“The Strange Talent of Luther Strode is something I’m specifically proud of. I think Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore are doing great work with that, and it’s been a real pleasure to see that book do as well as it has. WITCH DOCTOR is a similar story–Robert found Brandon and Lukas and they’ve done some amazing work on that book. I think it’s cool when someone kind of comes out of nowhere like that and just immediately start producing these great new comics. ”—Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson, at the previous link. (I didn’t even notice he’d plugged us when I posted that last quote!)
What I'm Reading
Give it a read to find out what Angouleme finds I tore into first, what comic makes me think the entire industry is drunk, which publisher is not getting the recognition it deserves and just how many times I’ve read and reread and reread again every single issue of Casanova.
“Ten years ago, “comics” meant superheroes, newspaper strips, and a handful of artsy graphic novels. Comics were a niche medium, and they were hard to find outside comics stores. Manga brought about two structural changes that have affected the market in a lasting way. One is bringing girls and women to comics en masse—there have always been women who read comics, don’t get me wrong, but in the 1990s the vast majority of comics were made by and marketed to men. No one was wooing girls and women as a distinct market, or setting out to publish comics that would appeal to them. Say what you like about Stu Levy (and I have!), he knows what girls like.”—The comics that changed the world, by Brigid Alverson
“I would read a grocery list written by John Ostrander if DC published it, he’s one of my all time favs.”—A Robot 6 reader expressing what many longtime comic fans think (or at least I know I do), in response to the news Ostrander would be writing a fill-in Aquaman issue.
Go behind the scenes of Amelia Cole and the Unknown World #4
The great Nick Brokenshire takes readers through his art process from layouts to colors for page 20 of AMELIA COLE AND THE UNKNOWN WORLD #4 as a preview to the issue’s Oct. 31st release! Get the lowdown at Robot 6!