Monday, December 13, 2010

Layman in New York this week!!! Dec- 16-18.

Thursday, Dec. 16
Signing at Midtown Comics Downtown, from 4:30 to 6:30!

Hanging out for CBLDF Member Appreciation party at Twins Pub, 421 9th Ave (between 33rd St & 34th St,) 8-11 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 17
Signing at Comic Book Jones in Brooklyn, from 6 to 8!

Saturday, Dec. 18
Pitching Comics Workshop at the CBLDF office, from Noon to 2. Details here:

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

CHEW foreign editions: We got your international flavor right here!

CHEW French Edition, Vol. 1
published by Delcourt

CHEW: Menu Degustazione
CHEW Italian Edition, Vol. 1
published by BAO Publishing

CHEW: Al Gusto Del Consumidor
CHEW Spanish Edition, Vol. 1
published by Planeta DeAgostini

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

CHEW wins two Harvey Awards!

Best New Series

Most Promising New Talent (for Rob Guillory!)

Thanks so much for this fantastic honor!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

On Sale 8/11/10: The Chew Omnivore edition

Oversized hardcover. Collects issues #1-10.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Poyo Shirts on Sale!

Yep, the well-received Poyo shirts (printed on comfy American Apparel tees) are available for $20 plus shipping. Hit to order. And expect more designs to pop up in the coming months.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

CHEW at San Diego Comic Con! --booth #2729

Rob and Layman will be at San Diego Con, at the Image Island booth the great majority of the the time, except for meetings, lunch, and very occasional bathroom breaks. Look for us at the Image Booth, where we will have 400 copies of an SDCC Exclusive Edition of CHEW #12, with a "radioactive Poyo" cover!

If we're lucky, we'll also have 50 advanced copies of the CHEW HARDCOVER OMNIVORE Edition, on sale first come, first serve, at cover price. Everybody else will have to wait for the on-sale date of 8/11.

And be sure to check out the Image Comics Show on Friday 2:30-3:30 in Room 3 for the latest news on CHEW-- including the first public unveiling of our tri-fold poster-sized cover to CHEW #15.

Also for sale:

And come back here regularly, where will will try to update this site on a (semi-)timely basis, with all of CHEW's comic con news and announcements!

Monday, July 12, 2010

CHEW nominated for two Harvey Awards!

Best New Series and Rob Guillory as Best New Talent!

Woo Hoo!

Friday, July 2, 2010

CHEW Vol. 2, "International Flavor," hits NYT Best Sellers List

Debuting in the #10 slot this week is CHEW Vol.2, "International Flavor."

We don't expect it to stick around as long this time as Vol. 1 did.

Rassafrassin' Scott Pilgrim has a lock on the softcover list (and deservedly so!)

Update (7/9/10): Looks like we made it for a second week! Woo Hoo!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Layman signing at Meltdown Comics in L.A., Wed., June 16, 7-9 p.m.

Just in time for release of CHEW Vol 2: International Flavor TPB!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Bonus sized CHEW #15 with poster cover coming in Sept!

1280x1024 downloadable wallpaper

Press release:
Image Comics' CHEW marks the first quarter of its run with a special 15th issue

CHEW is a certified hit, and to celebrate CHEW's 15th issue, which marks the end of the first quarter of the book's run and hits store shelves September 29, writer John Layman and artist Rob Guillory are thanking fans with a slew of special features.

"We wanted to do something really special for CHEW #15," says Layman. "Honestly, we never thought we'd make it this far, and we wanted to do something above-and-beyond for the fans and retailers who have supported us."

Layman adds, "We're going 60 issues, and CHEW #15 is the quarter mark of the run. This is a big issue in a lot of ways. We introduce the last two remaining major supporting characters in the book, which would be eventful enough. But there are also a couple of shocking events -- one so big, it's really going to fundamentally change the book. So, we thought we'd commemorate the issue with something special. Extra pages. A tri-fold poster cover. And we're giving you all the goodies for $2.99 -- the same price as a regular issue of CHEW!"

"Nothing will be the same after CHEW #15," declares Guillory. "That's not hype. Not a gimmick. The status quo of this book is about to be annihilated."

CHEW #15 is the final chapter of "Just Desserts" and the biggest story in CHEW history, figuratively and literally. As we reach the one-quarter mark of the CHEW run, the last remaining major characters are introduced and an event transpires that is so shocking and unexpected it changes the book forever, fundamentally and irrevocably.

CHEW #15, a full-color 32-page comic book from Image Comics featuring more story pages and a tri-fold poster cover, will be available for $2.99 on September 29, 2010.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

On sale 6/9/10: CHEW #11

"This is probably my favorite comic on the market right now."

"CHEW kicks off a new story arc in one of the best issue to date, packed to the gills with action, romance and of course, the consumption of blood, guts, and gore. Showing no signs of slowing down, only more hysterical and eclectic storytelling, CHEW continues to be a must-read for comic fans."
--Comics Waiting Room

"...Just as hilarious, depraved and entertaining as ever."

"It seems every time I pick up an issue of CHEW, I know before I even open it that I will be entertained. "

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

CHEW receives Two Eagle Award Nominations!

Favourite American Colour Comicbook
Favourite New Comicbook

Thanks so much. This is awesome!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Layman's "Summer of Despondency" Spring Fling 3-City, 3-Week Tour: Detroit, Spokane, Phoenix

Motor City Comic Com
Friday-Sunday, May 14-16
Rock Financial Showplace
Novi, MI
FRI. 12:30pm - 7pm / SAT. 10:30am - 6pm / SUN. 10:30am - 5pm

Spokane Comic Con
Saturday, May 22
Spokane Community College Lair Bld 6
Spokane, WA
Featuring special CHEW panel 1-2 p.m. in the general auditorium.

Phoenix Comic Con
Thursday-Sun, May 27-30
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, AZ
Not sure about hours. Thursday is a preview night.
Featuring special CHEW panel Saturday 1:30-2:30 p.m. in room CC156.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

On sale 4/14/10: CHEW #10

"Once again this title is outlandishly weird, but it follows its own internal logical perfectly, and is just this wonderful oddball thing that is impeccably strange and entertaining."

"With his hilarious facial expressions and great comedic timing, artist Rob Guillory is the reason why every single joke in this book works so damn well..It's easily the funniest comic book on the stands.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

CHEW receives Eisner Award Nomination for Best New Series!

Up against some great and worthy competition, but the cliche is true... it really is an honor just to be nominated!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

On sale 4/7/10: CHEW #1 (Image Firsts' version)

Hey, look! Another cover of CHEW #1 to add to your collection. Fortunately, thanks to Image Firsts, it will only cost you a buck!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Chew hits Treviso

The final stop of CHEW tour Italia saw Layman and Rob heading to Treviso for a presentation and Q&A at a packed house at the Spago Paraggi art gallery, moderated and translated by Michele Foschini of BAO Publishing (publishers of CHEW: MENU DEGUSTAZIONE*). In the background, is the gallery's current exhibition, photographs of deceased 80s Italian porn star Moana Pozzi.

And some shots of lovely Treviso:

*Note: For all you CHEW completist weirdos who live in the U.S., we will be offering details for how to order BAO's Italian edition.

Monday, March 29, 2010

More pictures of Milano di Duomo

Today Bergamo, tomorrow CHEW TOUR ITALIA goes to Treviso.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Chew in Milan: Day One

Milano di Duomo cathedral:

Chew Italia vs. Chew Englesia

The BAO Publishing booth:

Monday, March 22, 2010

CHEW: TOUR ITALIA is just days away!

To celebrate the release of BAO Publishing's Italian edition of CHEW: TASTER'S CHOICE (titled CHEW: MENU DEGUSTAZIONE) Layman and Rob are heading to Milan, and surrounding cities.

Look for this blog to be updated regularly (for a change) will all manner of beautiful, crazy, wonderful photos.

Here's our schedule (as far as we know, subject to chance, and all manner of alteration and additions):

Cartoomics 2010 Convention
Friday March 26-Sunday March 28
BAO Publishing booth (C06)
Milano, Italy!!!
Layman and Rob

Comixrevolution store signing
Monday March 29, 5:30 PM
Bergamo, Italy
Layman and Rob

Chew on This Panel, Spazio Paraggi
Tuesday March 30, 9:00 PM
Treviso, Italy
Layman and Rob

See you there!

You can follow the minutiae on Twitter at @themightylayman or #laymantoursitaly.

Friday, March 19, 2010

ECCC '10: And a good time was had by all

And Layman survived the very, very excellent Emerald City Comic Con, vowing never to miss another. A lot of great fans introduced themselves, including Steve Moles, who is daring/insane enough to be the first person to get a CHEW tattoo (or, at least, to make it known to us.) His a picture of his tattoo, the Gallsaberry alien fruit, in all its tattoo-y glory:

Here's the just-solicted cover to #12, coming in June, and the #13 cover we debuted at the show.

Coming next week: Tour Italia!