Dark Horse Comics Lady Killer mini series (compiled into a perfect bound graphic novel edition) is written by Jamie S. Rich and Joelle Jones, and masterfully drawn by Ms. Jones herself. 

The gritty (and bloody!) story deals with a Mad Men era suburban Seattle housewife who’s actually a CIA assassin. 

Artist Joelle Jones explains how she playfully put together a series of vintage ad mockups while doing research for the project, shown above (with additional hand lettering by Crank). The mini-series is a dark delight, just as these playfully grim ads are. This isn’t a comics blog, of course. And Rich and Jones’ mini series won’t be for everyone. But the art is still terrific, and those ads are fun. The illustration style and typography is strictly now, but the coloring and general ‘feel’ are pure retro. And we’ll admit it: We love retro, and get a real kick out of seeing contemporary tweaks and twists of vintage 20th century design, illustration and photographic tropes. Check out more of Jones work at

The final tragedy will be posted next week. In the mean time, I hope that if you have enjoyed the series, you will consider supporting my efforts by pre-ordering the complete collection. I’ll see you all soon at emerald city!


The four Poe sisters and Link.  From Saturday at Katsucon.  It was an honour to shoot with these cosplayers because they were amazing, and their cosplays were fantastic.  I hope you enjoy these photos


Meg (purple): Gothichamlet /

Beth (blue): Pyropi /

Joelle (red): Jaimons-Le-Bon-Vin /

Amy (green): hhhhammy /

Link: Endless-Link-Cosplay /

Photographer: foreverCTY /

  • Pavlove
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Folie A Deux
Pavlove | Fall Out Boy

something make my chest stir
something make my head blur
i’m not ready for a handshake with death, no
i’m just such a happy mess, whoa

the drums are four on the floor
she’s back to the bedroom for one more
i’m the invisible man
who can’t stop staring at the mirror, at the mirror

i want to make you as lonely as me
so you can get, get addicted to this
you can get, get addicted to this now…

  • Novocaine
  • Fall Out Boy
  • American Beauty/American Psycho
Novocaine | Fall Out Boy

if you knew, knew what the bluebirds sing at you

you would never sing along

cast them out cause this is our culture

these new flocks are nothing but vultures

because they took our love and they filled it up

filled it up with novocaine and now i’m just numb

and now i’m just numb

and don’t mind me, i’m just a son of a gun

so don’t stop, don’t stop til your heart goes numb

and now i’m just numb

i don’t feel a thing for you

i said one day the valley is gonna swallow me whole

and i feel like a photo that’s been overexposed…

This blog is dedicated to Lady Killer, the new Dark Horse comic book series due in January, 2015.

The details of the first issue are as follows:

Betty Draper meets Hannibal!
Lady Killer #1 (of 5)

Joëlle Jones (W/A/Cover), Jamie S. Rich (W), and Laura Allred ©

On sale Jan 7
FC, 32 pages

Josie Schuller is a picture-perfect homemaker, wife, and mother—but she’s also a ruthless, efficient killer for hire! A brand-new original comedy series that combines the wholesome imagery of early 1960s domestic bliss with a tightening web of murder, paranoia, and cold-blooded survival.

• New original series by Joëlle Jones!
• Dark comedy, gritty action, and killer laughs!
“[Jones] varies her style to suit the mood of each piece, and the results can be spellbinding."—Powell’s Books