Wednesday, October 31, 2007

New Pin-ups From a New Friend

I was recently searching the net and came across a really cool Jesus Hates Zombies sketch that I'd never seen. It was in the blog of Breno Tamura, an extremely talented artist from Brazil. So I left him a note saying how much I loved the sketch, and we've now started corresponding (gotta love the internet). Today, Breno was kind enough to send me 2 new Jesus Hates Zombies pin-ups that he did, and I think they're incredible, so I wanted to share them with you.

The level of talent this idea has attracted simply blows me away...
~ Stephen

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Better View of the Shirts

here's a better look at the awesome t-shirts that Michael Bracco created for us (he also did the new cover for the anthology):

Order yours at the Official Site.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Pack It Up and Ship It!

I just received word that the first print run that I did through Ka-Blam has (finally) shipped! That means the books should be in my hands sometime next week, and which point I will promptly turn that around and get them shipped off to all of the fine folks who pre-ordered.

Also, I finished my first pass at the script for Volume 1 of Jesus Hates Zombies/Lincoln Hates Werewolves: Yea, Though I Walk... It clocks in at 78 pages, and it really wrote itself. It even progressed to a perfect point of ending Volume 1 which I hope will really make people go nuts waiting for Volume 2. I'm incredibly proud of the work I've churned out with this script. I think it's some of the best writing I've ever done. And I know that Lauren Monardo's art is going to simply knock everyone's socks off. Trust me, she's really going to be able to blow everyone away with her skills on this book!

~ S

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Proof is in... well... the Proof!

Today I received the proof copy of the Jesus Hates Zombies: Those Slack-Jaw Blues from Ka-Blam. Although it took longer than I would have liked, I have to say that I'm absolutely delighted with the results. The book looks effin' phenomenal!

Here's a picture of your's truly mugging for the camera with the book.

And here's a shot of the inside cover and first page.

This is one of those days that is just surreal...

And now that I have the proof (and have approved it) the books are being printed right now and should be sent off to me in the next day or 2. So fear not, all of you that were awesome enough to pre-order... your books will be on the way soon!

~ Stephen

Monday, October 22, 2007

Order JHZ... you know, if you want to...

Haven't ordered Jesus Hates Zombies: Those Slack-Jaw Blues yet? That's Ok.. God forgives you! After all, that's what he does. Me, on the other hand...


But all that aside, now is the PERFECT time to order! Why? Because Alterna Comics is now publishing Jesus Hates Zombies: Those Slack-Jaw Blues with an alternate cover by Michael Bracco and a new, slimmed down price of $14.95. How can you go wrong? So head over to the Alterna Comics Store and place your order.

Your soul will thank you.

Friday, October 19, 2007

New Cover

With Alterna Comics publishing Jesus Hates Zombies: Those Slack-Jaw Blues, we wanted an alternate cover to set it apart from our initial self-published print run. So I asked Michael Bracco if he would do me the honor of illustrating our new cover. He agreed, and the results speak for themselves. obviously this cover is an homage to the beautiful Steve Ditko Amazing Fantasy #15 cover. I LOVE this cover like I love the original cover by Jeff McComsey!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Over Exposed? Never!

Check out an interview with Yours Truly over at Geeks of Doom!

~ S

Big Apple Con

Going to Big Apple Con in November? So are we!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Now that everything is finalized and the legal rig-a-ma-roll is taken care of, it is my GREAT pleasure to announce that...

*AHEM* Drum roll, please...

Thank you.

...that we've just SIGNED A DEAL WITH ALTERNA COMICS!!! I think the press release that Alterna just put out sums it up best:

Levittown, NY - October 16th, 2007 - Stephen Lindsay and Michael Bartolotta's "Jesus Hates Zombies: Those Slack-Jaw Blues" now has a new official home at Alterna Comics. The book, which follows the travels of Jesus Christ as he's turned from holy savior to zombie slayer, is both a fan and reviewer favorite and has been critically acclaimed for its irreverent humor, fantastic artwork, and smart writing.

An Alterna Comics exclusive cover version by Michael Bracco (Birth, Novo) will parody Amazing Fantasy #15, with Jesus (instead of Spider-Man) jumping down into a crowd of reaching zombies with his zombie friend Laz, in hand. The original cover art that was drawn by Jeff McComsey (American Terror/High Noon Presents) will be available as an 11x17 promo poster and as a possible 2nd print run edition of the JHZ anthology book. The book is due out in time for Christmas and is sure to be on many comic fans' wish lists.

When Stephen was asked by publisher Peter Simeti if he was interested in signing on with Alterna, he enthusiastically replied, "Man, I can't tell you how excited I am about this!!". Peter Simeti states, "We're very happy to have Stephen and Lauren on board and we're happy to provide their Jesus Hates Zombies anthology with a larger production run and the attention it deserves. We can't wait until April when Jesus Hates Zombies will team up with Stephen's other creation, Lincoln Hates Werewolves, in its own 2 part Graphic Novel release! The art for those two graphics will be created by Lauren Monardo, who has got to be one of the flat-out best comic artists I've seen in years."

So be on the look-out for the Alterna version of Those Slack-Jaw Blues, as well as the up-coming Jesus Hates Zombies/Lincoln Hates Werewolves epic! And check out some of the other great titles from Alterna, including the books by a couple of my friends: Birth and Novo by Michael Bracco, and American Terror: Confessions of a Human Smart Bomb by Jeff McComsey.

Oh yeah, and one final announcement - Lauren and I will be appearing at the Alterna Comics table at the Big Apple Con this November 16, 17, and 18. If you're going, please drop by and introduce yourself!!

~ Stephen

Monday, October 15, 2007


That's right, folks... the very first, fully sanctioned, totally official Jesus Hates Zombies shirts are now available for mass consumption! For only $15.00 (plus shipping and handling) you can be the first kid on your block to sport this ultra hip, too-cool-for-Sunday-School shirt!

Check out this amazing design by my buddy Michael Bracco:

These shirts are available to order right here, at the Official Jesus Hates Zombies Website. They come in Men's M, L, or XL, and the shirts themselves are a 'yellow haze' color, which really makes the illustration 'pop'!

That's one of the big announcements I've been talking about... the other will be coming any day!
~ Stephen

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


There are a few big announcements on the way, the details of which I have to keep under wraps at the moment...

But I can let you know that Lauren and I are hard at work on the Jesus Hates Zombies/Lincoln Hates Werewolves story.

I can tell you that I've got the first 30 pages of the script written (just over the past few days!).

I can tell you that it's going to be 2 volumes, and each volume is going to be about 88 pages long.

And I can tell you that it's due out in the Spring of '08.

Now, who's putting it out... that I can't tell you yet. But soon, my friends... soon!

Oh yeah, and you can expect some artworks from it soon, too!

~ Stephen

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Off Topic - Frank Miller

I'm a huge Frank Miller fan. His stuff, both the art and writing, has such a hard, unapologetic edge to it. Yet it never comes off like he's trying to give his stuff an edge. It's very natural feeling. He is definitely what I would call a major influence on me in the realm of comics.

But sometimes, even your influences can let you down.

Yesterday I was flipping through 300 when I came upon the page where the messenger rides into town before good 'ol Leo kicks him into the pit. There's a panel of the messenger is riding straight toward the reader. His horse is in mid-gallop, and he's leaning forward and to the left (his right).

Something about that panel rang very familiar to me... like I'd seen it before. Then it hit me. So I rushed over to my bookcase, pulled out my copy of The Dark Night Returns, and flipped toward the back of the book... and there it was. A panel of Batman riding a horse. He's riding straight toward the reader and he's leaning forward and to the left (his right). The panels are nearly identical! From the position of the horses' legs to the background compositions of he other characters. It's like Frank just didn't feel like coming up with another shot, so he robbed Peter to pay Paul.

I put the 2 panels side by side for you to see (click to see it larger):

That panel from The Dark Night Returns has always been one of my favorite panels in comic book history. But now, it's lessened a bit.

Am I making a bigger deal out of this than I should? Probably. Frank Miller is still a genius who's produced some of the most amazing comic book work in history. But I'm still a bit bummed that he would take such a dynamic and powerful image and cheapen it a bit by recycling it.

Oh well...

How about a Jesus Hates Zombies update, hmmm? I'm due to get the first proof from the printers any day now. And as long as everything is good with the proof, I should have the book going out to everyone by Halloween!

We've got t-shirts coming out soon. They're designed by the insanely talented Michael Bracco, the creator of Birth and Novo. If you don't know his stuff (shame on you) then check out his Website. (look at his other t-shirt designs to get a taste of how awesome the JHZ shirt is going to be) And you can pick up both Birth and Novo from the fine folks of Alterna Comics!

And stay tuned for a BIG TIME announcement concerning JHZ coming soon!

~ S