April will see a new title from AfterShock by the marquee duo of John Layman and Sam Kieth with the intriguing title of Eleanor and the Egret. Here’s the pitch: A slightly surreal tale of an art thief and her sidekick, a talking egret who gets just a bit bigger after each successful caper, as they […]
Sometimes in corporate comics, men in suits strive for creators to produce material that is more in line with other works in order to create a shared universe. This makes it hard for writers and artists to really maintain their own distinctive voices. However, sometimes a project can fit in the genre of a creator-owned work and […]
Phoenix Comicon took place on Thursday, May 28 through Sunday, May 31. Apparently, preview night and Sunday were the best days. Honestly, I felt like I was going to Emerald City or San Diego Comic-Con, but I can park near the venue. The parking fees raised, but they’re fairly reasonable considering the location. Downtown Phoenix […]
Comics is an unpredictable world to wander through. One day everything is understandable and safe, Chew sits on the shelf next to Revival, and the world is as you’d expect. But then one day Mike Norton, Tim Seeley, John Layman and Rob Guillory announce that this May, rather than having everything in its right place… […]
Week three brings a number of Batman villains to the forefront, as well as a surprising disconnect with the main Forever Evil storyline. Hardly any of the comics this week seem to have much of a tie-in to the event they’re supporting, which is unexpected. That aside, it’s business as usual with mothers getting killed, […]
Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision broke the news that Jeff Krelitz and his company Quality Transmedia is giving the New York Times bestselling comic book “Chew” another shot at a live action and animated screen adaptation. Writer and co-creator John Layman shared his thoughts on the unexpected news and why the animated route will be easier to pull off.
Chew, the multi-awarding comic arrives at the halfway point in the series and hits comic stands this Wednesday. The Beat gives you the advanced (spoiler free) review of Chew #30 the bonus-sized wedding issue with a wicked awesome free tri-fold poster for no cost.
Thrill to the “wish” song, “I Want to Kill Your Dog” and the tender romantic ballad “Nik nik nik nik!” as MARS ATTACKS, the gory card set from the ’60s, becomes what it always needed to be: a Broadway musical with a book by…John Layman! It’s based on the story of the MARS ATTACKS miniseries Layman wrote for IDW, MARS ATTACKS: 21st CENTURY SLAUGHTER, which is coming out this summer.
Wow. Can this plucky bunch of kids succeed where Bono, Edge, and Taymor failed? Or is this press release just misdated from Sunday, April 1st?
On the occasion of the German edition of Chew, which recently debuted from Cross Cult Verlag, I had the opportunity to talk to Layman about the series, his prospects in the comics industry and his experiences at WildStorm. An abbreviated and translated version of the interview, which was conducted via e-mail over the course of several weeks, appears in Chew – Bulle mit Biss 1: Leichenschmaus. The book can be purchased here, here or here, among other places. (Disclosure: I’m the translator.)
On the occasion of the German edition of CHEW, which debuted from Cross Cult Verlag last week, I had the opportunity to talk to Layman about the series, his prospects in the comics industry and his experiences at WildStorm. An abbreviated and translated version of the interview, which was conducted via e-mail over the course of several weeks, appears in CHEW – BULLE MIT BISS 1: LEICHENSCHMAUS.