Last month we caught up with writer Dan Whitehead to discuss his 80s video games inspired series, Midwinter and Hex Loader. But don’t just take his word for how good they are, Olly MacNamee has given them a quick upload and tried to get his own high score in the latest Ollie’s World of Indie.
Comics based on video games have a varied track record, for every Sonic The Comic, there are a dozen lazy cash ins. Fortunately, video game journalist Dan Whitehead has avoided some of those perils by picking an obscure ‘classic’ from the late 1980s for his comic book Midwinter and turned it into a smart survivalist thriller. We catch up with him to find out why Midwinter was so far ahead of it’s time!
It’s been a bumper week for must-read digital comics thank to the San Diego Comic Con, but here are some of our favourites for you to enjoy in the Sunday Digest, including Top Shelf’s Monster on the Hill, PJ Holden and Si Spurrier’s Numbercruncher and Erik Evensen’s The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay.
If anyone was going to embrace the world of digital comics then you’d think the ‘art droids’ of legendary British comic 2000AD would be there at the forefront. To find out just how much they are loving this new high-tech world of comics, we cornered long time art-bot PJ Holden, who has been slaving away at Tharg’s drawing desks for more than a decade, and we got him to spill his circuits on whether he has banished his pen and ink brushs to the trash heap and just how the world of digital is affecting the the Mega City One lawman.