While researching this article I tried to get in touch with all my favourite artists and writers in the faint hope that they might be able to spare some time from their busy schedules to answer my questions. After sending out emails to everyone of note in my comics collection, one of the first people to get back in touch with me was the fantastic Kurt Busiek of Astro City and Marvels fame. Growing up I was a massive fan of Kurt’s work on Marvels and I was so excited to hear what he had to say, and here it is…
While investigating the world of iPad comics apps I came across this little gem in the ComiXology Comics app. As well as distributing the adventures of the world’s top super heroes, ComiXology have also published their own titles, in particular the Box 13 series by writer David Gallaher and artist Steve Ellis. Both David and Steve were really helpful in my research and below is the full transcript of my interview with them which never quite made it into the article as planned.
To read the article you can click on the thumbnails below or you can read all about it here and order it online. Alternatively issue 6 of Tap! is on sale from July 6th and is available in all good newsagents.
As a fan of all things Apple and a fan all things comic-related, then surely the prospect of a Steve Jobs comic book is at the very epicentre of what rocks my world? And I would have to agree – although perhaps a tad reluctantly!
The great folks over at Blue Water Productions are following up their Mark Zuckerberg and Martha Stewart bio-comics with a look into the life and times of the world’s most famous wearer of black turtle necks, Apple CEO Stephen P Jobs. I for one can’t wait to see the Jobs story in all it’s glory, and judging by the exclusive preview pages below it really does start right at the very beginning!
Now I wonder if it will feature a huge super-hero style face off betweem Jobs and Gates with Woz and Balmer as the sidekicks? I guess we’ll have to wait until August to find out as that is when Steve Jobs the comic will be available from all good comic stores worldwide and also via the Comics app as well!
I was inspired to write this blog after writing an article for a UK-based iPhone and iPad magazine called Tap! The article was all about comics on the iPad and I talked to so many interesting and helpful people in the comics industry who told me all about the world of digital comics on the iPad and iPhone that I simply didn’t have room to include everything they said in the article. I spoke to everyone from writers and artists to coders and distributors and so instead on wasting their time, I have decided to set-up this blog and post much more detailed interviews from the people who took the time to answer my question by way of a thank you.