The Wonder City Book Release Party and Comic Creator Meet-Up!
What lies between history and myth? Join the us for a few beers and find out on June 29 at 7:00 p.m. at The Bell House in Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn-based blog,... Read more
The Wonder City is On Sale
Dear Kickstarter Backers,
I'm sure by now most of you have heard that the first volume of The Wonder City, The Great Whale of Coney Island, but as of... Read more
First Look Friday-Our New Home
No page today for all you first lookers. This week we are featuring our brand new website. Go on over and take a look:
Many thanks to Jo Tsai... Read more
First Look Weekend-Pg 78-Dottie Intro
Our website is just about ready to go (it's already live) and I have a feeling by the end of the week we'll be ready to feature it, so stayed... Read more
First Look Friday--On a Saturday
So really, what makes a Friday different from a Saturday anyway?
Oh and Velma's still throwing 'em back with her friends Dottie and Fox.
First Look Friday-Pg. 76
GOOD NEWS! Courtney is officially done inking and we have officially entered the post-production phase of the book! So now all we have to do is clean up the pages... Read more
Happy New Year First Look
Here are some things to look forward to from THE WONDER CITY in 2011 (besides Velma downing whiskey in a dive bar).
* Our twitter feed: @thewondercity will feature headlines... Read more
First Look Friday-Pg. 42
So we're jumping around here with the page order. This is one of my favorites so far and it's not hard to see why. We're back before Velma goes down... Read more
First Look Friday-Pg. 46
After reading a part of a prophecy in the Tovernboak, Velma comes to one of the most important realizations here. It's actually one that will change the course of the... Read more
First Look Friday-Pg. 45
Velma's a gal who loves her books especially the one she's looking at on this page. It's called the Tovernboak which is an important document handed down from the Dutch... Read more
First Look Black Friday-Pg. 44
Velma doing some research in her swank office. For all you history nerds, take note of the Castello Plan map (c.1660) on her wall in the first panel. Courtney's attention... Read more
TWC First Look Friday-Pg. 43
Page 42 is still in production. It's a really cool page, but not ready for a preview, so hang tight.
Velma's office in the basement of St. John the Divine... Read more
TWC First Look Friday-Pg. 41
JR here: Every Friday we're going to let you preview a page in progress. This week's page is 41 (see below).
Courtney is currently in the process of inking the... Read more
WALKING TOUR DATES & Tobias Finch Launch!!!
As Courtney and I are working to complete the book a couple of things are on the horizon we want you to know about:
1) Walking Tours--For those... Read more
Inking The Wonder City
Greetings Kickstarters! For those not following TWC's progress on the blog (www.buildingthewondercity.blogspot.com) or on Facebook, I thought I'd post some photos of some rough inked pages from Chapter 2. I... Read more
Leaps and Bounds!
Quick update, for those who haven't received their lithographs in the mail, I'm printing the last round this weekend. Thanks to this project, I have a nice set... Read more
Hi Guys! Sorry for the wait, but at long last I'm ready to send out the first round of rewards. Letterpressed postcards for the Green Thumbs ($5) and 8x10 Lithographs... Read more
Chapter 1, Page 11
Our time on Kickstarter is drawing to a close. We will continue to post updates about the graphic novel on our blog: www.buildingthewondercity.blogspot.com including the pages for the rest of... Read more
Pages 8 & 9
Less than 20 days left!!! Sorry we skipped last week so I'm including pages 8 and 9 for this week.
Peg-Leg Pete, Issue 4
4. “I am sustained by the tranquility of an upright and loyal heart.”—Peter Stuyvesant
I guess the whole Peter Stuyvesant thing started on a humid September afternoon in 2006. I... Read more
Now that we're up to page 7, I thought it'd be a good time to also post "before pictures" of some of the pages, including page 7. As you can... Read more
Peg Leg Pete, Survey Responses
The Responses from the Survey
Well I was very wrong. Out of 76 people contacted only 37 attempted an answer which left 39 people thinking I was too much of... Read more
Peg Leg Pete, Issue 3
“The attack did not succeed as well as I had hoped, no small impediment having been the loss of my right leg.”—Peter Stuyvesant
In 2004 my mother gave me a... Read more
Peg-Leg Pete Issue #2
“It is my intention to proceed slowly with our trenches.”—Peter Stuyvesant
One night as I was re-watching the Ken Burn’s New York documentary (Disc 2), like I did when I... Read more
Chapter 1, Page 3 and THANKS!
WE HIT OUR GOAL!!! WOOOOHOOOO! And with 60 days to spare.
Thanks to all the backers who generously made that possible, no matter what crazy journey THE WONDER CITY takes... Read more
Peg Leg Pete, Issue 1
NOTE: Here's the beginning of all those words I promised you.
PEG LEG PETE, ISSUE 1
“The people have grown very wild and loose in their morals.”—Peter Stuyvesant
Opinion: the... Read more
Chapter 1, Page 1
Now that you've been introduced to the Tulip family, every Tuesday we'll be posting a page from the graphic novel in chronological order to give you a taste of the... Read more
Characters and Costumes
This first book of The Wonder City takes place in the early 1940s, which is my if-you-could-live-in-any-other-era era. So buying a huge fashion source book and designing the character's clothing... Read more
Allow me to introduce you to Mrs. Tulip
You've met Velma. I think she's currently emailing you her strong minded opinions about her life being turned into a book...
You've caught a glimpse of Owen and Lizzie and... Read more
Owen and Lizzie
Backers are in for a lot of words from Justin in the next few days, so I thought I'd balance it by introducing you to two of The Wonder City's... Read more
With our recent launch on Kickstarter I’ve been fielding the question: “What’s The Wonder City about?” This one almost always makes me panic. Not a good sign when you’ve been... Read more
NYC 400 & The Wonder City
A large piece of the mystery in The Wonder City centers around New
York's Lenape origins and New Amsterdam's founding by the Dutch. How
fortunate that we launched our project... Read more
The Wonder City on Facebook
Become a fan of The Wonder City on Facebook!
Thanks to everyone for your support, and check back soon for our Kickstarter video debut!
Today, the Wonder City, which has lived inside of our crowded heads for 3 years is finally seeing the light of day and we are VERY excited! The whole idea... Read more