Rick Remender, his Big Generator imprint, and Picture Comics have as we speak introduced the signing of a three-year exclusivity deal on his future creator owned tasks. The deal is in rapid impact.
In a press launch Picture delivered the information:
“Bestselling, inventive trailblazer Rick Remender has signed a three-year unique contract with Picture Comics, efficient instantly. This unique provides Remender carte blanche on his upcoming titles and alerts a wave of thrilling plans for his Big Generator imprint.”
Picture Comics Writer and Chief Inventive Officer Eric Stephenson mentioned:
“Working with Rick is like rushing down the open highway in a convertible with the highest down. When he’s behind the wheel of his Big Generator comics imprint, there may be all the time some new excessive pace journey or undiscovered place to go to. All creativity and vitality. If that isn’t the Picture Comics spirit, I don’t know what’s. Wanting ahead to discovering out the place he’ll take us subsequent.”
Remender talked in regards to the deal – saying that he had batted again presents with the Large Two to stay with Picture:
“I’ve not too long ago turned down very beneficiant presents to jot down X-Males and Batman, and whereas flattered, that will finally be a step backwards artistically, and never the place my coronary heart is at.”
“Picture takes no OWNERSHIP, so my companions and I co-own 100% of our properties. It’s short-term vs long-term considering. You wish to construct your individual home? Make one thing that your youngsters will inherit? Picture is the one place. This contract is me saying that I wager on myself. I wager on my collaborators. I wager on our characters, tales, and proudly owning what we make. Solely. With all we’ve obtained. Like our lives are on the road.”
Remender has had a protracted affiliation with Picture Comics for his creator owned work – relationship again to 2005 with collection Concern Agent (with Tony Moore and Jerome Opeña); Sea of Crimson (with Salgood Sam) and Unusual Lady (with Eric Nguyen). He has served temporary stints at Darkish Horse – the place he moved Concern Agent and launched different creator owned tasks like Finish League – and different publishers. At Marvel Comics (2007-2015) he constructed his trade profile additional with fashionable runs on The Punisher, Captain America, Uncanny X-Power, and extra – even taking a shot at an occasion with the AXIS storyline in 2014. His first comics exclusivity deal was introduced with Marvel in 2009, presumably ending round 2013.
From 2013 onwards he returned to Picture and seemingly by no means left with new collection and longrunning collection galore. Remender’s work within the 2010s was a part of a brand new renaissance for the writer with critically acclaimed collection by strong writer-artist pairings. Throughout this era he created Black Science with Matteo Scalera (2013-2019); Lethal Class with Wes Craig (2014-2022); Low with Greg Tocchini (2014-2021); Tokyo Ghost with Sean Gordon Murphy (2015-2016); and Seven to Eternity with Jerome Opeña (2016-2021).
In 2016 he based his Big Generator imprint which is described as “the house studio of Rick Remender specializing within the growth of distinctive and high flight leisure born from comedian books co-created with ardour in partnership with the most effective artists on the planet.”
Plenty of Remender’s longrunning Picture collection (and a few shorter collection) concluded in 2021-2022. At present his most up-to-date – and solely working – collection is The Sacrificers with Max Fiumara, which started in August 2023. October will see him workforce up with Andy Samberg and Joe Trohman for The Holy Curler. With the ink on this new exclusivity deal drying and New York Comedian Con across the nook – a brand new slate of Remender written titles from his Big Generator imprint will certainly be introduced.