Well I guess weâ€™re officially a publisher now. Rex hit stores on Wednesday and I received my pallet of books around the same time. Next week Iâ€™ll list all of the various ways that you can get a copy. For now you can still read the whole damn thing over at webcomicsnation.
No I donâ€™t smile for the cameraâ€¦ever.
DZ now on MySpace
Danijel Zezelj now has a myspace page. Itâ€™s quite a comprehensive catalog of all the books heâ€™s done over the last 15 years. Thereâ€™s still some galleries that need to be put up that contain his Marvel and DC work but itâ€™s a pretty cool page already. Head on over and check it out sometime.
Rex Reviews starting to appear online
A couple of reviews of Rex have already surfaced online and the word is good.
We made sure to print it on the sexy paperâ€¦glossy as hell.
Lee Newman of Broken Frontier chimes inâ€¦
There is almost a lyrical quality to the script. Not so much in the words, but the way it flowsâ€¦ the surprising last few pages make for the kind of story that one can imagine coming from Jello Biafra or even Henry Rollins (if the later werenâ€™t so interested in laughs)â€¦ As to the pencils, they are unmatched by anyone working in comics today. As opposed to looking like line art, this book looks like it is made of Xeroxed photographs. The gritty sheen to the pages enhances the darkness of the story, but things look real, even when we know that they are fantastical. It allows for a unique suspension of disbelief that is so cinematic, it really is like watching a film.
Then Avril Brown of Comics Waiting Room takes a shotâ€¦
REX is a story of rage and revenge. The dark, smoky art fits seamlessly with the plot, and adds to the blend of harsh realities and dark fantasiesâ€¦ REX swoops in, punches you in the gut and swans on out without a hint of an apology. It can be a bit clichÃ© at times, and not all of the scenes are easy to understand, but Zezelj makes it impossible not to take something from this book. Brian Azzarello, who wrote the forward, put it best: REX is raw. Most certainly not a typical prison break story, REX is nonetheless a powerful and emotional book that leaves a lasting impression.
And finally our fellow countryman Nick Defina over at Septagon Studios gave us the Indie Spotlight this week.
Thanks to everyone for giving the book a shot. Weâ€™re just getting started. Weâ€™ve only sold 25% of the first printing and still have 2300 copies on hand. Weâ€™re in this for the long haul.
You should see the lineup of artists I have for our forthcoming â€œMasters of Inkâ€ interviews. Hope to have the first one up next week.