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Looks What I Found... @ Comic-Con!

Writer Scott Lobdell shares something he discovered in Artist Alley at this year's Comic-Con.

You have to understand, I've been around comics for many years -- first as a fan and then as a professional. At this point in my career it takes a lot to get my attention. (And no, changing the sex or race of a character or killing off someone renown for their healing factor... not going to do it.)

But this past weekend at Comic-Con I was passing through Artist Alley looking to say hello to some old friends and make new ones...

... when I stumbled across Eliza Frye and her graphic novel, REGALIA!

And I was floored. Honestly, almost breathless as I flipped through the pages of this 160 page book that she wrote, illustrated, lettered and designed. I would not realize until I got home that there were nine short stories the made up this original graphic novel... and at the point I bought it none of that mattered.

Just from my first glance it was clear that not only is Eliza a phenomenal talent... she's clearly a rule breaker! Each story is completely different from the next, each with its own pallet, each with its own design. Some of the stories are sexy, some are mysterious, and one "Lucky House" is at once a little unnerving and a lot heartbreaking.

It didn't surprise me at all to discover she had once been nominated for an Eisner. Or that her Kickstarter raised twice the amount of money she had sought to raise. Apparently there are a lot of people who were already aware of the amazing Eliza (I didn't discover Breaking Bad until season five, either).

Do yourself a favor and get this book. Whether it is on Amazon, at a local comic book store, or from Eliza herself when you discover her in your own Artist Alley.

Eliza Frye is the future, kids. You heard it here first!

You can find the book here: http://www.amazon.com/Regalia-Eliza-Frye/dp/0984043500

And check out Eliza's site here: http://elizafrye.tumblr.com/

18 Comments
Posted by Fallschirmjager

Gorgeous art.

Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf
Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse

Really interesting-looking stuff.

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Posted by fallbrigade

Some wonderful looking stuff for sure.

Posted by Hungry_Sharky

Is that really Scott Lobdell?

Posted by Joygirl

*dissing Marvel intensifies*

Posted by AllStarSuperman

Is that really Scott Lobdell?

No its G-Man's secret Scott Lobdell alt.

Posted by SGU823

Love the art. The cover reminds me of Morpheus and Delirium of the Endless.

Posted by Saint_Wildcard

Kooky art. Reminds me of AKFG album art

Posted by G-Man

@hungry_sharky: It's him. He's written articles from time to time. Stuff like this, Kickstarter spotlights, etc.

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Posted by nappystr8

I respect how active Lobdell is in promoting non-mainstream work and creators. This definitely looks very different. I like the art.

Posted by ZbvmX

Looks awesome :D

Posted by Classique

Her art is beautiful. I'm pretty jazzed about buying her book.

That marvel diss was bit uncalled for, yeah?

Posted by Mucklefluga

Thanks for the heads up Scott!

Posted by G-Man

@classique: changing the "race of a character" sounds a bit more like DC. It's a joke against both, not a diss against Marvel.

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Posted by Classique