What’s going on everyone? Some of you may recall that I’m working for this super cool comics journalism tablet magazine called Symbolia? Well we just started doing little interviews with the brilliant people behind the latest issue, Heroines.
We want to bring you closer to the story and the people actually on the ground doing the reporting. So far we’ve talked to Dan Archer, the writer and illustrator of “Meera’s Story” and Jess Rulifsson who illustrated “The Decisions.”
I tried to dig a little deeper into the motivations and feelings behind their work, and then include at least one silly question, sort of a “and now for something completely different” moment. I like the way they’ve turned out and I’m happy to share these bad boys with you. We’ll be doing one a day, so be sure to check out Symboliamag.com often for more!
The reporting is top notch and the narrative is both clear and readable. It’s not always easy to work in talking heads, but Andy Warner straight up blew me away with his artwork. Not only is page layout phenomenal, but the entire tale is both dark and foreboding, but approachable and humanizing at the same time.
Symbolia is incredibly proud to have collaborated on this project with so many incredible individuals and organizations to publish such a exceptional piece of comics work. Give it a read!
I’ve got another review up over at DestroyTheCyborg! This time I’m talking about the monstrous and mangy cat man, Old Hob! We get a taste of his origins and his motivations and a little bit more on the side. Jason Ciaramella and David Wachter knock this one out of the park, adding a much needed something to the turtles’ previously uninspiring feline foe.
I think Carnage looks good in the red, white, and blue. Don’t you? This week is all about Cletus Kasady in Unlimited Highlights, and if you don’t know much about the fiend, this is a great place to get stated. I personally haven’t read a ton of Spider-Man/Symbiote stuff in a long while but all of these books brought a little something different to the table, expanding on the tragic and horrifying legacy of the crimson killer.
My personal favorite was Carnage’s first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #361. The way that Peter slowly uncovers more and more of Kasady’s atrocities, starting with his childhood? Man that was creepy. Well what are you waiting for? GET READING!
If you guys haven’t heard, Symbolia is having a subscription sale during the Chicago Alternative Comics Expo! You better jump on this deal though, because it ends Sunday night. Normally a Symbolia subscription is $11.99 for six issues. Now you can get 6 issues of impeccable comics journalism for $5.99 – $0.99 an issue!
Hurry up team, Sunday will be here before you know it! Get it now: on iPador via PDF.
Hey folks, I just happened to review Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely’s sensational new comic, Six-Gun Gorilla #1, over at DestroyTheCyborg. If you’re a fan of giant apes or gunslingers, or think you might be interested in a combination of the two, you should: 1) read my review and 2) go buy the book!
It’s more silly space-age simian fun than you can shake a stick at!
Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know that issue #3 of Symbolia hit virtual newsstands today, and this one has my name in it! But really, you’re going to want to check this bad boy out. It has work from a truly incredible array of artists, from Dan Archer to Lucy Bellwood to Leela Corman to Jeff Ruliffson, and features inspiring stories from women around the world as reported by Sara Mirk and more!
There are five complete tales inside: LUNA OF CAIRO, THE DECISIONS, MEERA’S STORY, and two different but connected stories in DECLASSIFIED. You’ll learn about the difficult circumstances of a belly dancer in Cairo, the harsh realities of life after the military and Guantanamo Bay, and the insidious human trafficking trade in Nepal. It’s a powerful issue and if you love hard hitting stories and comics, you should absolutely give Symbolia a look.