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Here’s a nice little interview about Harbinger and Unknown Soldier, and about my process. Check it!

Excerpt: ““I wanted to be everything when I was growing up. A scientist, a historian, an adventurer and a journalist. A pacifist and a pugilist. I wanted to spend my life in a room with one window looking out at the mountain contemplating the arc of all things, and I wanted to be out on that mountain always doing and living and never being able to see the mountain for being on the face of it. I wanted to always be learning new things. I wanted to love and understand all people. It turned out that there’s only one way to be everything and do everything and always stay a student and openly love and hate and struggle for understanding. And that’s to be a writer.”

Barry Kittson, from Harbinger #15

Barry Kittson, from Harbinger #15

MY Halloween Gift To You

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Here’s a scary story I told in front of a live audience at the awesome LAST BOOK STORE in downtown Los Angeles earlier this month. Watch the video, then check out the photos below.

THE STAIN (video by Liliana C. Costa, thanks!)

There, now you’ve heard the story, check out the images!

The Ridges…

One of the cemeteries, the graves all unmarked, that surround the strucutre…

Inside the Ridges is the Tuberculoses Ward, considered one of the most haunted places in the world…



A photograph of Margaret Schilling as a patient, her hands oddly placed in the exact position – over her heart – they were in when she died…

These next two are photographs I took on the night we explored the TB ward looking for Margaret’s strange, final, lasting impression.

The first image is a photograph of us moving through the structure, before reaching the “bat chamber”. Notice my flash reflecting off the dense dust particles we were all breathing… Read more

Jeff Lemire Does Harbinger, Harbinger Zero, 10 Reasons Why You Should Read Valiant, The NYCC Panel, Interview Links and Oooodles of Art!!

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The conclusion of the “Omega Rising” arc, Harbinger #5, hit this week and people seem to dig it. Here’s a parade of kindness…

IGN: “There are so many cool moments in this issue, so many incredible panels to gaze at.”


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The Harbinger #5 Character Design Cover, featuring exclusive art and design work by comics visionary David Aja.

Its been a while since I’ve posted any news here. Harbinger is starting to edge up in the monthly pack, with sales finally reflecting some of the critical enthusiasm we’ve been getting. What does that mean exactly? It means I’ve spent the summer traveling, promoting and yes, writing, all to the detriment of this blog. But have no fear. This post is going to cover it all. Below you will see links to interviews, preview pages for upcoming issues and signing information for my appearance at New York City Comic Con this weekend. And, as always, lots and lots of lovely comic book art from lots of amazing artists who are far too talented to be involved with anything I’m writing. You ready? Okay, let’s roll it on out… Read more

IFC Thinks The Unknown Soldier Would Make A Great Film

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“The war in and around Uganda has served as the setting for a number of films in recent years… [yet] Dysart’s meticulous research and the unique spin he puts on the character make it stand out from the crowd…”

I may have finished Unknown Soldier two years ago, but the love keeps coming. Now The Independent Film Channel (through columnist Rick Marshall) says, “This series about a pacifist who discovers his dark side during the war in Uganda isn’t pretty, but it could make a great, gritty movie.”

Check out the full write up.

Thanks to my friend, my brother from another mother and my collaborator, the Italian Stallion, Alberto Ponticelli, for bringing this article to my attention.