Monday, April 18, 2016

FROM NOW ON Spring Signing Tour!

In support of my new book from Alternative Comics, FROM NOW ON, I'll be doing some fun events on the west coast! At each event I'll sign and draw in books, draw commissions, and have original artwork for sale, both from the book and my work with Matt Sheean on Island and Prophet.

Friday, April 29th @7PM
3817 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 666-2228

Friday, May 13th @7PM
1020 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Saturday, May 14th @1PM
2250 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Saturday, May 14th @7PM
21607 Stevens Creek Blvd,
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 921-5164

Sunday, May15th @3PM
617 W. Main St.
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 726-0667

Saturday, May 21st 12-8PM
Norse Hall 111 NE 11th Ave.
Portland, OR 97232

Friday, June 3rd @7:30PM
5943 Balboa Ave. #100
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 268-4747

Saturday, February 13, 2016


My collection of my old self published work will be out in a couple months, but for now you can check out a good review over at Paste by Hillary Brown!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

From Now On - My First Book!

I've got a collection of all my short comics (2009-2015) coming out April 2016 from Alternative Comics! Going to your local comics shop or bookstore and asking them to order a copy helps out a lot. You can order it online here too.

"Malachi Ward is an exploding
super-nova of ideas. He is making some
of the most inventive, thought provoking,
beautifully crafted and strangely haunting
science-fiction in comics today."

- Jeff Lemire
Author of Descender, Essex County, and Sweet Tooth

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Vile Decay Writing Round Up

There have been a few nice pieces written taking a look at Ritual Three: Vile Decay since it came out last month:

GeekRex gives Vile Decay an "A", saying it is conceptually challenging and a visual treat.

Zainab Akhtar at Comics & Cola calls Vile Decay compellingly beautiful.

Rich Barrett at mental_floss names it one of the most interesting comics of the week.

Rob McMonigal at Panel Patter writes a really thoughtful and kind piece.

And finally Frank Santoro at The Comics Journal breaks down the book, saying it's "Impressive stuff. Check it out." Be warned, his review contains spoilers.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Vile Decay out June 25th!

Above is the exclusive print you'll receive with purchase of Vile Decay at the Bergen Street Comics release party in New York on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, I'll be at Secret Headquarters, where there'll be hundreds of original pages and drawings priced low for that night only.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ritual Three: Vile Decay

Vile Decay is now order-able through Diamond distribution! Orders must be placed before May 2nd, the book hits shops on June 25th. Requesting a copy from your local comic book store helps tremendously.

Here's the solicitation:
"In this stand-alone science fiction tale from Malachi Ward (Prophet, The Scout, Best American Comics) an old woman recounts to her grandson, from the safety of a virtual seaside computer program, how she thinks the world went bad. Printed in two colors on cream felt paper. A Revival House Press production distributed by Alternative Comics. 24 page 2-color comic book. ISBN: 978-1-934460-41-2

Diamond Order Code: APR140824

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Art Show + Alternative Press Expo

I’ve got some new paintings to show you! The reception is next Friday, the night before A.P.E., so stop by if you’re in town.
RSVP here
More info here

I'll also be tabling at A.P.E., alongside my collaborator and pal Matt Sheean. I'll have some new prints aside from all the comics.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

San Francisco Zine Fest + New Limited Collection

This weekend I'll be at the San Francisco Zine Fest. Aside from some new prints, and all the comics, prints, and originals I usually have available, there will be a brand new, very limited (there are ten. That's right.) collection of the complete Care story Matt Sheean and I did for Brandon Graham's Prophet series. It also includes our previous Prophet backup, Shock Post, as well as some additional drawings. 24 full color pages, numbered and signed.

San Francisco Zine Fest
8/31-9/1, 11am-5pm
SF County Fair Building
1199 9th Ave and Lincoln Way
(In Golden Gate Park)

Free Admission.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Care 3 Out This Week

Out this Wednesday (6/26), the final chapter of Care, by Matt Sheean and I. Inside Prophet #36.

Monday, May 6, 2013

New Print / Sequential Smarts This Wednesday

Titan Head. This new print will debut at the Sequential Smarts discussion I'm participating in on Wednesday night at the Skirball, so get tickets! The following week it'll be available through my online store.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Comics Event!

Inspired by the illustrative world of Gary Baseman as explored in the exhibition Gary Baseman: The Door Is Always Open, attend this panel of graphic novelists as they discuss the conceptual underpinning of contemporary graphic storytelling and L.A.’s central place in the world of the graphic novel.

Like Gary Baseman, many graphic novelists use illustration to depict fantastic worlds of their own making. Panelists Sina Grace (Not My Bag and Li’l Depressed Boy), Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time, Who Is AC?), Nick Thorburn (author of What a Gas and lead singer of the band Islands), and Malachi Ward (Expansion, Utu, and Ritual) discuss their work and the world of the graphic novel. A Q&A and book signing follow the program.

Sponsored by The Skirball Cultural Center, and The Secret Headquarters, this is going to be an event to remember.  All attendees get a limited edition print of the image above (signed by all four panelists).
Wednesday, May 8, 8:00 p.m.
Order tickets here:

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bit By Bit

I'm very slowly working on a novel length comic. Above is a panel from the second page.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Tour Poster

Artwork for a screenprinted Noah Gundersen tour poster. Based on his song "Nashville".

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Prophet #34 Out Today!

A page from Care (Part 1), a back-up comic tucked inside Prophet #34. By me and Matt Sheean. We also do the cover. Pick it up! Prophet issues usually go out of print quickly, and they don't do a second run.

Friday, February 15, 2013

LA Zine Fest this Sunday

Above: A panel from Care Part 2, by me and Matt Sheean.
For Prophet #35, out at the end of March.

I'll be at the LA Zine Fest this Sunday! I'm stocked up on all my zines and prints, plus I'll have a stash of original drawings and paintings to peruse.

11am - 5pm

Catch me at table #59.

At The Ukrainian Cultural Center
4315 Melrose Ave, 90029