Saturday, April 14, 2007

It Was Carney's!

We now have our tenth winner to the Loners #1 Food Find contest!! Now that's it's all said and done, I can give you the answer I was looking for. The other L.A. restaurant tribute in the first issue was... Carney's on Sunset! You can see it on page four, where Phil and Mickey are talking about Julie. They're sitting outside at Carney's.

I wrote Carney's into the script as it's one of my favorite restaurants. Originally that was a much longer scene, but we reduced it to one page to move the story along and get more time of the kids talking in their meeting. Tom Brevoort even reminded me yesterday that he was there eating chili dogs with me when I originally said "I'm so writing Carney's into the book!" right after Loners got approved.

I LOVE Carney's!! They make amazing chili and it's so good on their dogs, burgers and especially the fries! Please go and check them out if you have a chance. The restaurant is an actual big yellow train car, so you can't miss it. You can check them out at

Funny Carney's story that involves comics... I was there a number of years back after San Diego and we were having an early chili-infused lunch before jetting off to LAX. The place was practically empty and suddenly from behind me I hear, "I'll have a chili burger and a beer, please." It was a voice I was all too familiar with, so I turn around and sure enough, there he was... Stan Lee!! The Man himself having beef and a beer at 11AM!! This was before I was at Marvel so I had never met Stan before. I was starstruck! So we waited around and introduced ourselves. Stan was so cool and gracious and spoke with us a bit then took pictures. We almost missed our flight but it was worth it! So there's another reason to go there... Stan Lee eats there!!

Many thanks again to everyone here who bought and read Loners #1!

Drain #3 Preview

Wizard Universe has a first look...

On sale this Wednesday, April 18th!


Friday, April 13, 2007

New Message Boards

Brian Bendis has been kind enough to set me up with my own new message boards over at his site! Come join the fun at:

I also have message boards over at Image Comics as well:

I'll be posting regularly at both. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Loners #2 Preview

I've already seen some rumblings about it online. Sorry, Hornet fans...

But there's more the story than you see here!

Take care,

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

New Loners Interview and Review (and Art!)

Definitively answering the ex-Gen Xer question once and for all, a la Weird Science...

One more day...

Monday, April 09, 2007

Loners #1 - Food Find

I like to eat.

Yeah, I know, for those of you who know me or have seen pictures of me, that comes as no surprise, right? But it's true, I love a good meal! You know, if I didn't get into comics, I'd probably be in the food industry and weigh in at twice the jumbo size I already am now. However, being in comics means I get to travel a lot and I'm afforded the opportunity to try out all kinds of new restaurants wherever I go for cons. Fish tacos in San Diego. Cheesesteaks in Philly. Pizza, dogs and breaded steaks sandwiches in Chicago. BBQ in North Carolina, Memphis and Texas. I try it all. One thing I guess I should point out though is that I'm not a fancy guy. Sure, I like a nice five star meal every now and then, but me, I'm more of a greasy spoon, hole-in-the-wall, local flavor kind of guy. I wanna try the off the beaten path dives that usually only the locals know, the kind of places you won't find in Gourmet magazine. Hot dogs, burgers, wings, fries, chili... I'm all over it!

So what does this have to do with Loners, you ask? Well, they say that writers should write what they know, and I like to think I know food... so when I write comics I toss in little references to certain meals and restaurants I enjoy. I try and squeeze a few quick nods into my books whenever I can. And Loners #1 is no exception! Contrary to popular belief, Los Angeles has some excellent eateries and as that's where Loners takes place, you'll see some of my favorite LA restaurants popping up in the book every now and again.

When you read issue one, on sale April 11th, you'll notice I clearly name drop my beloved In-N-Out Burger in there. That's a constant in the entire series actually. However, there's also a subtle tribute somewhere in the first issue to another one of my favorite L.A. hangouts.

So what I'm doing is running a LONERS FOOD FIND contest. I'm offering a free pile of swag to the first five people who can correctly identify the other restaurant referenced in our debut issue. Come Wednesday, the first five people who BUY THE ISSUE, which you will be asked to prove, and e-mail me the name of the joint in question, will get an envelope stuffed with all kinds of signed comics and goodies, with a few extra surprises thrown in to boot! Sound good? I'm at

Comics and food, what more is there to life...?

Enjoy Loners #1!!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


Since I'm in a sharing mood today, here's the amazing cover to WONDERLOST 2 by Steve McNiven, Dexter Vines and Morry Hollowell!


The issue will hit this July from Image. Here's the solicit...

"Firsts and Goals"
Written by C.B. Cebulski
Art by Mike Oeming, Jason Meek, Alina Urusov, Ethan Young, Rafael Albuquerque, Felipe Smith and more!
Cover by Steve McNiven
64 pages
Black and White
On sale July 11th

One of the most critically-acclaimed and best reviewed books of the year returns! C.B. Cebulski revisits his past yet again for the second volume of his autobiographical anthology, where he takes us back to his youth for another round of adventures that have to be seen to be believed. This second issue retells some of the "famous firsts" from his high school years, walking us through a series of teenage trials and tribulations as Cebulski tries to "round the bases" and reach certain "goals" he set for himself growing up. Told in the same open and honest style as the highly-praised first issue, these slice-of-life tales are sure take readers back to the more carefree times of their own youths.

"Writer C.B. Cebulski has a homerun on his hands. Wonderlost is a deeply, brutally honest autobiographical work that easily drags the reader into the swarm of emotions surrounding the teenage angst it portrays." - Diamond Comics' Scoop

"It is nothing short of excellence that all of these different artistic interpretations work well together . I recommend it because Wonderlost's power is in its honesty." - Broken Frontier

"You could give this book to 10 people and each could come away with a different emotion after a trip down memory lane." -Silver Bullet Comic Books

"As is the case with any good autobiographical comic, this book's greatest strength is the writer's honesty."- Eye on Comics

"Sure, we all have those stories from our awkward years. And some of them might even be as entertaining as the ones Cebulski tells us here, but I can't imagine pulling them off as well as he does." - Comic Book Resources

And if you haven't read the first issue, it's your loss! :lol: But seriously, you should still be able to find it in shops as Image tells me there are still copies left in stock. Ask your local retailer today. If not, let me know and we'll see what we can do about getting you a copy!

Thanks for your support!!

Take care,

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Loners #1 Reviewed

So here's me shamelessly plugging the first review I have seen of the full first issue over at Newsarama...

On sale April 11th!

Take care,