Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Grendel Contest!

Dark Horse has a great new Grendel Contests going!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Behold the Devil #2 in stores today!

Vivatgrendel.com, Matt Wagner and the other fans are online discussing this issue HERE. Join us, won't you?

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Matt Wagner podcast Interview!

In "It Came Out on Wednesday, Presented by Comixology" episode 6, Grendel creator Matt Wagner talks to comixology's David Steinberger about the 25th anniversary of his famous antihero, and the new series Behold the Devil featuring the return of Hunter Rose.

Direct podcast download: http://media.libsyn.com/media/comixology/ep6_Grendel.m4a

Subscribe on iTunes: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=266108324

Thanks to Peter from Comixology for passing this info along to VivatGrendel.com!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Inside the 'Art of Grendel' Hardcover!

Check out some of the insides of the great new Art of Grendel hardcover!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Happy Birthday Matt Wagner!

Its Matt Wagner's birthday today! Click here for well wishes>>

Monday, September 17, 2007

Wagner @ Stumptown Comics Fest

Steve Lieber posted this on the Dark Horse message boards:
Portland's fourth annual STUMPTOWN COMICS FEST is coming September 29th-30th, 2007. It's a great show, totally comics-centric, with guests and publishers from all of the Pacific Northwest's comics scenes: Mainstream, Indy, Webcomics and more. Matt Wagner is going to be a featured guest! Other guests include Peter Bagge, Carol Lay, and me and a whole bunch of artists from Periscope And for those of you who make comics, the word has gone out that tables will only be available for another two weeks. If you're interested in exhibiting, jump on it now!

Wagner Appearance

Matt Wagner will be at a 25th Anniversary of Grendel signing at Big Planet Bethesda on October 11, probably from 5-7 pm.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

NO Art of Grendel at Wizard World Chicago!

Matt Wagner let us fans know directly that Dark Horse will not have the Art of Grendel available for sale at WWC, as previously announced. There were issues with the printing quality and they want it done right, which I think we can all appreciate!

You will still be able to browse the book at the con, so thats better than nothin'!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

SDCC photos o' plenty!

You're my boy, blue!
The MAN! Tim Sale
Wagner Kids waiting for their 'my dad makes comics' panel!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Dark Horse San Diego Con Schedule!

Check out when the various DH talent will be signing at San Diego Con this week! Matt Wagner is, of course, included in this rogue's gallery! Click HERE to check it out>>

Remember to visit Matt at the Naked Fat Rave in the artist's alley!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Grendel: Behold the Devil #0 out today!

Visit your local comic haunt and pick up the new Grendel: Behold the Devil #0 today for only 50 cents!!! Then, swing by Matt Wagner's forum where we'll be discussing it all with him!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

25th Anniversary Grendel coin!

Matt Wagner revealed his San Diego Con Grendel surprise to us on his forum! Its a 25th anniversary limited edition Grendel coin. How limited? Only 25 in existance! The cost will be $250 each and will come with authentication signed by Matt. Visit him at San Diego con to purchase one! IF there are any left he may offer them in his upcoming online store!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Art of Grendel

Over twenty-five years, what began as the story of Hunter Rose, the talented young author who became the city's most feared assassin and criminal overlord, evolved into a prolonged examination of authority, society, and that dark mechanism of nature-violence. Now, take a step inside one of the most daring projects ever created, as Matt Wagner guides you through the artwork that changed contemporary comics forever.

Many artists have lent their vision to the seductive mystery that is Grendel, and this handsome hardcover volume contains rare and never-before-seen work-including production sketches and designs-by Tim Sale, Teddy Kristiansen, John K. Snyder III, Edvin Biukovic, and more!* Also features a gallery of guest artists, with pinups by Frank Miller, Paul Pope, Dave Johnson, Tony Harris, and more!Celebrating twenty-five years of Hell!

Publication Date: Oct 10, 2007 Format: Full color, 200 pages, Hard cover, 9" x 12" Price: $39.95 Age range: 16+ ISBN-10: 1-59307-789-0ISBN-13: 978-1-59307-789-1

Friday, July 06, 2007

2 new Grendel shirts!

There are two new shirts that will be revealed at San Diego con! The 25th anniversary shit (which I will personally be getting) and a shirt for the upcoming 'Behold the Devil' Hunter Rose series! Check 'em both out.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Grendel Syroco Figure!

Behold! The Grendel Syroco figure by Dark Horse! Check it out.

Dark Horse continues its series of vintage-style statuettes featuring the best characters from comic books. The sculpting and packaging design is inspired by the original "Hunter Rose" version of one of the modern era's most interesting heroes, Matt Wagner's Grendel. Produced in a limited edition of only 550 hand-numbered copies, making this a significant component in our celebration of Grendel's 25th anniversary. Sculpting by Yoe! Studio from original designs by Wagner.Each hand-numbered statuette comes packaged in a custom-tooled, full-color, litho-printed tin box. Also included is a small booklet about each character and a vintage-style pinback button of the character.

Publication Date: Feb 06, 2008 Format: 6" tall, fully-painted, packaged in a litho-printed full-color tin box and included is a vintage-style pinback button, limited to 550 pieces Price: $49.99

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Matt Wagner Reveals Cover Art

The new Behold the Devil #0 will premiere at San Diego con. Matt Wagner has given us a preview of the cover art, plus the preliminary art for issue #1!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Free Comic Book Day!

Wondering what the Grendel alumni are doing for Free Comic Book Day? Well Matt let us know about the following appearances he'll be making on Saturday, May 5th!

Cosmic Monkey Comics
5335 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR
Phone: 503-517-9050
12-3 pm

And then I'll be at

Things From Another World
4390 SW Lloyd Ave
Beaverton, OR
Phone: (503)643-4222
3-5 pm

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Matt Wagner's New Site

Matt Wagner has a great new website and message board up! Click here to check it out.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Devil By the Deed Hardcover!

Go get your mits on the Devil by the Deed hardcover, only $12.95! Out now!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Behold The Devil!

Received this from Dark Horse today

Wagner tells lost story of Hunter Rose in Grendel: Behold the Devil!

For the first time in over a decade, comics pioneer Matt Wagner writes and draws a miniseries starring his most influential creation—Hunter Rose, the original and most feared assassin known as Grendel!

Launching this July with a fifty-cent prologue issue, Grendel: Behold the Devil chronicles an untold chapter in the life of Hunter Rose over the course of eight intrigue-laden, blood-soaked issues.

A child prodigy, Rose grew up to become a bestselling novelist by day and a criminal mastermind by night. It was only after his death that Rose’s step-granddaughter, the noted journalist Christine Spar, discovered his private journals and uncovered Grendel’s true meaning as a symptom of society’s mediocrity and ceaseless lust for violence.

Now, the final missing pages of Rose’s journals, long thought lost, have been discovered.

“For the first time, readers will be privy to a narrative that even Christine Spar was never able to uncover,” said Wagner. “We will not only find out what happened during that time, but also why those pages were ripped out and what, ultimately, became of them.”

The twenty-fifth anniversary of Grendel’s first appearance, 2007 is the perfect time for Wagner to tell this epic new tale of the character that launched his illustrious career. “

In twenty-five years, Matt has gone from a talented kid with a lot of spunk to one of the most popular and innovative creators in comics,” said Senior Editor Diana Schutz. “Behold the Devil is a masterpiece addition to his already impressive oeuvre.”

Colored in the black, white, and red color palette synonymous with stories of Hunter Rose, each issue in this eight-part series contains twenty pages of story and retails for $2.99.

Featuring an introductory story exclusive to the issue, the fifty-cent prologue of Grendel: Behold the Devil arrives on sale from Dark Horse Comics on July 18.