Yeah so… remember that time when a few of you asked how you could get a print of my Ninja Turtles… Well now there’s a way that you could keep one of my TMNT illustrations close… like on your chest, close. I’ve entered them into the Threadless TMNT contest. So if one of these designs is chosen, you’ll have the opportunity to cop the art without me getting sued! You can see them all and vote here. More turtles after the bump.
From April 9th through 14th I’ll be showing with some comrades at Superchief Gallery. Shortly after, on the 15th, I’ll be speaking with bandes dessinee auteur, Alex Alice at the Butler Library at Columbia University.
I originally crafted this for the Diesel Only the Brave gallery show launch for their fragrance of the same name. It’s a take on Gustav Klimt’s famous poster for the inaugural Secession and the Ver Sacrum except depicting my Metrotaur versions of Athena, Theseus and the Minotaur.
I’ve just got around to offering this as an edition of 25 (19 available on my etsy) in black and gold. Each purchased here comes signed, dated and numbered.
Hey Ya’ll, long time no see.
It’s the holidays and you are indulging in your uncontrolled consumerism only to find that you can’t get your hand on any GratNin x MSGR t-shirts cause they’re sold out everywhere. No worries. Check out my etsy. More after the bump.
So, first off, my apologies for the confusion. I don’t know if you heard, but we here in NY had a little weather. I knew you needn’t bother traipsing around the aftermath to signings and galleries when you could be draining your basements, helping a neighbor drain their basement or helping the MTA drain their basements, so I’ve rescheduled the Forbidden Planet signing and the Superchief Gallery. The signing at Forbidden Planet NYC will be held on 11.14.12 from 6:30-8pm. I appreciate the patience for everyone who’s following me, I will have some special goodies for the first dozen people to show up to the signing. I won’t say what they are, but they’re free so what do you care?
As for the Superchief Gallery show. Well, thing is, I’m still working that out. I appreciate your patience. Please keep an eye out here and on my tumblr for a blast as soon as I have something concrete to tell you.
My New York Comic Con schedule/menu. …and I’m open for commission(s?) NYCC
This year I will be at P11, in the artist alley selling wares and chopping it up with the natives. I’ll have books, zines and a bunch of stuff you can’t get anywhere else (maybe something you can wear, I don’t know, you’ll have to come out to see). I draw a little in every book I sell.
Here’s the rundown after the bump.
A new acquaintance reminded me that I haven’t updated this site in awhile, let alone for my new book release!!! So yeah, I neglect this blog because I’m OD-ing on Tumblr and Twitter, what can I say. But if you missed it, Prince of Cats dropped and it’s found its way into plenty of hands. It’s available at your local book store, comic shop, Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and even on iTunes. Thanks to everyone who’s supporting the book! Be sure to let the world know on B&N, Amazon, iTunes whatever whatever. Write a Wiki!
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Here are a few reviews and interviews if you’re into that sort of thing:
Comics Alliance “The comic is a wild ride, clever, and wonderfully illustrated. I got a chance to speak to Wimberly about the book, the influences that led him to construct it, the vagaries of selling one culture to another, and what Tybalt has in common with the average young black male…”
Flavorpill “If Romeo and Juliet were a mix-tape, what would the story on the B-side be? That’s the context for Ronald Wimberly’s forthcoming graphic novel Prince of Cats, which focuses on Juliet’s bad-boy cousin and Romeo’s ultimate foe, Tybalt.”
Comic Book Resources “Ronald Wimberly has a confidence — a tempo — that simultaneously smacks of the ’80s East Coast Hip Hop scene and the future that he created himself.”
Wired “Romeo and Juliet gets rewired through streetwise signifiers in new comic Prince of Cats, a postmodern remix of Shakespeare’s Verona that careens into Afrika Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock” and Prince Paul’s hip-hopera A Prince Among Thieves.”
Kotaku “…the updating that writer/artist Ronald Wimberly gives to the classic romance story delivers with Prince of Cats feels as electric and alive as the original version must have felt.”
Newsarama “Cartoonist Ronald Wimberly (Sentences: The Life Of M.F. Grimm, Black Dynamite) is taking on this dramatic classic with a new style, a new vantage point, and most importantly, a new lead character: Tybalt.”
CBR has news; Vertigo has announced a couple things, among them my next book.