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It was a short work week at BCHQ and to prove it, you need only see what we were up to from Monday through Wednesday.



Christmas gift

Last year’s Christmas house gift finally got framed and found the perfect home.



Christmas Dinner

Devoured my 19th (and best yet!) traditional English Christmas Dinner in front of the tele as assembled by PJ Bond! L to R: Toad in the Hole Vegetarian Style, Mixed Veg Generic Style, Brussel Sprouts, Roasted Potatoes with Reduced Salt Bisto Gravy.  Not Shown: House of Bond Carrotcake, Gaviscon Extra Strength.



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Twelve hour view from the couch. Comics are the perfect gift from the husband, for the child who can’t be bothered, or self-gifted.


Back in the office and energized by an All-Star catch up with freelancers who owe me work! (You know who you are, you slackers!)


A reminder that coming in January is the galactic conclusion to EUTHANAUTS: GROUND CONTROL by writer Tini Howard & artist Nick Robles with a variant cover by Marley Zarcone and Tamra Bonvillain.

House Amok Cover

And Wednesday, January 9, brings us HOUSE AMOK #4 by writer Christopher Sebela and artist Shawn McManus with a variant cover by Dilraj Mann.



Worked on this post #duh and culled together the hot picks from BEST OF 2018 lists.

Thanks to TRIPWIRE MAGAZINE for the many 2019 nominations including:
ADITYA BIDIKAR for Best Letterer
PUNKS NOT DEAD for Best New Series
IDW Publishing (Black Crown?!) for Best Publisher
FEMME MAGNIFIQUE for Best Original Graphic Novel

Please vote!

Thanks to DOOM ROCKET for the major props for:

Best Covers of 2018:
KID LOBOTOMY #4 by Tess Fowler & Tamra Bonvillain
PUNKS NOT DEAD #4 variant cover by Dilraj Mann
EUTHANAUTS #2 cover by Nick Robles

Best Writers of 2018:
Christopher Sebela (HOUSE AMOK)

Thanks to COMICON for the nods for:
Best Series: ASSASSINISTAS by Tini Howard & Gilbert Hernandez
Best Colorist: Eva de la Cruz (EUTHANAUTS)

Black Crown Montage

Can you believe we released 5 TRADE PAPERBACKS and averaged 2-3 periodicals per month? Congrats to everyone from our curated coterie & thanks to IDW Publishing for getting through what proved to be an EPIC year for BCHQ!

As you primp and pull on the perfect New Year’s attire, stay sober long enough to take in some big news for 2019!

See you next year for the latest and greatest in art + alchemy at your destination for 24 hour convivial times and @blackcrownhq.

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Viva comics!