Comic Book Resources has the early release of DC's January 2010 solicitations before the Diamond catalogue comes out in a week or two. This includes Madame Xanadu #19, the first of my two-month stint as penciller on the title.
Amy Reed Hadley and Richard Friend are doing the covers to keep continuity for the full story arc. #19 and #20 are an interlude back in time that reflects on the larger story.
MADAME XANADU #19 Written by Matt Wagner Art by Joëlle Jones & David Hahn Cover by Amy Reeder Hadley & Richard Friend After the shocking conclusion to the previous issue, a 2-part story by guest artist Joëlle Jones begins a storybook look back at Madame Xanadu’s earliest days in ancient, pastoral Britain. The Elder Folk confront the coming of mortal man, and the rivalry between two ageless sisters takes root. On sale January 27 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS
Joëlle Jones is a comic book artist. You may have seen her original Oni Press graphic novel 12 Reasons Why I Love Her, produced in collaboration with writer Jamie S. Rich. Their second team effort, the hardboiled crime graphic novel You Have Killed Me, was published by Oni in July 2009. Joëlle has also contributed to Sexy Chix, Shojo Beat, Fables, Popgun, Portland Noir, Madman Atomic Comics #16, the Dr. Horrible comic written by Zack Whedon, two issues of Madame Xanadu with Matt Wagner, and other comic book publications. She was the illustrator on the Minx/DC graphic novel Token; Dark Horse's Troublemaker books with author Janet Evanovich and their spin-off from P.C. Cast's House of Night; and the adaptation of O.T. Nelson's The Girl Who Owned a City for Graphic Universe. Additionally, she co-created Spell Checkers with Jamie S. Rich and Nicolas Hitori de (Oni Press), and drew the Iron Man story in Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man #150, written by Brian Michael Bendis.
Joëlle is currently working on new comics for both Oni Press and Vertigo.