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17Mar/150

ComicsAlliance: Wonderful World of Whipsnarl – In Conversation With the Creators of ‘Beast Wagon’

Kicking off my new stint at large comic news site, ComicsAlliance, is this interview with established punk Owen Michael Johnson (Raygun Roads, Reel Love) and ridiculously promising newcomer John Pearson.

Beast Wagon is almost certainly the UK comic of the year with Pearson's work in particular being absolutely stunning. This interview includes some exclusive art as well. (ETA: the print edition of Beast Wagon #1 also contains this interview inside!)

ComicsAlliance: The Kickstarter launched on Tuesday and achieved full funding less than one day later, how are you guys feeling?

Owen Michael Johnson: I’ve been mainlining adrenaline for the last 48 hours. I really was not prepared for how thrilling and immediate the response was for this. Completely humbled and grateful to everyone who has supported this project thus far, be they proof-readers, our family and friends (of which there are many who came out for this) and backers. I’m positively feral!

John Pearson: It’s been overwhelming to say the least; the last few weeks of getting everything ready for the exhibition and Kickstarter has meant there’s been little time to actually take a step back and breathe it all in. Talking to people during the preview night of the exhibition was when it sunk in that we’d managed to pull something together that people were getting excited about, it’s a great feeling right now.

Read the full interview here!

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5Jun/140

Uncanny Comics: Interviews, Reviews and Features – Oh My!

Earlier this year, SciFiNow magazine launched a new digital series titled Uncanny Comics. The short monthly mag costs just 69p/99c and combines interviews, reviews (both new and classic), a look at a legendary creator, and an explanation of a comics event. 

My features in Uncanny Comics #4 include a look at the work of Marie Severin, exploring the Final Crisis event, a bio of Doop, an interview with Mike Carey (The Unwritten, Lucifer), and mini-reviews of five of my favourite classic comics. All with direct links to the comics on Comixology and/or Marvel Unlimited as applicable!

Get it now on iPad or iPhone from Apple Newsstand for only 69p/99c.

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3May/140

Uncanny Comics: Interviews, Reviews and Features – Oh My!

Earlier this year, SciFiNow magazine launched a new digital series titled Uncanny Comics. The short monthly mag costs just 69p/99c and combines interviews, reviews (both new and classic), a look at a legendary creator, and an explanation of a comics event. 

My features in Uncanny Comics #3 include a look at the work of Gil Kane, exploring the House of M event, a bio of Machine Man, an interview with Chris Ryall (Editor-in-Chief of IDW), and mini-reviews of five of my favourite classic comics. All with direct links to the comics on Comixology and/or Marvel Unlimited as applicable!

Get it now on iPad or iPhone from Apple Newsstand for only 69p/99c.

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14Mar/140

SciFiNow: Interview with Kelly Sue DeConnick

A great interview with Kelly Sue DeConnick, a look at the return of Captain Marvel, and chatting about the popularity of the Carol Corps.

The crazily busy writer was kind enough to give up some of her time to answer some questions on all things Carol Danvers as the character makes her spectacular cosmic return!

You can read the full features in the current issue of SciFiNow which can also be bought digitally here.

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12Feb/140

SciFiNow: Interview with Frazer Irving

A great wee interview with artist extraordinaire Frazer Irving in this month's issue (#90) of SciFiNow, about all things Annihilator and Uncanny X-Men.

Annhilator is an upcoming title from Irving and Grant Morrison, the dynamic duo that brought you Seven Soldiers: Klarion the Witch Boy and a stunning arc of Batman & Robin. Irving delves into the design of Morrison's psycho sci-fi, and reveals how working on the title really did mess with his head.

Irving's run on Uncanny X-Men was a childhood dream come true, and a major success with fans and critics alike.

You can read the full features in the current issue of SciFiNow which can also be bought digitally here.

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29Jan/140

SciFiNow: Interviews with Bryan Talbot, Jean-Marc Rochette, and Benjamin Legrand

Some bumper comics content in this month's issue (#89) of SciFiNow magazine, featuring my interviews with comic legend Bryan Talbot on all things Grandville and a history of the graphic novel in the UK, and with Jean-Marc Rochette and Benjamin Legrand on the hit film Snowpiercer based on their co-creation. 

Legrand is the writer of the second and third Le Transperceneige (Snowpiercer) books, while Rochette is the artist of all three, and both men have had unique access to the film which stars Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton and is directed by Bong Joon-Ho (The Host, Mother). We discuss everything from the editing woes of the Weinstein distribution to Rochette's art techniques, and there's a short guide to some other European comics that are a) ripe for adaptation and b) absolute must reads!

Talbot is of course the creator of an astounding number of classic comics, from Luther Arkwright to Grandville and every Alice in Sunderland and Tale of One Bad Rat in between. Chatting with Bryan was a real highlight of my interview work thus far, and I hope my feature does justice to a man who is far too modest.

You can read the full features in the current issue of SciFiNow which can also be bought digitally here.

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