Roc Upchurch Archives

Image Previews
As Bleeding Cool first reported, Image Comics put Lucy Claire – Redemption by John Upchurch – better known in comics as Roc Upchurch – on the cover of their Image Comics Previews for December. They also included the preview of the first issue, reproduced below As Bleeding Cool pointed out, the text of the solicitation below[...]
Roc Upchurch Returns to Comics With Survivalist Horror, "Everglade Angels"
Roc Upchurch, or John Upchurch, is best known as the artist and co-creator of Rat Queens, the Image Comics title co-created with Kurtis J Wiebe The other reason he's known in the comics industry is for leaving Rat Queens, In October 2014, Roc Upchurch was arrested on charges of domestic violence, specifically "Battery- Family Violence, First[...]
More On The Future (Or Not) Of Rat Queens And Its Creators
She stated that, despite being assured to the contrary, co-creator Kurtis Wiebe admitted to her that he had lied and that Roc Upchurch, original co-creator of the comic, who left it after domestic abuse charges were made public, was being lined up to return to the comic book. Kurtis Wiebe issued his own statement contradicting that completely,[...]
Artist Pushed Out For Roc Upchurch To Return To Rat Queens? (UPDATE)
There had been troubles since it was discovered that the other co-creator, Roc Upchurch, had been arrested on charges of domestic abuse While there was no prosecution by the courts, Upchurch admitted to being involved to Bleeding Cool. Upchurch left the book as a restult and was replaced with artist Tess Fowler But that run came[...]
Further Details Of Allegations Against Roc Upchurch –  And A New Comics Project?
This time last year, Bleeding Cool ran the story that comic book artist Roc Upchurch, real name John Carlton Upchurch, co-creator of Rat Queens, had been charged with battery against his wife. She wrote an account on her website Abuse Lies Betrayal, including photographs of her injuries, while Roc gave us his perspective on events[...]
Roc Upchurch's Final Cover For Rat Queens?
But depending on the results of charges against him, this could be Roc Upchurch's final cover of Rat Queens, the secondary cover to Rat Queens Special: Braga, written by Kurtis Wiebe and drawn by Tess Fowler, published today. And for those who asked, Upchurch is still listed as co-owner of the comic book. Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics,[...]
Ch-Ch-Changes – Rat Queens To Red Hood
A look through a few solicitations changes between Previews and publication…. Guardians Team-Up #2 will now have cover art by Stephanie Roux, above. All New X-Factor #20 will have art by Carmine Dia Giandomenico and Will Sliney, not the previously solicited Alex Garner. Captain America And The Mighty Avengers #4 will now have art by Iban Soria as well as Luke Ross. Orders for[...]
Stjepan Šejić To Be The New Artist On Rat Queens?
He has been tipped as a major comic book star in the making. He recently posted a Death Vigil/Rat Queens sketch… And tweeted, something tells me today things might get a little crazy…call it a hunch — stjepan sejic (@stjepansejic) December 11, 2014 He also posted the following pieces on Facebook. Recently, Rat Queens co-creator Roc Upchurch left the title after being[...]
Rat Queens Artist Leaves Title Over Allegations Of Domestic Abuse
Three days ago, Bleeding Cool reported the news that John Upchurch, better known as comic book artist Roc Upchurch, co-creator of Rat Queens, had been arrested on a battery misdemeanor charge His ex-wife published a long description of the event and the circumstances around it, from which we quoted, and we also contacted Roc for[...]
Comics Artist John Upchurch Arrested On Charges Of Battery, Misdemeanor
Roc Upchurch is the artist and co-creator of the comic book Rat Queens, a popular title with a strong female fan base, and an animated TV option from Weta and Heavy Metal. Recently, under his legal name John Carlton Upchurch, he was arrested by Henry County PD under the charge of "Battery- Family Violence, First Offense Misdemeanor"[...]
Starting A Sketchbook And Getting Sketches By Jim Cheung, Roc Upchurch, Karl Kerschl, Robbi Rodriguez, Erik Larsen, Kris Anka, Sara Picelli, And Franco At New York Comic Con
Brian Goldberg writes from New York Comic Con for Bleeding Cool: I recently started a sketch book.  My previous collection of sketches were loose and all over the place.  If you're a sketch collector of art done by professional comic artists, New York Comic Con is a great place to add to your collection.  Artist Alley[...]
Rat Queens #8 Takes Us Out Of The Action
Now, I'm not saying I don't enjoy a good dose of "let's see which woman can grow the best beard," because I do and Roc Upchurch illustrates them well It's just, I'd much prefer for those scenes to feature more of the Rat Queens I don't mind getting to know these characters and their back-stories,[...]
Darkness Is Brewing In Rat Queens #7
Roc Upchurch accompanies the storyline with a dark, rainy backdrop and a gloomy feel All of the characters seem to have a distressed look about them, which adds a sense of impending doom. [*Spoilers for Rat Queens #6 and #7 below!] When we left of in Issue #6, Hannah had just encountered a very creepy-eyed Bernadette I[...]
Catching Up On Rat Queens #6 – A Family For Better Or For Worse
Roc Upchurch's illustrations continued to make me feel like I was transported to a different era where humans and fantastical creatures could come together on the page at any moment. We start off with the aftermath of a raging party in Rat Queens Issue #6 Wiebe gives us a realistic look into what the Queens might[...]
The Rat Queens Volume One: A Perfect Combination Of Sass And Sorcery
She has a bright playful spirit, but knows how to get down and dirty with a sword. Roc Upchurch's art in Rat Queens has a dark earthy feel to it, which is very appropriate for the setting His character design is done in a realistic style that brings the cast to life in a human way[...]
Comics & Cosplay Interviews Rat Queens Creators Kurtis J. Wiebe And Roc Upchurch – Plus Burlesque Event Photogallery
The special guest of the evening were the Rat Queen Creators Kurtis J Wiebe and Roc Upchurch After The show they were kind and tipsy enough to sit down and discuss their inspiration for the book, upcoming events, and tentacles! And here's a lovely photogallery of the event as well: #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align:[...]
Essential 8 Things About Emerald City Comicon: Day One
Wiebe and Roc Upchurch. After all of the great folks I talked to and the great stuff I saw though, today's MVP  was Cafe Yumm!, a delicious and nutritious restaurant a few blocks away from the convention center While you can get hot dogs and pizza and $5 bananas inside the convention center, Cafe Yumm! has[...]
The Nerdy Show Goes RPG Questing With Kurtis Wiebe And Roc Upchurch Of The Rat Queens
[audio:] Special Bleeding Cool guest The Nerdy Show rolls forward through RPG month with this special podcast featuring the RPG enthusiasm of comic creators of the Image Comics series Rat Queens: Kurtis Wiebe and Roc Upchurch. They say: RPG Month continues! Roleplaying is both a game and an exercise in creativity.  Those of us who roll the dice know,[...]
Live From The Comic Shop: Sex Criminals, Tom Strong, The Wake, Rat Queens, Super!
Wiebe and Roc Upchurch drops you firmly into the realm of strange fantasy, politics, and of course semi-medieval violence A female team in a city of rival gangs, amusing dialogue bordering on abusive banter, and a light touch on exposition are all attractive qualities that suggest this is a series that's going to find a[...]