D. Bethel has made available for sale Long John, Volume 1––a 48-page collection of the first chapter of Long John, “Sunza,” as well as the 8-page short story of the Long John character, Hellrider Jackie, called “Save the Bones.” The latter is written by Dan with art by Josh Tobey, who also created a new “cover” for the short story exclusively for the book.
For those unfamiliar with Long John, it is a character drama about a famous gunslinger, Long John Walker, who wakes up one morning next to the ominous Mono Lake to find that not only are his friends/posse gone, but also all of his belongings, including his clothes. After meeting with the mysterious and threatening Hellrider Jackie, Long John rides into the nearby town of Poverty Flat to a less than cordial greeting. It’s a story about identity, assumptions, and trust that has D. Bethel’s fan-favorite style pushing new boundaries.
“[Sunza] should be used as a guide on how to make a first issue.”
Read it for yourself by picking up Long John, Volume 1 for only $7 (+$3 media mail shipping, $10 international) and you’ll also get the book signed, a Long John sketch(or Eben07 sketch, if you want, please specify; he’s willing to make that concession for Eben07 fans) on a card stock comic backing board, and a bookmark. So, click the link below and check it out! And a big thank you for all the support over the years, it means a lot!