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    My long in gestation ogn, LOVESTRUCK, will be out this September from Image comics.

    LOVESTRUCK preview on Comics Alliance

    I'm really proud of this sonofabitch and it took forever to get done, so if comics about punk spirit, selling out and megalomaniacal corporate love gods are your thing, please order it in droves!

    • CommentAuthorepalicki
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2011
    I think you had me at 'Kevin Mellon,' but I'll stick around for the punk spirit.

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    Haha, Thanks!
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2011
    You busy little beaver; excellent, will place order now.
    Glad to see you getting so much love around the industry, it's well deserved.
    • CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2011
    Lots of good stuff happening in September (not talking about DC). Can't wait for this Kevin.
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    @Paul - haha, thank you sir!

    @kperkins - Thank you so much, I hope people dig it. Dennis and I put a lot ourselves and our heart into it, so we hope it finds it's audience.
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    interesting concept...will have to look out for it when it comes out.
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    Thanks! If you're so inclined, please tell your local shop to order it. September is going to be a really rough month for indy books, so the more pre-orders, the better.
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2011
    Why, hello there, gorgeous piece of art. Pre-ordered it.
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    @yskaya - Thank you!!!
    • CommentAuthormaantren
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2011
    Looks great! Also, love your flickr stream btw...


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    @maantren - Thanks so much. And thanks about the flickr, it's... it's me. :)

    @hey apathy! THANK YOU! Also, thank you.
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    Hey Kevin, you don't happen to have the previews code, do you? It makes it easier for some shops to be sure they're ordering the right thing for someone.
    (My shop kind of insists on having it...)
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    Hot sauce - nice work, I hope you sell a billion copies!
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    @warped The catalog JUST came out this week, so I do now!

    JUL11 0453 LOVESTRUCK GN 09/07/11 SRP: $16.99

    PAGE 183 diamond catalog

    @Tango - Thank you!
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    And, the official press release via CBR
    Official Press Release

    Berkeley, CA – 21 June 2011 – This September, Image Comics will bring readers a love story like no other. Former collaborators on the Gearhead series, writer Dennis Hopeless (HACK/SLASH TRAILERS 2) and artist Kevin Mellon (THIS IS A SOUVENIR: THE SONGS OF SPEARMINT AND SHIRLEY LEE, COMIC BOOK TATTOO, S.H.I.E.L.D.) are now set to debut LOVESTRUCK, an original graphic novel about the manipulations of a greedy modern Cupid who has made love his business.

    "Love is such a powerful part of our lives and yet for so many people it’s just an impossibility,” said Hopeless. "We all have those friends who are talented and charming and great in every other way but just can’t make relationships work. They’re always in their own way. Lovestruck is about what happens when these hopelessly loveless folks are given all the powers of Cupid. But how can you control love when you don’t believe in it?"

    “Dennis first came to me with the idea as a follow up to Gearhead and we batted it around for a while,” added Mellon. “It was like a light kind of shone on me and it became something I not only wanted to do, but had to do. One of the many joys about working with Dennis is that everything we come up with together, I pretty much HAVE to do. Come hell or high water.”

    Along with strikingly beautiful cover art by Erik Jones, Mellon’s clean, detailed line work illustrates the modern setting of Hopeless' unconventional love story perfectly. In LOVESTRUCK, Kali Monroe gets paid to break hearts. When love is a billion-dollar industry and the closest thing to cupid is a megalomaniacal CEO, what’s a girl to do?

    However, Hopeless and Mellon's version of Cupid, as Caleb Goellner of ComicsAlliance put it, " far from a cherub... and bears more of a resemblance to the theoretical lovechild of Marvel's Wilson Fisk and Akira's Tetsuo than a happy naked angel baby dude you'd want shooting infatuation arrows your way."

    LOVESTRUCK OGN, a 192-page black and white original graphic novel for $16.99, will be available at a comic store near you on September 7, 2011.

    Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

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    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2011
    Ahh, looks awesome! Can't wait to get my mitts on it. :)
      CommentAuthordonnie darko
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2011 edited
    You're too late with your pitch, Mr Mellon.

    Already ordered it ages ago, when they released the new order form (can't wait for the actual previews to come out).

    I know your stuff from the artists' thread and like it, so why wouldn't I (and everyone else) buy this.

    Anyways... Congratulations!