Brian Churilla on THE ENGINEER, IRONSIDE and More

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, …

Mike Allred on THE NEXT ISSUE PROJECT

MIKE ALLRED TALKS REVIVING STARDUST FOR THE NEXT ISSUE PROJECT by Zack Smith The Golden Age of Comics created such characters as Superman, Batman and Captain America…and hundreds if not thousands of other characters of all genres who filled out the 64-page books of the time. While some are still around today, many were gone …

Thomas Boatwright (THE SURREAL ADVENTURES OF EDGAR ALLAN POO)

MEETING EDGAR ALLAN POO’S THOMAS BOATWRIGHT by Zack Smith Thomas Boatwright’s vivid, colorful artwork for Image’s The Surreal Adventures of Edgar Allan Poo has earned raves for its unique style, which combines cartoony characters with illustrative designs and lush, swirling landscapes. The up-and-coming artist, who lives in Greensboro, NC, spoke with us about his work …

Scott Reed and Shane White on THE OVERMAN

SCOTT REED & SHANE WHITE ON THE OVERMAN AT IMAGE by Zack Smith The year is 2135. It is the final year. This December, get ready to meet The Overman. The new five-issue miniseries from writer Scott Reed and artist Shane White . This years-in-the-making science fiction thriller has already earned raves from Newsarama’s reviewers, …

Mike Allred on Madman, Pt.2

TALKING TO MIKE ALLRED II: THE MOVIE, OTHER WORK, AND THE FUTURE by Zack Smith Click here for Part One. Newsarama: Mike, there’s a new Madman figure out from Marvel Toys. You had a figure out from Graphitti in the 1990s, but this one is getting a much wider distribution. How’s it feel to see …

Mike Allred on Madman, Pt.1

TALKING TO MIKE ALLRED I: THE CAREER, MARVEL, & MORE by Zack SmithMike Allred was one of the major creator-owned success stories of the 1990s with his Harvey-winning creation Madman. Though it’s been a while since Madman graced comic shelves, Allred has stayed busy with such projects as X-Force/X-Statix at Marvel, and such creator-owned books …

Mike Wieringo

AUGUST 22, 2007 The untimely death of Durham artist Mike Wieringo A fantasist’s last sketch BY ZACK SMITH Mike Wieringo at the 2006 Heroes Con in Charlotte Photo by Donna Nolen-Weathington On Aug. 10, Durham-based comic book artist Mike Wieringo updated his Web site, mikewieringo.com, with a detailed sketch of Jarek, the hero of his …

Kyle Baker on SPECIAL FORCES

KYLE BAKER ON SPECIAL FORCES AND MORE by Zack SmithWhether it’s his hilarious observations on family life in The Bakers, the wild satire of such graphic novels as Why I Hate Saturn, The Cowboy Wally Show, or his dark look at slavery in Nat Turner, Kyle Baker has constantly proven to be one of comics’ …