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2014 continues the 30th anniversary of comics' most enigmatic architect. New Anthology. New Dark Horse Presents serial! Mister X meets Little Nemo.

The online store for authorized MISTER X swag is now open!

Its first offerings are a T-shirt and a signed, numbered commemorative XXXth anniversary print. Future items will include pins, new T-shirt designs, original art and other collectibles. Radiantcitylimits.com.

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One of Vertigo's first hardcover graphic novels was 1998's The Heart of the Beast. It was written by myself and author Judith Dupré (Skyscrapers, Churches, Monuments) and illustrated by Sean Phillips (Hellblazer, Wildcats, Criminal, Fatale.) Long out-of-print, a newly remastered and enlarged edition is being released by Dynamite Comics later this summer. ROLLING STONE cites MISTER X among top 50! We are honrored and flattered to be mentioned alongside Love and Rockets,100 Bullets, Preacher, Persepolis, Stray Bullets, Akira, A Contract With God, Cerebus, Tintin, Ghost World, The Invisibles, From Hell, Maus, Jimmy Corrigan, Its' a Good Life If You Don't Weaken, Our Cancer Year and Cowboy Wally among others. Click image above to link to article. Click here to see the entry. The sleepyhead Little Nemo and the insomniac Mister X have been strange bedfellows since the beginning. They come face to face on my page in tthe all-star tribute book LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM from Locust Moon Press later this year.

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Coming soon! Mister X: Xmas in Somnopolis. The two stories featured in this holiday special can be read as prologue for the upcoming Razed Expectations mini-series or as standalone tales in the spirit of Will Eisner, O.Henry and Damon Runyon. Cover by the inimitable Ty Templeton!

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The Shadow 23.

When I discovered the Belmont paperbacks of The Shadow in the 60's my interest was piqued. I devoured them. I sought out the old Street and Smith pulps. I even drew my own fanzine comic book version, long before DC launched the classic Kaluta/O'Neil version.

The Shadow 24.

I followed his adventures over the years as illustrated by Kaluta, Steranko, Robbins, Chaykin, Bill Sienkiewicz, Baker, Gianni and others.

The Shadow 25.

With Dynamite's revival of the francise one of my oldest ambitions has now been realized, I produced three covers of the popular series in the coming year.

A new interview of yours truly by Scott Admundson at Recondite Pictures AN A TO Z OF INK IN ARCHITECTURE. A new volume from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning + Preservation at Columbia University. I have a chapter concerning the role of ink in comics and architecture (!). THE BOOK HITLER DIDN'T WANT YOU TO READ Working with writer RAFAEL MEDOFF and The LOS ANGELES MUSEUM OF THE HOLOCAUST, I illustrated Lee Falk's account of the little known efforts of Alan Cranston to expose the truth about the self-censored English edition of Mein Kampf. This is due for release in 2014. More details as they become available. Coming Soon! X PRINTS. To commemorate of the 30th anniversary of Mister X's debut a set of high-quality prints and poster book is being prepared. These include some of the most memorable posters and covers by PAUL RIVOCHE, DEAN MOTTER and others.

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MISTER X: THE ARCHIVES This massive collection reprints the entire color run of the Vortex issues and, of course, my revised and restored finale. It highlights the work of the HERNADEZ BROTHERS, SETH, PAUL RIVOCHE, myself and others. It also features stories by BILL SIENKIEWICZ, DAVE McKEAN and NEIL GAIMAN. Foreword by Transmetropolitan' s WARREN ELLIS. THE BRIDES OF MISTER X AND OTHER STORIES A 320-page hardcover companion to Mister X: The Archives reprinting many rare Mister X stories by JEFFREY MORGAN, PETE MILLIGAN, D'ISRAELI, BRETT EWINS, SHANE OAKLEY and myself. From Dark Horse Comics. Introduction by MARK WAID. MISTER X: CONDEMNED. The collected edition features issues 1-4 of the new mini-series from Dark Horse plus the short stories from MDHP and NOIR. All this and an introduction by HOWARD CHAYKIN. See below. MISTER X: EVICTION & OTHER STORIES. Picking up after MISTER X: CONDEMNED, this new anthology collects the serials, THE VANISHING BREED and HARD CANDY as well as the mini-series, EVICTION. Written and illustrated by Dean Motter. Introduction by BRIAN BENDIS.
THE COMPLEAT TERMINAL CITY This massive collection reprints my original Harvey-and-Eisner nominated series TERMINAL CITY and its sequel AERIAL GRAFITTI. Illustrated by celebrated artist MICHAEL LARK (Daredevil, Gotham Central.) Afterword by HENRY JENKINS. ELECTROPOLIS: THE INFERNAL MACHINE. The anthology is still available from Dark Horse. This edition reprints the acclaimed Image Comics mini-series with additional pages and art. Afterword by KEN STEACY. See below. THE SPIRIT Book Five features my collaboration with MISTER X co-conspiritor PAUL RIVOCHE, "Needles and Pinski" in the 'spirit' of the late, great Will Eisner. Eulogies often fail in tribute-- I hope our words and pictures tell the story. THE DEFINITIVE FRAZETTA REFERENCE catalogs every piece of published work by the greatest, fantasy artist of all time. This lavishly illustrated re vised edition covers the entire publishing history of Frazetta's work; his book covers, comics, calendars, movie posters, LP covers, statues and even motorcycles. Not only was I privileged to design and assist in the research, but also provide the chapter on his record jackets. Click HERE for information from Vanguard.

The Long Lost Air Pirate recording sessions by Jeffrey Morgan and Dean Motter available at last on itunes! Featuring members of The Diodes, Martha & the Muffins, The Battered Wives, The Jitters, The Ian Thomas Band and others.
THRILLING WOMEN
The Lost Air Pirate Sessions
Toronto 1977-1980
Available at last on iTunes! Back in the 70s and 80s I was part-owner of a recording studio in Toronto (it still operates today as Mars Studios.) At that time I was creating album cover and poster designs for many of Canada's popular bands as well as up-and-coming acts. Often these musicians would guest on my and rock journalist Jeffrey Morgan's sessions as we created our own music. The tapes were lost for a time, but have at last been found, remastered and are now available on iTunes. SEE MORE.

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Lyric, history and personnel ebooklet.

MISTER X AND DEAN MOTTER RETURN TO RADIANT CITY IN THE 21st CENTURY. CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED MISTER X HARDCOVER ARCHIVE EDITION. X-CITING NEW GRAPHIC NOVEL.

MISTERIIX :
THE ARCHIVES

To commemorate the 25th year since Mister X's first Vortex appearance Dark Horse is publishing a high-end archive edition of the color run of the seminal 1980's comic series. This 384-page hardcover edition features new, high-quality scans, printing and corrected pagination (compared to the ibooks collection) and, of course, my revised and restored finale. It highlights the work of the Hernandez Brothers, Seth, Paul Rivoche, myself and others. It also features stories by Bill Sienciewicz, Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman. Foreword by Transmetropolitan' s WARREN ELLIS.


A page from the premiere issue of
Mister X: Condemned.

MISTERIIX :
CONDEMNED

W r i t t e n + I l l u s t r a t e d b y
D e a n M o t t e r

Collected edition

Dark Horse has offered me the opportunity to resurrect my most popular creation in an all-new four-issue mini-series. This fresh visualization is a reboot designed for new readers as well as those that remember the original series. These stories are even more rooted in Film Noir, Art Deco, German Expressionism and the Bauhaus architectural aesthetics that made the series so identifiable in the '80s. This collection includes the stories from Dark Horse myspace., and the NOIR anthology.

Introduction by HOWARD CHAYKIN.


Issue One

Issue Two

From Yacht on the Styx. This eight page episode also appears in the new Noir anthology from Dark Horse.


Issue Four

M I S T E RIIX
Nightclubs & Daydreams
Denouement Redux
& Other Pages

Special Edition by Dean Motter

This 38-page collection includes the new finale for the 1986 storyline, After the Spirit, the Comic Book Artist tribute to Will Eisner featuring Mister X and a number of other pieces and seldom-seen guest appearances of Motter's signature creation.

Now available from www.lulupress.com for $11.99 USD.

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Electropolis, my noted follow-up to Terminal City, is now commercially available in a collected edition from Dark Horse at finer bookstores everywhere.

Originally published by Image Comics in 2002-2003, the series follows the adventures of Menlo Park, the electric detective and his partner the feisty Anesta Robbins and features guest appearances by Mister X, as well as Cosmo Quinn & BB of Terminal City fame.

This edition includes revisions and new artwork. Afterword by KEN STEACY.



THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY

Shattered Reflections of Wonderland

a portfolio

"I recommend this remarkable suite of illustrations to all Alice collectors and anyone else who enjoys(?) the darker side of Wonderland."

Peter Parkhurst, The Lewis Carroll Review

This memorable interpretation of Lewis Carroll's reverie as a visual allegory for madness is reprinted at last in this handsome book, restored, revised and newly colored for this edition. Pre-dates Tim Burton's cinematic masterpiece by decades! 48 pages. 9" x 7". Full color. Introduction by Dr. Eric McLuhan.

Now available from www.lulupress.com for $12.99 USD.


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