SECTION ZERO 1959
Just a quick note to tell you that all the shouting and screaming you hear on the streets isn't because giant, atomically-mutated ants are attacking…
…it's because the SECTION ZERO... Read more
BACKERKIT'S Got Our Back!
I'm thrilled to announce that BACKERKIT will be handling the surveys for SECTION ZERO 1959.
"How hard are surveys?" you ask. Not that hard, but BackerKit has the ability... Read more
I HUNT MONSTERS!
We are getting closer and closer to launching the SECTION ZERO 1959campaign— no hard date yet; I don't want to jinx myself or paint myself into a corner— and... Read more
AND LO! THERE SHALL BE--
Everyone loves Kirby krackle— those floating dots of energy that Jack Kirby (father of so much of comic’s lexicon) created to show gamma radiation, cosmic power, or any power... Read more
THERE IS NO SECTION ZERO (except at, um, IMAGE COMICS)
You may have heard the news yesterday, but I'm here to tell you in person: it's true! Starting in April, Image Comics will be releasing a SECTION ZERO mini-seriesserializing... Read more
January 7, 2019. I Turn 60 Today.
That's almost impossible for me to believe. Seems like only yesterday it was my 50th birthday, and only a couple weeks before that... Read more
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Here's wishing all of you a Happy, Healthy New Year filled with friends, family and fun. I know Tom and I are certainly looking forward to it! I can't begin... Read more
There is no SECTION ZERO… Christmas card this year. But there is this wonderful one from SZ's half-sister IMPOSSIBLE JONES. Hope you enjoy it as much as David Hahn, Tony... Read more
Because I Just Can't Wait...
Teaser image for a little something Tom and I are cooking up. I haven't set up anything on the site yet— there's just this image, which I'll be linking up... Read more
CYBER SUNDAY! (For You, At least.)
Here's hoping all our friends in the United States and Norfolk Island had a festive and fun Thanksgiving. As usual, I cooked for Myrna's family, and no one seemed to... Read more
So what's up with the ORIGINAL ART/SKETCHES/ADAM HUGHES PRINTS? (And Other News)
Now that everyone's gotten their copies of the SECTION ZERO book (right?), a number of Backers have asked about the status of the Original Art, Sketches, and Adam Hughes prints... Read more
IMPOSSIBLE you say?
As you may know, I've launched a Kickstarter for a new comic— IMPOSSIBLE JONES by penciler David Hahn and myself.
IMPOSSIBLE JONES is a criminal who gets super-powers and is... Read more
BELIEVE IN "IMPOSSIBLE!"
Today I launched my 2nd Kickstarter — IMPOSSIBLE JONES — written and inked by me, penciled by my cohort in crime and co-creator David Hahn.
IMPOSSIBLE JONES is about a criminal... Read more
ORIGINAL ART Update
Forgot to say before: if you have Original Art coming (from SECTION ZERO or SUPERBOY)— it will also be shipped separately from the book and other swag. Just so you... Read more
ABOUT THE SKETCHES, ADAM HUGHES PRINT, and more...
People are beginning to receive the SECTION ZERO books and it seems they couldn't be happier— which means Icouldn't be happier! This really is a book I am proud... Read more
Baltimore De-Brief; First Fifty Update
I had a wonderful time at the Baltimore Comic Con!It's always great to spend time with Tom Grummett and his wife Nancy (who made sure Tom and I kept... Read more
Baltimore— Here We Come!
THE BALTIMORE DEAL is now OFF THE TABLE
I have to send a final mailing list of who gets what to Blackbox this morning— I believe they start shipping tomorrow!... Read more
THIS JUST IN— !
THE FINISHED SECTION ZERO BOOK!
This little beauty will soon to be in the hands of all you amazing Backers (and other discerning readers of fine comics). I honestly could... Read more
Look What Just Showed Up At My Door...
The SECTION ZERO "F & G's"!
The "Folded and Gathered" sections of the book before it's bound together!
Of course, I instantlyfound 3 more mistakes! (How did I miss... Read more
AH! At last— !
Ladies and Gentlemen: The ADAM HUGHES "WOMEN OF SECTION ZERO" print…
This is the exclusive, limited edition version of the print that everyone who ordered it during the Kickstarter campaign... Read more
The Baltimore Deal
I find it a little hard to believe myself, but barring acts of God (who does seem to enjoy acting up on this project)—
The SECTION ZERO Book Will Debut... Read more
ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING!
And by that I mean:
The SECTION ZERO book is now at the printer!
All I can say is: there must be some deep, hidden programing in computers so that... Read more
D-DAY! (In a few days.)
Inks: DONE! Letters: DONE!
At this point, SECTION ZERO, VOLUME 0is ready to do to press— except for some last pages of colors from Jeremy "Howling Commando" Colwell and... Read more
Countdown to Zero: ZERO!!!!
TOM GRUMMETT HAS DRAWN THE LAST PAGE OF PENCILS FOR THE SECTION ZERO BOOK!
I almost can't believe it myself. Tom started drawing this story over 18 years ago— his... Read more
Countdown to Zero: 2...
POSITIVE PROGRESS!There are only a pair of pulse-pounding pages to be penciled! I'm practically palpitating in preparation of this project going to press! Prepare to be presented with a... Read more
Countdown to Zero: 3…
Hope everyone had a Great 4th of July— which as some of you may have heard is a holiday here in the Untied States. But do Canadians stop working because... Read more
Countdown to Zero: 4…
Yes! You heard right— ONLY 4 PAGES TO PENCIL!
And only 7 pages left to ink (includingthe 4 Tom still has to draw)! I almost can't believe it... Read more
The Elusive FRANK PRICE!
As we close in on finishing SECTION ZERO (Volume 0), there's one loose end that we can't seem to tie up.
FRANK PRICEis one of our Backers who paid... Read more
A Big Thing in a Deep Scottish Lake!
I promised a new update was coming a couple weeks back— and then Portland schools were shut down for snow and the kids were home more than I expected! And... Read more
Be A TREKKER
TREKKER:CHAPELTOWN just launched. It's a graphic novel written and drawn by Ron Randall. I highly recommend you support it— and I'm sure Ron would, too! Just click on this picture:... Read more
NEW YEAR, NEW SCHEDULE
Hope everyone had wonderful Holidays and are starting off a great New Year!
Here at Panic Central, Tom and I continue to work away on SECTION ZERO. It is the ... Read more
One Thing I Forgot in the Last Update...
I THOUGHT I POSTED THIS A LONG TIME AGO! Yet it was just sitting here when I went to write a NEW Update! My apologies. It's still a fun read.... Read more
Perhaps. Perhaps Not.
This is me asking you to support another person's Kickstarter. If that doesn't interest you, you can stop reading. There will be a new SECTION ZERO update next week. A... Read more
Day of The Dead Update
Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween. And now that most of the things-that-go-bump-in-the-night have slunk back into the shadows (and SECTION ZERO is here to protect us from those that... Read more
SECOND Most Boring Update Ever!
Remember the last Update? Where I posted a graphic of the "List of Alleged SECTION ZERO Supports" and asked everyone to make sure their names were A) included, if that's... Read more
The World's Most Boring Update!
I spent a good part of yesterday finding, as best I could, a way to list 1000+ "Alleged SECTION ZERO Supporters" on one pageof our upcoming book— without it... Read more
While Tom and I have been feverishly working on finishing the SECTION ZERO story itself, there have been a few other bits of business that needed attending to. Such as:... Read more
Panel 1: INKS!
A few weeks ago I showed you Tom's pencils to this panel— here are the inks! You can see how we're starting to get the feel for the new characters—... Read more
START PANICKING! We have a Web-Site!
After a lot of hard work and gnashing-of-teeth, Panic Button Press now has a live, fully functional (we hope!) web-site. Which means there's a place where people who missed the... Read more
"Stick to your inkpots, kid!"
That's what Billy Ireland famously told a young Milton Caniff, prompting Caniff to become a cartoonist instead of an actor. And the world was never the same!
Here at SECTION... Read more
Start Drawing in 2… 1… ZERO!
TOM STARTS DRAWING THE BOOK THIS WEEK! Which means I started scripting it lastweek! Those of you who supported SECTION ZERO on or before Free Comic Book Day have... Read more
Survey Says— !
OK! We're sending out the survey soon. This will give us mailing addresses for everyone so once we get the SECTION ZERO: ULTRA-COOL COLLECTOR'S EDITION hardcover in ourhands, we... Read more
Let's All Eat Cake! Best Part: ZERO Calories!
Well. That was quite a ride, wasn't it?
Know what I was doing yesterday when I wasn't posting and prodding and persuading people to support SECTION ZERO? I was working... Read more
Echoing what Tom Said...
I'm stunned. Astounded. Humbled. 24 hours ago I did not think we would meet our goal. YOU proved me wrong. I'll write something more in the morning (when I've recovered... Read more
There IS a Section Zero!
This is amazing. To all our backers, whether you jumped aboard at the outset,or came to the party later, our profoundest thanks. As we often said, there is no Section... Read more
So we're in the final 36 hours. Give or take. And Tom and I are thrilled and humbled to see we've broken the $50K barrier! And I really do mean... Read more
Countdown to Zero
Less than a week to go— and still a long road ahead of us. But one of the things I've learned from this campaign is that I am determinedto... Read more
COUNTDOWN TO ZERO
As we round the corner and head into the final stretch of this campaign, Tom and I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support,... Read more
ADAM HUGHES "WOMEN OF SECTION ZERO" PRINT!
In case you haven't heard, we just added a new reward: a full-color, 11x17 Kickstarter Exclusive print featuring the Women of SZ drawn by none other than ADAM HUGHES. If... Read more
SUPERBOY SKETCH WINNER!
Tom Grummett here, everyone...It's my pleasure to announce the winner of the Superboy Sketch.
And the winner is...
...David Gibson, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada!
And on behalf... Read more
WIN THIS SKETCH!
Anyone pledging the the SZ KS this weekend— MAY 13 & 14 ONLY!— will have a chance to win this fabulous, full-color SUPERBOY sketch by none other than Titanic... Read more
The $25,000 PYRAMID
We've just crossed the $25K mark— over 40% to goal! THANK YOU for helping make that happen.
We have plateaued right now, but that was expected. The fact that Bill... Read more
NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED.
Sadly, this is not the Dropbox link to your free download of SECTION ZERO #1. Even though all the files lookfine, for some reason they won't convert to PDF... Read more
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Hope everyone has a great holiday (or just plain day)! We're heading over to a friend's house tonight for a small celebration, and I'll certainly be toasting each and every... Read more
IN HONOR OF FREE COMIC BOOK DAY...
...everyone backing SECTION ZERO by the end of Saturday, May 6th will get a link for a free PDF download of SECTION ZERO #1!A chance for some of you... Read more
FROM ZERO TO 20% FUNDED!
In the first 24 hours of our Kickstarter you helped raise over $12K— one-fifth of the amount we need to make SECTION ZERO really happen. Youdid that! Don't know... Read more
OVER 100 SERVED!
I go do a little work for a while— look what happens! Tom and I can't thank you enough. Still a long road ahead, but with your help we'll get... Read more
GOTTA LOVE KICKSTARTER!
SECTION ZERO has just been picked by Kickstarter as a "Project we Love!" Obviously, they have very good taste. ;-)