Nov 20, 2014

Brian K. Vaughan's hero

A page from Swamp Thing Vol.3 N.2 (Vertigo, 2000) by B.K. Vaughan, R. Petersen and J. Rubinstein.
Excerpt from an interview with acclaimed writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The last man, Ex Machina, Saga) conducted by Adriano Ercolani and Evil Monkey during the last Lucca Comics & Games convention. 
Originally published in Italian on Fumettologica site.

Is there any other author that you feel close to you or you are inspired by?
Brian K. Vaughan: In comics...Alan Moore is my hero. Bur I will never be able to write in his style.

Well, you have been compared to him many times!
Brian K. Vaughan: Unfairly! Maybe they said: "This guy sucks compared to Alan Moore!"

The complete interview, in Italian, can be read here.
Special thanks to Adriano Ercolani for the support.

Nov 19, 2014

Electricomics badges


A set of all seven Electricomics badges, featuring:
The logos of all four of the forthcoming stories - Big Nemo, Sway, Red Horse and Cabaret Amygdala,
The Electricomics Logo itself,
Electricosmos- the logo of the open publishing platform.
All logos were designed by the Mighty Todd Klein.
As well as the logos, there is also the lovely muse of Electricomics from Colleen Doran's cover, coloured by Jose Villarrubia.

Buy here.

Nov 18, 2014

Moore 61

Art by Michael Netzer.
Happy b-day, Magus!

Above, an amazing portrait of Alan Moore drawn by Michael Netzer.

Nov 17, 2014

Alan Moore on Gilbert Shelton

Art by Gilbert Shelton.
Gilbert Shelton is as near as comics have come to producing a natural comedic genius of the same stature as a Chaplin or a Tati. With the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers he created a hilarious and unlikely sibling trio as timeless as in their appeal as the Marx brothers, able to somehow endure well beyond their natural era while keeping all of its ridiculous idiosyncrasies intact. Recognition.. for Shelton’s mastery of slapstick, his practiced comic storytelling and timing, his remarkable skill as a draughtsman .. is long overdue. He is truly one of the greatest and most sublimely funny talents that the comic medium has to offer, and his work will undoubtedly delight and convulse people of  future generations, for whom the black-light poster glow and Nepalese temple-ball fug of the sixties will no longer be even a distant memory. Timeless brilliance. [Alan Moore]

Nov 16, 2014

Electricomics booklet

Art: Colleen Doran, colours: José Villarrubia; logo: Todd Klein.
Above the cover for the Electricomics limited edition booklet produced for Thought Bubble 2014: art by Colleen Doran, colours by José Villarrubia, logo by Todd Klein. It's a clear homage to the works of Czech Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha.

The booklet will have some of the beautiful art we have coming in for the project, some of the lovely shots taken by Mitch Jenkins over the course of project so far, a stunning cover by Colleen Doran, a completely new three page comic by our digital comics guru Daniel Merlin Goodbrey, and an interview with the man behind the curtain himself, Alan Moore.
Mr Moore has kindly said he will pre-sign all of them [...].
More details at Electricomics website here.

Nov 15, 2014

About making films

Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins.
Excerpt from The Leeds International Film Festival Q & A event. Transcript by Hannah Means Shannon for Bleeding Cool.

Alan, we know you’ve been unhappy with previous film adaptations of your work. What inspired you to get into making films first hand?
Alan Moore: I did read a review that said I was the “human avatar of Grumpy Cat”. You’re all laughing because you know what grumpy cat is. I don’t. My feelings about the adaptation films, if you can call them that is that I don’t like adaptations generally. There’s always going to be a couple of things that go against that premise, but there are no exceptions in the films that have been made of my work. I have nothing against the film medium—it’s a great medium. But actually I don’t see much film these days.
When things switched over to digital, for some obscure reason, I stuck with analog, so it’s now a dead TV in the corner of the room. But I do have an affinity for cheap cinema. If you’ve got money, then you don’t need imagination, and if you’ve got imagination, then you don’t need money. The main thing that differs from comics is that you can be kind of sociopathic in comics. All the people you are putting in these terrible situations are made out of paper. The first time that was put to the test was when we made Act of Faith. Mitch asked me along to the shooting, and I said I’d rather not because I’d met Siobhan Hewlett and I thought “She’s a nice woman and I don’t want to see her choking in a wardrobe”. By the time we got to His Heavy Heart, with Darell D’Silva in physical pain, I was cold-hearted.

Read the complete piece here.

Nov 10, 2014

Miracleman: Onofrio Catacchio inks Kevin Nowlan

Art by: Kevin Nowlan (pencils) and Onofrio Catacchio (inks)
In 2010 I commissioned a Miracleman sketch to Kevin Nowlan (you can see it here). 
Some months ago I sent a good scan of Nowlan's pencils to Italian well-known comics artist, and friend, Onofrio Catacchio. And I asked him if he could be interested in inking the piece. He generously replied "sure, just give me some time". 
During the last Lucca Comics & Games convention I received the amazing final piece: you can admire it above!

Special thanks to Onofrio for his generosity and fantastic art skills.

You can visit Onofrio Catacchio website here.

Nov 4, 2014

Tom Strong by Mike Wieringo

Art by Mike Weiringo.
Above a great Tom Strong sketch by the amazing Mike Weiringo.We miss you, Ringo!