Who is Mysteryman? This June, the world will find out in MYSTERYMAN: ALL ABOUT EVE, a self–published comic from newcomer Matthew Todd, with artwork by 2012 Eisner Nominee Jonathan Case (GREEN RIVER KILLER).
Jack Mason was Hollywood’s top stuntman, on the verge of an above-the-line credit, and all the benefits of the A-List. Instead, he becomes a victim of the “Red Scare”, and loses everything after being branded a communist. In order to clear his name, Jack decides to play the hero and give Hollywood one heck of a show. As the costumed adventurer Mysteryman, Jack travels a treacherous path through the bright lights and corrupting shadows of Tinseltown. MYSTERYMAN: ALL ABOUT EVE features one of Mysteryman’s earliest exploits as he quickly learns the real-life dangers of acting as a hero. Read more
Austin Wilson, co-creator of Super Cute and co-host of the Hideous Energy podcast, has an incredible new comic book project with artist Logan Faerber that will be published by 215 Ink and released sometime this year entitled Re•pro•duct and he sat down with WNI to talk about the comic and what his goals are for it, and also what’s in store for Hideous Energy and Super Cute that fans can look forward to. Read more
The first printing of Alan Robert’scritically acclaimed horror graphic novel, Crawl to Me (IDW Publishing), sold out within a week of its release, back in January 2012. As a result, the award-winning publisher will be pressing a special hardcover version this summer, titled Crawl to Me: Evil Edgar Edition. As previously announced, directorDavid A. Armstrong, cinematographer for the successful box-office hit franchise, Saw, is attached to direct a live-action adaptation of Crawl to Mefor the big screen. Additionally, screenwriters, David White and T.J. Cimfelhave recently signed on to pen the Crawl to Me screenplay. Robert will produce, alongside his partners Jeff Mazzola (Descent) and Christopher White (My Super Psycho Sweet 16 franchise). Read more
To officiate its return to monthly publishing this May, Valiant Entertainment is proud to unveil a new interpretation of the iconic Valiant compass logo by award-winning graphic designer Rian Hughes. The newly redesigned logo — along with Valiant’s new distinctive trade dress, also designed by Hughes — will first see print on May 2nd with the release of X-O Manowar #1 by New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan). ”It is always a challenging and interesting project to design the visual identity of a publisher from the ground up in every detail — logo, trade dress, title logos — and to cohesively pull all these elements together so one strong visual identity emerges. Rebooting the Valiant line’s design has been one such great project. The Valiant characters have a strong fanbase and heritage, and so the new logos are fresh and modern as befits a forward-looking publisher while still paying tribute to the originals, just as has been done with the characters themselves,” said Hughes, whose previously published work includes logos and design pieces for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, MTV Networks, Virgin Airlines, Penguin Books, Archaia Entertainment, and the BBC, among many others. Read more
If there is a fear that all artists share, it’s the lack of respect and professional courtesy received from clients. An independent worker is not a traditional employee or business owner. Because of this, people have a difficult time grasping the fact that they work very, very hard for a living. Being out there in there world, having to make all of one’s own financial decisions, providing transportation for oneself, etc. are all things that can be very harmful if a promised paycheck is neglected. Read more