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COMING IN 2016! MISTER X:THE MODERN AGE, a collection of the 21st Century stories. TERMINAL CITY: THE LIBRARY EDITION.
MISTER X: RAZED. Picking up after MISTER X: EVICTION, this new anthology collects the mini-series, RAZED EXPECTATIONS as well as the serial FROZEN ASSETS. Written and illustrated by Dean Motter. Introduction by TRINA ROBBINS. On sale this fall.

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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 . This collection earned an Eisner for Best Anthology as well as Best Publication Design.

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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. When they wanted a retro-futuristic vision of Bikini Bottom for the cover, who did editor (and former DC officemate) Chris Duffy call? THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS ANNUAL-SIZE SUPER-GIANT SPECTACULAR features brilliant subversive interiors by Ramona Fradon, Hillary Barta, Kaz, Raul the Third, James Kolchaka, Jay Lender, and Derek Drymon. Click here to see full image without text.
Professor Terrence Wandtke traces the history of crime comics from their beginnings to the current resurgence and analyzes the cultural forces that give rise to influential works like Frank Miller's Sin City, Brian Azzarello's 100 Bullets, Ed Brubaker's Criminal, Howard Chaykin's Time Squared and Dean Motter's Mister X. The Dark Night Returns:The Contemporary Resurgence of Crime Comics (Comics Studies Monograph Series is the third book published in the RIT Press' Comics Studies Monograph Series.) Sporting one of Paul Rivoche and my original Mister X posters as the cover. Highly recommended--even if we hadn't been included!
Mad Max: Fury Road: Inspired Artists. This deluxe hardcover contains double-page spreads from 65 visionary artists bringing their own unique style to the world of Mad Max: Fury Road. Each of the artists’ work is inspired by Miller’s post-apocalyptic wasteland. These spreads range from spectacular action sequences to haunting character portraits. Artists participating include Lee Bermejo, Dave McKean, Cliff Chiang, Nicola Scott, Stephanie Hans, Bill Sienkiewicz, Paul Pope, Eric Powell, Jim Lee, Gilbert Hernadez, George Pratt, Rian Hughes, Dave Johnson, Tara McPherson, and of course myself, among others. From DC Comics/Vertigo.

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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 released by Dynamite Comics. 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 first offerings are T-shirts and signed, numbered commemorative XXXth anniversary prints. Future items will include pins, new T-shirt designs, original art and other collectibles. radiantcitylimits.com.
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 2015. 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. 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, Gotha m 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 revised 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.
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.

Lyric, history and personnel ebooklet.



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.

Nightclubs & Daydreams
Denouement R edux
& 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.


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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