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Secrets of the Sire Blog: New Updates
We're getting closer and closer to the Sire's return. As it stands I want to get this right before launching anything and July 1st is closing fast. Will we get this launched in time? Can't say for sure. What I can say is a whole crew of talented artists are working on bringing this to life. Including yours truly. Below I've got some drawings from the opener of Sire #7 that I've done. I'll be tackling the first three pages [...]
Just a little tease on a Sunday night. Fresh off the hard drive, Sire #7, page #4. Drawn by Michael Bencic w/colors by yours truly. Who's the mystery villain? Well come back here this Wednesday to sink your teeth into the new issue of The Sire! Featuring a kick ass cover drawn by an industry genius (you'll see it released tomorrow) The Sire returns in grand fashion!
So with the return of The Sire less than 2 months away I can't help but talk about how excited at how it's coming together... I recently picked up two trades from my local comic store (comicswarehouse.com) that were instrumental in the development of my early inspirations in comics: The Todd McFarlane Spider-Man Legends Trades. These trades collected McFarlane's historic run on Amazing Spider-Man, which coincidentally mirror my initial entry into the Marvel Universe. And while McFarlane's art still holds [...]
Mark down the date in your calendar, The Sire will be returning June 1st, 2011 with an all-new installment on the web. Just figured I'd let everyone know now. Stay tuned for the press releases and what not to come.
War of the Independents #1 (featuring The Sire) in Diamond NOW
War of the Independents - featuring The Sire - is in Diamond now! Originally announced by David Ryan of Red Anvil Comics in January of 2007, War of the Independents is a 6 issue full color crossover series bringing independents creators together from all spectrums of comics by writer and artist Dave Ryan. Planned to be a huge crossover between many different independent comic characters, the format of the series has changed multiple times over the years, but the final [...]
Descendant #2 hits Previews now! After liberating her people from Dr. Alexis Bane's biomechanical mutants, Rayne Santiago is forced to embrace the pyrokinetic powers she's spurned her entire life if she hopes to rescue her two brothers from horrific experimentation at Bane's hands. But Rayne's worst fears are realized when she storms Bane's jungle compound and is forced to do battle with her own genetically altered kin. Want more information? The creators of Descendant have been interviewed on sites like [...]
Superpowers and espionage descend together this July!
May 15 2009 (Berkeley, CA) - This July, indie superhero favorite writers Michael Dolce and Marcus Perry join illustrator Mariano Navarro and cover artist Tyler Kirkham for their three issue mini-series exploring the dangerous side of superpowers, DESCENDANT. "It's very hard to find a new spin on superpowers, but I think Mike, Marcus and Mariano have done it," Image Comics Vice-President Jim Valentino said. "DESCENDANT is completely different than any other book on the stands, but will be a big [...]
SIRE TPB and Grimm’s Fairy Tales #28 debut at Wizard World Chicago
Two knockout debuts from creator Michael Dolce all in one place! The SIRE TPB and Zenescope's Grimm's Fairy Tales #28 will be on sale this weekend at Wizard World Chicago. The SIRE TP, a 160-page epic written by Dolce, with art by Dan Leister (Return to Wonderland), Jose Holder and more features the groundbreaking SIRE and SIRE: Revelations mini-series' as well as two all-new never before seen adventures! Swing by artist alley table #3602 to get yours first! Meanwhile Grimm's [...]
Collected for the first time! The SIRE TP, featuring the groundbreaking SIRE and SIRE: Revelations mini-series well as three all-new never before seen adventures, is available to order in the March Volume of Diamond Previews - in stores now! Flip over to page 203 and check out the awesome cover by Jim Califiore and place your order using order code #MAR083388. The SIRE TP is jampacked with artwork by industry pros Talent Caldwell, Tyler Kirkham, Daniel Leister and more! When [...]
Check out Wizard #198 Wizard Edge section for the latest indy article from SIRE creator Michael Dolce. In this latest edition Dolce talks about the importance of good judgement when assessing one's overall goal in the industry and coming to sometimes difficult decisions on how best to proceed. Order a copy of Wizard #198 today by going to: http://www.wizarduniverse.com/jan083262.html For more indy insight check out Michael Dolce at Wizard World LA March 16th-18th, 2008 co-hosting a panel on self-publishing. The [...]
All SIRE fans scroll to the Wizard Edge section of Wizard #194 to check out SIRE creator Mike Dolce's first in what hopes to be a series of columns on the world of indie publishing. Titled "Pitch Perfect" Dolce's column touches upon the universal issue of how to pitch your comic book appropriately when trying to sell it to consumers at conventions or even potential publishers as well. If anyone is interested in advertising their publication in the Wizard Edge [...]
SIRE: Revelations #2 Full Color Preview Pages Available Online Now
With just weeks before the release of SIRE: Revelations #2, After Shock Comics has made available the first 6 pages online now! Featuring the blockbuster debut of new penciler Jose Holder, SIRE: Revelations #2 picks up where issue #1 left off, with everything on the line as SIRE goes up against the U.S. government! But with one of their top ranking agents possessed by the maniacal Presence - an alien creature responsible for everything that's happened so far - the [...]
Wizard World Film Fest and Comic-Con Winner RAZOR SHARP makes its comics debut in SIRE: REVELATIONS #2
The winner of the 2006 Wizard World Film Fest and upcoming entrant in the San Diego Comic-con film festival, RAZOR SHARP will be making its comic book debut as part of a very special issue of The Sire: Revelations #2 - on sale August 15th. Packaged as a collectors item flip-book edition, fans can continue to unravel the mystery behind the SIRE as the stakes are raised to unimaginable proportions following issue #1. Sporting a stunning TYLER KIRKHAM cover, fans [...]
The SIRE is back! Donald Wright was a lowly secretary before being transformed into the Sire - a superhuman forced to fight evil by his own costume! Now, following the events of the first mini-series, he's come to accept the power he wields, but will he accept his mission? Superstar artist Talent Caldwell (Gen 13) returns as cover artist for SIRE: REVELATIONS #1! This issue also marks the finale for series regular Daniel Leister as he moves on to pencil [...]
The wait is over! The long awaited conclusion to the hottest new indy of the past year has hit stores shelves! Featuring a cover by superstar Tyler Kirkham, the third issue picks up right after the harrowing cliffhanger of issue #2. Cornered by the police, the SIRE must find a way to escape arrest so he can somehow save the world from the evil Siphon and his plans for total conquest! Written by Michael Dolce with art by rising star [...]
One of the hottest mini-series on the market today made its first ever debut at Wizard World Texas this weekend with smashing success! Unleashing the SIRE #2 'Black' Variant as well as copies of #1, #2 and what was left of the Issue #1 Variant Edition (featuring cover art by Talent Caldwell) the SIRE crew of Michael Dolce and Daniel Leister took Artist Alley by storm. As an added bonus both cover artists on all three issues - Talent Caldwell [...]
One of the hottest mini-series on the market today the SIRE unveils its newest variant: The SIRE #2 'Black' Variant featuring the first ever cover art by series regular Daniel Leister. Available first at Wizard World texas, you can pick up this variant, along with the first two issues at table #2280 in Artist Alley all weekend long. The SIRE is a cutting edge story about a superhero who's forced to fight evil by the very costume and powers he's [...]
Creator Michael Dolce was grilled on all things SIRE recently by Richard Vasseur and the fine folks at Jazma online. Here's a brief snippet: RV: How can a costume force a person to fight evil? MD: Thru pain! (laughs). If the SIRE doesn't follow the suit's internal commands, no matter what they are, he's struck by agonizing pain. And the real question? He has no idea why. So far, it's pretty clear (after the first two issues) that some kind [...]
During the recent trip to the Baltimore Comic-Con, the crew behind the SIRE - Michael Dolce and Daniel Leister - were interviewed by the fine folks at Comic Blender. Now this interview, along with all previous podcasts of Comic Blender, are available for FREE via iTunes! Here's all you gotta do to watch: 1) Go to the iTunes Music Store. 2) Search for Comic Blender. 3) When the choice for Comic Blender appears click on the arrow next to the [...]
After Shock isn't the only one making a splash these days. Our friends at After Hours Press are also quickly becoming known for their quality Indie offerings. The latest title to receive critical attention is IMPOSSIBLE TALES, a sci-fi adventure best described as, LOST meets JURASSIC PARK! In an in-depth interview, creators Darren Sanchez and Hassan Godwin discuss with Pulse reporter, Jennifer M. Contino the ins and outs of this Flash Gordon inspired adventure. "You could say it's Sci-Fi... but [...]
Rising Star Tyler Kirkham named cover artist for SIRE #3
If you rushed out and bought the SIRE #2, or checked out page 213 of the December volume of Diamond Previews, you may have noticed the awesome rendition of the SIRE by rising superstar TYLER KIRKHAM. In case you didn't, it's official: Tyler Kirkham is officially the cover artist for the SIRE #3 - in stores this December. "I thought it would be impossible to come close to matching Talent [Caldwell]'s amazing first two covers, but Tyler does it... and [...]
The second installment from the hit indy series from After Shock Comics hits stores September 27th! Continuing directly after the harrowing cliffhanger of issue one, Donald Wright is trapped in an alien costume that takes control of his now super-powered body! The SIRE fights for his life against the deadly villain Bard as the burning questions surrounding the evil Siphon continue. Featuring a stunning Talent Caldwell cover, this series is red hot!
Philip Hayes of PaperbackReader.com recently posted a favorable review for the SIRE after picking up the first issue at Wizard World Chicago. He wrote: "The Sire is a book I’ve seen advertised all over the internet," Hayes wrote. "Thankfully, I can say this book is worth the advertisement." Hayes went on to add: "The first issue is pretty fun. You can really put yourself into the characters shoes and relate to how you would react if you had these abilities. [...]
Mikebooks and After Shock Comics is proud to announce their most successful convention ever last weekend at Wizard World Chicago. Between the number of debuts and variants sold, the fans that came out in droves to support the SIRE. "We were completely overwhelmed with how positive everyone was at the show," said creator Mike Dolce who, along with artist Dan Leister, signed autographs and met with eager fans. "We just want to say thanks to everyone and hope anyone who [...]