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This is the proper cover for LAZARUS 11, out 10 September. Diamond order code: JUL140444.

You will note this is not the cover as solicited. This is because Michael and Owen had a “better idea for the cover.”

And while I confess I did like the original cover for 11, they’re right — this one is awesome.

Who’s the lady in the armor? Why, that’s Sonja Bittner, the Bittner Lazarus….

This is the proper cover for LAZARUS 11, out 10 September. Diamond order code: JUL140444.

You will note this is not the cover as solicited. This is because Michael and Owen had a “better idea for the cover.”

And while I confess I did like the original cover for 11, they’re right — this one is awesome.

Who’s the lady in the armor? Why, that’s Sonja Bittner, the Bittner Lazarus….

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The second LAZARUS trade is out today, and for those of you with an astute eye, you will have noticed something’s… different. You take a look at the above images, and you’ll be able to confirm that fact.

It’s Michael’s and my pleasure to introduce Mr. Owen Freeman to everyone. Owen is taking over as cover artist from Michael, very much at Michael’s behest. We are genuinely delighted to have him aboard. You can see some of his wonderful work in the images above, as well as at the link. You can also read a little about his process for the Vol. 2 TPB cover here.

We figure we’ve got maybe a dozen issues with him, at the most, before one of the Big Two drives a truck full of money up to his house ;) As insurance, we’ve dispatched master of Black Ops erictrautmann to prepare countermeasures.

Covers show here, all art by Owen Freeman:

Lazarus Volume 2 - “Lift” (on sale today!)

Lazarus 12 (September)

Lazarus 13 (October)

We very sincerely hope you enjoy Owen’s beautiful work as much as we do. We will be just as sincerely surprised if you do not.

Cheers.

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What Future New Yorkers Have To Know about Water

thisisfusion:

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Fountain at Lincoln Center, New York. Fusion/Danielle Wiener-Bronner

Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy, New Yorkers are still grappling with the effects of the storm. There are still houses in Brooklyn with tarps on their roofs and plywood in their windows,…

Hock country.

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Obey.

Obey.

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A taste of erictrautmann’s work from Lazarus 10.

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Two Reports Predicting the Future of Humanity Agree We're Not Totally Doomed

Not sure I’m buying what they’re selling, but it’s nice to dream.

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Thank you so much for opening up the inking assistant to everyone. It is an amazing opportunity and if nothing else it was really cool to get a glimpse into Michael Lark's artistic process. I was just hoping you could tell me when we might hear who got the job?

Asked by Anonymous

Michael’s powering through the final pages on issue 10 this week, which will have to be locked down and off to the printer a week from this Friday at the latest. Next week will liable to be a little crazy, but his intention is to begin reviewing the submissions as soon as 10 is completed. I suspect he’ll be making a decision the week after next, certainly by the end of July.

We were overwhelmed by the response, I must say. There are a lot of very, very talented people out there.

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Greetings from New York!  I, like many readers and certainly the waste, have the hope that I might have the skills that would lift me to serfdom in the world of Lazarus.  However, I was born with a birth defect called Polands Syndrome that in my case means I more or less have one hand.  After reading this weeks issue it seems like that would eliminate me from the start unless I was exceedingly useful to them some how.  I wonder though if any of the families or otherwise somewhere in the world this wouldn’t be the case?  Although wealth inequality is dangerously out of control in the modern world many wealthy individuals still look out for the less fortunate.  Have they been eliminated by their more selfish and power hungry peers or have some survived?  To clarify, I wouldn’t count myself as the less fortunate now, but if I couldn’t be a serf due to discrimination and I’m not suited for manual labor it would be a dismal future indeed.

-Brian Ferguson

Thank you for the note, Brian. Please send me a private message so I can send you a patch ;)

In answer: it’s highly dependent on the Family you’d be living under and where in that Family’s domain. Carlyle is pretty brutal, but, as Sister Bernard says in #9, “they’re also greedy.” So intellectual capacity counts for a hell of a lot, and Carlyle is willing to great lengths to accommodate, educate, and promote those individuals they identify as “useful,” regardless of any physical disabilities the potential Serf might possess. They are, frankly, remarkably dispassionate about their Lift process, which is arguably to their credit.

If you lived under Hock, for instance, you’d likely be shit out of luck, however.

This is not to say that, as Waste beneath Carlyle you’d find a lot of support to begin with. But it is to say that Polands Syndrome wouldn’t disqualify you out of hand. 

Thanks for the note!

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familycarlyle:

“Take your medicine.” More than just good advice — It’s the law.
Image by erictrautmann as he was doing that thing he does after we have one of those conversations where I say, “Hock is like this…” and literally 10 minutes later this shows up in my inbox.
The man is insane.
I’m so glad he’s ours.

familycarlyle:

“Take your medicine.” More than just good advice — It’s the law.

Image by erictrautmann as he was doing that thing he does after we have one of those conversations where I say, “Hock is like this…” and literally 10 minutes later this shows up in my inbox.

The man is insane.

I’m so glad he’s ours.

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“Take your medicine.” More than just good advice — It’s the law.
Image by erictrautmann as he was doing that thing he does after we have one of those conversations where I say, “Hock is like this…” and literally 10 minutes later this shows up in my inbox.
The man is insane.
I’m so glad he’s ours.

“Take your medicine.” More than just good advice — It’s the law.

Image by erictrautmann as he was doing that thing he does after we have one of those conversations where I say, “Hock is like this…” and literally 10 minutes later this shows up in my inbox.

The man is insane.

I’m so glad he’s ours.