Next from Ian Struckhoff - The Fourth Place (Game Night Ready)™ Libraries
The Fourth Placeis about creating spaces where geeks feel at home, and everyone feels welcome playing with our cool toys. It takes the passion behind Black Label Comics, and... Read more
Our Next Comic: FAILSAFE!
Now that our third comic The Dark Age #1 is with the printers, and soon on its way to backers, it's time to focus some on our next comic book.... Read more
NIGHT FOLK by Matthew Dow Smith
This morning, my good friend Matthew Dow Smith launched the Kickstarter (pre-orders and fundraiser) for his first novel, NIGHT FOLK. He has been a huge supporter of my comics... Read more
The Dark Age Update
Just quick update from our latest Kickstarter fundraiser, where we're trying to raise enough money for a full professional print run of the first issue of our next book... Read more
Cyber Monday Special on The Dark Age Kickstarter
We have decided to get into the spirit of Cyber Monday, with a doorbuster special of our own! You can find it over on our new Kickstarter.(We'll keep it open... Read more
NYCC Artist Alley Table R-15
New York Comic Con is only three days away now, and we're just about ready! The final piece is in place, now that they have confirmed our table number...... Read more
This is real.
October 1st was a big day for Black Label Comics and The Deathlings-- Very big!
In one day, we received our postcard prints, and the first print runs of both... Read more
It's The Final Countdown!
(Now you have that song stuck in your head. You're welcome.)
Visiting our Kickstarter page today, I see it's no longer counting down the days until the end... it's now... Read more
Four Pages in One!
With this project so close to ending, I want to make sure everyone sees plenty of pages from the book. So today I'm doing something totally unprecedented, and releasing four... Read more
Six More Days! Two More Pages!
Remember that this Kickstarter project ends next week, so time is short if you're interested in pre-orderingthe comics, getting a poster, appearing in a future comic where you... Read more
New Rewards - Original Artwork by Craig Yeung!
As you may have noticed, we've lost momentum quite a bit since we hit our minimum goal-- even though there's a long way to go before we raise as much... Read more
Huginn & Muninn by Amir Zand
In the end, Black Label Comics#1 was only able to fit four pin-ups, because we filled the rest of the book with 48 pages of stories. However, the ones... Read more
Once every week, I try to do something extra special to spread the word about Black Label Comics. We call it Black Label Comics Tuesday. This week seemed like... Read more
Anne by Blair Shedd
When I was in high school, I knew that my friend Blair would be successful as an artist, long before I ever came close. Recently, I was pleased to confirm... Read more
Sneak Peek at our new Website (Updated URL)
Today's Backers update is something a little different, which I hope will appeal to some of you. It's also a thinly-veiled excuse for me to show off something I made.... Read more
"The Deathlings: Black Label" - Page 2 (final)
The next page of one of our short stories, featuring a certain nameless cowboy Deathling. (Go back in the updates to see Page 1.)
Writer/Creator/Letterer: Ian Struckhoff
Line Art: Nicholas... Read more
I think this update is kind of cool, because not only is it an entire comic, but it's actually a good way to better understand what Black Label Comics is... Read more
Black Label Comics in the Press
I couldn't be in a better mood today, after seeing an article appear over at The Weekly Crisis, all about Black Label Comics.
I hope you will all check it... Read more
Good News, Bad News...
Okay, I'll admit-- Mostly GREAT news!
This weekend, the final pages came in, and I was able to complete the lettering, layout, and prepress work needed to get the book... Read more
Bonus Pin-up - Huginn & Muninn by Raluca Porumbacu
As I was planning Black Label Comics #1, I wasn't sure exactly which stories would be finished on time. As a result, that meant I had to plan to have... Read more
"The Deathlings: Kid Stuff" - Page 1 (final)
Last night I finished lettering "The Deathlings: Kid Stuff" and updating the pages with the final artwork from Valia Kapadai. This story shows a bit of what life is like... Read more
Today is Black Label Comics Tuesday!
Today, August 24th, marks 30 days until the end of the Kickstarter project to send Black Label Comics to New York Comic Con.
To mark the date, we want to... Read more
"The Deathlings: Anne's Story" #1 - Page 3 (final)
The third page of Issue #1 of our first series "The Deathlings: Anne's Story". Anne's mysterious dream continues, and things start to get a little weird. This page was also... Read more
Ani by Nikki Cook
Since we reached our funding goal last night, I wanted today's update to be something really special for everyone.
One of the most amazing thing about working on Black Label... Read more
Thanks to Jan W. and 19 others, we have met our goal!
Apologies for the extra update today. I try not to bother you all too often, but this news I just had to share.
Tonight, Jan W. pledged enough to... Read more
"Huginn & Muninn" - Page 1 (near-final)
The first page of the first issue of "Huginn & Muninn". This is planned as an ongoing series, with the first arc "Blood Brothers" introducing a new take on Odin's... Read more
"The Deathlings: Anne's Story" #1 - Page 2 (final)
The first page of Issue #1 of "The Deathlings: Anne's Story" (our first series). Here we see the beginning of Anne's mysterious dream, which we may remember better than she... Read more
Black Label Comics
NYCC 2010 Poster Collection
Black Label #1 Cover Art by Jonathan Wyke
The Deathlings: Anne's Story #0 Cover Art by Yasmine Putri
Anne Photograph by Ian X.... Read more
Special Thanks - Weekly Sponsor Ronald S.
I'm writing this morning with a very special thank you message for our first Weekly Sponsor, Ronald S.
His pledge is enough to cover seven full days of our pledge... Read more
The Dark Age - Pinup
This pin-up for "The Dark Age: All the Magic is Gone" ties to the short story in Black Label Comics #1, "Untitled Masterpieces" and features our protagonist detective Sandra Cash,... Read more
Halfway There - w/ Special Thanks to Meleah!
Just a quick update to announce that we are already halfway to our minimum goal, after just a few days!
Special thanks go out to Meleah, who upped her original... Read more
The Deathlings #0 Cover
Our very first cover, for the preview issue we produced for Indie Comic Book Week 2009, Boston Comic Con 2010, and Free Comic Book Day 2010. Art by the incredible... Read more
"The Dark Age: Untitled Masterpieces" - Page 1
The first page of "Untitled Masterpieces" a short story from "The Dark Age: All the Magic is Gone" (and part of the first issue of that series). Detective Sandra Cash,... Read more
"The Deathlings: Anne's Story" #1 - Page 1 (final)
The first page of Issue #1 of "The Deathlings: Anne's Story" (our first series). Anne is trying to stop from forgetting a dream, by sketching out what she remembers.
Writer/Creator/Letterer:... Read more
"The Deathlings: Black Label" - Page 1 (final)
The first page of one of our short stories, featuring a certain nameless cowboy Deathling.
Writer/Creator/Letterer: Ian Struckhoff
Line Art: Nicholas Raimo
Color Art: Sara Machajewski
Black Label Comics #1 Cover
An image you may find familiar-- The cover for Black Label Comics #1, with art by Jonathan Wyke (of Huginn & Muninn) featuring the lead character from "The Deathlings: Anne's... Read more
The Deathlings #1 Cover
I'm proud to present the cover to The Deathlings #1, with artwork by Reuben Negron. (Logos and design by me.)