Since the signing we’ve been struggling to get back in the groove of things! I know I know I’m sorry! I’m calling this growing pains. It’s all about learning how to balance everything! But to make up for it we’re doing a massive weekly recap that spans across the past three weeks. Enjoy!
Lola had an avocado.
I had an avocado. I don't think there is anything wrong with that. I think about you and hope that you are doing well.
On Feb 16th Gerard posted on instagram that he had a music session that day and that sent the internet into a frenzy and prompted popbuzz to re-share the recent interview they had with him pertaining to music.
— PopBuzz (@popbuzz) February 19, 2018
And we got this rad reminder about Cave Carson/Swamp Thing being out that wednesday from Jon Rivera.
— Jonathan Rivera (@JonRivera) February 19, 2018
Jody Houser also gave us some insight into the cover for Cave/Swamp Thing
During one of our #MilkWars meetings, Gerard talked about Young Animal as the coffee ring stain on the map of the DC Multiverse. I still love that idea and this cover. #DCYoungAnimal https://t.co/OHMlgC67Fs
— Jody Houser ✒️?️? (@Jody_Houser) February 19, 2018
More Umbrella Academy Cast members were announced!
ICYMI: more #UmbrellaAcademy news! New cast members set to join the production currently underway. "Cameron Britton, Colm Feore, Adam Godley are set as series regulars & Ashley Madekwe will recur…in @netflix's upcoming series…" via @DEADLINE: https://t.co/dKbrmcfLOX
— Dark Horse Comics (@DarkHorseComics) February 19, 2018
For the full list of cast CLICK HERE.
We got this awesome cover art by Aliisa (@nemoechelon)
Tomorrow is #milkwars day!!!
My pencils colored version of the cover n.4, #cavecarsonhasacyberneticeye #SwampThing crossover. Original cover by Rian Hughes @gerardway #dcyounganimal @GWayFUN pic.twitter.com/km72aJ9irk
— Aliisa (@Nemoechelon) February 21, 2018
It was new comic book day and we received part 4 of the Milk Wars crossover, which Gerard took to instagram to post in support of!
And we got this sweet video of a bird from Lindsey Way!
Oh hey bird pic.twitter.com/GWCfhtjlNM
— Lindsey Way (@lynzway) February 21, 2018
We learned the Mother Panic playlist had been expanded to included #MilkWars!
The Mother Panic playlist on @Spotify has been expanded to include the Mother Panic/Batman Special from #MilkWars! Song curation by myself and @tytempleton (shockingly, Fall Out Boy WASN'T my pick). #MotherPanic #DCYoungAnimal https://t.co/cE4MPIKY3Y
— Jody Houser ✒️?️? (@Jody_Houser) February 23, 2018
We’re not sure if nothing really happened on this day or if it’s because we were busy driving 12 hours to meet Gerard and missed it, but we had plenty to post about on Saturday!
Let’s start with Nick Derington let us know that Doom Patrol is *finally* going to start getting weird. haha!
Doom Patrol is going to finally start getting weird. Sorry for the wait… pic.twitter.com/flBn274BbE
— Nick Derington (@NickDerington) February 24, 2018
This day was also the day for the Third Eye Comics signing with Gerard Way and Steve Orlando! The line was extremely long with over 1500 people attending!
— Rob Szydlowski (@rob0213) February 24, 2018
Here’s a couple pictures we took!
And here’s one we didn’t take, but was taken while Gerard was talking to me. If you look close he’s holding the business cards and stickers for GWayFUN.com and smiling as he says, “I love these. Thank you!”
Someone took this photo of G as I was handing him my letter and he’s looking up and smiling at me. Love this so much and really wanna know who took it so I can thank them! pic.twitter.com/hr7iVhVuBg
And here’s an upclose of the stickers and business cards! Big thank you to our newest member of staff, Rina, for helping us design these! (The top two are the front and back of the business cards, the bottom three are the stickers! We will be selling the stickers on the site soon!)
We had a blast walking the line today handing out our new business cards and stickers!
To those who asked: We will be making the stickers available online as a sticker pack soon!
And a major thx to Third Eye Comics for being the first signing event for Gerard that I’ve been to that a member of staff didn’t yell at me just for standing in line. I even went to ones where they yelled the entire time at everyone, even while we were talking to Gerard, even though we weren’t going over a time limit with him, they just yelled non stop and truly spoiled the experience. Being yelled at like event staff think they’re cowboys and you’re the cattle doesn’t make you feel very important or special. I truly appreciated that Third Eye understood they didn’t have to do that to keep the line moving in the right order and in a quick fashion.
— thirdeyecomics (@thirdeyecomics) February 25, 2018
— thirdeyecomics (@thirdeyecomics) February 25, 2018
And I’m gonna go a little out of order on dates posted here and stick with the event date, so here’s the autographs that Gerard did for us. He was so very sweet to personal a comic to each member of GWayFUN staff.
G was so damn nice he even personalized a comic for each of our current members of staff! ??? pic.twitter.com/LNkEP2Qm3E
And then 7 more items for future giveaways here at GWayFUN!
Check out all the rad stuff Gerard was so kind to sign for us for future giveaways for YOU! Some of this stuff is super rare, like the cassette and the Hesitant Alien zine! pic.twitter.com/9m8UCzPT96
And for all you artists out there he also told us he was going to start trying to check the #DCYoungAnimal hashtag more often! So if you have Young Animal related art definitely use the hashtag on twitter!
And here’s our full review of the signing complete with over 100 pictures!
Are you waiting for pictures from the signing?
Jody gave us a reminder that Mother Panic Vol. 2 hit stores on 2/21/18!
I completely missed posting on #NCBD, but Mother Panic Volume 2: Under Her Skin hit comic shops this week! Collects six issues/two story arcs to wrap up Violet Paige's first year in comics. #MotherPanic #dcyounganimal pic.twitter.com/uG6z0AOP8v
— Jody Houser ✒️?️? (@Jody_Houser) February 25, 2018
As you can imagine after having another 12 hour drive home we were exhausted, so again I’m unsure if I missed anything, or this was just a slow day. (I slept nearly the entire day. I was so tired from the immense amounts of driving I did by myself.)
We got to catch a glimpse of this amazing cover for Mother Panic: Gotham A.D.!
— Tommy Lee Edwards (@tommyleeedwards) February 27, 2018
We were busy working on editing photos from the signing but had to stop to show everyone this incredibly sweet moment with Gerard!
Can we all take a minute to appreciate Gerard saying hi to a baby? ? pic.twitter.com/drzgLzb0xq
And ICYMI here’s the preview for the Milk Wars Finale!
Hey Milkman Man, nobody calls Cave Carson a "stupid beard jockey" and gets away with it! Prepare for one last glass of #DCMilkWars with @screenrant's exclusive preview of DOOM PATROL/JLA SPECIAL #1: https://t.co/s9VQFsC7Ir #DCYoungAnimal pic.twitter.com/obq069dO5Q
— DC (@DCComics) February 27, 2018
It was another exciting new comic book day as the final installment of Milk Wars hit stores!
It's #NCBD! That means it's time for the final installment of the #MilkWars crossover event! Make sure to pick it up at your local comic shop or digitally through @comixology! pic.twitter.com/S4y6R9qiRx
Lindsey posted letting us all know she was in New Orleans with a beautiful photo!
IM IN NOLA!!! 😀 pic.twitter.com/IzzoGldgk2
— Lindsey Way (@lynzway) March 1, 2018
And Lola had deep thoughts about vegemite.
Does vegemite go bad? Mine doesn't have an expiration date but I feel like it is still good? Also, hi!
And these interesting keychains cropped up online which we wish we knew more information about!
— Kevin Smythe (@KevSmythe) March 2, 2018
And Marley posted this rad interview from Syfy with her and Cecil Castellucci!
Cecil and I talk Shade!! Also, got a little nonsensical and rambling about what I’m drawing. Forgive me!! ? https://t.co/iMaJ3XWI3G
— Marley Zarcone (@kittycoffee) March 2, 2018
While we were busy giving away our latest giveaway!
We received confirmation from our previous giveaway winner that they had received all their giveaway items safe and sound!
We got some amazing art from Marley Zarcone!
— Marley Zarcone (@kittycoffee) March 3, 2018
While Cecil was keeping herself busy dreamcasting a Shade show (check out this full thread!)
Still stranded. Morale low. To amuse myself I’m going to dreamcast a Shade, the Changing Girl imaginary film. Chime in if you’ve got a good person to cast too! (Thread)
— cecil castellucci (@misscecil) March 3, 2018
And we found out yet another cast member for Netflix’s Umbrella Academy!
— Charles Trotter (@charlestrotter) March 4, 2018
This was a quiet day, not much happened, other than us missing another weekly recap deadline! Oops!
We got a glimpse at this really freaking cool interactive cover for an upcoming issue of Cave Carson Has An Interstellar Eye!
— Oeming (@Oeming) March 5, 2018
We also got another interview with Cecil Castellucci!
SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL VOL. 2: LITTLE RUNAWAY writer @misscecil sits down with @Hypable to discuss the evolution of Loma Shade, and how personal experiences helped shape the madness in the books. Read it here: https://t.co/kIGIompdrc pic.twitter.com/D5YjfffWdX
— DC (@DCComics) March 6, 2018
And this rad preview for Wednesday’s release of Shade!
Preview de Shade the Changing Woman #1 par Cecil Castellucci (@misscecil), Marley Zarcone (@kittycoffee) et Kelly Fitzpatrick (@wastedwings) chez #DCComics #DCYoungAnimal https://t.co/rQTYB0vFHp pic.twitter.com/IOZp721jaM
— Buzz Comics (@BuzzComics) March 5, 2018
We also got this rad art from Fabio Moon which we’re excited about because it looks like filming for episode 2 has begun!
— Fábio Moon (@fabiomoon) March 5, 2018
We posted our review of Milk Wars Part 5!
Here it is! Our Milk Wars Part 5 Finale Review! We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed writing it!
Click here for spoilers.
Click here for no spoilers.
And orbital comics let us know that Cecil would be joining them for a podcast on Wednesday by sharing their recent interview with her and Marley!
PODCAST DROP: Get hype for @misscecil's appearance with us tomorrow afternoon for the launch of #ShadeTheChangingWoman by listening to this interview with Cecil & @kittycoffee #YoungAnimal https://t.co/SNpJk8ecXi pic.twitter.com/KKcSujIm0B
— Orbital Comics (@orbitalcomics) March 6, 2018
We got the first issue of Shade The Changing Woman!
Some lucky UK fans can even pick up copies that are signed by Cecil Castellucci!
— Gosh! Comics (@GoshComics) March 7, 2018
And Gerard let us know his thoughts on this exciting release!
As well as updated us on the recent release of Milk Wars Part 5!
I didn’t get to post about it last week, but since it’s New Comic Book Day I wanted to let everyone know that the last chapter of Milkwars is out! So proud of this, our first Young Animal crossover event. A lot of amazing people made this happen and everyone was at the top of their game. The Rita Farr, Superstarr sequences are some of the wildest comics I’ve ever been a part of. Check it out! #dcyounganimal #milkwars #dccomics
Lola let us know about this rad interview with Gerard!
And spread some love!
Gerard filled us in that he’s working on new music every Friday!
New Music! New Gear! @Fender Guitars has been a long time supporter of my music, and to get ready to start recording again, my dear friend at Fender, Michael Schulz, gifted me these wonderful music-making things. The first photo is of a guitar I have wanted to check out for a long time, the Kurt Cobain Jaguar. It is, by far, the clearest guitar I have ever played. Instantly sounded like magic, gorgeous to look at, fun to play, and connected to a major influence in my life and music. And it sounds loud and lovely through my 90’s Big Muff pedal and Fender Twin. It’s very pure. Fender custom made one of these left handed for Ian Fowles, a dear friend who played with me on the Hesitant Alien tour, and also jammed with me and pitched in with some song writing during the HA process. They painted it in Daphne Blue, and Ian made so many wonderful sounds when we played live with this guitar. The 2nd photo is of Fender’s new pedal line, which I am very excited to check out and discover sounds with. So many great things to check out. I’ve been friends with Michael for a while now, and he is one of the best humans I have ever called friend. We met through Mikey when Michael helped produce Mikey’s signature bass through Fender, which I’ve also shown here in the 3rd photo. Still my favorite bass. Now, onto the music. It is far too early to have any kind of idea when new music will be coming out from me, or what it will be specifically. Would it be a solo record? A new band? Songs for the Netflix Umbrella Academy show? Something else? Again, too early to tell, but the process has started and happens every Friday at the moment. I’m in the discovery phase, and very excited about that. I’m off to make some sounds— see you soon! #fender #KurtCobain #fuzz #jaguar #effectspedals
DC Comics shared this incredible interview with Marley and Cecil!
Creators @misscecil and @kittycoffee talk with @geekdotcom about wrapping up SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL and the maturation of the characters as SHADE, THE CHANGING WOMAN begins! Issue #1 available today: https://t.co/kj9ZuP83LY #DCYoungAnimal pic.twitter.com/VWcfmh1MWS
— DC (@DCComics) March 10, 2018
And we got this great “morning sketch” of Cave from Michael Oeming!
— Oeming (@Oeming) March 10, 2018
In anticipation for Eternity Girl you can tied yourself over with this amazing interview with writer Magdalene Visaggio!
On our most recent episode of WMQ&A, we talked to writer Magdalene Visaggio about her new series, Eternity Girl, classic sci-fi, queer and trans representation in comics, and the less savory parts of the fandom. https://t.co/IainY3FqKr
— WMQ Comics (@wmqcomics) March 10, 2018
And there you have it! Three weeks of recaps all rolled into one. Thank you for being patient with us, and we hope you enjoyed! <3
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