with) his assessment of my writing as remarkably well-done cliché drivel, my favorite part of the review is when Baxter compares Jeremy’s artwork to “a porpoise freshly freed from an oil slick.” I’ve always compared Jeremy’s work to a tortoise trapped in a fishing net, but Baxter’s on the right track.
Click here for the rest of this love letter to the Union.
From the upcoming issue #2 of Division 18: The Union of Novelty Costumed Performers…
Jeremy is wrapping up final inks for our second issue, and the solicitation details have been submitted to Diamond Previews — so expect an order code sometime in December. In the meantime, enjoy this 4-page sneak peak!
Hey, look — a rumour about Division 18 from across the pond, by way of the Big Apple Con. Issue 3 should be a lot of fun!
Forget grilled stickies and meat pies — bring a copy of Division 18: The Union of Novelty Costumed Performers #1 to your Thanksgiving pot-luck festivities instead. In fact, make sure you bring enough for everyone!
The order code is DEC07 3879.
Thanks to everyone who purchased their copy of issue #1, and to all the comic retailers who’ve already given our book a chance. Let’s make this next issue an even bigger success!
(If you missed out or want your comic shop to order more copies of our first issue, the Diamond code is AUG07 3960. Otherwise, you can order yourself a copy here.)
We’re in the thick of the Festival of Lights, the Jewish gift-giving holiday that poses the question to the Christmas crowd: What’s more important — quality or quantity? Here at the Union (25% Jewish!), we suggest both. Eight copies of Division 18: The Union of Novelty Costumed Performers would make the prefect gifts… and in case you run out of candles for the menorah, they’re flammable!
And don’t forget — be sure to order plenty of copies of issue #2 to give on Passover (Diamond order code: DECo7 3879).
Our second issue is in the December Previews and it’s only a few days away from going to the printer — so we want to celebrate! And nothing makes us happier here at Union Headquarters like beatin’ on scabs… but we need your help tracking the scumbags down and taking the fight to them.
Look at this motley bunch, photographed just seconds after we kicked in their door and used them for batting practice. This is the kind of trash we’re lookin’ to take out. So send us any photos you have of creeps like these, the best ones (ie, the ones that help us get our knuckles bloody) will be posted right here on division18.com! (E-mail your pics to Matt@Division18.com or post them to our group on Facebook.)
Word of warning to all entrants: The only thing that chaps our asses worse than a scab is a rat…
You’ve heard enough from me already. How about clicking over to The Pulse’s interview with Division 18 co-creator, artist, webmaster, and haggis aficionado — Jeremy Donelson!
Jerm let’s you in on his inspirations, his technique, and even on a few new pages from issue #2 of Division 18: The Union of Novelty Costumed Performers. Click on over and check it out.