FULL BLEED is a brand-new quarterly, hand-crafted PRINT-ONLY 200-page hardcover “magazine,” curated and edited by IDW Publishing’s Dirk Wood and Ted Adams. By merging the best in comics, fiction, non-fiction, deep dive interviews, opinion, history, think-pieces and more, FULL BLEED will be a reading experience like no other, and a beautiful artisan addition to any bookshelf. Looking through an international lens, but filtered through the unique perspective of the IDW:PDX satellite office in Portland Oregon, FULL BLEED will tackle all aspects of the creative culture, and beyond — comics, music, film, tv, fine art, photography, design, politics and more. FULL BLEED seeks total diversity: diversity in content, diversity in creator and contributor, diversity in genre. Every page turned will reveal a surprise.
FULL BLEED is the premiere publication from IDW’s new imprint, WOODWORKS. After launch, IDW & WOODWORKS will be creating a campaign to help Traveling Stories, a charity dedicated to children’s literacy and “outsmarting poverty one book at a time,” and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, to help with their continued work for literacy and libraries. WOODWORKS intends to make smart books, for smart people…and do what they can to help make more smart people.
WHO: Mark Russell, Erin Nations, Shawna Gore, Dirk Wood & many more!
WHAT: FULL BLEED release party and signing
WHEN: Saturday March 10, 4-7pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St
This Volume’s Centerpiece: A new in-depth interview with legendary author Stephen King, by IDW’s Chief Creative Officer, Chris Ryall. An interview like no other he has given, it begins with his childhood love of comics, and spins out from there…
The Lost Alan Moore Interview: An unpublished and extensive interview with Alan Moore, originally conducted for Rolling Stone magazine by Gavin Edwards in 2006, with a new introduction.
A tribute to the late, great Bernie Wrightson by close friend and former editor Shawna Gore
A brand-new short story from award-winning novelist Joe Lansdale with spot illustrations from Tim Truman
An interview with punk rock legend Carla Bozulich by Whitney Phaneuf
New comic strips from the creator of Too Much Coffee Man and Sh*t My President Says, Shannon Wheeler
A personal remembrance of Douglas Adams by Arvind Ethan David
“The Histories of Herodotus” – Historical musings, along with spot illustrations by acclaimed writer Mark Russell (The Flintstones/God is Disappointed in You)
An autobiographical comic from the creator of Gumballs, Erin Nations
A Cuban travelogue from IDW’s CEO & Publisher, Ted Adams
An article on the portrayal of Nigeria in American comics By Abdulkareem Baba Aminu
A new comic story from the creator of Surfside Girls, Kim Dwinell
A short story by Bram Stoker Award-winner, bestselling author Paul Tremblay
A personal tale of whiskey, vinyl records, and Japan by Jarrett Melendez, with spot illustrations from Sara Richard
A roundtable discussion on Alternative Comics, conducted by Josh Bayer: Featuring Tara Booth, Derf, Noah Van Sciver, Box Brown, Johnny Ryan and Haleigh Buck
A new autobiographical comic from Jen Vaughn
A new autobiographical comic from Gideon Kendall
A mission statement and opening salvo editorial column, from Creative Director Dirk Wood