|This time, Koom travels to Cardiff, Wales, to talk to David Roach, an artist who’s done work for 2000 AD, Dark Horse, and DC, and is currently working on Dr. Who Magazine in the UK. He’s also a comics archivist and historian, and has written several books about Warren Comics artists of the ‘70s, and one about great British comics creators. He tells Koom what inspired him to be an artist and how he broke into comics, and whether living the dream has lived up to the hype.|
On the Cute Juice Comics blog, Kawai Shen recently wrote a post about problems with representing the Internet in comics and other media. On this week’s show she talks with Tim about the Net in comics, this year’s TCAF, convention tabling for introverts, following up on convention contacts, the Dirty Diamonds anthology, and Canadian government grants for artists… even comics artists!
PLUS: Simon Fraser, co-creator of the Nikolai Dante series in 2000 A.D., talks about the Dare2Draw project, and the involvement of Mike Baron and Steve Rude’s Nexus in their proposed anthology.
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World Building with Ian
For this episode of The Comics Alternative Interviews, Derek and Andy W. talk with Ian Edginton, the creator (along with D’Israeli) behind the recently re-released Kingdom of the Wicked (Titan Comics). The guys talk with Ian about the contexts surrounding this new edition of the book, his working relationship with D’Israeli (AKA Matt Brooker), and the various changes that the Titan edition brings. They go on to ask Ian about his penchant for world building, clearly evident in Kingdom of the Wicked, but even more prominent in two of his most recent projects, the Vertigo series Hinterkind (along with Francesco Trifogli) and his 2000 AD saga with I.N.J. Culbard, Brass Sun. Ian also discusses the story behind his adaptation of H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds and his original “sequels” to that classic, Scarlet Traces and The Great Game; his Sherlock Holmes adaptations with I.N.J. Culbard; and his work on a variety of other titles including Doctor Who, Judge Dredd, and Terminator. There’s a lot packed into this interview, and the guys find Ian an extremely kind and forthcoming guest.
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Reviews: Archie #627, Kirby Genesis: Captain Victory #1, Theory Of Everything Pilot Season #1, THUNDER Agents Vol 4 #1
Jimmy is again joined in studio by Kevin Conn in an attempt to do a better and less rushed show than last week. Jimmy went to The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival and reports on what he saw/found. The boys talk about 2 recent online Star Wars themed videos (Elf Sabers and Cello Wars), The Cabin in the Woods trailer, and Russell T. Davies temporary retirement, NASA finds Earth 2 and it’s Jimmy’s birthday on Friday, December 9th. News includes: X-Men vs. Avengers, Bendis leaving Avengers, Emily Carroll goes to print, Free Comic Book Day books announced, Red Cross concerned video games violate Geneva Conventions, Khan returns in Star Trek sequel, and Turf goes to film. As always, Listener Feedback, the Top 3 and more! Leave your iTunes comments! 5 stars and nothing but love!
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