Posts Tagged ‘2000 AD’

Lenny Zero and the Perps of Mega-City One

Posted by on March 2nd, 2011 at 12:01 AM

For fans of Diggle and Jock’s collaborations on Green Arrow or The Losers, the publication of Lenny Zero should find an already well-established audience and, potentially, the collected softcover could increase interest here in the U.S. for the world of Mega-City One.

David Robertson: An Interview with John Ridgway (Part Two of Two)

Posted by on February 23rd, 2011 at 9:00 AM

“Summer Magic’ in 2000 AD #576, May 28, 1988, written by Alan McKenzie. ©Fleetway Publications. Click to view larger image

In the conclusion of this interview, John Ridgeway talks about craft and computers, his preferred modes of horror, monopoly and distribution, creator’s rights and venturing into creator-owned work.

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Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods

Posted by on November 29th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Nathan Wilson reviews the new documentary DVD release examining the art and career of the writer behind The Invisibles and Final Crisis.

The Complete D.R. & Quinch

Posted by on August 6th, 2010 at 12:05 AM

It’d be hard today to convey the level and nature of the excitement readers felt in 1984 when a fresh new talent — an author — blew into the company town, overhauling a run-of-the-mill commercial comic, revitalizing it completely and, in the process, making it utterly his own. Who was this guy? Where had he learned to write like that?

Douglas Wolk interviews Kevin O’Neill Part Five (of Five)

Posted by on February 22nd, 2010 at 12:01 AM

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Previously: PART ONE, PART TWO, PART THREE, PART FOUR

Douglas Wolk interviews Kevin O’Neill Part One (of Five)

Posted by on February 16th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

*exclusive to the Web and tcj.com

For most of the past decade, Kevin O’Neill’s been drawing a series that shows off his gifts for dramatic pacing, fuming caricature, stylistic pastiche and outlandish invention: The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a cracked rampage through the history of pulp fiction. Written by Alan Moore, it’s run intermittently since 1999 (and inspired a disastrous 2003 movie), and has featured some of O’Neill’s most uproarious and thrilling artwork. (As with his idol Will Elder’s work, every reading reveals new details to giggle over.) The 2007 League volume The Black Dossier, in particular, is a visual tour de force, with its narrative sequences punctuated by spot-on parodies of vintage British boys’ comics, Art Deco, Tijuana bibles and more, culminating in a flabbergasting psychedelic 3-D freakout. O’Neill is currently working on a League project called Century, whose three volumes are set in 1910, 1968 and the present day; the second volume is due from Top Shelf in October. I spoke to him via phone in August, 2009.

 

Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation: The New Scottish Underground (Part One of Two)

Posted by on January 25th, 2010 at 12:01 AM

Black Cape - Written by Fraser Campbell, drawn by Iain Laurie, colors by Derek Dow

These are guys who grew up with The Simpsons as well as “The Bash Street Kids”; who identify as much with Enid and Rebecca as with Dennis and Gnasher, and for whom comics primarily mean American exports. It’s that mentality that really prevails in the three publications under scrutiny in this two-part essay – Wasted, Nexion and Khaki Shorts – three anthologies that share much of the same cast of creators and really exemplify the new wave of Scottish underground cartooning.