Archive for the ‘Marvel Comics’ Category

Neal Adams and Scott Kurtz bring some Christmas cheer

January 11, 2010

I’m a big fan of Scott Kurtz and his webcomic “PvP.” For Christmas this year he has a major storyline and helping him out is comics legend Neal Adams!

For people who don’t know, Adams is one of the biggest comics artists of his generation. He’s one of the definitive Batman artists. He illustrated a run on “Green Lantern/Green Arrow” written by Denny O’Neill. There’s his runs on “X-Men” and “The Avengers” (The Kree-Skrull war storyarc) with Roy Thomas, his work on the Spectre, Deadman. He worked on Creepy and Eerie.

Adams is also known as one of the people who has fought for creator rights for decades. He helped get Jerry Siegel and Joe Schuster credit from DC. He fought to get Jack Kirby his artwork back from Marvel.

Anyway, an interview with two great creators. We talk about the comic, their other projects they’re in the midst of – Kurtz is writing an “Agents of Atlas” story for Marvel and Adams continues to work on “Batman Odyssey” for DC.

Nick Bertozzi interview

October 20, 2009

I love Nick Bertozzi’s work. His graphic novel “The Salon” was this strange historical-fantasy about Left bank Paris and the birth of cubism that centered around Pablo Picasso, Gertrude Stein and others. As part of Act-i-vate he’s created a lot of different webcomics, Persimmon Cup being the best known, but my favorite would have to be piece his piece on the Shackleton expedition. His new book is a departure, Stuffed!, which he didn’t write, has a very different style and approach, and it just proves what many of us thought, which is that Bertozzi can do just about anything.

Jason Aaron interview on SG

May 1, 2009

I talked with comics writer Jason Aaron about the new Wolverine comic he’s writing in addition to discussing his brilliant crime comic Scalped and his cousin, the late novelist Gustav Hasford.

He also reveals that The Thing is one of his favorite comicbook characters.

Who knew?