NateCosBOOM

I be Nate Cosby, CEO of COSBY & SONS PRODUCTIONS. I wrote the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated COW BOY at Archaia, BUDDY COPS at Dark Horse, and co-wrote PIGS at Image.
In association with Rovio Entertainment, I oversee the American production of ANGRY BIRDS comics.
In association with Dynamite Comics, my production company edits and packages the Gold Key line (TUROK: DINOSAUR HUNTER, MAGNUS: ROBOT FIGHTER, SOLAR: MAN OF THE ATOM, DOCTOR SPEKTOR) and King Features titles (FLASH GORDON, KINGS WATCH).
I was nominated for a Harvey Award for co-writing/editing JIM HENSON'S THE STORYTELLER at Archaia. I used t'write for Disney publishing, and when I edited at Marvel, I took care'a the Harvey-Award winning THOR THE MIGHTY AVENGER, Eisner-Award winning OZ books, SPIDER-MAN, SUPER HEROES, X-MEN FIRST CLASS, PET AVENGERS, SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE and a buncha others.
This blog is dedicated to exactly what I'm thinking at all times. I'm on Twitter as @NateCosboom.
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It ain’t hard. You come up with some text & direction:

Meet Flash Gordon.
(cropped widescreen of FG #1 Page 3 Panel 1, where Flash is screaming. Include his balloon, not
the title/credits)
Flash is great at everything on Earth (as long as it’s not important).
He just crash-landed his space-plane in some place called Arboria, where a blue archer guy named Prince Barin believes he and his friends are “royal historians” from the oppressive Ming regime of Mongo. 
The historian thing was Dale Arden’s idea. (She’s smarter than Flash.)
Professor Zarkov’s here too. Mostly drinking.
ADVENTURE!
(CREDITS)
You send that over to Jason Ullmeyer at Dynamite, along with a crummy thumbnail:
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He sends back this:

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Then you go get more coffee.

FLASH GORDON #4 Cover by the mighty MARC LAMING. Colors by the elegant ELMER SANTOS. Insides by Jeff Parker, Evan Shaner, Jordie Bellaire, Simon Bowland and me. On sale in July. 

FLASH GORDON #1 on sale now!

SOLAR: MAN OF THEWAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT A SECOND THAT’S A LADY!!!!!!!!!!

SOLAR: (WO)MAN OF THE ATOM #3 in June by FRANK BARBIERE, JOE BENNETT, LAUREN AFFE, MARSHALL DILLON. Covers by JUAN DOE, JONATHAN CASE, EMA LUPACCHINIO. Edited/Packaged by me, for Dynamite Entertainment.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fredvanlente:

Preview: MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #1, drawn by Cory Smith, colored by Mauricio Wallace, lettered by Marshall Dillon, edited by Nate Cosby, written by me. 

On sale Wed Mar 12. Very proud of this one, hope you can pick it up.

ICv2 has the whole thing http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/28048.html

MAGNUS ROBOT FIGHTER #1 on sale March 12th, by Fred Van Lente, Cory Smith, Mauricio Wallace, Marshall Dillon, Gabriel Hardman, Jordan Boyd, packaged by Cosby & Son Productions for Dynamite Entertainment.

FLASH GORDON #1, Page 14, Panels 1-3. Art by Evan Shaner. Script by Jeff Parker. Coming in April.

Flash Gordon & Mandrake The Magician take a drive.

KINGS WATCH #5, Page 1, Panel 3. Script by Jeff Parker. Art by Marc Laming.

FLASH GORDON #1, Page 4, Panel 4. Written by Jeff Parker, drawn by Evan Shaner, colored by Jordie Bellaire. Coming in April.

Hey! I’m hiring colorists for interior, ongoing, PAYING gigs. I need several, so I’m throwing it out to the internets.

I can’t tell you exactly what project you’d be working on, but to give you an idea of the possibilities, the announced books my production company is currently overseeing for Dynamite Entertainment are:

-TUROK: DINOSAUR HUNTER (dino fights!)

-MAGNUS: ROBOT FIGHTER (robo fights!)

-SOLAR: MAN OF THE ATOM (space fights!)

-DOCTOR SPEKTOR (magic fights!)

-KINGS WATCH (Phantom fights!)

I’m willing to hire pros or rookies, provided you’re up for producing high-quality work on a monthly basis. To test your speed and skill, I’m providing you with hi-res pages to download here from KINGS WATCH, by the amazing Marc Laming from Jeff Parker’s script. I encourage you to download, color in a timely fashion, and reply to me on Twitter (I’m natecosboom) with colored samples. I will answer every reply with samples attached, and if your tryout is outstanding, we’ll correspond off-line about the next steps.

Good luck, and happy coloring!

—Nate Cosby

COW BOY: UNCONQUERABLE

Pages 1-3.

Art & Lettering by Chris Eliopoulos. Script & Story by me.

Coming…

Hi.

I’m developing an all-ages property of indeterminate length. It is HUGELY ambitious and CRAZY wide in scope and subject matter. I’ve written lots of it, but I’ve reached a point where I’d like an artistic collaborator to become involved to help shape the characters and world. And before getting too deep into scripting, I’d like to know what my artistic partner’s style is, what their strengths are, what they enjoy drawing.

So I’m taking samples. You don’t have to be a veteran pro, but you must have sequential samples. I’d like to know your speed, but you won’t be expected to keep a super-fast monthly schedule. To show me samples, please respond to this tumblr post with your contact info, or reply to my twitter with a link. If you don’t have a link, I highly recommend you create a link to your work (it’s easy and pretty much mandatory for getting gigs via social media).

Money: You won’t be working for free. We’ll discuss pay, percentages, and co-ownership.

What you’d be drawing: Without getting too specific…trees, houses, cars, planets, the moon, volcanoes, every animal ever, robots, monsters, kids.

I can get more specific after checking out your samples. I’m not opposed to any artistic style at this point; really just depends on the collaboration and storytelling at this point.

Look forward to seeing your stuff!

—Nate

#KINGSWATCH #1 Page 17. In Phantom We Trust.

Script by JEFF PARKER. Art by MARC LAMING. Color by JORDAN BOYD. Sound Effects by SIMON BOWLAND. Published by Dynamite. I edited.


Today’s the last day to order Kings Watch #1! Call up your local comic shop’n grab one! FLASH GORDON, MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN and THE PHANTOM team up t’save the world!!!!!

Action Comics #4. September 1938.

Superman playing football as his own team tries to keep him from scoring.

HOW can you not smile at this.

Phantom, aka The Jungle Pimp.


KINGS WATCH #1 Page 17, Panel 4. Script by Jeff Parker. Art by Marc Laming.

Phantom shootin’ like HE MEANS IT. (click for full pic!)

Kings Watch #1, Page 18, Panel 4. Script by Jeff Parker. Art by Marc Laming.