Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lay Bo Daze

Fan art by Kathryn DeFeo. You wish you were this cool. So do I.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Days : Just Another Damn Contest!

Who wants hot, burning art? Who wants to look History square in the eye, spit at its feet, lock the hammer back and offer him an ultimatum...

...just to have your girlfriend aerate his body with speeding lead.

Yeah, so do I!

At NYC Comic Con the toiling Dukes of Labor Days tower
(which looks like this)

will be collecting entries for our art contest. To enter, just draw anything (and we mean anything) from the Labor Days world. It has to feature a character from the book caught up in his or her own antics. Color or black and white. Traditional. Digital. Your call. Then email a copy to us here to be in the ultimate contest running.

Email ricklacy @ gmail . com with the subject "Labor Days Contest"

Make sure your submission is in by Oct 7th before the convention weekend starts!

There will also be a day to day contest at NYC Comic Con! All you have to do is find us at the oni press booth, hand off your submission(this can be the same submission for the big prize) to either myself or Supreme Duke in Charge of Horror Phil Gelatt. At the end of each day, we'll pick a winner who will receive a signed copy the Labor Days sketchbook.

Once all entries are in, we'll chose an ultimate winner who will receive an original page from Labor Days Vol. 2, a signed copy of both volumes AND a spot for their pin-up in our next Labor Days project. There will be a 2nd and 3rd place winner who's submissions will also be featured in our next printed work.

Ready!? Goooooooooooooo!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

People In Trouble.

EDIT: Due to specific circumstances, this endeavor is on hold. I will update when gears are spinning and the fires are hot. KEEP YOUR PANTS ON.

This one's for the dreamer who was told he shouldn't dream.

Starting on Monday, July 26th, 2010, I'll be releasing 3 pages a day in chronological order of the entire, READABLE two volumes that compromises Labor Days to date. Three pages a day until the entire saga is told, for everyone to enjoy who hasn't enjoyed it yet. This is your SDCC 2010 announcement. By the end, I'll hope you come by NYC Comic Con (or any con we attend) and say hi to us here at Labor Days Towers. We'll let you dream.

The Enormatons.

"You're not crazy, its the world around you that is."

Sunday, October 18, 2009

LDV.2: Just Another Damn Day IN STORES NOW!

In case you haven't heard... we've released, launched and crammed into the stratosphere the 2nd instalment of Labor Days! Pick up your copy at comic shops, books stores and online today!

Also, check out this great review from the sweethearts at Girls Entertainment Network:

And 15 page preview at Comic Book Resources:

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Labor days Desktop Action!

Labor Days Volume Two is done! It's at the printers as we speak and we'll have the first run of books available at SPX, the weekend of Spet. 26th! If anyone is going to be there, come by the Oni Press Booth for the latest in the drunkard ramblings and exciting world romping adventures of Benton Bagswell!

Volume two takes a turn for the weird when all the forces of good, evil and blissfully unawares come head to head in a clash of legend making proportions!

I'll be updating next week with art goodies i'll have available at the show as well as more blog updates outlining the book in its entirety! Until then, please avail yourselves to these sick-house computer desktops that Labor Days cohort and fellow ladies man Sean Ferguson whipped up for us!

Click the link to get Bags, Stryker and Victoria themed desktops backgrounds!

Also, robot warriors. Fighters of the robot hordes:

Monday, July 20, 2009

SDCC and Vol.2 Ch. 8 Page Preview

This Weds. I'll be off to San Diego for the monster of all shows; SD Comic Con. I didn't go last year, but am very excited to be attending the 40th anniversary of the convention this year. I'll be at the Oni Press booth most of the time seeing as this is Labor Days's first time in San Diego and I want to be on hand to help feed it to the masses. I'll be signing with my creative partner every day so you can't miss us! I'll have original art for sale and selling sketches for $20, as well as building a commissions list.

Signing at Oni:
Thursday: 11:30 - 12:50
Panelmonium: 3 - 4
Friday: 1 - 2:20
Saturday: 10 - 11:20
Sunday: 1 - 2:20

You can also catch Phil at the Oni Press's "Panelmonium" on Saturday. He'll be on hand to announce a new project of his as well as the release date for Labor Days Volume 2: Just Another Damn Day

I can also be found at the Dark Horse booth on Friday for Star Wars Day! I'll be signing copies of my latest star wars graphic novel, Han Solo and the Hollow Moon of Khorya with writer Jeremy Barlow and colorist Michael Atiyeh.

Signing at Dark Horse:
Friday: 11 - 12

I hope to see a lot of friends and new faces this weekend so if I haven't sought you out, then please stop by one of these scheduled signings so we can shoot the shit and flirt with the girls.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Post-It Panels

Just a mash up of a few panels drawn on post-its for Volume 2. I have tons of these lying around.

Friday, June 26, 2009

LD. Vol.2 Chapter 7 page review

I've been closing in on finishing up Labor Days Volume 2 with more than half the book in the can at this point. So I'll start posting more and more pages from the new book. Starting with this whollopers from chapter 7! I think this chapter was the most fun to illustrate. I'm also including the only splash page to be seen in the OGN's page history.

I also promise to finally post those character designs I've been dangling out there! Once I get my sketchbook and scanner in the same room.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Coming up next month is MoCCA here in NYC. Philthy Phil Phingers and your's truly, Rumble Bumble Rick Lacy will be featuring a slew of new products at our first all inclusive Table : Labor Days! #204.

We'll be selling T-shirts featuring everyone's favorite rambling man, Benton Bagswell, dressed as Zed sitting upon King Conan's throne! We'll also have posters of the Volume 1 cover, more book markers and a slideshow of preview art for Labor Days Volume 2: Just Another Damn Day!

OMG! You must be must asking yourself "What else can you even offer!?"

Well, nothing actually. That's really about it. But I'll be doing sketches and taking commissions and PM Gelatt will write you sonnets and soliloquies.

Check us out on June 6th & 7th at the 69th Regiment Armory at Lexington Avenue and 25th Street! It'll be a hoot!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Labor Days Volume 2: Just Another Damn Day

Cover colors for Volume 2 by the talented Kathryn DeFeo:

Kathryn really blew this cover away and we here at Labor Days Towers couldn't be happier. We initially decided on a day palette but Kathryn came back with this great night time rendering and we never looked back. Be sure to check her art work out and look for this rad cover on shelves this fall!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wild Mustangs

The Wild Mustangs bear down upon the encampment. Their intent was cruel and without prejudice.

Page 63 of Labor Days: Volume 2: Just Another Damn Day

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Volume 2 Cover Inks

The inks for the cover of Labor Days Volume 2 are done. This coming week I'll start to knock out the colors and then off to solicitation heaven to be kissed by the angels! For our second volume we really kick up the adventure level (and the absurdity level) and try to keep the readers guessing as to where we're headed next! I think the cover art really captures that sense of appalling excitement.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Get it on!

Tonight and every tuesday night at 9pm EST, your favorite creators of Labor Days: A tome-ology of the gods, will be at the oni press forums hosting their chatty and always entertaining live web thread The Rick and Phil Hour! Catch up on our musings and mayhem as we disect pop culture and well...everything else really.

We can be found at

But tonight we're trying something new, so find us here:

Thursday, March 5, 2009

LD.Vol.2 Chapter 6 Page Preview

Here are a few pages from the first chapter of Labor Days: Volume 2: Just Another Damn Day. This book promises to take our wild bunch of misanthropes to higher heights and deeper depths and everywhere in between. Here's a small taste of the adventure to come, as our hero-for-hire Benton Bagswell and his shit house crazy girlfreind Victoria Arnhiem follow a cloaked man through the streets of Belgium to their awaiting vessel!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Review'd @ Newsarama

Newsarama columnist Sarah Jaffe has posted a shining review of Labor Days up on Blog@Newsarama!

Check out her article:


Sunday, February 22, 2009

100% Stryker

Artwork from our upcoming desktop wallpapers! Those puppies should be getting completed within the week and as soon as they are you'll be able to get your very own "Official Labor Days D'tops" at the Oni Press website!

Rick Stryker: American-made Awesome