Welcome to Inside Astro City, a column focusing on the Vertigo Comics series Astro City from Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, and Alex Ross, this month featuring guest-artist Gary Chaloner! Each month, we’ll take a look at the current issue of the series, and ask series writer Kurt Busiek questions about the book. This month, we spotlight Australia’s contribution to the Honor Guard, the man called Wolfspider, with Inside Astro City #28!
Paulina Ganucheau is a triple threat: illustrator, designer, graphic artist and not only has she lent her talents to Adventure Time: Pixel Princess and Crystal Cadets, but she is the artist of the highly anticipated magical girl comic Zodiac Starforce from Dark Horse Comics. You can check out my advance review of Zodiac Starforce #1 right here. Paulina gracious took the time to sit down with Major Spoilers and talk about the beautiful world she has created inside the pages of Zodiac Starforce and what readers of all ages can expect from the series.
Kevin Panetta is a comics writer who has a lot of hype swirling around him this week. He is the co-creator of Zodiac Starforce the latest and greatest magical girl comic book to hit shelves (you can check out my advance review here), in a long time. Panetta has worked on Bravest Warriors, The Amazing World of Gumball and Regular Show in the past along with Zodiac Starforce in it webcomic incarnation. Kevin took some time out of his busy schedule to sit down with Major Spoilers and share his insight on the magical world of Zodiac Starforce and it amazing
Today is an exciting day for Tess Fowler! With the publication of Rat Queens #11 Tess steps into the role of series artist in one of the coolest fantasy book on the stands. Fowler’s work has been featured in Rat Queens Special: Braga, Charmed, Broken Bones and her webcomic The Rascals. Major Spoilers was fortunate to get the time to ask Tess Fowler some questions about working with writer and series creator Kurtis J. Wiebe, drawing the amazing ladies of Rat Queens and breaking into the industry.
Tini Howard is a fangirl, a Valkyrie and a comic book writer! Tini has contributed to The Oath Anthology, Magdalena: the Seventh Sacrament and the upcoming Poseidon IX One-Shot. Plus, Tini is also a part of The Secret Loves of Geek Girls Anthology which not only features a prose piece by Ms. Howard, but legendary writer Margaret Atwood’s comic strip debut. Major Spoilers managed to catch up with Tini on her way back from a convention and in between scripting sessions to chat fanfiction, romance comics and the pressures of collaborating with an idol.
While it’s great fun to interview established comics creators, it’s also wonderful to talk with up-and-coming talent in the industry. This week, I chat with Richard Rivera, the creator of the new Stabbity Bunny independent comic. FULL DISCLOSURE: I did help with the editing on this comic, but Richard developed the concept, and that drew me in!
Welcome to this Inside the Autumnlands, a column focusing on the Image Comics series the Autumnlands written by: Kurt Busiek with art by Benjamin Dewey and colours by Jordie Bellaire. Every month we’ll read the current issue and ask Kurt Busiek some questions about the look. Now, onto issue #5!
Jason Latour is making comics history this week. He is the first creator to get a chance to bring the iconic Gwen Stacy into a light she has never been seen in before. Spider-Gwen #1 hits shelves today and was brought there by the roaring fanfare Jason’s work in the pages of Edge of Spider-Verse #2 received where the character was first introduced.
Welcome to this Inside the Autumnlands, a column focusing on the Image Comics series the Autumnlands written by: Kurt Busiek with art by Benjamin Dewey and colours by Jordie Bellaire. Every month we’ll read the current issue and ask Kurt Busiek some questions about the look. Now, onto issue #4! Be aware that this column will contain SPOILERS for the specific issue and the Autumnlands series. If you are looking for this issue you can find it at your local comic book shop or on comixology The Autumnlands #4: With the Great Champion away, the city is vulnerable to Goodfoot’s
Megan Levens is a busy lady. Her creator-owned (with writer Jamie S. Rich), series Madame Frankenstein recently wrapped up at Image Comics and will be out in trade paperback next month, she and Rich are also paired up on the digital first series Ares and Aphrodite being released weekly from Oni Press, Inc and this week she takes over art duties for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 series over at Dark Horse (Megan’s work begins in issue #11).
Welcome to Inside Astro City, a column focusing on the Vertigo Comics series Astro City from Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, and Alex Ross. Each month, we’ll take a look at the current issue of the series, and ask series writer Kurt Busiek questions about the book. Let’s jump into issue 18! This is a spoiler-filled column, so if you have not yet read the issue you might want to come back later. You can find the issue at your local comic book shop or you can download it from Comixology here.
Jeremy Owen is an independent comic book writer, artist and half the creative force behind Burly Press. He has drawn pinups for Henry and Glenn Forever and Ever, provides art for The Red Shirt Diaries companion webcomic A Night in the Enterprise and is presently self-publishing his semi-autobiogrphical superhero comic Bludgeon.