Category: Friends

Had an awesome time catching up with everyone at New York Comic Con. One of the highlights of the week was a night on the town with Paul Pope and friends. Since Paul outed himself on twitter and Chris Hardwick mentioned it during the Legendary panel at New York Comic Con, I’m gonna confirm that Paul Pope does indeed have a badass Nostromo patch on vest.

For the uncool, the Nostromo was the name of the ship in the original Alien film. The patch itself was designed by Academy Award-winning costume designer John Mollo (Star Wars, Alien, Empire Strikes Back). Paul has that patch sewed on the back of his vest, unironically embracing his fandom.

In the photo of Paul below, you can just barely make out the patch on his vest. I don’t think it’s any coincidence that my photo of Paul looks just like one of his drawings. It’s even got that Paul Pope light trail effect to it.

Paul Pope with Nostromo Patch

Paul Pope Light Trail Effect

Nostromo Patch

Nostromo Crew Patch


Robert Kirkman
Geoff Johns
Brian K. Vaughn
Shane Davis
Sean Murphy
Pat Gleason
John Layman
Cory Walker
Amanda Conner
Mitch Breitweiser
Valentine de Landro
Freddie Williams III
Jamal Igle
Phil Hester
Khary Randolph

What series do they all have in common? A big summer crossover event? Or maybe some Batman or X-Men related book?

Nope. It was Jay Faerber’s Noble Causes.

Great article by Greg Burgas at Comic Book Resources about the series and how underrated it is. Reminded me of all the incredible talent Jay had on the book and just how many up-and-comers Jay gave a helping hand to along the way (including myself – I drew a few stories and was the cover artist of Noble Causes for a time).

Jay is one of the most underrated writers in comics. There’s a reason why guys like Brian K. Vaughn, Robert Kirkman and John Layman rave about his stuff. He’s currently on staff writing for Sarah Michelle Gellar’s new CW series, The Ringer, plus he’s got a new comic coming out from Image September 21st called Near Death.

My good friend, Ben Dale, made me this badass piece for my birthday.  It’s Kyoko from my comic, The Happy Samurais. Awesome way to start the day. Thanks, Ben!

Wanted to give a shout-out to my good friend Josh Hehn of Supervillain Design.  Josh helped me out with this new WordPress site, tweaking all the bits of code I couldn’t figure out.  If you’ve a got design project you need help with — web or print — you should definitely hit Josh up.  I can’t say enough good things about him.

Also wanted to congratulate him and his wife Beth on the birth of their twin boys, Xander and Beck a couple weeks back.  Josh is already referring to the twins as the “Mega-Powers”, but their names immediately made me think of Tomax and Xamot.  Add in the name of his design studio and hmmm… Will the twins be the next Hulk and Macho or the next great super villain duo?  Either way, they’ll be awesome!


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