9/25/19 – The last issue of VORACIOUS is in comic shops today. It’s a bittersweet Wednesday for me as VORACIOUS has been one of the absolute highlights of my life. Writing it was a blast, but what really made the experience so memorable is the time I got to spend working with Jason and Andrei, two of the most talented, creative, hardworking and decent people I know. Thank you so much, my friends! You made my dream of writing comics real. I won’t ever forget that.
I’d also like to thank my amazing wife, Tracy. When I became completely disenchanted with my office job 6 years ago, she completely supported me in my decision to quit and go freelance. She encouraged me to work on the creative projects I longed to do. Without her love, kindness and confidence in me, VORACIOUS would not be in this world. I love you, bebe!
8/11/19 – I signed off on the print files for the last issue of VORACIOUS. I’m going to very much miss spending time with all the characters in the series, but I could not be more proud of this final chapter. I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever written.
VORACIOUS: Appetite for Destruction #5 hits comic shops on September 25. The Vol. 3 collected edition will be out on October 9.
5/23/19 – VORACIOUS: Appetite for Destruction #1 will be in comic shops on WEDNESDAY, 5/29! To celebrate the release of our new series, VORACIOUS artist Jason Muhr and I will be embarking on an end of spring tour. We’ll be signing issue #1 at three venues in Chicagoland and you can catch me solo at two comic book conventions. The schedule and details are below. Hope to see some of you out there!
Signing at Chimera’s Comics
La Grange, IL
May 29, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
VORACIOUS: Appetite for Destruction #1 release day signing with series artist, Jason Muhr!
Comic Con Revolution
Donald E. Stevens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL
Brand new show in Chicago! You can find me in Artist Alley, Table A9.
Signing at Homestead Meats
June 8, 1:00-3:00 PM
VORACIOUS: Appetite for Destruction #1 signing with Jason! The issue features a recipe by Homestead Meats owner Ehran Ostrreicher, so make sure to have him sign it too! Oh, and I hear there may be some dinosaur snacks for those who stop by…
Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC
I’ll be in Artist Alley with my one of my very best friends, Dan Willner, who hand carves superheroes and other pop culture characters out of wood. Check out his amazing work here – Spandex Splinters!
Signing at Challengers Comics + Conversation
June 22, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Kick off your Summer with us at Challengers! Jason and I will be signing VORACIOUS: Appetite for Destruction #1 and #2. The first 10 people to buy either issue at the signing receive a free enamel pin! Plus, there will be a drawing to win an ultra-limited VORACIOUS cassette featuring an A-side commentary track on creating VAfD #1 and a B-side interview with us about the series.
1/23/19 – My mug is on the Metalheads Podcast website, so it’s official. I’m now the sixth man on the crew! I’ll be filling in on the show when one of the original members can’t make it, and I’ll be appearing on the mid-year and end-of-year shows for the Top 25 countdowns.
My first cast as a Metalheads member was released this week. We had a chat with Allfather vocalist and lovely bastard, Tom Ballard, about beer, beards, Brexit and how badly drawn fishmen make him angry. Plus, discussions on #Metal News, New Releases, What We’ve Been Listening To and the Top 5 Albums We Are Looking Forward to in 2019. Listen to Episode 84 on Soundcloud, iTunes , or on metalheadspodcast.com. And make sure to check out Allfather’s neck-snapping album “All Will be Desolation” on their Bandcamp page.
1/5/19 – Happy New Year everyone! Now that you’ve survived the holidays with your family and recovered from your Auntie’s spiked nog, I thought I’d share some big VORACIOUS with you…
VORACIOUS: Appetite for Destruction #1 will be in shops this May from Action Lab Comics!
The series will run monthly for 5 issues. The TPB collection should be available shortly after all the issues are released. For retailers and those of you who pick up the PREVIEWS catalog, VORACIOUS: Appetite for Destruction #1 will be in the March edition for ordering. We will let everyone know the exact release date for issue #1, as well as the order code when we have it.
All the issues will be extra-sized (averaging 28 pages of story per book). There will be two covers for each issue – one regular edition cover by series artist Jason Muhr and series colorist Andrei Tabacaru, and a limited edition variant cover by an artist I adore. Our 1st variant is illustrated by one of my favorite creators in comics, the amazing Valentin Ramon (D4VE and Z)!
Check out both covers for VORACIOUS: Appetite for Destruction #1!
12/31/18 – Behold! My Top 25 Metal Albums of 2018 is now up on my pop culture blog, Skull Fracture. It includes all the album cover art, plus honorable mentions and my Top 10 favorite album covers of the year. Click on the image below to read the feature.
My Top 25 list was 1st featured on the epic, year-end episode of the Metalheads Podcast. Click on the image below to listen!
Markisan Naso is the writer of the critically-acclaimed comic book series, VORACIOUS, published by Action Lab Entertainment. He is a freelance editor and publishing expert who has revitalized national publications such as Knowledge Quest and School Library Research for the American Library Association. An accomplished journalist, Markisan has authored more than 150 features in print and on the web. He resides in Chicago.
My blog, SKULL FRACTURE, can be digested at https://markisan.com/skullfracture
My musical heart can be detected at https://bandcamp.com/markisan