I haven’t written a blog post in a dog’s age because…well, I’ve been busy…like REALLY busy.
Forgotten Home was finally announced with comiXology Originals. It’s a book that’s been percolating for over three years, and it’s incredible to finally be able to share it with the world. Marika Cresta (X-Men Gold, Summit), Matt Emmons (Gardener), Cardinal Rae (Twelve Devils Dancing, Crowded), Natasha Alterici (Heathen), Yissel Ayala (fashion designer on Clean Room), and Kevin Maher (The Strip) all contributed to this debut, and I couldn’t be more proud of the book. Marika just finished line art on issue 4, and I’m working on the script for issue 6, and this story is going to blow your mind.
Here’s what some comics peeps have been saying about Forgotten Home:
“It’s a crime story. It’s a magic story. It’s…wait, what the hell is this thing? Forgotten Home by Erica Schultz and Marika Cresta is hard to categorize, unless the category is great comics. I’m fascinated by what I’ve read, and completely intrigued to see where it’s going.”
—Ron Marz (The Adventures of Superman, Green Lantern)
“A really fun genre mashup that drops you in and doesn’t hold your hand, all the while building mythology and asking questions you can’t wait to find out the answers to.”
—Kyle Higgins (Hadrian’s Wall, Winter Soldier)
“Forgotten Home is an untouched realm of fantasy crime–like Stranger Things meets Supernatural in today’s setting. Erica, Marika, Matt, and Cardinal create a magical realm that seems realistic and relatable, certainly a world that you want to jump into and follow closely.”
—Liana Kangas (She Said Destroy, Black AF)
“Engaging, smart and stylish as all hell.”
—Simon Fraser (2000AD)
“Schultz and Cresta have crafted a complex narrative full of mystery and magic. I expected nothing less from this creative team than a great comic book, and they somehow delivered something even better. Forgotten Home is unforgettable.”
—Eric Palicki (No Angel, Dead Beats)
“I can’t wait to see how this story unfolds!”
—Matt Miner (GWAR, Death Trap)
“Forgotten Home grabs you from page one — and that’s before the magic even really begins. A great mystery and a compelling mythology have already started to form in the first chapter and I can’t wait for more.”
—Erik Burnham (Transformers/Ghostbusters, Red Sonja)
I’ve also been busy teaching at The Kubert School. It’s a lot of work, but I’m honored to have the opportunity to be part of the legacy that the legend, Joe Kubert, started. Tomorrow’s creators and innovators walk those halls and to see their progress is awe-inspiring.
Lastly, New York Comic Con is this week. It’s going to be INSANE, but that’s par for the course. I’ll be at table D5 in Artist Alley and I’ll have SO many books! Strange Tails, Xena, Daredevil, Twelve Devils Dancing, Revenge, M3, Charmed, Swords of Sorrow, and Where We Live. I’ll also be speaking on The Kubert School panel on Thursday and the comiXology panel on Saturday. I’ll be signing Forgotten Home prints at 1B5, the comiXology booth in Artist Alley. Lastly, I’ll be signing prog 2145 at the 2000AD booth on Saturday. For those who are visual, my schedule is below.
Hope to see you all there!