We are starting a segment dedicated to the creators and projects over at IDW Publishing ( www.idwpublishing.com). The focus of this week’s IDW spotlight is Chris Ryall, the Chief Creative Officer and the Editor-in-Chief of IDW.
Peter Laird is the co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Today we talked with him about creating the first comic book featuring the TMNT and what advice he has for other Indie creators.
Graham Nolan is the co-creator of the Batman villain Bane and has worked as an artist on Batman and Superman titles as well as Moonstone Books’ The Phantom. We talked with him about his newest project, Joe Frankenstein.
Our Ace of the Week is Phil Hester who has “spent many years on the indie comics scene, culminating in his Eisner Award-nominated series The Wretch. Phil broke into the mainstream as penciller of Mark Millar’s Swamp Thing run at DC. He also drew Kevin Smith’s revival of Green Arrow with long time inker Ande Parks. He created The Coffin with artist Mike Huddleston, and Firebreather with artist Andy Kuhn, now a television feature for Cartoon Network.” Excerpt from Aces Weekly
Phil Hester is also the writer of Progenitor, a story featured in volume one of Aces Weekly ( http://acesweekly.co.uk/ )
Our new section, titled ‘Ace of the Week,’ will be highlighting the creators and artists from Aces Weekly. Here is a short description on the website.
“ACES WEEKLY is an exclusively digital comic art magazine which features some of the world’s finest sequential art creators. V For Vendetta co-creator David Lloyd has gathered together top talents from the US, UK, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, China, New Zealand and the Philippines in this unique publishing project.”
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Comic book writer Chuck Dixon has worked on various titles ranging from DC’s Robin, Marvel’s Punisher, CrossGen’s pirate saga El Cazador, and IDW’s G.I. Joe. Dixon, along with Graham Nolan (both are the co-creators of Bane from the Batman series) are currently developing a graphic novel entitled Joe Frankenstein. (http://www.indiegogo.com/JOEFRANKENSTEIN)
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