Becky Cloonan, one of our favorite artists, is absolutely killing it currently in the pages of Conan the Barbarian with Brian Wood. However, it was recently revealed in Dark Horse’s solicits for May that Cloonan would be taking a short break starting at issue #4.
So where exactly can you go to get your Cloonan fix? Let us help you with that:
For starters, you can pre-order Cloonan’s new self-published mini-comic The Mire (pictured above), out in April. As her second self-published mini since Wolves, The Mire “is a self-contained story set on the eve of battle, when a humble squire is given the task of delivering a letter to a decomposing castle in a swamp. Met with mysterious apparitions, he slowly unveils the truth about why he was sent there, as his past is re-written over the course of twenty two pages.” You can pre-order the book now for $5, or be a champ and pre-order it for $25 and receive a sketch in your book (and help Becky with printing funds).
Next, you can check out Cloonan’s entry into the anthology book Heartbreak: Just Friends, also known as “the world’s greatest anti-romance comic!” Heartbreak is a collection of shorts in a series collected by Jonathan Rivera and Nick DeStefanato, set for release in March with creators like Liz Baillie, Star St. Germain, James Euringer, Vasilis Lolos and more. You can check out Becky’s short, “1989”, 100% for free online right now by visiting the site or downloading a PDF of the comic, and what’s better than free?
Finally, for those of you who are fans of the FOX television show Fringe, Becky Cloonan will be illustrating a story written by Jhonen Vasquez in DC’s digital-then-physical comic, Beyond the Fringe. Fringe is a police procedural akin to the X-Files in which fringe events are explored relating to world-wide and trans-dimensional phenomena. Clooan and Vasquez will be collaborating on a story directly linked to the show’s canon in issues #5 and #6 of the series.
Becky Cloonan is one of our favorite artists here at Multiversity, and if she’s not one of yours as well then we’re just rather confused. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Conan at you local comic shop today, and definitely be sure to check out Clonan’s free “1989” short from Heartbreak. You’re on you computer anyway, aren’t you? Use your time wisely and read some comics.