Comics super-scribe Mark Millar has a new series out this week – Huck – which features art from the amazing Rafael Alberquerque and tells the story of a secret small town hero who tries to keep his powers to himself but does good deeds for the people in his hometown. It’s got a delightfully retro feel to it, so we ask the creator of Hit Girl and Kick Ass if creating Huck is his way of doing a good deed for his fans…
We talk to the biggest names in digital comics about their work.
Recently crowned the best digital comic of 2015 at the Eisner’s Marcos Martin and Brian K Vaughan’s The Private Eye is about to be released as a collected print courtesy of Image Comics. We caught up with artist and co-creator Marcos to find out more about the creation of The Private Eye‘s pay-what-you-want digital publishing platform Panel Syndicate as well as learn about their future digital exclusive release – some book called The Walking Dead!
Thanks to his 8 volume collection of sinister short stories, Twisted Dark writer Neil Gibson has become a regular on the UK Convention scene, as well as a best-seller on the Amazon charts. But there’s much more to his publishing company, TPub Comics than shocks and scares, as we find out about his childhood antics, his journey to the light side and his mission to get more people reading comics!
It’s not often you read a ‘post-apocalyptic’ tale where everyone is actually better off after a population eliminating exodus, but that’s the unique twist in Sam Read’s brilliant sci-fi mini series Exit Generation. (Plus there’s also some evil aliens just to make sure everyone isn’t completely happy with their lot). We caught up with Sam to find how he would get on in his own accidental utopian world or if he’d wish that he’d headed for the stars with everyone else!
What is it about kids in comics moving to a new town and thinking everyone is up to no good? Well in the case of Oni Press’ new kids horror comics Alabaster Shadows then all really isn’t quite as it seems. This Goosebumps meets Goonies tale is being released digitally in weekly chapters on ComiXology and so we caught up with creators Matt Gardner and Rashad Doucet to find out whether their childhood homes had secret doorways to another world hidden inside them!
This October, Leamington Comic Convention 2015 returns to the Warwickshire Spa town with a great line-up featuring big names like David Lloyd and Simon Furman, and a new larger venue. After the huge success of it’s debut year in 2014, we caught up with founder Dan Mallier to find out how he’s been spending the last 12 months and what we can look forward to at this year’s event.
Dan Butcher’s Vanguard started life as a twice-weekly webcomic about a team of British superheros. But in recent months it has morphed into a devastatingly bleak, highly self aware, post-modern take on the superhero genre that is a million miles away from where it began. With a lot fewer characters too! We caught up with Dan to discuss his influences, self-publishing, and how Vanguard has evolved into the book it is today and how it has turned into the book Dan always wanted it to be.
(SPOILERS AHEAD! Be warned this interview contains HUGE spoilers for any new readers!)
This week sees the latest instalment of Joe Benitez’s Submit series Lady Mechanicka: Tablet of Destinies hit ComiXolgy. Mixing 90s bad-girl attitude with stunning steam-punk style and oh, so many cogs, we caught up with the former Witchblade and The Darkness artist to find out more his sultry cybernetic sleuth.