“They told me that Savage Town was too close to the bone for some people out there.”
“My concern with writing was that I would lose this creative spark…”
There’s an idea in storytelling that, if built and focused on in the right ways, a place can become a central character in its own right. While it doesn’t speak, react, or think in the ways our traditional protagonists do, observing the way that a room, a building, or even a city changes over time […]
Speaking of Declan Shalvey, while waiting on a plane he put up a series of tweets covering the state of the Irish comics industry, which is robust. [<a href=”//storify.com/comixace/declan-shalvey-on-irish-comics” target=”_blank”>View the story “Declan Shalvey on Irish comics” on Storify</a>] And here’s a few of the books he mentioned: Stephen Mooney’s Half Past Danger Justice League. Power […]
Con season is heating up and so is con poster season. ReedPOP has just unveiled the poster for C2E2 by Declan Shalvey (Injection, Deadpool) and it features a little known team called the Guardians of the Glaxy. C2E2 takes place April 21-23 at Chicago’s McCormick Place and tickets are on sale now. This year’s […]
With this year’s Image Expo taken off the schedule due to Image’s move to Portland, the ECCC Image Panel was the scene of many announcements, including the concluding chapter of Matt Wagner’s 30+ years in the making Mage epic, and much more. So here’s the lowdown, cobbled together from various announcements: • Image Expo will […]
Warren Ellis’s latest newsletter is its usual chatty and information packed self.
Hey everyone, New York Comic Con 2016 is underway! We are here at the #ArtCred panel to bring you live updates from the panel room as stories break! Panelists include Amy Reeder, David Brothers, Declan Shalvey, Tom King, Jen Bartel, and Caspar Wijngaard. Check out Elana Levin’s live tweets at @comicsbeatlive on Twitter! Declan stepped […]
After making his presence in the comic book industry felt in a big way on a run with Warren Ellis on Moon Knight, Declan Shaley moved over to creator-owned with the writer. They set off on a series more complex and less marketable than one about a white-caped crusader, to great results. I spoke to […]
You ever see The Raid? It’s this Indonesian action movie. It (and its sequel) is probably one of the best action movies in recent memory.
The plot of The Raid is ridiculously simple. One cop, in one building, against an army of criminals. It is an hour and a half of dudes wrecking shit. It’s eighty minutes of brutal martial arts. It’s something that’s been done lots–you can describe a ridiculous number of movies that way, thanks to Die Hard–but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s absolutely thrilling, a marvel of craft and assured filmmaking.