Ms. Marvel collection, NYCC and so much happiness!

Almost one year to the announcement, the Ms. Marvel collected edition trade paperback is ON SALE!  I got my copy and luckily Willow happened to be in the office, so it’s also SIGNED.

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It’s pretty perfect timing, too.  Post New York Comic Con, we really felt the Ms. Marvel love and how much of an impact the series has been for so many of you. Thank you so much for keeping us strong, for keeping us going.  You are the reason positive change is happening in this industry.  You are all Ms. Marvel!

You know what’s even cooler?  When you have an idea for something and then suddenly you see it realized on the floor of a comic convention. Fully realized and looking pretty bad-ass:

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And of course hanging with Willow herself, made the weekend COMPLETE.

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On behalf of Willow, myself and the rest of the amazing creative team of Ms. Marvel:  “You complete us.”

xoxo

sana

Conventions and beyond!

Gone but not forgotten, Kamala Korps!  I just got back from my motherland aka a trip to the Bangalore Convention, and MAN do they love them some Ms. Marvel!

While I haven’t had much time to post, I promise you it’s because we’ve been busy planning some awesome things in Marvel land.  Check out NYCC this weekend for more info. 

Here’s is (sana’s) con schedule:

Friday, Oct 8th:

1:15pm Marvel’s 75th Anniversary: World Outside Your Window, Diversity in Marvel Comics

4 pm: Vulture presents: The Future of Female Fandom

Sunday, Oct 10th:

1:15 pm Women of Marvel (with the lovely G. Willow Wilson):

Hm, clearly there’s a trend in topic in all of the above, so YES we will be talking about Ms. Marvel! Hope to see you there with some hard-hitting questions! 

And here of course is a taste of issue 9, on sale 10/15!

Mini out!

We’re running out of colors…

A few weeks ago, we announced that Ms. Marvel #1 is getting its SIXTH PRINTING.  Wowza.  If you aren’t already aware, that’s pretty historic.  Simultaneously, issue 2 is getting a 4th printing and issues 4 and 5 are getting their 2nd printing.  We’re elated, not only because it seems like we’re selling out, but because people are walking into their COMIC SHOPS to buy what is sure to be a collectible series.   And for that, we thank you.

Issue 7 is on sale 8/20.  Adrian Alphona returns with issue 8 (sneak peeks to come.)

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Ms Marvel -A noble spirit embiggens the smallest woman- 
Small Ms Marvel/The Simpsons piece I did after finishing up the 6th issue.  It’s been sitting on my mind since I read the 2nd issue’s script and the word ‘disembiggen’ brought back memories of the Jebediah Springfield quote.
"Embiggens? I never heard that word before I moved to Springfield…"

iherring:

Ms Marvel -A noble spirit embiggens the smallest woman-

Small Ms Marvel/The Simpsons piece I did after finishing up the 6th issue.  It’s been sitting on my mind since I read the 2nd issue’s script and the word ‘disembiggen’ brought back memories of the Jebediah Springfield quote.

"Embiggens? I never heard that word before I moved to Springfield…"

Cover me!

So it’s about that time where we’re putting the finishing touches on an issue.   Does the art the dialogue work well together, are the colors relaying the tone of the story?  What does the overall package FEEL like? 

This usually means the cover.  The first thing you see when picking up this book, the first image that sells the story, that draws people in.  Jamie McKelvie has been a monster at these Ms. Marvel covers. He has a way of balancing the iconic with the comedic and this issue #4 cover perfectly exemplifies that. 

I made a slight mistake though, I should have asked Jamie to draw in the logo since he created a perfect space for it in the background. Some cover concepts allow for the logo to be integrated into the art, and this was one of em.  That being said, that’s where our trusty bullpen comes in. When the first version with the logo came in, I dug it, it looked clean, crisp… but something was missing.  We were in Jersey City at a classic Jersey Diner,and we didn’t have a NEON sign! So we went through a few iterations and ended up with the last one, but not before going through A BUNCH of other ones first.  Here’s the evolution of logo designs.  Keep in mind the colors here are a bit more saturated and brighter than in print:

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The pink actually isn’t as pink as this when you print it, but I thought this last one drew out the touch of pink within the diner interiors, while the tweaks on the logo helped give it more depth and feel like a legitimate sign within that world. Further the logo stood out enough without overpowering the foreground image.

What do you think?

PS—Ms. Marvel #4 is out 5/28!