Ugg number 8 is out, finishing off the story arc. After much consideration, I have decided I want to give Ugg a break and switch to one of my other pending projects. Ugg series 2 is coming eventually, but right now, I have a number of other stories in the pipeline.
In the next year, there will be a collected edition of Ugg issues 5-8, and after that, a deluxe collection of the entire arc. But for now, if you want the end of the story, best snap up a copy of #8 while supplies last. Buy it here!
And if you forgot to pick up issue 7, here’s a link.
This is the issue where all hell breaks loose. Princess Ugg #6′s order cut-off date is 11-17. If you’re enjoying Princess Ugg, tell your comic retailer to order TONS OF COPIES! Or at least one for yourself.
Diamond order code OCT141575.
Dragon*Con starts tomorrow in Atlanta, though I understand that festivities are already underway. I’ll be flying in with Unwoman, my awesome go-to Dragon*Con Buddy, who’ll be performing all weekend in the Hyatt’s Concourse (in case your curious.)
As for myself, I’m in the Hyatt’s art room. I’ll be bringing the latest editions of Courtney Crumrin, plus Princess Ugg issues 1 through 3. I’ll also be doing both Black and White and color commissions. I’m also selling limited edition prints. And as ever, witty banter will be provided free.
Title: Deadlier Than The Male
Description: The role of the feminine in horror literature
Time: Fri 01:00 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Anya Martin, Ted Naifeh, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Karen E Taylor, Cherie Priest, Chesya Burke)
Title: Creator Owned Comics
Description: Come listen to auteurs who took the independent path in comics.
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: Hanover F – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Kelly Sue DeConnick, Van Jensen, Ted Naifeh, Peter Steigerwald)
Title: Drawing With Shadows
Description: An exploration of Gothic themes in visual art
Time: Sat 08:30 pm Location: Peachtree 1-2 – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
Moderator / MC for panel
(Tentative Panelists: Ted Naifeh, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Chandra Free, Corvis Nocturnum)
See you there, and keep on flying!
I gave two interviews over Skype last week for two different podcasts, and they’re both up now.
Matt Fischer had me on his Life Leave Me Alone podcast, and we discuss comics for girls, Alan Moore’s genius and grumpiness, the pop music of our youth, and what kind of tie I like.
The interview starts at the 44:00 minute mark. For those with tender ears, Be warned Mr. Fischer swears like a sailor. NSFW
Life Leave Me Alone episode 48: The Vest and Tie Game w/Ted Naifeh
Just out today is a much more on topic interview with Wayne Hall at Major Spoilers, where we discuss Princess Ugg in depth, the advantages and opportunities for experimentation in comics that aren’t available in mainstream media, the challenges of being a man writing books about girls that boys will like too, and the future of the series.
Wayne is a gentleman, and keeps this interview classy and safe for work.
MajorSpoilers.com Wayne’s Comics Podcast #136: Ted Naifeh
It’s that time of year again, where I spend way too much money on a swanky hotel and rub elbows with comics most talented creators. In other words, Nerd Prom! Or as some folks call it, Comic-Con International!
I will be signing at the Oni Press exhibition booth every day, and we’ll have Princess Ugg #2 plus lots of other fancy promotional goodies. Didn’t hear about our limited edition Courtney Crumrin bat barrettes? Get ‘em at the Oni booth. Plus, hear about the latest Ugg news, or whatever else I might be blathering about.
Find me here:
Oni Press booth #1833
Thursday from 11:00am to 12:30pm
Friday from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Saturday from 11:00am to 12:30pm
And Sunday from 1:00pm to 2:30 pm
Also, be sure to come see me at this awesome panel:
From Snidely Whiplash to Voldemort and Back: The Guys (and Gals?) We Love to Hate, Sunday, 7/27/14, 11:30am – 12:30pm, Room 8*
A panel of authors, artists, creators, and educators will discuss what characteristics make a fan-favorite villain and what budding creators might want to think about when hatching their own knavish ne’er-do-wells. How have villains of past and present changed? How has their development been affected by the Comics Code Authority? In contemporary society, what do they represent? Are they anti-establishment or part of the establishment? How do affective villains play foil to their heroes? Are they becoming more believable and likeable?
In this panel, we will tackle these questions, along with discussing strategies for designing new and engaging villains. The panel will include questions from the audience and an interactive exercise where we will brainstorm what next year’s SDCC 2015 favorite villain might look like.
James Sime, proprietor of Isotope Comics Lounge, has kindly offered to host a release party for Princess Ugg issue #1. Come by any time from noon to 5pm to get your signed copy. Free sketches to the first three people to give the password, Claymore.
The Final Order Cutoff, or FOC, of Princess Ugg #1 is May 12th. Please tell you retailer right away. Oni Press has created this order form. Print it out, fill it out, and pass it to your retailer right away!
Serena Valentino and I are launching a kickstarter to remaster GloomCookie Vol. 1 !
Serena Valentino and Ted Naifeh are joining forces once again to collect the first six issues of their popular comic book series GloomCookie in a beautiful hard cover 15th anniversary special addition. It will feature some never before printed extras such as pin-ups by Naifeh and script pages by Valentino, and depending on fan support may also include new story and sequential art featuring your favorite GloomCookie characters. Please look for our kickstarter campaign later this month when you will have the opportunity to order your copy as well as the other exciting incentives we have conjured up for you lovelies.
Watch this website for more info about the upcoming Kickstarter campaign. Or go to:
Are you going to Wondercon in Anaheim this weekend? If so, I’ll be at the Oni booth (#213) to sign books and show you a sneak peek of my new series, Princess Ugg. Or you can get an original, one of a kind sketch from yours truly. Any subject you like!
I’m opening my commission list again, taking requests for black-and-white or watercolor pieces. Got a favorite character, like Batman, Disco Dazzler, or perhaps even an obscure favorite like Courtney Crumrin? I’ll draw the hell out of anything you like. I ain’t cheap, but I can be had. For prices and possibilities, please contact my art guy at tednaifehart at gmail.
Here are some past examples of past commissions:
- April 2015
- March 2015
- November 2014
- October 2014
- August 2014
- July 2014
- May 2014
- April 2014
- January 2014
- December 2013
- October 2013
- September 2013
- August 2013
- July 2013
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- January 2013
- October 2012
- August 2012
- July 2012
- May 2012
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- March 2012
- February 2012
- January 2012
- December 2011
- October 2011
- August 2011
- July 2011
- March 2011
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- January 2011
- November 2010
- October 2010
- September 2010
- August 2010
- July 2010
- May 2010
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- November 2009
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- August 2009