Enter the NPCs!
In the first issue of Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans’ ‘Die,’ Jumanji combines with Dungeons and Dragons to birth a creepy, fantastical story about trauma, death, rebirth, and friendship.
“I mean, literally, European history is kicking the shit out of each other and invading everyone else. This is an example of what I want to talk about with Peter Cannon, by the way.”
What’s the point of saving the world when you don’t really like the world to begin with?
By Kelly Kanayama Kieron Gillen and Stephanie Hans’ upcoming Image comic DIE! has got fans hyped, and for good reason: it looks awesome. I sat down with them to talk about 90s teen nerd aesthetics, changing one’s artistic shoes, and what happens when high fantasy meets midlife crises. Let’s start with the basics: what’s DIE! about? Kieron Gillen: The two-word pitch is it’s goth Jumanji. […]
By Kelly Kanayama It’s the end of an era. Or at least, it will be soon, when Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s Image comic The Wicked and the Divine ends in less than a year. I talked to Kieron about what it means to move on from a definitive, fan-favorite series into a post-WicDiv future. So The Wicked and the Divine is ending! How […]
By Amanda Steele The Image Comics: We Believe in Vision panel was full of creators, both writers and artists, talking about their previous and upcoming comics. The list of panellists: Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards, The Goddamned) Gerry Duggan (Dead Rabbit, Analog) Jen Bartel (Blackbird) Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Die) Stephanie Hans (The […]
Today, artist Stephanie Hans and writer Kieron Gillen announced DIE. This new Image Comics series, launching in December, will explore traditional tabletop gaming tropes through the lens of fantasy and horror. DIE follows a group of six teenagers who disappear during a role-playing game session in 1991, only to reappear without explanation two years later, […]
Here’s Part Two of our annual survey of creators with LOTS of news on tap for what’s coming in 2018. Also a special shout out to Eleanor Davis for being one of the most inspiring people in comics, as you’ll see from the responses below. PS: I nominate MariNaomi’s guilty pleasure as the best […]
As The Wicked + The Divine’s Imperial Phase comes to a close and the series’ endgame approaches, writer Kieron Gillen and artist Jamie McKelvie reflect on the meaning of the work and their own success.