As regular readers of FABLES will know, I’m always keen to try out new things to keep the book looking fresh. In past story arcs I’ve used elaborate line techniques, bold styles with strong block blacks, zip tone textures, black crayon, cartoony styles, realism, design motifs, and the introduction of border art panels to frame every page. With FABLES #100 I knew I had a great excuse to experiment once again.
The WITCHES story arc of FABLES was enormous fun. Firstly, it gave us a chance to focus on the Witches, previously residents of the thirteenth floor of the Woodland building in Fabletown, and chart important changes in the life of Frau Totenkinder. It also saw a plot line I had suggested begin to take shape in the lives of Beauty and Beast.
With the spectacular 100th issue of FABLES coming soon, we are excited to unveil the full contents of this special, 100-page issue. The issue kicks off with a 62-page lead story written by series creator Bill Willingham, with art by Mark Buckingham, Steve Leialoha and Andrew Pepoy Following that is a 10-page prose story written by Mark Buckingham with illustrations by Bill Willingham. Also in this issue are: • A set of do-it-yourself FABLES puppet theater illustrated by Mark Buckingham
Tonight, if you're in San Diego at the convention check out the FABLES panel where something special is about to happen: 6:45-7:45 Fables Forum 2010 The Fables Forum returns to San Diego! The Fables creative team will be on hand to answer your most pressing Fables questions! Featuring the creators behind Fables, Jack of Fables and Cinderella, this panel is sure to have plenty of surprises. Hosted by Group Editor Shelly Bond with Bill Willingham (Fables), Steve Leialoha (Fables), Chris Roberson (Cinderella), Matthew Sturges (Jack of Fables), Chrissie Zullo (Cinderella) and more. Room 6DE
FABLES panels at San Diego Comic Con are always full of excitement. Last year Bill wrote a special one page story illustrated by Mark Buckingham which was handed out exclusively to those in attendance. Well, what’s in store for FABLES fans this year? FABLES writer extraordinaire, Bill Willingham gives us a hint:
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