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

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Kickstarter Update and Christmas message …

Direct link to Sable Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikegrell/mike-grells-jon-sable-freelance-deluxe-hardcover-omnibus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: KICKSTARTER UPDATE – BONUS PREMIUM

JON SABLE, FREELANCE OMNIBUS KICKSTARTER UPDATE

BONUS PREMIUM

WHEN WE REACH 450 BACKERS,EVERYONE WHO PLEDGES HARD COPY AND ABOVEWILL RECEIVE THIS EXCLUSIVEGREEN ARROW AND BLACK CANARYTRADING CARD SET BY 
MIKE GRELL

AVAILABLE ONLY AS A CROWDFUNDING PREMIUM

Direct link to Sable Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikegrell/mike-grells-jon-sable-freelance-deluxe-hardcover-omnibus

Video Message – Sable Kickstarter Update

Direct link to Sable Kickstarter:
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE re. Mike Grell’s JON SABLE, FREELANCE Kickstarter

Hi Guys –

HOLY COW!

I woke up this morning with news that the Kickstarter for the JON SABLE, FREELANCE Deluxe Hardcover Omnibus had surpassed $44,000 and I’m going to bed with a total of $47,471 of our $55,000 goal pledged in the first 7 days of our campaign by all you wonderful folks who have supported me over my 47 years in comics.

Maybe there’s something special about the number 47 — I was born in ’47 and have been blessed with so many amazing people whom I’ve worked with over the years and the legions of loyal fans, like you, who have kept me and my family fed and clothed with a roof over our heads. 

In today’s Bizarro World, the outpouring of support has been incredible in a time when we are all struggling. When times are hard for everyone, knowing that so many people are willing to pitch in and help out fills my heart with hope.

We still have 14 days to go, so look for a Milestone Bonus announcement in a few days as a special thank you.

God bless you and keep you safe,

Mike

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Direct link here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikegrell/mike-grells-jon-sable-freelance-deluxe-hardcover-omnibus

Sable Kickstarter Day 1 video Message from Mike

Direct Link to Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikegrell/mike-grells-jon-sable-freelance-deluxe-hardcover-omnibus

SABLE KICKSTARTER IS LIVE

Direct link here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikegrell/mike-grells-jon-sable-freelance-deluxe-hardcover-omnibus

For immediate release – SABLE KICKSTARTER GOES LIVE TOMORROW!

Mike Grell’s

JON SABLE, FREELANCE

Deluxe Hardcover Omnibus Volume 1 
Kickstarter set to launch 

December 1, at 9 AM PST, and run through
December 21 at midnight!

Early Bird Fans will get the chance to score an exclusive art print that will be included in the first 100 backers’ packages when the book is published early next year. Other perks, premiums and add-ons are also available, with many more surprises to be announced during the 3 WEEK CAMPAIGN that will end on the Solstice at midnight.

NOTE: Direct link to KICKSTARTER will be posted here as soon as it is available.

PRESS RELEASE – MIKE GRELL LAUNCHES HOLIDAY SEASON KICKSTARTER: JON SABLE, FREELANCE DELUXE OMNIBUS SET

After successful Kickstarter campaigns to revive Mike Grell’s MAGGIE THE CAT and his collaboration with actor/writer Mark Ryan on THE PILGRIM, Grell’s Masterstroke Studios imprint is giving one of his most popular creations a massive new release: JON SABLE, FREELANCE. 

JON SABLE, FREELANCE, the story of a former African hunter in the concrete jungle, was one of the earliest successes among independent comics of the 1980s helped redefine what the medium could achieve..  A top seller, SABLE often saw higher sales and critical praise than Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Avengers, and many other mainstay titles. 

Grell left art duties on JON SABLE, FREELANCE with issue #44, but continued to write the title through issue #56 before leaving to do GREEN ARROW: THE LONGBOW HUNTERS for DC in 1987 (the same year SABLE became a short-lived TV show on ABC, co-starring newcomer Rene Russo), continuing to push the boundaries of comics within the major companies thanks to the independent comics’ influence.  

It is notable that SABLE has never gotten the Deluxe Hardcover Omnibus treatment it deserves. IDW released a series of trade paperbacks in the early 2000s, and Comicmix published smaller sized paperback omnibus editions in the last decade. Masterstroke is upping the game by going for over-sized editions that will be definitive versions of the legendary series. 

Each of the planned five volumes will clock in at around 400 pages each. They will be larger than we’ve ever seen SABLE, measuring approximately 8.5 by 12.25 inches (the same size as the DC Comics Absolute Edition releases) with glossy interior pages, rare materials (including never before seen artwork), all new covers, and dust jackets that will line up to form a complete image when placed in order on a shelf. Each volume will retail for $100. 

Masterstroke will release the omnibus editions, first via Kickstarter campaigns, then through wide distribution. Kickstarter backers will get them first, and with a variety of additional perks available only through the campaigns.  

That’s just the tip of the iceberg. The companion books that will be part of the Kickstarter campaigns will include the original Freelance Writing letters columns, a guide to the characters, guns and gadgets, creator commentary and new art from Grell. More will be announced as the campaign gets underway.  

Grell fans have been clamoring for a return of Jon Sable for many years. This omnibus collection will not only immortalize the iconic run of the character, but also pave the way for new Sable stories from Grell. 

Look for the JON SABLE, FREELANCE Volume One THREE WEEK Kickstarter to launch in time for Christmas 2020, with an early Spring 2021 release date. All five omnibuses will be released over the two years that follow, culminating in Volume Five being published to celebrate Grell’s 75th birthday in 2022. 

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