Beanworld’s Back: Talking to Larry Marder

By Zack Smith

 

Larry Marder’s getting his Christmas present early this year. The writer and artist, who’s mostly worked behind the scenes at Image Comics and McFarlane Toys, gets to see his cult hit Tales of the Beanworld return to comic shelves this week.

Read the full interview here!

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Guy Davis – Talking About The Marquis and More

By Zack Smith

An artist’s artist, Guy Davis’ detailed, atmospheric work has adorned many acclaimed projects, including Sandman Mystery Theatre, Baker Street, The Nevermen and of course his long run as artist on BPRD at Dark Horse.

But many fans consider his best work on his creator-owned series The Marquis. The violent and disturbing tale of Vol de Galle, a demon-hunter in the time of the Inquisition, who finds himself with the ability to see the real demons surrounding him. But the Marquis’ quest threatens his own sanity, and leads him into ever greater depths of darkness, including one of the most disturbing visions of Hell seen in comics or any medium.

The series has previously been published through Caliber and Image, but Dark Horse recently announced that it’s not only reprinting remastered editions of the two previous collections, but three new volumes from Davis that complete the story. We spoke with Davis about the world of Vol de Galle, and whether his creator-owned work will affect his run on BPRD.

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SHAWNA GORE ON DARK HORSE’S HERBIE COLLECTIONS

by Zack Smith

Once in a while, we at Newsarama are privileged to report on the return of a legend. This is one of those times.

Tony Isabella declared him “the greatest character of all time.” Bob Burden teamed him up with the Flaming Carrot. Dan Nadel declared him an undiscovered classic in Art Out of Time. And Marv Wolfman nearly broke into comics by entering a fan-story contest in the 1960s (he came in second).

His name is Herbie Popnecker. And he’s back.

LEARNING ABOUT THE GANTZ MANGA COMING FROM DARK HORSE

by Zack Smith

“Your lives are over. What you do with your new lives is up to me!”

Gantz. For years, this has been the manga series that American fans have longed to see reprinted in the U.S. This darkly satirical, action-packed story of recently-deceased souls resurrected by a mysterious force to kill for it is one of the most popular weekly series over in Japan. Demand for it in the U.S. has reached a fever pitch – and last summer, Dark Horse Comics announced that it had finally gotten the license to reprint it in the States.

With the first volume set to drop in June, we talked with Michael Gombos, Dark Horse’s Director of Asian Licensing, about what it took to bring Gantz to the fans – and what they can expect when it arrives.

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THE LIFE OF A MILLIONAIRE: TONY MILLIONAIRE TALKS SOCK MONKEY AND MORE

by Zack SmithWhether it’s the bleak comedy of Maakies or the whimsical tales of Sock Monkey, Tony Millionaire’s lushly illustrated cartoons are some of the most acclaimed comics of the past decade, winning numerous accolades from both comic and mainstream press. With the recent release of Sock Monkey: The Inches Incident and the upcoming Drinky Crow Show on Adult Swim (11:15 p.m. on January 1st), Millionaire is poised to reach a bigger audience than ever. He sat down with Newsarama to discuss his creations, and just how he gets all those stories out of creepy toys.
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NICHOLAS GUREWITCH ON THE PERRY BIBLE FELLOWSHIP


by Zack Smith

The Perry Bible Fellowship, named for a random church in Perry, Maine, has very little to do with the Bible. In fact, laughing at the strip’s outrageous dark comedy might make you worry that you’re going to Hell.

The brainchild of 25-year-old Nicholas Gurewitch, the comic has become a runaway hit since he began it in college in 2001. It’s grown to appear in more than 20 newspapers, Maxim magazine and of course on its own web site. Now, it’s poised to conquer the publishing world with The Trial of Colonel Sweeto, a hardcover collection from Dark Horse Comics. Already a bestseller, it’s the perfect introduction to Gurewitch’s world of doughy humans, sarcastic aliens, and really, really horrible things happening. We chatted with Gurewitch about his strip’s success, his inspirations, and just how he creates his horrifying hilarious strip.
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TALKING TO BRIAN CHURILLA: THE ENGINEER AND MORE


Brian Churilla has hit the comics scene in a big way with his new cosmic adventure The Engineer from Archaia Studios Press. The epic tale of a mysterious being who travels through space and time with a giant pipe organ, it’s a throwback to old-school cosmic comics, with action and adventure on a truly epic scale.

Churilla, whose work is already earning comparisons to the likes of Eric Powell and Mike Mignola, sat down with Newsarama to give us peek at this new adventure, along with a lot of his upcoming art, including a special look at The Salty Yarns of Ironside with Rick Remender.

Full interview here.