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2020.07.01 – RONIN ISLAND #12 in stores today

RONIN ISLAND #12 cover

I’m both thrilled and sad to report that the final issue of RONIN ISLAND hit stores today. Working on this book has been one of the great joys of my career, and I’m so grateful to line artist Giannis Milonogiannis, colorist Irma Kniivila, letterer Simon Bowland, cover colorist Michele Assarasakorn, all the variant cover artists including Ethan Young, and everyone at BOOM! who worked so hard to make the book so special, including our wonderful editors Eric Harburn, Amanda LaFranco, and Cameron Chittock.

RONIN ISLAND was originally supposed to be an eight issue maxi-series. But readers and retailers supported it so strongly that we were able to extend to a full twelve issues and give the story all the room it needed to breathe. Writing this book has been an exercise in simplicity and honesty for me — I’ve done my best every step of the way to hone in on the core emotional moments in every scene, and having collaborators with such tremendous sensitivity and heart has been an incredible blessing.

Giannis Milonogiannis's original designs for Kenichi and Hana, the main characters of RONIN ISLAND.

Amanda just tweeted the image above of Giannis Milonogiannis’s original character designs of our two main heroes with the note “I’ve been rooting for these two since the beginning.” I feel that sentiment in my bones, and thank everyone who’s been reading and supporting the book for making this all possible.

Ask your local comic shop to hold a copy of RONIN ISLAND #12 for you today.

Jimmy Aquino’s Comic News Insider features Greg Pak and lots of others talking about Asian American comics

The great Jimmy Aquino has posted a special APA Heritage Month edition of his podcast in which he talks with a bunch of creators (including me!) about books they love. I plugged Stan Sakai, Lynda Barry, and Gene Yang. Check it out!

2020.05.24 – Adventure Theatre MTC hosts Greg Pak for an online storytime and comic strip workshop for kids!

Thrilled to announce that Adventure Theatre MTC has invited me to do an online reading of THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF and lead a little comic strip drawing workshop for kids at 1 pm ET on May 24!

You can watch the event live on the Adventure Theatre Facebook page.

Read more about it here, and check out the little video teaser here!

Greg Pak Shop now lets customers direct 50% of their purchase price to local comic shops

I’m thrilled to announce that my online store is now giving customers the chance to designate a local comic shop to receive a commission of half of the price of their purchases!

The COVID-19 crisis has hit comic shops hard. I’m hoping this will help put a few dollars into the hands of shop owners who have done so much for me and for thousands of creators and fans.

Please click here for more details and feel free to poke around the store and buy tons of stuff! I’ve restocked the store with loads of new rare variants and books — and even included a fun Garage Sale section with a few books I DIDN’T write!

Just type the name of a local shop into the “special instructions” field when you check out and we’ll send them half of your purchase price (minus shipping). If we can’t reach the shop you listed or if they can’t accept PayPal, we’ll send the commission to another shop on the list, selected at random, or donate it to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

Thank you so much for your consideration, and have fun shopping!

2019.03.18 – FIREFLY #15 and ATLANTIS ATTACKS #3 out today – and FREE pdfs at the Greg Pak Shop for the duration of the coronavirus crisis!

Hey, friends. Sending all the best wishes to everyone grappling with the coronovirus crisis and hoping everyone’s listening to your local authorities and staying home.

If you’re a parent/teacher/caregiver with little ones at home, I’m thrilled to announce that Jonathan Coulton, Tak Miyazawa and I have made all of our children’s books available for FREE download for the duration of the crisis. That includes ABC DISGUSTING, THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF in English and Spanish, THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HER FRIENDS, and the PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF ACTIVITY BOOK, which is packed with games and fun and designed to be printed on a home printer.

You can find all the books at GregPakShop.com. And yes, they’re all FREE!

Free PDFs at the Greg Pak shop!

At the same link, you can also download the PDF and audiobook of my KICKSTARTER SECRETS how-to book and the 2010 sci fi graphic novel VISION MACHINE. All free!

Meanwhile, it’s new release day in the world of comic books! If you’re self-quarantined or otherwise staying at home, PLEASE STAY AT HOME! But you can still get your comics from lots of comic shops who are now offering shipping. And many shops are doing curbside drop off. Please contact your local shop and ask them about your options — comicshoplocator.com. You can also buy books digitally at Comixology.com.

The wonderful comic book writer Leah Williams is now collecting info from different comic book shops and creating an interactive map that will show you where you can get your books in the coming days. Check it out and follow her on Twitter for more!

Today I have two books in stores — FIREFLY #15, which continues the unlikely adventures of Mal Reynolds, infamous outlaw turned sheriff, and ATLANTIS ATTACKS #3, featuring the Agents of Atlas in a titanic showdown between the three great civilizations of Pan, Atlantis, and the Sirenas! FIREFLY #15 was drawn by Lalit Kumar Sharma with colors by Francesco Segala and letters by Jim Campbell. ATLANTIS ATTACKS #3 was drawn by Ario Anindito and Robert Gill with colors by Rachelle Rosenberg and letters by Joe Sabino.

I love both creative teams and am super proud of both books and I hope you enjoy them.

Please do stay safe and stay home!

2020.03.11 – STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #2 and RONIN ISLAND #11 in stores today!

Absolutely thrilled to have two big books in comic book shops today. I’m hugely proud of both STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #2 and RONIN ISLAND #11. Both books feature huge reveals in big emotional stories and I can’t wait for you to get your hands on ’em.

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #2 features the huge reveal of what’s going on with the mysterious figure on the cover. A deep emotional dive into Vader’s dark psyche as well as a ominous thriller in the making. Cover by Inhyuk Lee, interior art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman.

RONIN ISLAND #11 is the penultimate issue in the series! Everything’s coming to a head and the emotional stakes have never been higher. Art by Giannis Milonogiannis, colors by Irma Kniivila, letters by Simon Bowland, editing by Eric Harburn and Amanda LaFranco.

Ask your local comic shop to hold copies of these books for you today!

2020-02-19 ATLANTIS ATTACKS #2 and FIREFLY #14 in stores today!

Very happy to have two (count ’em, two!) big books in comic book shops today.

ATLANTIS ATTACKS #1 was written by yours truly with interior art by Ario Anindito, cover by Mico Suayan, colors by Rachelle Rosenberg, letters by Joe Sabino, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman. Check out a preview here and ask your local retailer to hold a copy for you today!

Firefly 14 cover

FIREFLY #14 was written by yours truly with a cover by Marc Aspinall, interior line art by Lalit Kumar Sharma, colors by Francesco Segala, letters by Jim Campell, and editing by Jeanine Schaefer and Gavin Gronenthal. Check out the preview here and ask your local retailer to hold a copy for you today!

2020-02-12 – RONIN ISLAND #10 in comic shops today!

RONIN ISLAND #10 arrives in comic book shops today, February 12. The book’s written by yours truly with line art by Giannis Milonogiannis, colors by Irma Kniivila, letters by Simon Bowland, and editing by Eric Harburn and Amanda LaFranco. Click here for the full preview and ask your local shop to hold a copy for you!

And not to brag or anything (okay, I’m bragging), here’s what Multiversity Comics has to say about the book: 

Greg Pak and Giannis Milonogiannis’s ronin saga has featured rich, rare storytelling style that really breathes and carries tons of dramatic heft in an unassuming package. Pak is one of comics’ low key best writers across the board, but he especially shines in the creator-owned arena.

2020-02-15 – 02-16 – Greg Pak signs DARTH VADER #1 in Wilmington, DE and Washington, DC!

Thrilled to announce that I’m signing STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #1 this weekend at The Comic Book Shop in Delaware and Fantom Comics in Washington, DC!

Saturday – 02.15 – 2:00-3:00 pm

The Comic Book Shop – 1855 Marsh Rd, Wilmington, DE – more details here!

Sunday – 02.16 – 3:00-5:00 pm

Fantom Comics – 2010 P St. NW Ste 3, Washington, DC – more details here!

Come see, come see!

ATLANTIS ATTACKS #1 gets a second printing!

I’m thrilled to report that ATLANTIS ATTACKS #1 (written by yours truly with interior art by Ario Anindito, colors by Rachelle Rosenberg, and letters by Joe Sabino) has apparently sold out and is getting a second printing! Check out the details from PreviewsWorld.com.

PreviewsWorld doesn’t provide the new cover, but if I had to guess, I’d guess they’re using this glorious interior spread of the new Agents of Atlas team from Ario and Rachelle.

Please do ask your local comic shop to pre-order the second printing today if you’re interested!

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