Sebastian Girner Is Not Your Average Bear-Fighter

Comics come in all shapes, all sizes, and all flavors. In fact, the flavor that some of us tasted at San Diego Comic Con was honey. See, we managed to steal a honey pot from Winnie The Pooh, and life was good…for a minute, anyway. As fate would have it, along came a shirtless bear fighter that punched out poor ol’ Pooh bear before we could object, and that’s when the saints began to cry.

Sound like we just checked out of Hotel California, and went stir crazy? Well, yeah, that’s what happens when you read Image Comics’ Shirtless Bear-Fighter (9781534305304, $16.99) from wacky writer Sebastian Girner. He along with co-writer Jody Leheup have created a comic so crazy that you, too, will go coo coo for Cocoa Puffs. It’s got this naked, bearded guy who walks around without pants that punches out bears, and it’s 100% over-the-top trail mix. So, naturally, we had to corner Sebastian when we saw him at this year’s show, and try to get a few minutes with him to talk about his new book.

Girner smirked, “I’m only going to say that he meets this Hillbilly Warlock character that will stand the test of time. It gets better every issue.”

For those of you who are big fans of Bob Burden’s Flaming Carrot Comics, Girner and Leheup’s new book is a recycled welcome mat that doesn’t bring shirts to bear fights. Trust us when we say you’ve been warned. Watch the video interview above!

Shirtless Bear-Fighter (9781534305304, $16.99) has a mature reader rating and is set to release December 12, 2017.

The Walking Dead Volume 28 The Walking Dead Volume 28
Image Comics
In the aftermath of The Whisperer War--ALL IS LOST as Rick and all of Alexandria fight for survival against the largest horde of walkers they’ve ever faced. >>
Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting
Green Ronin Publishing
Until now, the wondrous and dangerous lands of Tal'Dorei have been the sole stomping grounds of the show's adventuring company, Vox Machina. But now, you can explore these realms in a tome from the pen of Game Master Matt Mercer himself! >>
The Walking Dead: Here's Negan The Walking Dead: Here's Negan
Image Comics
Since his debut, the charismatic psychopath has antagonized Rick Grimes, murdered his friend with a baseball bat wrapped in barb wire (which he calls "Lucille"), and led the Saviors into war against Alexandria and the neighboring communities. But who was he before society broke down? >>
Monstress Volume 2: The Blood Monstress Volume 2: The Blood
Image Comics
Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power. >>
Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook
Paizo
Blast off into a galaxy of adventure with the Starfinder Roleplaying Game! This massive 560-page hardcover rulebook is the essential centerpiece of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game, with rules for character creation, magic, gear, and more—everything you need to play Starfinder as either a player or Game Master! >>
Saga Volume 7 Saga Volume 7
Image Comics
From the worldwide bestselling team of FIONA STAPLES and BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, “The War for Phang” is an epic, self-contained SAGA event! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. >>
Shovel Knight: Official Design Works Shovel Knight: Official Design Works
Udon Entertainment
This epic tome ollects the fun and original artwork behind this landmark title. Inside you’ll find key art, character concepts, enemy designs, sprite sheets, unused ideas, and an all-new Shovel Knight tribute art gallery. >>
Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 47 Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 47
Gemstone Publishing
One of the most influential comic book artists ever, Jim Steranko, brings his compelling mastery of the art form to the cover of the book that has been the Bible of serious collectors, dealers and enthusiasts since 1970!  >>
Lighter Than My Shadow Lighter Than My Shadow
Lion Forge
Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weak as to prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure towards happiness. >>
Bernie Wrightson: Art and Designs for the Gang of Seven Animation Studio Bernie Wrightson: Art and Designs for the Gang of Seven Animation Studio
Hermes Press
Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weak as to prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure towards happiness. >>