Thursday, October 19, 2017

NOW #1 from Fantagraphics

Above is an excerpt from "Widening Horizon" by Matt Sheean and I. The whole story is in the first issue of NOW from Fantagraphics, which just hit stores. It includes new work from a bunch of great cartoonists, including Gabrielle Bell, Sammy Harkham, Antoine Cost, Eleanor Davis, and Noah Van Sciver.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

EXPANSION Collection

by Matt Sheean & Malachi Ward. 
Published by AdHouse Books

Ten thousand years ago, agents of an advanced civilization clash with a pacifist cult over control of prehistoric human society. This sci-fi epic from the creators of the critically acclaimed Ancestor also contains additional comics from Brandon Graham and Simon Roy.
152 1C pages
6" x 7.75"SC
$14.95 US funds
ISBN 978-1-935233-41-1 
Shipping October 25, 2017
Diamond Order Code: AUG17 1119

Monday, October 31, 2016


Get 'em while they're hot!! In both physical and digital forms. Limited printing, so the sooner you hop on it, the more likely you'll get one.

"Formidable and compelling."
- Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter

"Of all the recent versions of the near-future I've come across in fiction, I think the world posited by Matt Sheean and Malachi Ward strikes me as the most frighteningly realistic."
- Comics Alliance

"If you like Ex Machine (the movie) I highly recommend Ancestor."
- Oliver Sava, The AV Club

"A thrilling statement from one of the most innovative teams in comics."
- Comic Book Resources


Friday, Nov. 18 @7PM
Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, Nov. 19 @7PM
San Francisco, CA

Just Matt and Simon:
Monday, Nov. 21 @6PM
Portland, OR

Tuesday, Nov. 22 @7PM
Seattle, WA

Wednesday, Nov. 23 @4PM
Seattle, WA

Friday, Nov. 25 @1PM
Vancouver, BC

Cherry Glazerr Album Art

I did the artwork for the new Cherry Glazerr album, Apocalipstick!! It's out from Secretly Canadian in January.

Thursday, August 11, 2016


Matt and I have been collaborating on the best comic we've ever made! Book stores and comic shops can order now, so ask for it. It's also available to pre-order through that giant website you've probably heard about.
120 Pages • Full Color • Mature Readers • $14.99

Visit for more info, including a preview.

Diamond Order Code: AUG160689
ISBN: 978163215923651499

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.