Steve Orlando Dives Headfirst Into the Undertow [Interview]

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TweetNext month sees Steve Orlando launching a new #1 title at Image – a new take on the Atlantis myth called Undertow, with artist and colourist Artyom Trakhanov. This is a different take on underwater life than anything you might have been expecting, however – the creative team have revamped Atlantis as a centre for […]

Dynamite Week: AW YEAH!! Art Baltazar and Franco Search for Captain Action… Cat?! [Interview]

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TweetDynamite will see an epic clash of the time-crossed titans this April, as a new four-issue miniseries from Art Baltazar and Franco crosses over the cast of Aw Yeah Comics with a whole heap of Silver Age Heroes, as well as Dark Horse heroes Ghost, The Occultist, X and Captain Midnight! It’s the comic event […]

Blood, Roses and Exploration with Sally Jane Thompson [Interview]

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TweetSally Jane Thompson is one of the more brilliant lights in the comics industry, a multi-talented creator who can turn her hand to anything: writing, pencilling, lettering, portraiture, blogging, colouring. A constant bright presence at conventions around the UK, she is perhaps most well-known for her graphic novel Atomic Sheep and her portrait series Blood […]

Ben Templesmith Explains It All

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Tweetby Pam Auditore Traditional line art is the most utilized method for making comics, relying on a multiplicity of styles to produce variety in the art form.  It is the most economically graphic way to tell a visual story.  Which is possibly why few in the field attempt an expressive painterly method to produce sequential panels.  […]

Let’s Talk Comic Book Podcasts with Jim Viscardi [Interview]

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TweetPodcasts continue to rise as a form of entertainment, and comics – being one of those mediums most in-touch with the internet – have risen up and provided a wealth of quality comic book podcasts. Let’s Talk Comics, hosted by Jim Viscardi, is one of the more recent additions to this fast-growing world of comic […]

Grant Morrison on Deluxe Happy! The Extended Edition

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TweetLook what arrived in my post today, and just in time for Christmas too! The just released Deluxe edition of Happy! with those all important new pages, and some nice extras for fun. And funnily enough I spoke to Grant Morrison about this just recently…

Jim Steranko on Art, Experimentation, and FROGS [Interview]

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TweetAmongst the many pieces featured in the relaunched A1 Annual this year is FROGS from Jim Steranko. Originally published in COMIXSCENE #3 in April 1973, FROGS is a experiment in storytelling, in which Steranko sets out 48 identically-sized panels which  tell a story in whatever order they are read. FROGS requires the reader to choose their own pattern […]

Dave Elliott Discusses The Return of the A1 Annual [Interview]

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TweetThe A1 Annuals first launched in 1989, a collection of new and old material featuring creators from all across the world of comics – from Alan Moore and Grant Morrison to Joe Kubert and Dave McKean. The A1 Annuals established themselves as a force to be reckoned with, a curation of intelligent and challenging comics […]

Gail Simone Continues Red Sonja’s Rollicking Rampage [Interview]

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TweetThis week sees the end of the relaunched Red Sonja’s first arc, with Gail Simone and Walter Geovani drawing the story to a – likely rather bloody, one would imagine – conclusion. The last few months have seen Simone redefine the character whilst blatantly having a load of fun with it. There’s been singing, there’s […]

Greg Pak Talks Turok and the Lost Art of Dinosaur Hunting [Interview]

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TweetOne of Dynamite’s big announcements this year was the imminent revival of their Gold Key Properties – with four titles relaunching as a result. This will see Doctor Spektor, Magnus: Robot Fighter and Solar: Man of the Atom relaunch next year with new creative teams and their own mini-universe. The fourth series announced, with Greg […]

Tom Foster Breaks Into the World of 2000AD [Interview]

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TweetFor the past few years, 2000AD have held a talent competition at Thought Bubble, with the winner getting the opportunity to illustrate a story for publication in the prog itself. Last year saw Will Morris take the victory, as part of his sweep of 2012/2013 which saw him ultimately win the British Comic Award for […]

INTERVIEW: An Artful Daggers Primer

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TweetI first noticed Artful Daggers, an ongoing series published through Monkeybrain, due to the artwork of Andrew Losq, who creates incredible abstract page sequences. Having read the first issue, I decided to catch up on the rest once the first story arc had concluded – that’s the benefit of a comics publishing model like Monkeybrain, […]

INTERVIEW: Bill Willingham Brings Legenderry To Life

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TweetComing in January this year, Legenderry: A Steampunk Adventure will see writer Bill Willingham and artist Sergio Fernandez Davila take on a host of Dynamite’s most recognisable characters for a seven-issue re-imagining. Not only will the story have characters as diverse as Green Hornet, Vampirella, The Six Million Dollar Man and Red Sonja all in the […]

The Dynamite Interviews: Brandon Jerwa Interviews Fred Van Lente

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TweetDynamite have been conducting creator-on-creator interviews over the last few weeks, sending out the transcripts to various websites – ComicVine, Bleeding Cool, and so on. And here’s an interview between Vampirella writer Brandon Jerwa and The Mocking Dead’s Fred Van Lente – but what is The Mocking Dead, exactly?

Interview: Tod Emko Talks A Piggy’s Tale and the Real Life Super Piggy

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Tweet I’ve spoken before about A Piggy’s Tale, a very loveable animal adventure comic that is currently in the last week of its Kickstarter campaign, written by Tod Emko and illustrated by Ethan Young. I loved it so much that I wanted to chat to Emko himself, a known conservationist featured on the popular TV […]

INTERVIEW: Justin Aclin and Nicolás Selma S.H.O.O.T. First

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TweetAlthough published by Dark Horse, S.H.O.O.T. First isn’t a biography of Greedo from Star Wars. In fact, this miniseries from Justin Aclin and Nicolás Selma is an action-adventure, in which a team of atheists track down and shoot up a succession of horrific monsters from around the globe. Why are the team all atheist, you ask? […]