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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

DAWN VAMPIRELLA #2 IN STORES TODAY - November 19th, 2014

I am very proud of this issue.  The first issue was about about introductions.  This is where the story really starts to take off ~~

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

DAWN -- Tin Moon Alley
New Dawn art for sale ~~ Anyone interested can message me directly.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Spotting a CFD bootleg part 1 - By Joe Linsner #josephmichaellinsner #linsner

Hey Folks,

 Copies of the old CRY FOR DAWN #1 bootleg have popped up again.  This is a nightmare for everyone -- readers, collectors, and most of all, me.  I've spent over $10,000 on lawyers in the past trying to get to the bottom of who ripped me off, and to get these out of the marketplace. Kristina has been on the front lines recovering copies, and helping me cut through the mess.  It gets pretty sickening.

It is heartbreaking seeing someone's smiling face drop when they come to me at a con asking me to sign what they think is a real CFD #1 and I have to tell them the sad truth -- that they got robbed and bought a bootleg.  A dark cloud of shame falls over them,  "I got ripped off for SO MUCH MONEY!"  You and me both, friend.  And I'm still paying for it.

UPON MY LAWYERS ADVICE, I cannot sign a bootleg because signing it would authenticate it.

To make matters worse, the CGC has 'authenticated' a few of these marked 'counterfeit' as collectibles.  Great job, CGC.  "Yes, this is an authentic fake -- genuinely ingenuine." That really makes them look classy.  Do they really need every penny offered to them?  I assumed that the CGC was bigger than that --  I guess I was wrong.  I've seen these slabbed counterfeits show up for sale on eBay. (It is against Ebay rules to knowingly list counterfeit merchandise).  That is a big FUCK YOU to everyone.  All the CGC cares about is getting their cash for grading and slabbing it.

Some blabbermouth found these on eBay when an unsuspecting seller listed them as real.  Instead of coming to me, he aided in helping to get at least 10 of the recent bootlegs into the hands of other collectors, and is going around online shooting his mouth off with an UNAUTHORIZED CFD fan site.  Proclaiming that he is an expert on my work and offering to 'authenticate' my printed materials.  In truth, he is just an over zealous fan who swipes my work in his photoshopped digital art disasters modeled after Dawn.  He knows nothing.

Any "fan" who feels like their collection is not complete until they have a copy of the bootleg is not a true fan of comics.  Sadly, I cannot choose who likes my work.  It would be a very different world if I could.  I am sure those 'completists' are the same ones who complain that I take too long to produce new material. Well, dealing with nightmares like this saps my time, money and my enthusiasm.  On days when the counterfeit CFD crosses my path, I just sit in my my studio and ask myself why the fuck do I bother?

I do the work because I love the work.  Seeing it in print and sharing it with people who enjoy it is a wonderful plus.  But when the vampires take a little too much without giving anything back in return ...

On days like this, I think about leaving comics.

Joe Linsner

This is the first part of a series where I will discuss the bootleg, and how you can tell them apart.  Do not trust the CGC or any other fan site that claims to be an authority on the matter of my works.  I have seen more copies of the real Cry For Dawn #1 than anyone else on earth.  I know just how much the ink varies from copy to copy, and can tell a real from a fake in a heartbeat -without authoring a verbose  and speculative lecture on it.

#josephmichalelinsner #linsner #cryfordawn #dawn #churchofdawn #comics #bootleg

James Cameron is a lowly thief! After all of the hundreds of millions that Avatar has made, he couldn't even cut Roger Dean a check as a visual consultant or as a direct influence? Shameless, shameless. The movie industry is made up of millionaires who are failed artists and writers. They weren't good enough to be gallery painters or couldn't write the great american novel, so they went into the movies and became rich. Shameful. 

Roger Dean Official Page.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Hey everyone, I just created a NEW facebook LIKE page because the viral spiral that was an old fan page created for me (with the best of intentions) is causing some confusion and identity issues on FB searches. Please help me correct this. LIKE and share this page so I can have an actual OFFICIAL fan page following that I can control and run. Please stop by and give me a click to follow.



Saturday, September 13, 2014

To celebrate the release of DAWN/VAMPIRELLA #1 - 

This DAWN original art sketch (on a 2011 Joseph Michael Linsner sketchbook) will be up on eBay later today. That sword plays a role in Dawn Vampi #2 -- "The Sword of Gonar".  Current listings are here and include my other original art.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

VAMPIRELLA original art by LINSNER

To celebrate the release of DAWN/VAMPIRELLA #1 A tender little morsel for the early A.M. crowd. Hang on to your coffee cups. This sweet Vampi original art sketch (on a 2011 Joseph Michael Linsner sketchbook) will be up on eBay later today. Current listings are here and include my other original art.

She is currently up on eBay - good luck to all bidders. Thanks -- JML


Saturday, August 30, 2014

All hail Jack 'King' Kirby -- JACKLACTUS!

All hail Jack 'King' Kirby -- JACKLACTUS!  #WakeUpandDraw

This was drawn for the Hero Initiative and will be auctioned off at some point. 
(Because the pants ~~)

Photo: All hail Jack 'King' Kirby -- JACKLACTUS!

This was drawn for the Hero Initiative and will be auctioned off at some point.

(Because the pants ~~)

Monday, June 9, 2014

New Sinful Suzi art for sale

"Don't be afraid to stand in the shadow of love
The hour is late and you know that time waits for no-one ~~"

The Damned

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Love Potion #9

New Joseph Micahel Linsner Dawn© & ™ art for sale. Message me directly and you can snag her before she goes up on Ebay.  

Big thanks to my sweetheart Kristina Deak  for the suggestion <3

Saturday, April 26, 2014


New Dawn art for sale -- Anyone interested in buying her before she goes up on Ebay should e-mail  me directly.

joelinsner  at  gmail dot com