Rose City Comic Con is this weekend, and Dark Horse Comics has announced their schedule of creator signings and panels at Portland’s pop culture event. Click the jump for the full list!
At this year’s Comic-Con I had the chance to sit down with artist and writer Dave McKean to talk about his graphic novel Black Dog: the Dreams of Paul Nash. Once I stopped hyperventilating I actually enjoyed the talk. (This is the guy who created every single cover in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman series, not to mention the director and co-writer of MirrorMask and the creator of all manners of books that I love. I was nervous, is what I’m saying.) What started out as a talk about a graphic novel ended up being a lovely conversation about art, tragedy, and music. See below for the video filmed at San Diego Comic-Con 2016.
More news from San Diego Comic-Con 2016! The Thursday and Friday schedule is up, but Dark Horse has their schedule for the whole weekend. Click the jump for the full list!
Next up in our San Diego Comic-Con 2016 announcements, Dark Horse has released the list of this year’s exclusives. Click the jump for pictures and the full list!
A coloring book based on Joss Whedon’s Serenity? Why has no one thought of this before? (*throws money at Dark Horse.*) I’m in! Click the jump for preview images.
Two hundred years ago, humans drove the dragons from the islands of May. Now, the last of the dragons rises to wreak havoc anew—with only a healer’s daughter and a kite-flying would-be hero standing in its way.
See below for a review of Jane Yolen and Rebecca Guay’s graphic novel The Last Dragon.
Dark Horse proudly presents Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash, a new original graphic novel by the legendary artist Dave McKean based on the life of surrealist painter Paul Nash.
Evan Dorkin (Eltingville Club, Milk and Cheese), Sarah Dyer (The Dark Horse Book of Monsters) and Jill Thompson (Scary Godmother) return to the characters that won them the Eisner Awards for Best Short Story and Best Publication for Teens with a new one-shot comic:Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In!
This standalone adventure is a perfect entry point for readers new to the award-winning series. When curiosity gets the best of Burden Hill’s cats (and one reluctant raccoon), sleeping demons are awakened and black magic is unleashed on the town of Burden Hill.
Camilla d’Errico is a world-renowned painter, illustrator, comic artist, and clothing designer. This gorgeous hardcover compilation of her artwork is the perfect addition to the collection of anyone that appreciates manga-inspired fine art.
Click the jump for preview pages and a review of Rainbow Children: The Art of Camilla d’Errico.
Just to add one more “Best Of 2015″ tally to the interwebs, I’m throwing in my “Top Comic Book Artists of 2015″ vote.
Let’s face it, Marvel walked away with this one. Battleworld blew the doors off the place, but pre-Secret Wars and All-New All-Different Marvel continue to make things difficult for any other publisher trying to get a foothold. (Het-hem, DC. Pay attention.)
But IDW was well-represented by Alex Milne and Livio Ramondelli. (No surprise if you know my undying Transformers love, despite Michael Bay’s atrocities.) And Stjepan Sejic’s Twitch and Adam Warren’s Empowered snuck in there too, but Adam’s art has had my love for the past (censored) years since I was in college, so that’s hardly fair.
Bearing that in mind, in no particular order, here’s my highly biased, totally subjective, “ooo look the numbers match,” Top 15 of 2015 Comic Book Artists of the Year.