Plus! WHO IS THE NEW DAREDEVIL WRITER?!
My my my, quite the list of nominations you managed to nab for yourself there champ! Congrats Chip!
Ah yes, the end of an era. Gonna be strange not seeing you and Marcos on DD anymore, but we’ll always have Hell’s Kitchen, so there’s that. And of course this means you get freed up to focus more on Batman, so it’s not a COMPLETE loss. Still, epic run brother, epic run.
Also, shames me to admit, I can’t say I recognize the new creative team, or anything they have worked on at the House of Ideas. Anything in particular of theirs you might be familiar with so I can get a taste of what’s to come from their run?
Also if that cover for their issue 1 is any indication, I just lost my wager in the pool on whether Matt makes it out alive in this run or not. TBH, i was betting Elektra takes over the series going forward. Kinda bummed I was wrong there, lol.
Finally question: this arc upcoming is supposed to be a Catwoman crossover. Is the Catwoman involved in here going to be the new one, or OG Selina? I haven’t been keeping up with Catwoman’s title in a while so I’m a little behind.
Anyways, keep up the good work Chip!
Hey! That’s awesome, and truly well-deserved. Congratulations on being nominated, and I’ll be rooting for you! Tbh, I’m not surprised at all, especially about the “best writer” nomination: pretty much anytime I see your name on a project, I pick it up and add it to my pull list - no further questions needed - because you’ve earned my trust and confidence that whatever it is will be top notch. Seriously.
Ok, enough praise. You still have more stops on your Canadian road trip, and you don’t need a big head making it difficult to get in and out of your car!
Congratulations on all those Eisner nominations! They’re all entirely well deserved and--OH MY GOD SALADIN AHMED???
Well, it’s good to know our boy Matt will still be in good hands after the changing of the guard. (unless that cover is a fake out and you’ve killed him or something, in which case, also rad) I was incredibly interested in who’s taking over the book, and this is a fantastic outcome!
Looking forward to seeing how your run wraps up, and how his run begins!
But seriously, those three nominations don’t surprise me in the least. You’ve been consistently putting out quality content as a writer and artist.
You’ve got some tough competition, but you’re tough too, right? I mean, I look at you and I think things like, “Man, that guy sure looks tough,” and, “Sure wouldn’t wanna get into a fight or get nominated for an Eisner up against THAT guy.”
Congratulations on your Eisner nom-nom-noms Chip!
I am rooting for you (To the 3rd power), Marco & Rafael. You all deserve it for your Daredevil run. Delighted to see Public Domain up for best new series too.
Thank you for reminding me Saladin wrote that killer Black Bolt mini with Christian Ward. I am glad he’s been consulting with you to continue to make Matt’s life an absolutely delicious mess. I’m looking forward to Saladin & Aaron coming on board as I adore what you, Marco & Rafael have done.
Okay, given that Matt is so Old Testament lately I have a daft question regarding this:
In DD 9, Manuel drew a cross-like scar/sutures on the top panel of page 3 (Matt waking up with the Crociote in his eye socket after his fever broke). Was that cross scar a wink to “Cross my heart and swear to die?” That’s what I thought of after reading Matt’s dialogue on that last splash page in DD 11.
Also, did the Beasts of the Fist die with the Book of the Fist? It seems to me that Matt is becoming something like the Beast through his actions & the double dose of Re-CID. You probably can’t answer this one…
Thanks as always, Chip! Congratulations again on the Eisner nominations. So happy for you, Marco, & Rafael. Safe travels.
Apologies foremost, because this doesn't really have anything to do with the stuff in the newsletter (all great news though!) but I feel compelled to tell this tale before I forget it.
The other day Lord of the Rings came up in conversation, which for whatever reason got me thinking about character names, particularly some of the weirder/sillier Elven ones. Which made me remember Celebrimbor, the main elf that oversaw the creation of the Rings of Power, among other things. THEN, because my brain is a tangled mess of tracks upon which trains of thought collide and derail, an incredibly dumb idea sprang to mind: what if his name was CeleBRIMPor. And because of him, brimping became a widespread practice among the elves. Like, all these proper high fantasy Tolkien characters just going to town pumping their junk through that trademark long, silky, luxurious elven hair. Imagine Hugo Weaving as Elrond doing that shit! Celebrimpor: it was so stupid and absurd that I couldn't help laughing to myself, while knowing full well that I'd be entirely unable to explain it to pretty much anyone. Except for you, Chip. Except for you.
So, uh, thanks for that, I guess?
Also, I'm very sorry.
See you Saturday!
So ... Saladin didn't murder you? I thought he'd kill you and then we find out that you'd won all those Eisners posthumously. (By the way, in that inset photo in the Marvel promo blurb it does look like someone is sneaking up to do you in!) I've heard nothing but great things about his Ms. Marvel run so this should be very exciting. And Aaron is great.
Congrats on getting nominated! I hear that's good enough for most people...
you deserve all the eisners AND all the awards from all the people!
including a zdarsky award, which is where you win the BELIEF that you deserve all the awards!
hope you win them all!
Congrats on the Eisner nominations Chip! Another step closer to breaking Ryan Stegman
AND OH MY GOD CONGRATULATIONS!! I’m really happy for you on your nominations. Well deserved
WELL DESERVED CHIP HUGS TO YOU
Thanks -as always- for answering my questions, Chip. Safe & happy trails.