Hi, guys –

I will be doing a private signing with CGC in December. The details are in the link below. You can send your items to be signed, remarqued, graded and slabbed without having to travel to a convention.



Hi, guys –

Tomorrow, September 23, 2023 marks my 50th Anniversary in comics. I want to invite all of you to join me in a special streaming event hosted by my buddy Scott Hoverman of 3 Alarm Comics. It begins at 7PM CST and goes until I’ve run out of bullsh…er…stories to tell. You can pop in and out as you please. I’d love to see you there to help celebrate what has been an interesting career with not a few twists and turns.

We’ll swap lies and you can ask me anything–don’t worry about embarrassing me in front of Mary,  she’s seen me laugh and heard me fart and she’s still here.

If you can join us, I’d love to see you. If not, no worries. It’ll be available to watch later.

 I hope to see you  there,



Sorry, guys! I not only sent the wrong link but the wrong time. It starts at 7PM CST (not 7:30). The correct link is below
This is what happens when geriatrics mess with computers…


Hi, guys –

My pal Joe Janowicz has created a great project in the vein of the old EC Comics stories that corrupted… er… entertained so many of us in our youth. I’m attaching the press release for “HELL”OWEEN which contains a link to the Kickstarter platform along with a couple of teasers I think you’ll like.

Pass the word to all your friends for a scary good read.

Mike Grell

Press Release

Real-life terror in the most unexpected places…a new horror comic anthology, with storytelling and art similar to the style and tone of the classic EC horror comics of the 1950’s, “HELL”OWEEN tells four continuing stories with vampires, witches, werewolves, and zombies on a night when costumed monsters become real. In other words, all Hell breaks loose on a holiday night gone terribly wrong.

Created and written by horror author Joe Janowicz, (The Naked Dead, Ghosts) and drawn by five different popular artists, Keith Williams, Ken Wheaton, Rob Dumo, Nigel Carrington, Rick Arthur, and Joe Orsak, who bring their unique art styles to create a very chilling, yet fun, comic book, ideal for any horror fan. And, “HELL”OWEEN also introduces a brand-new seductive scream- queen character, Lucifer’s daughter, Lucy, who captures the campy, yet creepy, fun of the famous late-night horror show hostesses and comic icons Elvira, Vampiri, and Vampirella. Lucy, as the mistress of the “deep” dark under, frames each story with her own horror wit and humorous quips.

“HELL”OWEEN is now a KICKSTARTER project and offers a wide variety of sponsorships which include autographed copies of the comic, sketches, and original art. Each artist has his own variant cover reflecting an individually drawn story, and Lucy has two exclusive variant photo covers, one each in the “Nice and Naughty” category. She is also featured in a three-minute introductory video on the “HELL”OWEEN Kickstarter page where she visits a cemetery and asks for your sponsorship help and even a donation of your blood.

To learn more about this Kickstarter project, the creative team, and to become a supporter of this unique comic book (spoiler alert…with your support Lucy may come back from the grave) go to www.kickstarter,com/projects/hell-o-ween.

For more information contact Joe Janowicz/Writer/Producer Email

Photos included…

Main Cover, Project ad, and Lucy. “Mistress of the Deep Dark”


Here’s a sneak peek at the layout for the dust jacket to Volume 2 of the JON SABLE , FREELANCE Omnibus!


The Hero Initiative charity art auction at Baltimore Comic-Con will have 40 pieces (many created especially for this auction). The auction itself will be on September 9th at the convention, BUT YOU CAN PLACE PROXY BIDS UNTIL THIS THURSDAY, 8/31, at the link below.

Just over 11 hours to go in the Kickstarter for SABLE OMNIBUS edition. I’ve got a special deal for you …


Hi, guys –

Here is the art I donated to the Hero Initiative charity art auction. The auction is at the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 9th. But art lovers NOT attending can bid by PROXY now until August 31st!

All for a great cause. These guys are the REAL heroes.


I just did a podcast with Jon Del Arroz that turned out to be live!

A special note of thanks to all you guys who jumped in to support our second KICKSTARTER campaign for the DELUXE SABLE OMNIBUS series

Mike Grell’s Masterstroke imprint proudly announces JON SABLE FREELANCE Deluxe Hardcover Omnibus Volume 2

This picks up where Volume 1 left off, with issues 14 – 27, newly remastered and in an over-sized format (think DC Absolute Editions), making this the biggest and best presentation for JON SABLE.

This series of Deluxe Hardcovers is designed to be the definitive editions of JON SABLE’S iconic adventures.

The Masterstroke team are thrilled to be launching the new campaign, which will be the first one we’ve done that won’t be impacted by the Pandemic. It will be a thrill to be able to fund, print, and ship this one without the hassles and headaches we endured over the past 3 plus years since Masterstroke began. And we’ve learned a lot and have already implemented vast improvements to how we do things, so that operations will be much, much smoother.

We hope that the book will be ready to print by late October and are already reserving time for the production.

And, we have a lot more in store. There are some great new things we will be announcing in the coming weeks and months, that will surely get Sable and Grell fans super excited.

The biggest of which is that instead of packing stretch goals with lots of little trinkets and items, we are using the stretch goals to actually fund the creation of brand-new pages of Sable and Maggie The Cat by Mike Grell. That’s right, the more we raise, the more pages of the next brand-new projects that will be funded.

A planned new Sable Rules of The Hunt #2 is planned, and Mike is set to begin art for Maggie’s conclusion. As well, and most exciting, if we can raise enough funds, some of them will be used to let Mike begin work on drawing pages of issues of the original Jon Sable run that he didn’t originally draw! Issue 44 -56 were drawn by other artists originally, and for the definitive release, we want to get Mike to pencil some of those tales, with Stephen Scott (and perhaps others jumping in to help with inks to finish the pages).

This new campaign will run a full 30 days and promises to be a fresh new path for Masterstoke and Mike with an eye towards setting the table for Mike to be able to begin work on brand new adventures for fans!

By the time this project is funded, we will be approaching Mike’s 76th birthday, and what better way to celebrate than to continue this hardcover series, and fund Mike’s creation of new works. Heck, we’re actively talking about a ten year plan for more Sablem Maggie, Pilgrim, Shaman’s Tears, and a whole lot more.

This new project is a major fresh start, and a doorway into some big things yet to come!


  < View Older Posts      View Newer Posts >