This His 'n' Hers Comics Lab began in 1993 when then assistant editor Shelly Roeberg set her red, itchy allergy eyes upon a fill-in issue of Shade, the Changing Man drawn by notorious slacker artist Philip Bond. At that moment, not unlike the moment she discovered The Clash's Sandinista!, the future was written. She found her new favorite comic book artist of all time. Determined to trick Bond into drawing more comics for her, she managed to swindle and charm her way into his heart, eventually getting him banned from every local pub in the UK so he'd be forced to move to NYC in 2000 and marry her. For the love of comics, and by the power of Double-Stuf Oreos®, sublimely assembled mix tapes and colour blind fate, they continue to crush expectations in art and science. Believe what you read! This has been a public service announcement. With 8 guitars, 2 synthesizers, 12 red pens, 1 drum kit and a century of legit experience in the comics biz.
Diminutive freelance Editor-at-Large and the creator, editor and curator of the BLACK CROWN and OFF REGISTER imprints, Shelly has been driven to edit + curate comic books, crush deadlines and innovate for over a quarter-century. She lives in Los Angeles. You can follow her editorial + sartorial exploits on Twitter: @sxbond and on Instagram: @sxbondimprimatur
Philip is a long-suffering comic artist with credits including KILL YOUR BOYFRIEND, EVE STRANGER, and CUD: RICH AND STRANGE, a regular feature in the BLACK CROWN QUARTERLY. He was also the logo and publication designer for many fine Black Crown titles. He was held at the BLACK CROWN HQ so long he went all Stockholmed and became complicit in the operation.
OF THE MONTH
August's Employee of the Month is William G. Potter from Off Register's London Bureau.