Jan 20

LADY DEATH: MERCILESS ONSLAUGHT #1 IS COMING FOR YOU!

NEW KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN TO LAUNCH MARCH 15, 2017

 

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA (January 20, 2017): Coffin Comics announces a brand-new Kickstarter campaign for its next Lady Death original graphic novel entitled Lady Death: Merciless Onslaught #1.


LD_MO1_Page1Merciless Onslaught #1
 is a 48-page square bound graphic novel that continues the mythology established in Coffin Comics’ previous four Lady Death titles: Chaos RulesDamnation GameExtinction Express and Oblivion Kiss. Lady Death creator and writer Brian Pulido and co-writer Mike MacLean (La Muerta, Lady Death) have once again joined forces to write the story, with Dheeraj Verma (Lady Death) and Sabine Rich (Ancient Dreams, Southern Nightgown) returning for the beautifully illustrated interiors.

Herr Reich, a rogue Nazi scientist has kidnapped Jake the last innocent in Hell because he suspects he is the key to enacting his master plan and conquering Hell.  But Lady Death ain’t having it. Aided by Haxan and Hellrider, the diva of death plans to rescue Jake and dismantle everything Reich hold dear. But – is it even possible? Has Lady Death met finally met her match? The answer will surprise you! Featuring the sadistic Frau Helga and re-introducing: Eldritch princess Caprice and her sidekick Char, Thanatos, demon lord of Hell, Wargoth of the Everkind and newcomers Steelheart and Mr. Atticus Marrow. Wait. These characters are from alternative timelines! What is up? You gotta read to find out!

LD_MO1_Page22“It’s Lady Death versus a psycho Nazi scientist in Hell,” says Lady Death creator Brian Pulido. “I think that pretty much says it all. Like the title, Merciless Onslaught, expect plenty of carnage and mayhem!”

Over 20 individual reward tiers containing a wide assortment of books, prints and collectible trading cards will be available to backers on the Merciless Onslaught #1 Kickstarter campaign, which will include several limited editions exclusive to the campaign. An all-star lineup of cover artists have joined the project to lend their talents, including Paolo Pantalena, Billy Tucci, Mike Krome, Sabine Rich, Jenevieve Broomall, Ula Mos, and many more to announce!

 

 

 

 

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The Lady Death: Merciless Onslaught #1 Kickstarter campaign will launch on March 15, 2017 at 7:00PM Mountain Standard Time (Arizona) and will end on April 14, 2017 at 7:00PM Mountain Standard Time (Arizona). Kickstarter backers will be the first to read this new story, months before it’s released to the general public!

 

ABOUT COFFIN COMICS

Coffin Comics is an independent publishing company, founded in September 2007 by Chaos! Comics founder and Lady Death creator, Brian Pulido. Coffin is dedicated to rock-n-roll inspired, supernatural tales and continues to craft authentically rare, limited edition comic books and assorted items for the discerning collector. For more information, please visit: www.LadyDeathUniverse.com

Jan 13

ALBUQUERQUE COMIC CON 2017 STARTS TODAY!

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Our convention tour kicks off at Albuquerque Comic Con, taking place January 13-15, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM. Yep, on Friday the 13th! How metal is that?!?

2 show exclusive Lady Death editions and 12 new prints will be available at the show! Brian loves meeting his fans, so stop by and say hello!

 

ALBUQUERQUE COMIC CON EXCLUSIVE EDITIONS

These brand new Lady Death editions with cover art by Albuquerque’s own David Harrigan (ARTASSASSIN) will be available for purchase starting TODAY at Albuquerque Comic Con. If you can’t make it to the show, they’re also now available for preorder in limited quantities at Lady Death Store.

 

ld_visions1_leatheretteLADY DEATH: VISIONS #1 – LEATHERETTE EDITION
Interiors: Various (pin up art book)
Cover: David Harrigan
Price: $30.00

Full color, 24 pages. Limited to just 69 serially numbered copies!

Preorder Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ld_vis1_naughtyleatherette_printLADY DEATH: VISIONS #1 – NAUGHTY LEATHERETTE EDITION
Interiors: Various (pin up art book)
Cover: David Harrigan
Price: $40.00

Full color, 24 pages. Limited to just 69 serially numbered copies!

Preorder Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL-NEW PRINT MANIA!!!

 

ld_ww_f13_printAlso premiering for Albuquerque Comic Con are 12 new Lady Death 11×17″ prints. You can get them at the show or preorder them online at Lady Death Store.

All prints will be priced at $15.00 each:

Lady Death: Wicked Ways F13 (David Harrigan); pictured
Lady Death: Leatherette (David Harrigan)
Lady Death: Naughty Leatherette (David Harrigan)
Lady Death #0 Power (David Harrigan)
Lady Death #0 Steam Death (Monte Moore)
Lady Death: Hope (Steven DeSario)
Lady Death: Mausoleum (David Harrigan)

 

 

 

 

Lady Death: Naughty Mausoleum (David Harrigan)
Lady Death: Revelations Standard (Mike S. Miller)
Lady Death: Revelations Cruel (Greg Capullo)
Lady Death: Revelations Naughty (David Harrigan)
Lady Death: Zodiac Premium (Nei Ruffino)

 

 

 

We expect to begin shipping all of the above items preordered at Lady Death Store beginning Wednesday, January 18.

 

 

 

 

LONG LIVE LADY DEATH!!!

Jan 10

LADY DEATH / COFFIN COMICS INVADES ALBUQUERQUE COMIC CON 2017!

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We’ll be kicking off our 2017 convention tour at Albuquerque Comic Con, taking place January 13-15, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM. Yes, it starts on Friday the 13th! How metal is that?!?

2 show exclusive Lady Death editions and 12 new prints will be available at the show! Brian loves meeting his fans, so stop by and say hello!

 

ALBUQUERQUE COMIC CON EXCLUSIVE EDITIONS

These brand new Lady Death editions with cover art by Albuquerque’s own David Harrigan (ARTASSASSIN) will be available for purchase at Albuquerque Comic Con. If you can’t make it to the show, they will also be available for preorder in limited quantities at Lady Death Store starting Friday, January 13 at 9:00AM MST (Arizona).

 

ld_visions1_leatheretteLADY DEATH: VISIONS #1 – LEATHERETTE EDITION
Interiors: Various (pin up art book)
Cover: David Harrigan
Price: $30.00

Full color, 24 pages. Limited to just 69 serially numbered copies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ld_vis1_naughtyleatherette_printLADY DEATH: VISIONS #1 – NAUGHTY LEATHERETTE EDITION
Interiors: Various (pin up art book)
Cover: David Harrigan
Price: $40.00

Full color, 24 pages. Limited to just 69 serially numbered copies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL-NEW PRINT MANIA!!!

 

ld_ww_f13_printAlso premiering for Albuquerque Comic Con are 12 new Lady Death 11×17″ prints. You can get them at the show or you can preorder them online at Lady Death Store, starting Friday, January 13 at 9:00AM MST (Arizona).

All prints will be priced at $15.00 each:

Lady Death: Wicked Ways F13 (David Harrigan); pictured
Lady Death: Leatherette (David Harrigan)
Lady Death: Naughty Leatherette (David Harrigan)
Lady Death #0 Power (David Harrigan)
Lady Death #0 Steam Death (Monte Moore)
Lady Death: Hope (Steven DeSario)
Lady Death: Mausoleum (David Harrigan)

 

 

 

 

Lady Death: Naughty Mausoleum (David Harrigan)
Lady Death: Revelations Standard (Mike S. Miller)
Lady Death: Revelations Cruel (Greg Capullo)
Lady Death: Revelations Naughty (David Harrigan)
Lady Death: Zodiac Premium (Nei Ruffino)

 

 

 

We expect to begin shipping all of the above items preordered at Lady Death Store beginning Wednesday, January 18.

 

 

 

 

LONG LIVE LADY DEATH!!!

Jan 06

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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How were your holidays? We’re just now recovering from our food comas and some After Christmas Sale madness (thanks, FIENDS!), but we live to tell more tales!

We have lots exciting stuff to announce for 2017, so stay tuned!

We will be kicking off this year’s convention tour next weekend at Albuquerque Comic Con (January 13-15). You can expect show exclusives to be revealed sometime next Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

SWORN TO THE BLACK!!!

Dec 26

THE BLACK CHRISTMAS HANGOVER IS LIVE!!!

 

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To close out 2016, we’re doing a final (weeklong!) sale for after Christmas and bringing you two new limited edition Lady Death Store exclusives! The BLACK CHRISTMAS HANGOVER SALE is now LIVE!!!.

 

20% SAVINGS ON MOST IN-STOCK ITEMS!!!

First, everyone gets 20% OFF the following items at Lady Death Store:

Comics
Prints
Metallicards
Statues and Figures

ALSO:

  • New rarities have been added to our infamous Vault!
  • Prices on Avatar and Boundless titles have been slashed by 25% and you’ll take an additional 20% OFF during order checkout!

The BLACK CHRISTMAS HANGOVER SALE will last nearly an entire week! Mark your calendars because the promotional savings will end on January 1, 2017 at 11:59PM MST (Arizona Time).

DISCLAIMERS: 20% promotional savings will be deducted during order checkout. Original Art and Advance Preorder items are excluded from this offer. This promotion does not stack with other discounts or coupons.

 

BLACK CHRISTMAS HANGOVER EXCLUSIVES

Preorders for these exclusives are now LIVE at Lady Death Store! Preorder before January 1 at 11:59PM MST (Arizona) and take 20% OFF both exclusives at order checkout!

 

ld_ee1_violetLADY DEATH: EXTINCTION EXPRESS #1 – VIOLET EDITION
Story: Brian Pulido, Mike MacLean
Interiors: Dheeraj Verma, Sabine Rich
Cover: David Harrigan
Price: $25.00 (or just $20.00 during sale!)

Full color, 48 pages. Limited to 200 copies!

Preorder Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

ld_fantasies1_naughtyscarletLADY DEATH: FANTASIES #1 – NAUGHTY SCARLET EDITION
Interiors: Various (pin up art book)
Cover: Mike DeBalfo, Ceci de la Cruz
Price: $40.00 (or just $32.00 during sale!)

Full color, 24 pages. Limited to 99 serially numbered copies!

Preorder Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST: INCENTIVE EDITIONS

 

ld_cr1_megaincentive_webPreviously only available as dealer order incentives or inside of our comic market sets, we’ll be offering loose copies of the following Coffin Comics incentive editions:

LD: Chaos Rules #1 – Incentive (White)
LD: Chaos Rules #1 – Mega Incentive (Red)
LD: Damnation Game #1 – Incentive (White)
LD: Damnation Game #1 – Mega Incentive (Red)
La Muerta #1: Descent – Incentive (White)
La Muerta #1: Descent – Mega Incentive (Red)

 

 

 

 

 

 

White Incentive Editions are priced at $20.00 each and Red Mega Incentive Editions will be priced at $40.00 each before promotional savings. Stock is very limited! Get them while supplies last!

 

HOLIDAY HOURS REMINDER

Our offices will be closed December 24, 2016 through January 1, 2017 for the holidays. Orders placed during this time period (including the exclusives mentioned in this promotion) will be fulfilled beginning Wednesday, January 4.

We’d like to thank everyone again for a totally awesome 2016! We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season!

 

 

 

 

 

 

LONG LIVE LADY DEATH!!!

Dec 20

THE BLACK CHRISTMAS HANGOVER SALE BEGINS DECEMBER 26!

 

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Christmas is just 5 days away — are you losing your minds yet?!?

To close out 2016, we’ll be doing a final (weeklong!) sale for after Christmas and bringing you two new limited edition Lady Death Store exclusives! We’re calling it the BLACK CHRISTMAS HANGOVER SALE.

 

20% SAVINGS ON MOST IN-STOCK ITEMS!!!

Starting December 26, 2016 at 10:00AM MST (Arizona Time), everyone will get 20% OFF the following items at Lady Death Store:

Comics
Prints
Metallicards
Statues and Figures

ALSO… During the sale, you can also expect us to add more new rarities to our infamous Vault!

The BLACK CHRISTMAS HANGOVER SALE will last nearly an entire week! Mark your calendars because the promotional savings will end on January 1, 2017 at 11:59PM MST (Arizona Time).

DISCLAIMERS: Promotional savings will be deducted during order checkout. Original Art and Advance Preorder items are excluded from this offer. This promotion does not stack with other discounts or coupons.

 

BLACK CHRISTMAS HANGOVER EXCLUSIVES

Preorders for these exclusives will go live on December 26 at 10:00AM MST (Arizona Time).

 

ld_ee1_violetLADY DEATH: EXTINCTION EXPRESS #1 – VIOLET EDITION
Story: Brian Pulido, Mike MacLean
Interiors: Dheeraj Verma, Sabine Rich
Cover: David Harrigan
Price: $25.00 (or just $20.00 during sale!)

Full color, 48 pages. Limited to 200 copies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ld_fantasies1_naughtyscarletLADY DEATH: FANTASIES #1 – NAUGHTY SCARLET EDITION
Interiors: Various (pin up art book)
Cover: Mike DeBalfo, Ceci de la Cruz
Price: $40.00 (or just $32.00 during sale!)

Full color, 24 pages. Limited to 99 serially numbered copies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST: INCENTIVE EDITIONS

 

ld_cr1_megaincentive_webPreviously only available as dealer order incentives or inside of our comic market sets, we’ll be offering loose copies of the following Coffin Comics incentive editions:

LD: Chaos Rules #1 – Incentive (White)
LD: Chaos Rules #1 – Mega Incentive (Red)
LD: Damnation Game #1 – Incentive (White)
LD: Damnation Game #1 – Mega Incentive (Red)
La Muerta #1: Descent – Incentive (White)
La Muerta #1: Descent – Mega Incentive (Red)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting on December 26 at 10:00AM MST (Arizona Time), White Incentive Editions will be priced at $20.00 each and Red Mega Incentive Editions will be priced at $40.00 each before promotional savings. Stock is very limited! Get them while supplies last!

 

HOLIDAY HOURS REMINDER

Our offices will be closed December 24, 2016 through January 1, 2017 for the holidays. Orders placed during this time period (including the exclusives mentioned in this promotion) will be fulfilled beginning Wednesday, January 4.

We’d like to thank everyone again for a totally awesome 2016! We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season!

 

 

 

 

 

 

LONG LIVE LADY DEATH!!!

Dec 09

EVIL ERNIE #1 – 25TH ANNIVERSARY REPORT

The Forgotten Development of Evil Ernie and Interview with Eric Mache

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The year was 1989 and a young filmmaker influenced by his love of horror movies saw a chance to make his own mark on the horror landscape. But with a grandiose script that called for huge special effects, that even the biggest names in cinema couldn’t get funded, the undeterred young man teamed up with best in the NY horror scene and unknowingly created an overnight comic book horror sensation that Gene Simmons (KISS) in Fangoria magazine praised as “a bloody butcher shop”! This is that story told first hand by Eric Mache, who sat at the right hand of Brian Pulido during that pivotal moment to draw out the true essence of an undead teenage psychotic killer – this is the forgotten development of Evil Ernie!

 

COFFIN COMICS (CC): Eric, can you give us a little bit of your background?

ERIC MACHE (EM): I’ve been drawing all my life, as far back as I can remember. I’ve got a Masters in Fine Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology, which is where I started doing a lot of cartoons. I had a very influential teacher there who was very much into the underground comic scene like ZAP Comics, and for one of our assignments, he had us doing our own ZAP Comics. And as it worked out, I loved it. It was my favorite assignment and that led to an ongoing comic strip in the college weekly newspaper.

One of the biggest influences on my artwork is S. Clay Wilson, who did the Checkered Demon series in ZAP Comics. He was fantastic as far as I was concerned. And I also loved all the old MAD Magazines the art of John Severin and Jack Davis. The old parodies.

After graduation I moved to New York City a couple years later, where I started doing hardcover book illustrations and also, artwork for exploitation films by people like Joe Brenner and Alexander Beck. The artwork would go in the big variety magazines they used to have for the film festivals.

CC: Are there any films that people might be familiar with?

Slime City (1988)

Slime City (1988)

EM: God, there was so many of them. I did one for Greg Lamberson for the film he directed called Slime City. I did the original artwork for the movie poster, which I think was where Brian Pulido first noticed my work. Slime City was a pivotal 80’s low budget NYC horror film, along with Basket Case. It had a cult following.

Brian got a hold of me. I never met Brian before and he and his friend Adam Goldfine came over to my house with a vague idea about putting together a zombie comic. I think Brian actually started off thinking of it as a film script, but later turned into a comic. He had all these ideas in mind, but he didn’t have any artwork. He just had these very rudimentary sketches he had done. We discussed the whole thing and I worked up some promo art for Evil Ernie and Lady Death.

Early Evil Ernie test photos

Early Evil Ernie test photos

I had Brian pose for Evil Ernie wearing a straitjacket and a huge grin, giving him a more evil look on his face.

Lady Death was actually modeled after a Playboy centerfold he liked a lot and that was further developed by Brian and Steven Hughes into the Lady Death we all know.

CC: So for Lady Death, Brian gave you all the ideas he imagined and you worked out the design for him?

EM: He said, “Put her in some lingerie add some skulls to it and stuff,” so that’s what I did. And we, ha, the funny thing is that we had Brian’s friend Adam Goldfine pose as the Lady Death character. Ha, you know, just to get the pose right. (laughs)

CC: So Brian just tracked you down because of your artwork? Did you have any mutual friends?

Mache with Roger Corman (1996)

Mache with Roger Corman (1996)

EM: We both lived in New York so we both knew all the same people. We’d all go to the same kind of chiller shows and we’d all go to the same conventions. If you didn’t know a person, you’d know someone who knew them. The cult horror community in New York was very small. You know, it might have been a Fangoria connection because at the time I was, and I still am, good friends with Tony Timpone, who used to be the editor there. So that might have been it.

CC: So what can you tell me about your horror influences back then?

EM: I’ve always been into horror ever since I was a little kid. In my interest in horror, I did a lot of reviews for Something Weird Video for their horror titles. I was doing a lot promotion/concept artwork for Johnny Gruesome.

Johnny Gruesome by Mache

Johnny Gruesome by Mache

I was heavily into the Italian horror scene. I used to go down to 42nd Street in Times Square all the time and I would see every single one of those damn things when they had the first showings. No matter how bad they were, I loved every single one of them. I was good friends with Rich Sullivan, who put out the Gore Gazette at the time. He also had a thing in NYC called Club 57. This was way before the days of video. Rick Sullivan would show horror movies — very obscure ones like the Ilsa series and Martin by George Romero before anyone had seen them. He’d also have guest stars come in like Dian Thorn and John Ashland, the guy who played Martin. People like that. It was the only way you could get to see obscure horror movies at that time. Then once VHS came, we’d all be trading between each other and that’s when the horror community really mushroomed. All of the sudden, you’d know people in Europe you’d be trading VHS with. Japan. Whatever.

CC: Going back to the development of Evil Ernie, how long did it take you do? One weekend? A few months? Who took those pictures I saw of Brian posing as Evil Ernie?

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Pulido as Evil Ernie

EM: I’m a photographer and filmmaker as well. So I would use reference photos and Evil Ernie obviously IS Brian. It’s always been Brian (laughs). It never really changed as far as being Brian from the 1990’s. I took photos and worked from the photos.
I did four covers and a lingerie issue page for him. I also did a lot of other promotional drawings for Brian. We did one which I thought was pretty good.

It was a black and white drawing of Evil Ernie at the end of a pier and there were all these kinda punk zombie bikers and skaters going off the pier behind Evil Ernie.

CC: So Brian brought you a sketch of what he wanted in Evil Ernie, so then you took pictures of him. Who’s idea was it to base the character off Brian?

Early Evil Ernie promo

Early Evil Ernie promo

EM: It was Brian’s idea. He pretty much had in mind what he wanted for all the characters, except for Lady Death. That was kinda foggy. He knew that we wanted the girl to look like the Playboy centerfold, but he didn’t quite know what to do as far as the rest of it went.

It actually wasn’t until Steven Hughes came along and developed her to the point she’s at now. I can’t take credit for that, all I did was take her to the point of the promo material.

CC: So this was like character development you did with Brian?

Evil Ernie #1

Evil Ernie #1 (1991)

EM: Between the two of us, Brian and I, we came up with the characters and they were pretty good at that point. I think Evil Ernie we pretty much nailed, especially when I took it to the cover of Evil Ernie #1. What we did was take a look at the promo art that I did and he said, “Well, I think we should make the mouth bigger, we should make the teeth more rotten, invert the eyes, take away his chest and make it so we can see his innards.” You know, that sorta thing.

CC: Was this all talk about making a movie still or was this the comic book only?

EM: At that point, he gave me the script to read so I would get the background of the character and I pretty much knew what the whole thing was about. And at that point he was pretty much resolved to making a comic book about it. As far as I remember. Let me qualify that. (laughs)

CC: It was a couple years ago… (laughs)

An early Evil Ernie ad

An early Evil Ernie ad

EM: (laughs) Yeah, I’m 64 and my memory is not as good as Brian’s, but I’m pretty sure at that point we only talked about making a comic book. By the time he met me, he realized that was an awfully expensive project to make into a movie with all the destruction and mayhem.

CC: Oh yeah.

EM: That would be a horribly expensive movie even if they had all the current GCI and stuff of today, which would bankrupt you in two seconds. So once he resolved himself to the comic, it gave him a sense of a little more freedom with how he could develop the character. He could go all out, go really crazy with it and take it to even more epic proportions than he could have ever done in a movie.

CC: How come you didn’t keep going with Lady Death? How come Steven Hughes took over the character and not you?

Evil Ernie and Lady Death by Mache in Fangoria #108

EM: Well, at the time, I had a million other things I was doing at the same time. I was doing commercial art, advertising, photography and brochures. That sorta thing. And frankly, it was making me a lot more money.

CC: So working with Brian was more of a fun project you did?

EM: If you are in the arts, you kinda have to keep your hand in it or else you will go nuts. If you just do all the commercial art, you will go nuts, and to do this with Brian and have it in the horror theme, it was a great thing. I was kinda tickled to do it. I was having a good time doing it and it was a nice change from all the corporate crap I was doing.

CC: I bet. Being able to draw a psychotic teenager is a little different. (laughs)

EM: Yeah, dealing with all these suites every day and this corporate world. Yeah, the money’s fine but it gets old really quickly.

CC: Did you develop any of the other characters like Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, or Purgatori?

Evil Ernie #3 (1992)

EM: No, I wasn’t in that far into it. He brought me back to do some other covers, and one which I think was the best one with Ernie with the world blowing up behind him. I really enjoyed doing that because I was able to see what Steven had done and bring it into my style.

CC: Do you have any memories of working Brian back in those early days?

EM: Oh yeah. Brian was a hell of a lot of fun. Hell of a lotta fun. He was always enthusiastic, so enthusiastic he was like a little kid. Like a 15 yeah old kid. “Yeah, yeah, lets do this, lets do that. How about this? I’ll roll on the ground and you take a picture of me and then you draw that?” Oh, ok calm down Brian. (laughs) Yeah, he was probably one of the most enthusiastic people I’ve ever met in my life, which was probably the reason he brought the whole thing together so successfully over the years. You know, because he had this drive but there was this sense of fun behind it. Infectious enthusiasm that would get you going. At one point we considered me doing the inside illustrations before Steven came along and I started doing some drawings and then came to realize I really didn’t have the time to do it. We went to this one hotel for a convention, I can’t remember for what, and I had to take some pictures of him and he ended up rolling on the ground doing all these poses that he thought would be good for the inside art and it was hilarious.

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Brian Pulido (top); Francisca Pulido (bottom)

CC: Did you ever meet Francisca Pulido?

EM: I love Francisca, yeah she’s great. I knew her from the start. She was right behind him 100% from the very start. Yeah, she would do anything she could to bring the project along. She was great. I think he had a little bit in mind to model Lady Death after her too. For the original sketch, I always kinda had it in the back of my mind to use her as the model behind it.

CC: Which makes sense because Evil Ernie is Brian…

Mache as Evil Ernie

Mache as Evil Ernie

EM: I think at the time we did Brian posing as Evil Ernie he was actually wearing my leather jacket. And the last Evil Ernie cover I did, I didn’t use Brian as a model. I used myself as the model and just added the Evil Ernie features to it.

The only time I actually met Stephen was at New York Comic Con. We were all doing signings for the first issue. So it was very early in the game.

CC: What did you think of Stephen? Did you guys get along?

EM: Yeah, he was fine. He actually did a drawing for me which was very nice, which I still have. Stephen came along later. He wasn’t actually there in the beginning. He was brought in because I decided I didn’t want to do the insides of the comics because I had too much other stuff to do.

Early Evil Ernie interior tests

Early Evil Ernie interior tests by Mache

And I couldn’t do them fast enough in the time I had between the other projects. And I just liked doing covers more than doing inside illustrations.  We actually did a lot of back and forth to develop the character. It didn’t just happen on the first get-together.

CC: How long did it take to get to the final concept art to be completed?

EM: I would say about a month of going back and forth. And by the time we got around to doing the Evil Ernie #1 cover, we had it pretty well done. Even then he was still making corrections. Elongate the face a little, put a few more teeth in here, this that and the other thing. You know. It was always for the best. It was a great collaboration because his ideas and my ideas worked very well together and by the time Evil Ernie #1 was completed, we got what we were looking for. Brian was definitely there along the way giving his input.

CC: It sounds like you guys were on the same wavelength since you were both into the same horror community.

Mache with Dario Argento

Mache with Dario Argento

EM: Very much so. We both had a great passion for the horror movies. Especially the zombie movies at the time the Italian horror movies were playing at 42nd Street. Argento’s Demons and all those Italian zombie movies were great. Brian took that zombie idea and ran with it and pulled off the Evil Ernie concept perfectly. He was able to make an epic horror movie in comic book form, which was the second best thing for what he really wanted to do, which was a movie. Like I said before, the comic genre gave him the opportunity to just go crazy. Brian has a lot of great ideas in his mind and he knows how to get the best people together to execute. And he just keeps going and going and going. I personally would have run out of ideas at this time but he just keeps churning them out, God bless him. He’s great.

CC: What are working on today?

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A Double Dose of Pecos

EM: I have a DVD company called Wild East Productions that restores mostly spaghetti westerns. We do interviews with directors, the stars and all that. It’s been very successful we are on our 64th release now. I do all the artwork for the covers and all the graphics and I also shoot the images.

I’ve gotten very much into shooting and editing now. I’m also working on a feature documentary Lunch With Arthur King. It’s on IMDb and it’s about legendary New York City agent Archer King, who discovered Martin Sheen, Danny DeVito, Ron Howard and people like that.

Mache with Ron Howard

Mache with Ron Howard

We just interviewed Ron Howard for it. We shot about 3 hours of footage with Arthur and then he passed away. We are lucky we got that. Now, we are going around to old clients and friends to complete the story.

CC: Anything else you want the fans to know?

EM: Just that Brian is the best. He’s a helleva guy to work with, I loved working with him. If everyone that gave me work was as enthusiastic as he was, you know hell! Not only that, he’s been a good friend since then and he’s always been willing to help out, as you can see from him allowing this interview to set the story straight. I think Brian is the reason the comic has been successful over all these years. Because Brian, he’s been dogging everybody to get things right. He doesn’t just put out things that “will do.” He waits until the time’s right and he’s satisfied and then he lets it go. It doesn’t go out until he’s satisfied.

CC: You didn’t get this in-depth with Lady Death though, correct?

Early Lady Death concept in Fangoria #108

Early Lady Death concept by Pulido in Fangoria #108

EM: I pretty much did that one version of her and left her alone. At that point I started doing some inside sketches and then I decided I didn’t have the time.

CC: Evil Ernie and Lady Death are such a beloved characters with all the fan art, tattoos and influence on other comic book artists, so it’s really great that you were a part of that and can share their legacies!

EM: Yeah, I’m thrilled!

 

 

 

 

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– Coffin Comics

Dec 02

LADY DEATH WILL BE HITTING VEGAS THIS WEEKEND FOR GREAT AMERICAN COMIC CON!

gacc2Our 2016 convention tour is coming to an end! Our last stop is in Las Vegas for Great American Comic Con, taking place at the Cashman Center on December 3 and 4, 2016.

If you’re local to Vegas, come join us for our final show of the year, as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Lady Death’s 1st Appearance!

 

 

 

 

 

IT ALL STARTED 25 YEARS AGO…

ld1_1stappearance25_graveyard_frontIn December 1991, Lady Death made her comics debut in Evil Ernie: Youth Gone Wild #1, published by Malibu Comics under their Eternity imprint.

To commemorate this historic event, we’re unleashing LADY DEATH #1 – 1ST APPEARANCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY GRAVEYARD EDITION for Great American Comic Con! This limited edition features a front cover illustrated by Scott Lewis and Ceci de la Cruz that recreates Lady Death’s first-ever appearance on Page 6, Panel 1 of Evil Ernie: Youth Gone Wild #1.

This edition is limited to just 99 serially numbered copies! Get it at the show or preorder it now at Lady Death Store for $20.00.

 

This image is also available as an 11×17″ print for $15.00.

 

 

 

 

ee_ygwtradeFeeling nostalgic? You can also read the story arc that started it all in the EVIL ERNIE: YOUTH GONE WILD TRADE PAPERBACK. It’s available here at Lady Death Store for just $10.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFERED AGAIN: VEGAS-THEMED LADY DEATH PRINTS!

We’re bringing back three Vegas-themed Lady Death prints from the archives! If you missed out on these a few years ago, you’ll be able to pick them up at Great American Comic Con or preorder them online at Lady Death Store starting December 2 at 9:00AM MST (Arizona).

All prints are priced at $15.00.

 

ld_lasvegas_printLADY DEATH: LAS VEGAS PRINT
Artwork by Mike Debalfo and Sanju Nivangune

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ld_showgirl_printLADY DEATH: SHOWGIRL PRINT
Artwork by David Nakayama

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ld_burlesque_printLADY DEATH: BURLESQUE PRINT
Artwork by David Nakayama

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We expect to begin shipping preorder items from this solicitation starting Wednesday, December 7.

 

 

 

LONG LIVE LADY DEATH!!!

Dec 01

COMING IN FEBRUARY: LA MUERTA: PIN UPS #1 COMIC MARKET EDITIONS!

 

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A brand new pin up art book, La Muerta: Pin Ups #1 is coming to comic shops near you in 4 brand new editions in February 2017, starting at $3.99 US!

Feast your eyes on imagery drawn from the lush, dark side of Chicano Culture: Day of The Dead, Sugar Skulls, Calavera, Santa Muerte – all served up by today’s cutting edge illustrators including: Ceci de la Cruz, Joel Gomez, Scott Lewis, Mike Krome, Monte Moore, Richard Ortiz, Sabine Rich, Alex Ronald, Jamie Tyndall, Jesse Wichmann and many more! Hand picked and art directed by La Muerta creator Brian Pulido.

You can now preorder these editions at Lady Death Store and get your copies signed FREE by Lady Death creator Brian Pulido at your option! Exclusive to Lady Death Store, we’re also offering a La Muerta: Pin Ups #1 Comic Market Set for $72.98 that includes all 4 editions, plus two FREE bonus editions!

 

 

LA MUERTA: PIN UPS #1 COMIC MARKET EDITIONS

 

lm_pu1_standardLA MUERTA: PIN UPS #1 – STANDARD EDITION
Interiors: Various (pin up art book)
Cover: Monte Moore
Price: $3.99

Full color, 24 pages.

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lm_pu1_actionfigureLA MUERTA: PIN UPS #1 – ACTION FIGURE EDITION
Interiors: Various (pin up art book)
Cover: (photo)
Price: $3.99

Full color, 24 pages.

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lm_pu1_premiumLA MUERTA: PIN UPS #1 – PREMIUM FOIL EDITION
Interiors: Various (pin up art book)
Cover: Matt Merhoff
Price: $25.00

Full color, 24 pages. Limited edition with premium foil enhancements!

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lm_pu1_naughtyaranaLA MUERTA: PIN UPS #1 – NAUGHTY ARANA EDITION
Interiors: Various (pin up art book)
Cover: Jason Metcalf
Price: $40.00

Full color, 24 pages. Limited “Naughty” edition featuring Alana cover art!

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lm_pu1_comicmarketsetLA MUERTA: PIN UPS #1 – COMIC MARKET SET
Interiors: Various (pin up art book)
Covers: Various
Price: $72.98

A complete La Muerta: Pin Ups #1 Comic Book Market Set that includes the following:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • La Muerta: Pin Ups #1 – Standard Edition
  • La Muerta: Pin Ups #1 – Action Figure Edition
  • La Muerta: Pin Ups #1 – Premium Foil Edition
  • La Muerta: Pin Ups #1 – Naughty Arana Edition

Additionally, this set includes two (2) FREE bonus editions with Richard Ortiz covers:

  • La Muerta: Pin Ups #1 – Incentive Edition
  • La Muerta: Pin Ups #1 – Mega Incentive Edition (EXCLUSIVE to Lady Death Store!)

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All editions from this solicitation are expected to ship by February 22, 2017.

 

 

 

 

SWORN TO THE BLACK!!!

Nov 27

BLACKEST OF THE BLACK: EXTENDED!

 

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We have some great news! If you haven’t gotten the chance to check out our BLACKEST OF THE BLACK BLACK FRIDAY SALE, you’ll be pleased to know that we have extended this sale for a couple more days!

 

20% OFF MOST ITEMS STOREWIDE!

During the BLACKEST OF THE BLACK EXTENDED, everyone will receive 20% OFFalmost everything storewide at Lady Death Store! Qualifying items include:

  • Comics (including comics in The Vault!)
  • Prints
  • Trading Cards
  • Merchandise

DISCLAIMERS: Discount will be automatically deducted from your subtotal during order checkout. This promotion excludes statues, original art and advance preorder items. Does not combine with any other discounts or offers.

These are the last couple of days! The sale ends on Tuesday, November 29 at 11:59PM (Arizona Time).

 

BLACKEST OF THE BLACK EXCLUSIVES

For the BLACKEST OF THE BLACK EXTENDED, you still have time to pick up these 4 new Lady Death exclusives at 20% OFF during order checkout! Get them while supplies last!

 

ld_pu1_holidazeLADY DEATH: PIN UPS #1 – HOLIDAZE EDITION
Interiors: Various (pin up art book)
Cover: Mike DeBalfo, Ceci de la Cruz
Price: $40.00 ($32.00 during sale!)

Full color, 24 pages. Limited to 99 serially numbered copies.

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ld_mn1_naughtymausoleum_censLADY DEATH: MISCHIEF NIGHT #1 – NAUGHTY MAUSOLEUM EDITION
Story: John Ostrander
Interiors: Ivan Reis
Cover: David Harrigan
Price: $40.00 ($32.00 during sale!)

Full color, 24 pages. Limited to just 69 serially numbered copies!

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ld0_steamdeathLADY DEATH #0 – STEAM DEATH EDITION
Story: Brian Pulido
Interiors: Steven Hughes
Cover: Monte Moore
Price: $40.00 ($32.00 during sale!)

Full color, 24 pages. Limited to just 69 serially numbered copies!

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ld_holidaze_printLADY DEATH: HOLIDAZE 2016 PRINT
Artwork:
 Mike DeBalfo, Ceci de la Cruz
Price: $15.00 ($12.00 during sale!)

Full color 11×17″, printed on premium glossy stock.

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We expect to ship the above exclusives starting on Friday, December 2, 2016.

 

And we’re not done yet! Read on!

 

AVATAR/BOUNDLESS BLOWOUT!

Need to catch up on back issues? BLACKEST OF THE BLACK EXTENDED is the best opportunity to do just that! We’ve slashed prices on all in-stock Avatar and Boundlesspublished titles by 25%! And the best part is that you’ll also receive the promotional savings of 20% OFF on top of these reduced prices during order checkout!

ld_apoc3_auxiliaryFor example, this copy of Lady Death: Apocalypse #3 – Auxiliary Cover is normally priced at $4.00. But during the BLACKEST OF THE BLACK EXTENDED, the sale price will be $3.00. Finally, during order checkout, you’ll receive 20% OFF, for a final price of $2.40!

Hurry, because these blowout prices on Avatar/Boundless titles will end on Tuesday, November 29 at 11:59PM (Arizona Time)!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LONG LIVE LADY DEATH!!!

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