334 posts tagged comics
334 posts tagged comics
DRACULA: SON OF THE DRAGON prints by @nathanfoxy, one of the perks for my Kickstarter withSalgood Sam. Together they form a diptych depicting the vampiric excesses a young Vlad the Impaler experiences in the Sultan’s court.
For those of you who don’t know, DRACULA: SON OF THE DRAGON is the the epic comic book story of how the historical Vlad Tepes became the vampire in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Looks like the first chapter of DRACULA will be out in Salgood’s REVOLVER quarterly in the next couple weeks. Details on that soon. Big thanks to Nathan - for whom I’m teaching classes with Jim Rugg for SVA’s Visual Narrative MFA program. Oh, and Salgood is selling some of his art, which you can buy here.
Tim O’Shea at CBR’s Robot 6 asked creators about the books they most enjoyed in 2013 and are most looking forward to in 2014, as well as their upcoming projects. You can read the full article here, but below are my answers. I’m a bit long winded, but there’s really a lot of great work out there.
What was your favorite comic of 2013?
This is tough … there was a lot of great work this year. BKV and Fiona Staples Saga may be everyone’s favorite but still stands out. So does Jai Nitz and Greg Small’s superheroic noir Dream Thief and Kieron Gillen and Canaan Whiate’s Uber, which is one of the most interesting war comics I’ve read in a while and really shows off Kieron’s range. Under the radar, Alejandro Bruzzese‘s minicomics like Proxy, Leave This Bright World and THRSTshowcase a rising star’s incredibly unique voice, and the Kickstarter anthology Bad Karma by Alex Grecian, Jeremy Haun, B. Clay Moore and Seth Peck was chock full of comics goodness.
But if I had to pick one book, it would be Ryan Browne’s God Hates Astronauts. I guess nominally it’s a superhero book, but really that was just an excuse for Ryan to write, draw, color and letter what is literally the funniest comic I’ve ever read. It started out as a Kickstarter phenomenon and now looks to be one of Image’s “next big things.”
Comic-wise, what are you most excited about for 2014?
I’m intrigued by what Chuck BB, Daniel Krall, Eric Canete and others are creating for Ivan Brandon’s OFFSET COMICS imprint.
And I’m begrudgingly excited to see Paul Azaceta’s work on Outcast with Robert Kirkman. I only say “begrudgingly” because I’ve been lucky to have worked on multiple books with Paul, and I’ll have to wait a while before I get to do so again because this is Paul’s first ongoing. But Paul is a transcendent talent and I think Outcast is going to take him to the next level in terms of a mainstream audience appreciating his work.
What personal project are you working on for 2014 that you’re especially pumped about?
I’ve got a book coming out from Image that I can’t speak about yet, and my fingers are crossed for Howard Gordon and Ben Queen’s TV adaptation of my BOOM! Studios book Unthinkable for Fox. I’m looking forward to continuing to teach for The School of Visual Arts MFA in Visual Narrative program for chair Nathan Fox with my colleague, artist Jim Rugg — it’s the first Master’s program of its kind and we’ve got an incredibly talented group of students.
But I’m most excited about Dracula: Son of the Dragon, the Kickstarter backed book I’m doing with Salgood Sam. It’s a prequel to Bram Stoker’s Dracula and it’s been my passion project that will finally see the light of day in 2014.
Why Michael Douglas was chosen as Hank Pym
"All right, Jan—YOUR turn."
Very cool video for an even cooler Kickstarter project, the comic TRAINED MEDIC. Please join me in backing it by clicking here.
DREAM THIEF Volume 1, TPB.
Item Code: NOV130062
In Shops: 3/12/2014
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Jai Nitz and Greg Smallwood’s DREAM THIEF is one of my favorite new books from 2013. If you missed the single issues, now is your chance to pre-order the trade.
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@i09 chose a creation of @paulazaceta and mine as one of their Top 10 Most Insane Alternate Reality Versions of Popular Superheroes. It’s Peter Parker from What If Spider-Man Killed Kraven the Hunter? From io9’s piece:
"If you kill the beast, you must become him. And since you don’t want to be alone in your big empty hall with your tiki torches and your tooth necklace, you then have to collar and leash a bunch of your friends. And also a lion. There are a lot of stories that predict dire consequences if the hero has a moral lapse, but this is one of my favorites. The tame lion, the rhino-skull shoulder pad, the absolute erasure of identity, and that indefinable hint of the dork that always sticks to Spider-Man. It’s delicious."