Prince of Cats!!!

September 27, 2012

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.”

WiredRomeo 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. GrimmBlack Dynamite) is taking on this dramatic classic with a new style, a new vantage point, and most importantly, a new lead character: Tybalt.”


Prince of Cats announced on CBR

January 31, 2012

CBR has news; Vertigo has announced a couple things, among them my next book.

D-pi/NYCC 2011

October 7, 2011

Hey Folks, it’s that time of the year again and this time I’m gonna have some goodies for your dirty little fingers. Come out and see me at J12 Where I’ll be selling some posters and other goodies yet to be announced along with my comrade Jorden Haley of Karbine Labour industries. Prepare yourself for some really cool stuff and keep an eye on my tumblr for more info and updates as they come.

Oh Snap! I forgot! (SWTWC NPR)

August 23, 2011

So yeah, I forgot to mention…on my own website… that my adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes came out a week or so ago. My mother says it’s the best read of the summer, but don’t take her word for it.

Here’s a brief interview of me talking about it on NPR. But you know… don’t get caught up in the cult of the personality and the spectacle of fame, buy and read the book so I can feed my chil’ren.


NCMR 2011: The Future of Journalism Is … Comics?

May 25, 2011

A month or so ago I got up with some colleagues and rapped about comics and journalism at NCMR in Boston. Here’s the video. Enjoy!

NCMR and MoCCA Fest… Rare public appearances..Commisions

April 4, 2011

So…not only will I be speaking at the National Conference for Media Reform but I’ve decided I will swing by MoCCA Fest afterwards, on Saturday evening and again Sunday to hang at the Meathaus table (a11).

So this Saturday morning, in Boston, I will speak on Comics’ bearing on the Future of Journalism. I know, right?!!!

…and in the evening and Sunday, I will be at the MeatHaus table (a11). I believe they will be selling SoS and Go for the Gold3 as well as other great books to which I did not contribute. While I am there any books to which I contributed I’ll sign and doodle. Also I’ll probably bring a bag full of Sentences for which I’ll do the same. I will bring some original artwork, GratNin, Sentences, Swamp Thing, Papa Midnight… etc., If you’re interested in purchasing anything, drop me a line and I’ll make sure to bring it. This will be the first time I’ve offered my pages for sale at a con.

I am accepting GratNin commision requests. I may accept other interesting chara requests… but be warned, I can be choosy about what I will draw and maintain the right to not draw something for any reason.

looking forward to seeing anybody who swings through.

Something Wicked this Way Comes

March 15, 2011

So publisher’s weekly announced my adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes.

PW says it’s supposed to drop on the 30th of June.

Here’s the cover without the type treatment they decided to go with… which kind of reminded me of the old Goosebumps books by RL Stine. :-/

other type treatments I suggested as well as a sketch from another cover treatment after the bump

Around the World in a Day

May 19, 2009

Flyer for show opening for Arte/Dargaud's "Summer of the 80's" anthology
I’ll be swinging thru. I’m also planning a signing. I’ll be in Berlin too, if you’re a comic book store owner who may like some signed copies or something or a friend lost to time and space… hollar, you know the math if I’m talking to you.


March 3, 2009

A sketch of Sampson, from “Prince of Cats”, I did in the back of a softback  copy of Sentences.



Art of Seduction

October 7, 2008
Art of Seduction flyer

Art of Seduction flyer

I have a show coming up. I made a flyer for it… Should be pretty hype. I think it’s invitation only… I don’t know… but peep the flyer.



Also, I got some soft back copies of Sentences, they’re not even out in the stores yet, sun! I’m gonna sell some at pi shop for 20 dollars a pop. Each copy I sell will be signed and scribbled in. I’ll draw whatever I feel like… but expect it to be weapons grade hype regardless. I’ll turn them out every Monday starting this next Monday.

I gotta approve each copy I sell so if it’s sold out check back every once in awhile. I’ll post when I’m absolutely done making them, so you’ll know if you’re @$$ out… so be vigilant. I haven’t exactly figured out this PayPal thing yet… sorry.

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