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RAT QUEENS Finds Replacement Artist

According to a press release sent out December 11, 2014, Image Comics announced that Stjepan Sejic will be the new artist on Rat Queens beginning with issue #9 on February 25, 2015. Sejic has garnered acclaim for his work on Top Cow titles like Witchblade and Aphrodite IX, as well as Sunstone — his web comic, which Top Cow will publish in collected form later this December.

Sejic, working with series creator/writer Kurtis Wiebe, will be the fantasy comic’s first regular artist since original artist/co-creator Roc Upchurch was arrested for domestic abuse and subsequently removed from the title. Rat Queens, the Image press release–reprinted below–also states, will return to regular monthly publication beginning with issue #12 in May. Rat Queens was nominated for an Eisner this past summer for Best New Series and has been optioned for film.

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IMAGE COMICS/SHADOWLINE WELCOMES NEW ARTIST ON RAT QUEENS
SUNSTONE artist Stjepan Sejic to team up with series writer Kurtis Wiebe
Image Comics/Shadowline’s New York Times bestselling high fantasy series RAT QUEENS written by Kurtis J.Wiebe will welcome a new artist:StjepanSejic of the #1 Amazon bestsellerSUNSTONE for issues 9-11.The RAT QUEENS SPECIAL: BRAGA #1 will feature guest artist Tess Fowler and release on January 14. Sejic’s art will premiere in the following issue, RAT QUEENS #9, on February 25. The series will be monthly with #12 soliciting for a May release.

“Having admired Stjepan’s work at Top Cow for some time now I’m extremely excited about his coming on board to Rat Queens,” said Jim Valentino, Vice President of Image Comics. “He will usher in an exciting new era for one of our most popular titles.”

Wiebe added: “I’m excited to have Stjepan bring the Rat Queens to life in his distinctive style, a voice that understands both the heart and the humor of Hannah, Dee, Betty and Violet. The future of the series is brighter than ever and we’re looking forward to getting new issues out to fans.”

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A lifetime of reading comics and watching television has left Tom with an inexhaustible supply of pop culture knowledge from the obvious to the obscure. Rather than keep it all in his brain for use at parties, Tom turned to writing a few years ago to help him share that knowledge with as many people as are remotely interested. Tom writes for several websites including The Mary Sue, Strange Horizons, Loser City and others. For even further rambling, follow him on Twitter @tomtificate.

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One Comment on “RAT QUEENS Finds Replacement Artist”

  1. 12/12/2014 at 1:12 PM #

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