September 23, 2010
Today on Resonance FM…
Panel Borders: AC / DC (Paul Cornell and David Hine)
Action Comics #690 and 691 by Paul Cornell and Pete Woods, Detective Comics #864 and 867 by David Hine, Jeremy Haun and Scott McDaniel
Continuing our month of shows looking at British writers of superhero titles, Alex Fitch talks to the current writers of two of the longest running American comics – Action Comics (which normally features Superman) and Detective Comics (which generally features Batman), Paul Cornell and David Hine.
Alex talks to Paul about his sojourn on the book which will detail a year long quest by Lex Luthor to gain superpowers and about his forthcoming titles Knight and Squire – a British set spin off of Batman – and Soldier One, a Science-Fiction title for Boom! comics, based on an idea by Stan Lee, and to David about exploring light and darkness in Gotham City, the joy of writing the psychopaths in Arkham Asylum and his surrealistic pop art Image comic The Bulletproof Coffin.
5pm, 23/09/10, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / podcast here at 10.30pm 23/09/10
Wikipedia pages on Paul Cornell, David Hine, Action Comics and Detective Comics
David’s Strange Embrace website
Read an interview with Paul about Knight and Squire
Read an article about Action Comics #894 featuring ‘Death‘
Read 6 pages of Soldier Zero #1 by Paul Cornell, Stan Lee and Javier Pina
Read an interview with David about Batman: Arkham Reborn
Read the whole of The Bulletproof Coffin #1 online
Pickled Ink’s search for a comics artist
Art illustration agency Pickled Ink has launched a new award in a bid to find an artist to draw a new graphic novel by Super Gran creator and writer Jenny McDade.
Working with Jenny, the creator/writer of the TV series Super Gran, who cut her teeth writing strips for the British girls comic Tammy, and comic book author and editor Pat Mills, the agency is searching for an outstanding character-led artist to illustrate Jenny’s first graphic novel script, Party Girls. The winner will be awarded £1000.00 and a contract of representation at Pickled Ink, whose current artists include Hanako Clulow, Hattie Newman, Hannah Bagshaw and many others.
In brief, they’re asking for: character design of two lead characters; and a 20 frame sample sequence and a front cover design. The winning artist must be an existing or recent graduate from the last 12 months only, able to draw modern fashion, facial expression, great storytelling, and be generally ‘2011’.
The deadline for entries is Monday 8th November 2010, more info at www.pickledink.com where you can download a PDF of the full rules and conditions