Posted in Uncategorized on 07/02/2014 by gdwessel

Good evening.

I’ve just now learned that KEEPER Issue 3 is now on ComiXology. It’s a mere 99cents there.

It’s also still available direct from me at Atypical Comics.

Also also, there was a nice and fair review of the entire series last week at Women Write About Comics.

Go check them out.


Posted in Uncategorized on 06/24/2014 by gdwessel

Dear Readers:


In getting everything set up, I decided that rather than trusting PayPal to automatically do sales tax and shipping for print issues, KEEPER Issue 3, as well as Issues 1, 2, and TAKEDOWN, will be $5.00 postpaid for all print comics (KEEPER Issue 0 is $3.50). That’s $3.50 cover price + sales tax + shipping.

Digital is STILL tax free.

Issue 3 will be on ComiXology very soon.



Posted in Uncategorized on 06/04/2014 by gdwessel

After a year between printed issues, and a change of art teams, the acclaimed sports-crime-horror thriller comic KEEPER is BACK with Issue 3, to be released in PRINT, *and* DRM-free CBZ/PDF digital sale, on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014.

New artists Carlos Pedro (Pencils/Inks) and Steven Denton (Colors) join writer/creator Geoffrey D. Wessel and letterer Jim Campbell in continuing the bloody saga of Lewisham United goalkeeper Scott Winslow as he simultaneously wins the fans’ hearts on the pitch, and terrifies them as a vicious serial killer terrorizing the whole of England. This issue takes the story through the gritty
streets of East London, and the hallowed halls of justice, as Scotland Yard tries to piece together the killings.

Original series artist and co-creator Jeff Simpson remains with the book as cover artist, and the issue also features a pin-up by artist/reviewer Sarah Horrocks to round it out.

KEEPER Issue 3 will be available as a DRM-FREE CBZ/PDF for only 99 cents through Wessel’s Atypical Comics imprint, as well as via print for $3.75 (cover price $3.50 + Indiana sales tax) + $1.50 shipping within the US & Canada / $3.00 outside USA.

If you’ve never experience KEEPER before, please have a read at issues 0-2, all posted FREE at You can even download Issue 0 FREE in either CBZ or PDF formats.

KEEPER is also available via ComiXology Submit, with Issue 3 now approved and awaiting release via the platform.

Please keep tabs on Atypical Comics via the website, or via @AtypicalComics on Twitter!

Enjoy the testimonials and preview pages below, and prepare yourselves for KEEPER Issue 3 coming NEXT WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11!

Al Ewing (2000AD, Mighty Avengers): “Patrick Bateman Of The Rovers – KEEPER is a sick, engrossing twist on the footy-strip form.”

Curt Pires (POP, Theremin): “KEEPER is a nihilistic and beautiful journey through the limits of compulsion, and the depravity of the human ID. Highest recommendation”

Ben McCool (Choker, Pigs): “Footie, a demented serial killer, and a bloody fun comic book. What’s not to love? Be sure to check out KEEPER!”

Alasdair Stuart (Bleeding Cool): “KEEPER does for football comics what DEXTER did for the Miami tourist community. A blisteringly smart, brilliantly brutal take on celebrity, sport and
murder, the only goals that get past it are the ones it lets past. Essential.”

Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting): “It’s excellent. The art work is terrific and a cool concept.”

Mark Waid: “Another digital comic worth checking out… tell them I sent you!”

Patrick Zircher (Shadowman): “Soccer player Scott Winslow in KEEPER is a very bad sport — in an entertaining way. Check it out.”

Rod McKie (Playboy, Wall Street Journal): “I haven’t seen anything in the West that compares with KEEPER…”

Comics Bulletin: “From Hell meets Fever Pitch… Jeff Simpson’s art looks very European, like something from Heavy Metal.”

Phil Hester (Firebreather, Wonder Woman, The Wretch): “Readers of KEEPER can count themselves lucky to be in on the beginning of a startlingly innovative writer’s career.”

Greg Rucka (Stumptown, Whiteout, Punisher): “KEEPER is remarkable comic storytelling, full of energy and menace. Wessel and Simpson have somehow managed to wed Jim Thompson noir with footy, and the result is terrifically entertaining and, frankly, profoundly disturbing. A terrific and dark ride!”

Ian Rankin (“Inspector Rebus” series): “Serial killers and football: quite the combination…”

Rob Williams (Low Life, Ghost Rider, Cla$$war): “KEEPER draws you into nostalgia for those Roy Of The Rovers, Tiger and Look-In strips of your childhood and then, with a shocking twist reveals itself to be something bloodier and far more thrilling.”

Jacen Burrows (Crossed, Neonomicon): “One of the more intriguing premises I’ve seen, I can’t wait to see where this sport horror hybrid goes. A solid beginning to what promises to be a mind bending thriller.”

Chris Arrant (Robot6/CBR): “KEEPER is a very strong piece of work with a very unique concept ripe for success.”

Resuming Broadcasts – UPDATES

Posted in Uncategorized on 06/03/2014 by gdwessel

Once again laziness with upkeep on this blog thing overtook me, and yet I’ve actually HAD news to report. So, yeah, my bad.

* First and foremost, I’ve hit myself with the revelation that I no longer am in the “breaking in” phase of my comics career. I’ve broken in now. This is confirmed by the fact that Outlaw Territory Volume 3 is officially an a 2014 Eisner Award nominee for Best Anthology. To refresh your memories, I have a story in that called “Problem Solver,” only 8 pages out of 300, but my name and words are in there. So yeah, once that happens, I think I’m in the business. The Eisners are being awarded on Friday, July 25, 2014, at San Diego. I won’t be there, but hope we win regardless.

* Second, in other major news, there is a new issue of KEEPER finished, done, dusted, and printed. In fact, it debuted over this past weekend at Indy Pop Con, which if you weren’t there… well, it was kind of a slow show, but while some people didn’t do so hot, I did pretty OK. In any event, I am beginning the major hype for this new issue starting TOMORROW, with a preview of the cover and a couple of pages.

This also means I’m going to have to dust off the neglected Atypical Comics and KEEPER websites, as well as the @AtypicalComics Twitter handle. And the email address, too. Yeah, I got REAL lazy while nothing was happening. But now I’m back to it with full force. In fact, I’m HOPING to have another issue of KEEPER out by the end of the year. As well as another thing, whether or not it’s from Atypical. And not the manga thing I wanted to do, either. Sultan of Thieves is a dead thing, at least for now. Hoping someday it won’t be, but for now it is. Boo. But we all move on.

EDIT: Oops, and I totally forgot to mention I was on local sports radio station 1070 the Fan over the weekend on their Soccer Saturday show, hyping up KEEPER. You can listen to it here. I’m in at about 48:40.

* At Indy Pop Con, I had people sign up for a mailing list. It turns out I had a lot more people sign up than I thought. So I may have to make this like a REAL mailing list, with a signup and everything. I’m looking into that now. Yeah. I mean, why not, one more thing to not update with any real regularity. Might just be a remailer of the posts here, in fact. Or it’ll be other content. We’ll see. Right now, if I had to list, I’d say given my proclivities to not update this thing, the order of importance with which to follow me would be:
- Twitter, @gdwessel (and give @AtypicalComics a follow too, just for laughs)
- Facebook
- Tumblr, which I have to say I about concede defeat on. I don’t have the time in the day to perch myself on Tumblr and reblog everything that comes my way, and that lessens my presence on it I’m sure, but maybe I’m not the target audience for using it anyway. Even so, this message is getting posted there too, so who the fuck knows.
- Then this thing. And Atypical’s website. But I’m going to start getting more active there. I SWEAR MAMA!

* In the meantime, I wrote another thing for Psycho Drive-In, this time a short piece about Godzilla vs. Biollante as part of larger piece of the Top Ten Godzilla Movies according to the writers. Of which I was one. And stuff.

* I don’t know anything about future episodes of System S.H.O.C.K. right now. Neil Ford is off doing his own graphic novel at the moment, so, yeah, can’t blame him there. In the meantime, you can always subscribe to Aces Weekly and read the two serials already completed (Volumes 8 & 9).

Right. KEEPER Issue 3 preview coming TOMORROW. Promise.


Posted in Uncategorized on 03/31/2014 by gdwessel

SYSTEM S.H.O.C.K.’s second serial “Change of Ideas” is now complete at Aces Weekly! What plans do The Helmut Jaeger Foundation have for Jacquie Mounts?!

SYSTEM S.H.O.C.K. is written by ME, drawn by Neil Ford & lettered by Jim Campbell!

Get ALL of Aces Weekly Volume 9 NOW! for the low low prices of £6.99/$9.99/€7.99 for 7 issues over 7 weeks! 210 pages of international comics talent for less than a tenspot!

This issue ALSO features:
* Blue Cat by James Hudnall & Val Mayerik
* Dungeons & Burglars by Rodolfo Santullo & Jok
* The Ballad of Cuthbert & Kaye by Chris Geary
* Tec’s Mechs by Stephen Baskerville
* Bullhawk by Mal Earl

Thanks for reading SYSTEM S.H.O.C.K.! We’ll be back SOON!

Two Quick Notes

Posted in Uncategorized on 03/26/2014 by gdwessel

1) I’ve signed on to write about “The Corbomite Maneuver” for a book on the original STAR TREK. Working title: “The Power of Bullshit.”

2) Turning off Twitter to avoid horrible Arsenal fans means I’ve, like, gotten more stuff written. Could there be a correlation?!?!


Posted in Uncategorized on 03/24/2014 by gdwessel

SYSTEM S.H.O.C.K.’s second serial “Change of Ideas” races to its conclusion at Aces Weekly! S.H.O.C.K. and Crimson Cross have clashed – what next?!

SYSTEM S.H.O.C.K. is written by ME, drawn by Neil Ford & lettered by Jim Campbell!

Subscribe to Aces Weekly Volume 9 NOW! for the low low prices of £6.99/$9.99/€7.99 for 7 issues over 7 weeks! 210 pages of international comics talent for less than a tenspot!

This issue ALSO features:
* Blue Cat by James Hudnall & Val Mayerik
* Dungeons & Burglars by Rodolfo Santullo & Jok
* The Ballad of Cuthbert & Kaye by Chris Geary
* Tec’s Mechs by Stephen Baskerville
* Bullhawk by Mal Earl

Only one part left for this volume! Read SYSTEM S.H.O.C.K. and Aces Weekly today!


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