Het was 24 juni 2019 en in aanloop naar de toen nog te verschijnen issue #1, van de IDW comic G.I. Joe van Paul Allor, Chris Evenhuis en Brittany Peer (e.a.), werd door Allor besloten op iedere maandag iets van een teaser op Twitter te plaatsen onder de hashtag #GIJonday. Dit is een samensmelting van G.I. Joe & Monday. Dat was het beste wat hij kon bedenken, zo bleek uit deze tweet. 😂
"Gonna start dropping some GI Joe tidbits every Monday. Hoping in the next couple hours I can come up with something better than #GIJonday."
Gelukkig draait het bij comics niet om de hashtags maar om een sterke verhaallijn en de grafische kunst welke men daarbij maakt. De covers en previews van issue #1 - 10 hebben we reeds hier samengebracht. Maar de prachtige concept art en andere teasers die de heren via Twitter deelden willen we ook graag vanuit historisch perspectief archieveren op GIJoe.nl.
Vandaar dat we hieronder, zoveel mogelijk chronologisch, een overzicht presenteren. Tof om de personages uit de comics zo clean gepresenteerd te zien. Om te lezen hoe het hoofdpersonage Tiger tot stand is gekomen is minstens zo leuk! Of wat denk je van een baby Lightfoot?!
Hopelijk genieten jullie hier net zo van als dat wij dat doen.
Welcome to #GIJonday! Every Monday until #GIJoe #1 launches we'll be dropping info, tidbits, et cetera about this awesome book.
First up: A closer look at TIGER, the new character who is featured on the issue #1 cover; and a look at @ChrisEvenhuis' awesome new VIPER design!
Even though Tiger is in his early twenties, one of the big inspirations for him was Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten, a documentary about Cambodia’s pre-Khmer Rouge rock scene. I sent Chris a couple stills to show the mood I was going for, including this one. #GIJonday #GIJoe
I also sent him this.
#GIJonday #GIJoe #WowTheMoreITypeGIJondayTheMoreIRealizeWhatATerribleHashtagItIs
Chris Evenhuis deed in dit licht ook een duit in het zakje...
In addition to @PaulAllor's weekly #GIJonday updates, would anyone be interested in hearing some of my thoughts/decisions that went into the new #GIJoe character designs?
Daar werd enthousiast op gereageerd, dus volgde dit:
So, for Tiger's design, @PaulAllor told me about Cambodia’s pre-Khmer Rouge rock scene and sent me some stills from a documentary about it.
One of them was this dude looking so effortlessly cool, I quickly decided on the James Dean-inspired red jacket. Part of Tiger's backstory was now that he used to be in a rock band. I also wanted to have him smoke cigarettes, but that was understandably a no-go.
Today's #GIJonday is a BIG one! To celebrate the fact that you can now PRE-ORDER #GIJoe #1, here's the first four panels of page one!
Call your comic shop to pre-order and get in on the ground floor of this dynamic and modern new take on the GI Joe mythos. Order code JUL190704.
Very brief #GIJonday today, since I have a rewrite pile-up! Here's a closer look at SCARLETT and DUKE. From my notes to Chris on Scarlett: "Head instructor of #GIJoe, w/Duke. Scarlett is tough, incredibly well-trained and has an undertone of rage that she keeps in careful check."
Evenhuis borduurde hier op voort:
"Tough, incredibly well-trained, and has an undertone of rage that she has to keep in careful check" was @PaulAllor's rather brief summary of our Scarlett.
I just wrapped up my work on #BadDayatBlackRock and still very much had #WynonnaEarp on the mind when designing Scarlett.
So my mind immediately went to "Brawler Scarlett" and started there. Initially basing the color scheme around her classic green/yellow combo. I drew two guns here, but considered her fists to be her primary weapon.
I've been wanting to draw this hair for ages. Used it in my design for the (then) upcoming new Wynonna Earp series (this was before the TV show started production, in 2015). Then later on for a side character in WE, who I ended up never getting to draw myself (except on covers).
Just to fight Earp-withdrawal, my one request to Paul was to have at least one scene of "Scarlett taking off that Jacket (to reveal a sleeveless turtleneck sweater and brawler arms underneath) before getting into a fistfight".
Iemand reageerde hierop met:
"I love this so much...it’s Nicole Haught to me!!"
Waarop Chris Evenhuis zei"
"I do feel like I've added several WE characters combined to the mix just to feel more at home haha"
Happy #GIJonday! First up, the man, the myth, the guy who'd kick your butt if you called him a legend, General Hawk! The head of #GIJoe, Hawk was enjoying life under his metaphorical vine and fig tree when Cobra's war pulled him out of retirement.
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Happy #GIJonday! Over the weekend IDW showed off the first two pages of #GIJoe #1 at at panel in San Diego. So, here they are, giving you a glimpse of life under Cobra's occupation!
RESIST! By which I mean, pre-order GI Joe #1! The secret transmission code is JUL190704.
Next up for #GIJonday: STALKER, a #GIJoe field agent and trainer of the civilian recruits! Once a gang leader in Detroit, now a decorated Army veteran, Stalker uses skills from both those lives in the fight against Cobra.
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Happy #GIJonday! As we continue to fill our our main field team, here's JINX and ROADBLOCK! He worked as a line cook and she taught martial arts to kids. Now they're both spies and saboteurs in the battle against Cobra!
Pre-order GI Joe #1 now! Jul190704
#GIJonday BONUS! If you missed it, this great interview also has the preview of the full first five pages!
Allor refereert hier naar een Tweet van IDW, waarin gelinkt wordt naar een leuk interview met Westfield Comics. De preview hebben we deze week hier gepresenteerd. Het onderstaande bestelformulier van IDW is al leuk, maar de achterkant van issue #1, die via het interview te zien is, is nog veel leuker!
RISE UP AGAINST COBRA! Go deep undercover with @PaulAllor and learn how daring citizens become spies and saboteurs in the new G.I. JOE comic book series! For the full interview, click here!
Happy #GIJonday! Here's another look at Tiger, one of the newest recruits to join the fight against Cobra! Catch Tiger and the rest of the team in the new G.I. JOE series this September. Pre-order with your local comic shop! --comicshoplocator.com
Be careful who you trust when Cobra is in control. Tiger and Scarlett meet in today's #GIJonday! Pre-order the new G.I. JOE series with your local comic shop, coming this September!
On a special Tuesday edition of #GIJonday (it's been a long week), we're dropping the #GIJoe #1 retail incentive covers from @DustinWeaver12 and @eloelo! Look at these things of beauty!
Also, Eleonora's cover includes a character we haven't revealed yet...
Happy #GIJonday! Today we bring you the last two characters in our main field team!
First, a new character with a familiar look. Here's FRONTIER. A veteran of Pakistan's Frontier Corps, more recently a teacher in Chicago. Now a field leader in the battle against Cobra. #GIJoe
Ook in dit geval kregen we meer info van Evenhuis. Erg leuk dit soort achtergrond informatie!
A veteran of Pakistan's Frontier Corps, Frontier became the field team leader character we introduced when it was decided early on that we weren't going to use Flint.
We liked Flint, though, and we were aware he has a lot of fans.
So @PaulAllor suggested we bring over Flint's beret over to Frontier. I decided to take it further: kept the black shirt and gloves as well; turned his bullet belts into suspenders and as a friendly nod to his fans, drew him in his iconic pose from the original toy packaging.
Iemand reageerde met:
I actually thought this was Shipwreck at first I guess because of the goatee
Waarop Chris Evenhuis zei:
I have different plans for Shipwreck (and his beard), when his time comes! Meanwhile, I basically gave Frontier my favorite beard shape to draw.
And rounding out our team is FADEAWAY, another new character. Once, she was a coder... for COBRA TECHNOLOGIES. Now she fights against them, in the ranks of #GIJoe!
We're in the last week before final order cut-off, so Pre-order GI Joe #1 now! Jul190704!
And, putting it all together, here's our main #GIJoe field team!
We'll be rotating in and out a lot of other characters, and featuring instructors like Duke, Scarlett and Stalker, but here's the folks we'll be focusing on the most on missions. #GIJonday
Tiger and the new recruits will fight to make a better world for all, and find out just what they are capable of. Strike back and pre-order the new G.I. JOE series with your local comic book shop! #GIJonday
A quick #GIJonday today, to remind you that today is the Final Order Cut-off for #GIJoe #1, meaning that today is your last day to... ***SLIDE*** into your local comic shop to pre-order our first issue!
(see what I did there?)
Order code: JUL090704
Happy #GIJonday (we're back!). Today a quick look at a fella we'll be meeting in #GIJoe #2. It's everyone's favorite creepy mad scientist, DR MINDBENDER!
I absolutely love what @ChrisEvenhuis did with this redesign.
Pick up GI Joe #1 in stores now, and pre-order the series!
Y'all ready for another great #GIJonday character reveal? I felt like the GI Joe field team didn't have enough infant representation, so Low Light is now a baby! Premiering in GI Joe #3, available for pre-order, now!
Ehh, what's up, Doc? #GIJonday
She'll be debuting in issue #2, which is out in two weeks and two days, and which is really rather good and very, very different from any other second issue of GI Joe.
Hey, hey, it's Cover Girl! Leader of her own field team, which also includes _____________ and _________. Chris absolutely killed this redesign!
Debuting in #GIJoe #2, out next week.
#GIJonday #OnATuesday #BecauseIWasDrivingAllDayYesterday.
It's #GIJonday again! This week, meet Rock And Roll, Double R for short. Catch him and the rest of the new team in G.I. JOE #2 this week!
Happy #GIJonday! It's a double-sized one, in honor of #GIJoe #2 coming out this Wednesday. First up, two of the original 13 Joes: Clutch and Rock and Roll!
And #GIJonday part two: the great Karl Moline's variant cover for #GIJoe #2!
Who's that fella next to Rock and Roll and Cover Girl? If you could read his mind, love, what a tale his thoughts could tell! From #GIJoe #2, out now! #GIJonday
Kun je jezelf een beter ontbijtje dan dit voorstellen? Hahaha, hilarisch! 😎👌🏽
And if you missed it, the first panel from #GIJoe #3! Today is the last day to pre-order! #GIJonday
This #GIJonday meet Cobra Commander's second-in-command, Baroness. See what she has in store for the new G.I. JOE recruits in G.I. Joe #3 when you pre-order with your local comic shop!
General; Baroness; Anastasia. Whatever you call her, she debuts in #GIJoe #3, out next month! #GIJonday.
Al met al een erg leuke rit om doorheen te gaan, met prachtige concept art en leuke achtergrond informatie. Ik heb ervan genoten dit voor jullie samen te stellen, hopelijk genieten jullie er evenveel van.