Mike Grell Original Art Commissions

Scott Kress at Catskill Comics is the exclusive agent for Mike Grell commissioned art. Fans looking for comic art originals or wishing to commission a special piece for their wall can contact Scott at: www.catskillcomics.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: DENNY O’NEIL

I’m still in shock from the news that Denny O’Neil has passed away. We were friends for almost fifty years and his death is a gut-punch that still has me reeling. He gave me my whole career, starting when I first read Green Lantern/Green Arrow when I was in Saigon in 1970. His writing woke me up to what comics could really be and started me on this path.

Meeting him for the first time was an absolute thrill, and working with him was an ongoing education. I learned more about good writing by drawing the stories Denny wrote than all the English lit classes put together. Everything I’ve done can be traced back to Denny’s influence.

I was honored to have the opportunity to work with him one last time for the Green Lantern 70th Anniversary book on a short story featuring Green Arrow that he wrote especially for me. I noticed that, in the last panel, he wrote the words: THE END.

Right now all I can think of is how fortunate I was to have had him for a mentor, collaborator and friend.

He was my hero.

           –Mike Grell

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOTE TO BACKERS

Hi, Guys –

We’ve had to do some interesting juggling to deal with the changes in our world since the pandemic disrupted just about every aspect of daily life, including the closing of borders, which has led to a serious glitch in our plans to ship to our Canadian backers.

To avoid shipping cost of $47+ per package, our original plan was to have one of our guys, who lives in Detroit, simply drive across the bridge and mail them from the Canadian side. Unfortunately, that’s no longer possible, but a little Yankee ingenuity has solved the problem.

This week, we shipped a large container of pre-addressed packages to pal in Canada who will ship them on our backers across the border. We’re also making arrangements to do the same for our backers in Europe and the UK, so that, barring any local delays, everyone should have received their premiums by the end of this month or shortly thereafter.

If you are in the US and have still not received your premiums–or if anything is missing from your package–please let us know immediately so we can correct the situation. A few of you have already notified us of a couple of missing items, which were shipped out over the weekend.

I appreciate you support and patience. Stand by for further announcements regarding our next steps and what the future holds for Masterstroke!

Mike

Convention Appearances

ADVANCE ORDERS FOR SKETCHES TO BE PICKED UP AT CONVENTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR MANY SHOWS.  PLEASE CONTACT MIKE’S ART REP SCOTT KRESS AT www.catskillcomics.com FOR INFORMATION.

3Alarm Livestream Sat May 2 11AM-7PM CST

Hi, Guys –

As you all know, Free Comic Book Day has been postponed indefinitely. I was originally scheduled to appear at 3 Alarm Comics in Biloxi, MS but, as we all know, the world has changed rather dramatically and who knows when we’ll be able to get together in person again.

Not to worry! My buddy Scott Hoverman–owner of 3Alarm by day and fire-fighting hero by night– has arranged for me to “appear” via Livestream Saturday, May 2, 2020 beginning at 11AMCST and running  until 7PMCST. I’ll be dropping in and out throughout the day to talk about my upcoming collaboration with Brian Michael Bendis on a special jam on The Legion Of Superheroes #9 and show you a peek at some of my latest work, including pages from my collaboration with Denny O’Neil on the 80th Anniversary issue of Green Lantern!

Scott runs a wacky ship and you never know who’ll drop overboard… er.. by for a chat. Please joins us at the link below for a chance to  break out in the middle of the outbreak. Distance doesn’t count between friends.
Stay safe and God bless, 

Mike

Livestream – NOON CST on Sunday

Mark Ryan and I will be doing a livestream with Ming Chen and Michael Zapcic at NOON CST on Sunday hosted by my pal Scott Hoverman of 3Alarm Comics in Biloxi, MS. 

Mark is a the creator/writer of THE PILGRIM, which has just completed a Kickstarter campaign to fund completion of series which originated ten years ago. Among his many stage and screen accomplishments, Mark starred in the original cast of EVITA on London’s West End, the ROBIN OF SHERWOOD TV series and provided the voices of Bumblebee, Jetfire and Lockdown in the TRANSFORMERS movies. 

If we pull this off, it will be my first SUCCESSFUL livestream. I qualify that because two previous attempts failed miserably and left me participating by logging into the chat line while the other guys did all the heavy lifting. This time, I have the promise of folks who have volunteered to hold my hand and guide me gently into the 21st century. 

We’ll see how that works out.

I hope you’ll join us TOMORROW, Sunday at NOON CST at the link below.

See you there… I hope…
Mike

https://www.facebook.com/3alarmcomics/

Mark Ryan’s THE PILGRIM special offer: MIKE GRELL SKETCHBOOK

LINK TO ‘THE PILGRIM’ KICKSTARTER

Yes! Here it is! The Mike Grell Sketchbook! Magazine size (to match the look and size of the Legion Sketchbook) and chock full of Grell goodness! Rare, exclusive black and white and color plates comprise this collection.

This was originally a final stretch goal for the Maggie The Cat campaign last year. We barely missed hitting that goal, and have since then wanted to figure out a way to publish this beauty.

If this is half as popular as the Legion Sketchbook, it will be a runaway hit! And, we’ll have to start planning the second volume for a future campaign!

So, here’s the deal: Add $35 to your current pledge, and message us to let us know you are adding the Grell Sketchbook. It’s that simple. No limit! You can add as many copies of this great collection as you wish!

We’re limiting this to the first 50 fans (you can still order more than one copy, but only the first 50 people to respond will get a chance at this book!)

24 hours to go! We can do it!

LINK TO ‘THE PILGRIM’ KICKSTARTER

[Video Message] Maggie Kickstarter shipping updates; need some addresses and Canada shipping

MAGGIE THE CAT Kickstarter Shipping Updates

Hi, Guys –

I’m glad to hear so many of you are posting when you receive your premiums from our Maggie The Cat Kickstarter. 

The reason some of you waited so long for your packages is that the person in charge of fulfillment suffered a major medical incident and was hospitalized for a short time. I’m relieved to say he’s recovered nicely and went right back to packing and shipping the last of our premiums. That’s why so many of you received yours just this week. 

I’m told there have been a few discrepancies in the contents and I want to assure you we will make good on every single item. Contact us and tell us what you’re missing and we’ll take care of it.

I appreciate your feedback. Please don’t hesitate to let me know what we can do to improve all around.

Thanks again for your support,

Mike

PILGRIM ADD-ON BONUS – LEGION OF SUPERHEROES SKETCHBOOK

Hi, Guys –

Due to the tremendous response to my LEGION OF SUPERHEROES SKETCHBOOK which was offered during the Maggie The Cat Kickstarter campaign, we’re pleased to announce that it will be offered on Mark Ryan’s THE PILGRIM Kickstarter as an add-on bonus. It will only be offered as a crowd-funding premium.

Mike

LINK TO THE PILGRIM KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN

PILGRIM POSTER

Hi, Guys –

I just got a look at Steve Scott’s inks over my poster layout, which is available as a premium on Mark Ryan’s THE PILGRIM Kickstarter. HOLY COW! 

I’ve always admired Steve’s talent, but this is just so far beyond anything I expected. The truth is I was sort of dreading having to ink this myself, but Steve absolutely knocked it out of the park.

Mike

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