Best Articles of 2013 Compilation

Here are the most best things I wrote this past year.  I think this averages out to one great piece per week.  I am pleased by this. COMIC BOOKS The Strange History of Marvel Comics’ ULTIMATE ADVENTURES with Hawk-Owl and Woody Peter Milligan and Brendan McCarthy, Pt.1 Milligan and McCarthy, Pt.2 Jeffrey Brown on VADER’S …

FREE COMIC: “Decaffeinated” with Thomas Boatwright

                                    My recent giving-up of soda and most sugars has reminded me of this short story I did with artist Thomas Boatwright  for a local anthology of  coffee-themed comics a few years back. Here’s the tale for free — …

Ryan Rubio on CEMETARY BLUES

GETTING THE CEMETERY BLUES WITH RYAN RUBIO by Zack Smith Ryan Rubio met his collaborator, Thomas Boatwright, the old-fashioned way…at a comic shop. The two put together a print-on-demand comic, the supernatural comedy Cemetery, that’s now coming out as a miniseries through Image this January. Rubio chatted with Newsarama about the new series and the …

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 …