The BUNKER 16 is in stores TODAY and things are coming to a head…literally. Go grab yourself a copy (if you haven't read 15, nab it if you can) and strap yourself in for the most explosive issue in the series so far. Here's a short preview to whet your appetite.
If you want to guarantee a copy of The BUNKER 16 when it arrives in stores, you need to pre-rder your copy today. Simply give your Local Comics Shop the special code, JAN161584 and your future self will thank you. Heck, I don't think I'm overstepping if I say everyone who works on this book thanks you, too! Pre-ordering makes everyone's future self just that much happier.
The BUNKER's fourth arc kicks off as issue 15 hits shelves tomorrow and you're not going to want to miss out. When this arc comes to its jaw dropping finale, you'll regret that you weren't on board from the beginning. Do your future self a favor and pick this up at your LCS! You don't have to take MY word for it, however, here's the official scoop (with more words by me):
Gonzalo Duarte (colorist for Hellbreak, Big Trouble in Little China and more) has joined us as colorist on the upcoming fourth arc of The BUNKER! Issue 15's FOC is Monday February 15th, so next time you're at your local comics shop, please pre-order using Diamond code, DEC151494. Without being at all overly dramatic, the preservation of The BUNKER needs your pre-orders.
So images of The BUNKER #16's cover have trickled onto the internet but the marketing blurb for the issue fails to mention something. Very. Important.
Surprise, surprise: the Bunker's empty when the feds get to it. Making Heidi out to be a liar. But Natasha - future Natasha - is facing worse problems. Her immunity may have saved her from the virus, but there are other, more dangerous threats out to get her.
You need to read every issue of the fourth arc of The BUNKER because in issue 16, you'll need to know who dies.
This just in from on the road! The first snow storm of 2016 has wreaked havoc with travelers and has stranded us in the Great White North (which has no snow ironically). Without my standard art supplies I've put together this little sketch of Grady from the Bunker in a lined notebook.
I see a ton of sketches and commissions from peers and Internet friends and something I've liked a lot is when there's a nice design framework that creates another wrinkle to the overall look of the drawing as well as illuminating some ideas behind the subject matter. So in this drawing I've incorporated the sheets of paper to harken back to the letters that are the keystone to The Bunker.
Because this is in a lined notebook, the paper is considerably thinner than the sketchbooks. To soften some of the colors, I drew some of this portrait on the reverse side of the page. Here's a scan of the reverse side of the above.
Come back next Monday for another installment of Moleskine Mondays. To see the rest of the series please click here.
Here's a little progress report on BUNKER 16. Closing in on the final pages of the issue, I thought I'd share this full page image. You don't know it yet but this is a critical moment in an issue full of surprises and…bloodshed.
Stay tooned for future updates when the fourth arc of The BUNKER resumes.
The third arc of my ongoing monthly series with Joshua Hale Fialkov and Oni Press lands at local comic shops today! Volume 3 has a starred review from the Library Journal/S
Fialkov, Joshua Hale (text) & Joe Infurnari & others (illus.). The Bunker. Vol. 3. Oni. Dec. 2015. 144p. ISBN 9781620102749. pap. $19.99. SF/GRAPHIC NOVELS
When five friends go to the woods to bury a time capsule, they discover a bunker filled with letters from their future selves describing how they will contribute to the future apocalypse and how they may be able to stop it. Unclear as to the right choices and whether they can really change anything, the friends drift apart owing to inner conflicts and disagreements as to what steps to take to avoid the impending future. In this third volume of Fialkov’s (I, Vampire) series, one of the friends’ future selves continues to push an agenda with unclear motives, causing even more chaos and confusion. Are the letters from the future from themselves, and are they there to help them alter what’s to come? Included in this collection is a stand-alone issue drawn by Brahm Revel (Marvel Knights: X-Men).
Verdict This is a riveting series that draws you in from the first volume; a great choice for teens and adults who enjoy such TV series as Lost or Sense8. Readers will be on the edge of theirs seats waiting to see what twists and turns the group get involved in next.—Lucy Roehrig, Ann Arbor Dist. Lib., MI