Exclusive Interview: Brian Daniel on TOMORROW JONES
Tomorrow Jones is a new comic book series that will be published by Arcana Studios. It’s written by Brian Daniel and illustrated by Johan Manandin. This book breaks tradition with how and what a female supehero should act and be. Currently, Daniel is trying to raise the funds necessary to complete the book on Kickstarter. WNI sat down with Daniel to discuss the comic, his feelings on how female characters are portrayed in the comic medium, and his thoughts on being an indie creator. Read more
Comic Spotlight: SIDESHOWS
Arcana Studios brings readers another high-caliber graphic novel from the minds of writer Erik Hendrix and artist Michael David Nelson entitled SideShows. This story appeals to every reader out there with its unique plot and visually stunning artwork.
Hendrix’s story of super powered circus freaks turned mob enforcers in 1950’s Las Vegas, is brought to life with Nelson’s near impressionist illustrations. Every mob story follows the stereotypical themes of loyalty, deceit, betrayal, and violence in them but SideShows takes those themes to a whole new level.
The action is exceptional and Nelson shows this with his artistic style whether it’s one of the SideShows performing a hit or just expressing the tension between the characters. Hendrix does an excellent job revealing each of the character’s unique personalities within the dialogue.The story pays homage to the Lone Ranger and to mob films. Read more
Comic Spotlight: CLAY COUNTY
If your a guy and you and your friends get drunk a lot, owns a dog that can knock out aliens with its massive fart, and created the fuel source that the aliens are looking for, you might be a redneck…in Clay County. Written by Bruce Brown, of Howard Lovecraft series fame, and Chip Christell, with art by Adam Mrozowski and letters by E.T. Dollman, Clay County is a hilarious, action packed graphic novel.
Humor flows freely as much as the beer does between the four musketeer rednecks in the book. The comedic timing is always right between Sqt. Coleman playing the straight man in his interactions with Bake and his compadres. The art gives off a hillbilly feel mixed with gunfire, explosions, and alien guts. There’s never a dull moment with this group as they try to defeat the alien conquerors using their guns, military know-how, and their buzzed wits. It all comes together perfectly. Read more
Comic Spotlight: HOWARD LOVECRAFT AND THE UNDERSEA KINGDOM
Gothic horror and insanity abound in Arcana’s underwater adventure, Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom. Writers Bruce Brown and Dwight L. MacPherson return and bring artist Thomas Boatwright on board to illustrate along with letterer E.T. Dollman and cover artist Erik Fokkens.
Readers don’t have to have read Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom, the book’s prequel, or know have any working knowledge of H.P. Lovecraft to get an enjoyable read out of this book. The creative team does a remarkable job of enveloping readers into the story without alienating newcomers. All that’s really required to read Undersea Kingdom is a love of horror, Gothic themes, all things insane and mysterious, and above all else an imagination. Read more