Here’s part three of our annual survey of the state of comics with a bonus preview of the second volume of Jeffrey Brown’s Lucy & Andy Neanderthals.
Today, a number of indie comics creators including Ed Brisson, Ryan Ferrier, Tini Howard, Curt Pires, Fabian Rangel Jr., and Chris Sebela announced the launch of Two-Headed Press, a new publishing imprint that call themselves a “mutant collective designed to make books. Lots of books.” The publisher debuted its first title yesterday with the launch of Rangel’s, […]
Things start off looking grim. A chubby writer tries to write his suicide note, but is prevented by writer’s block. He longs to connect with the world around him, but is locked away behind walls of shyness. But around page 4, things take a turn.
The time period of Boom Studio’s limited series Curb Stomp is somewhat tough to pin down. The clothing styles vacillate from the 50s through the 70s, which of course form the template for the hot styles of today. The convenience stores have a modern look, as does the one television set I spotted (there’s nary a cell phone or a computer to be found). At least for now, it doesn’t really matter: Curb Stomp traffics in a genre defined by the pulp novels and exploitation films of those aforementioned eras, so it makes sense that the look of it is something of a review of these periods.
By Matt O’Keefe Ryan Ferrier jumpstarted his comic book writing career with the self-published Tiger Lawyer in 2010. In it he playfully poked at the wide breadth of interpretations of licensed characters, both story-wise and artistically, by splitting his creator-owned comic into two parts: one goofy and broad and the other dark and gritty, but both about the same protagonist. From […]
Ryan Ferrier and Valentin Ramon’s D4ve, a Monkeybrian digital original about a middle aged robot who yearns for one last battle, is coming to print from IDW in February, with a new cover by Fiona Staples. Nice, eh? PR below: