Tuesday, February 3, 2015

ARES ARISE! Guest Post #8-- Ellen Lindner!

The eighth in a daily celebration by awesome cartoonists of the much-maligned god of war himself, Ares, on the occasion of the publishing of Olympians Volume 7, Ares: Bringer of War.  Today's entry: Ellen Lindner!

Ellen Lindner spends a lot of time looking at the back of George's head at the studio they share in Gowanus, Brooklyn, Hypothetical Island. She's working on two projects at the moment: The Strumpet, a collection of comics by ladies (the new issue is out now!), and The Black Feather Falls, a flapper mystery set in Jazz Age London. You can check both out at her website, littlewhitebird.com


Monday, February 2, 2015

ARES ARISE! Guest Post #7-- Dean Haspiel!

The seventh in a daily celebration by awesome cartoonists of the much-maligned god of war himself, Ares, on the occasion of the publishing of Olympians Volume 7, Ares: Bringer of War.  Today's entry: Dean Haspiel!
Dean brings us an awesome, superheroic (or is it supervillainic?) iteration of the God of War. I don't know about you, but the combo of bold colors, super-slick art and a cool logo leave me hankering for a Dean Haspiel helmed Ares comic.





Emmy award winner and Eisner, Harvey & Ignatz Award nominee Dean Haspiel created BILLY DOGMA, illustrated for HBO's "Bored To Death," was a Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, is a Yaddo fellow, a playwright, helped pioneer personal webcomics with the invention of ACT-I-VATE.com and TripCity.net, and is the co-founder of Hang Dai Editions in Brooklyn, NY. Dino has written and drawn many comic books, including The Fox, Spider-Man, Batman, X-men, The Fantastic Four, Wonder Woman, Deadpool, Godzilla, Mars Attacks and collaborations with Harvey Pekar, Jonathan Ames, Inverna Lockpez, Jonathan Lethem, Mark Waid, and Stan Lee. Dino steeps in psychotronic movies, cosmic electronica, and Jack Kirby pulp. Check out more of his stuff at http://deanhaspiel.com/

Sunday, February 1, 2015

ARES ARISE! Guest Post #6-- Peter Violini!

The sixth in a daily celebration by awesome cartoonists of the much-maligned god of war himself, Ares, on the occasion of the publishing of Olympians Volume 7, Ares: Bringer of War.  Today's entry: Peter Violini!
I first met Peter when he was an intern in Hypothetical Island, the studio in Gowanus I share with several other cartoonists (including Thursday's Reilly Brown). Peter quickly impressed us with his fully realized style, prodigious work ethic, comics biz savvy, and ability to move hulking pieces of furniture with ease. I was especially impressed with his knowledge of cryptids, and encourage anyone who shares that interest to check out Peter's series Sisters, the first issue of which features none other than the Mothman. Peter described his work as Supernatural, Sci-fi, and Samurai extraordinaire, a description which I'll agree with. Check out his tumblr for more of his stuff.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

ARES ARISE! Guest Post #5-- Leland Purvis!

The fifth in a daily celebration by awesome cartoonists of the much-maligned god of war himself, Ares, on the occasion of the publishing of Olympians Volume 7, Ares: Bringer of War.  Today's entry: Leland Purvis!
 Leland brings us his own distinct and terrifying depiction of the god of war, an ageless, haunted, almost skeletal figure brandishing the weapons of many eras and bearing the weariness and scars of untold battles. I kinda think, if Ares is still around out there, he just might look like this. At least on a bad day.

Check out more of Leland's stunning work at his website.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

ARES ARISE! Guest Post #4-- Reilly Brown!

The fourth in a daily celebration by awesome cartoonists of the much-maligned god of war himself, Ares, on the occasion of the publishing of Olympians Volume 7, Ares: Bringer of War.  Today's entry: Reilly Brown!
 
 Reilly brings the power to this imposing portrait of the god of war. Reilly has worked on a whole slew of Marvel characters, but he's probably best known for his work on the Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool, where he co-created Bob, the Agent of Hydra. In addition to his many Marvel gigs he has his creator-owned digital comic Power Play,  draws the Fred van Lente written St George for Dark Horse, and is the current artist on DC comics relaunch of Lobo. It is also alleged that Reilly sleeps at some point, though, even after sharing a studio space with him for years, I've seen no evidence of that occurring. Check out more of his stuff at his tumblr.

ARES ARISE! Guest Post #3-- Jerzy Drozd!

The third in a daily celebration by awesome cartoonists of the oft-maligned god of war himself, Ares, on the occasion of the publishing of Olympians Volume 7, Ares: Bringer of War.  Today's entry: Jerzy Drozd!


Jerzy transformed Ares into a Masters of the Universe Figure that I Absolutley! Must! Own! One day! Are you listening, Mattel? Mr. Drozd and I have talked extensively about our mutual love of MOTU, as evidenced in this interview here (just look at that backdrop! All MOTU!):
Jerzy Drozd is one of the artists of The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation into the Kennedy Assassination, published by Abrams ComicArts. He is currently creating a webcomic about a bear, a bird, and metal-gobbling mineral girls at http://boulderandfleet.com

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ARES ARISE! Guest post #2-- Tim Hamilton

The second in a daily celebration by awesome cartoonists of the oft-maligned god of war himself, Ares, on the occasion of the publishing of Olympians Volume 7, Ares: Bringer of War.  Today's entry: Tim "T-Money" Hamilton!





Tim Hamilton is a Brooklyn writer / artist with clients such as The New York Times, Cicada Magazine, Marvel, DC Comics, Mad Magazine, Nickelodeon Magazine, ABC Television,
Holiday House and Fast Company Magazine.

In 2010 
he adapted Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 into a graphic novel which was nominated for an Eisner award.
Children's books he has produced include The Big Fib, But! and the upcoming Is That A Cat?