Diamond Book Distributors Interview: Flirtin’ with Disaster in Oni Press’ STRINGERS by Marc…
Happy New Comic Book Day! Out this week is:
- HEARTTHROB #1 by @christophersebela, @robertwilsoniv, and Nick Filardi
- Main cover illustrated by Robert Wilson IV with Nick Filardi
- Retailer incentive alternate cover illustrated by @mckelvie
- Fried Pie Comics variant cover illustrated by @robertwilsoniv
- ANOTHER CASTLE #1 by Andrew Wheeler and @paulinaganucheau
- Main cover illustrated by @paulinaganucheau
- Retailer incentive alternate cover illustrated by @kevinwada
- LETTER 44 #24 by @charlessoule and @ajastudio with Dan Jackson
- STRINGERS TPB by @marcguggenheim and @justingreenwood with Ryan Hill
Find your local comic book shop at findacomicship.com or comicshoplocator.com! What are you excited to pick up this week?
The wait is over- the collected STRINGERS is on shelves this week from…
The Life After V2 Kaijumax #6 Kaijumax #6 Gabo Variant Stringers #2 Stringers #2 Brahm Revel Variant Rick and Morty #6 Rick and Morty #6 Andrew MacLean Variant Last day to order these titles! The Life After Volume 2, Kaijumax #6 and Gabo variant…
News & Reviews – 9/5/2015
“The first issue of Stringers starts the series off with a bang and
moves through the story at a car chases pace, with a whole mess of
diversions thrown in. It is fast and fun the whole time, with as much as
possible jammed into the first issue.“
“I’m sold on Stringers. The characters feel comfortable, the story is interesting, and the action is non-stop.“ http://bit.ly/1PTxTLF
Stringers #1 Stringers #1 Robbi Rodriguez (Spider-Gwen) Variant The Sixth Gun: Valley of Death #3 Do-Gooders In stores today: action-packed Los Angeles crime drama Stringers #1 (including Robbi Rodriguez variant), the climactic supernatural western…
Last day to pre-order these books at your comic shop! Los Angeles crime noir series Stringers #1, Stringers #1′s Robbi Rodriguez (Spider-Gwen) variant, The Sixth Gun: Valley of Death #3, Do-Gooders.
Pre-order Stringers, a new crime noir about videographers on the run from corrupt cops, at your comic store by tomorrow! JUN151440
Writer Marc Guggenheim (Arrow co-showrunner) speaks about its artistic style, characters, and collaboration
with the talented Justin Greenwood (Stumptown).
Has your experience in film and
television inspired the cinematic look of this series?
Marc Guggenheim: Justin Greenwood, along with our
colorist, Ryan Hill, are responsible for delivering the look. I will say that
my experience in TV and film definitely informed the pace of the series. I
wanted as kinetic and fast paced a feel as a lot of film and television shows.
The way energy is conveyed on the page is due to Justin’s incredibly lively
linework and the very energetic style he brings to all of the art in the book.
As much as I would love to take credit for it the cinematic look is Justin
Greenwood’s creation and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
How did Paul and Nick and their
relationship develop? Were these characters part of your concept from the
MG: They actually were. I was really
interested in writing a partnership between two guys who were like an old
married couple. A lot of fun banter, a little bit of teasing, a little bit of
biting, trading barbs, occasionally trading insults. The cornerstone of that
relationship was creating a dynamic where they are in this very uncertain
freelance profession and one is absolutely in love with it; loves the
adrenaline rush, the uncertainty and all the things that are part of being a
freelance video stringer. The other is the exact opposite; a family guy, who
aspires to “real journalism” and feels like this isn’t the end destination but
a stepping stone to something more “legitimate”. The difference between these
two guys draws out a lot of their conflict but also their humor throughout the
What made you decide to use
these unique sound effects?
MG: That’s a great question because
sound effects for me are really hard. I try to avoid the classic “SLAM” “BANG”
“WHAM” comic book sound effects. Writing the script I had this crazy notion the
sound effects could describe the action that was happening. So much of that is
dependent on the letterer. It’s one of those ideas that in concept might sound
interesting and unique but in practice is completely dependent on the letterer
pulling it off. Crank really did an amazing job of selling this idea that we’re
all intrigued by but were not sure how it would turn out until we saw the
lettered pages and thought, “Wow, that
really works.” It’s not the kind of idea that works for every single comic. It’s
very much a tonal choice and just happens to work with the dramatic comedic
tone that I’m writing and the kinetic hyper-realized energy that Justin’s art
is conveying. It’s always wonderful when you have a talented letter who can make
everything feel seamless; the lettering, the writing, and the art all work
together in concert.
How does it feel to be working
with Justin Greenwood again? Why was he the right man for the job?
MG: Justin’s amazing. Not only is he
an incredible guy but an incredible talent. We fit together really well as
writer and artist. In part it’s because we spent so many issues working together
on Resurrection and we have a shorthand. He just seems to really get my style.
I talked about how his energetic linework was right for the high-octane story
that we’re trying to tell but I think the other thing Justin brings to the
project is he was able to draw for a book that was designed from its initial conception
to be very dialogue heavy. I wrote more dialogue on each page than I typically
do for other comics because I wanted to have that hyper talking, fast paced,
bantery feel to it. That’s hard for an artist. Hopefully it seems invisible to
the reader but you need an artist who’s going to create room for all these word
balloons while at the same time conveying compelling images and creating
visually interesting pages, so you’re not just seeing word balloons on the
page. A lot of artists are not as adept with dealing with this many word
balloons as Justin.
Would you ever be interested in
working as a Stringer yourself?
MG: No, I’d probably have to take a pass on that. I have
literally no sense of direction. Even though I’ve now lived in Los Angeles for
15 years my reliance on my phone and GPS is shameful. My ability to get from
point A to point B as fast as that job would require, it would probably knock
me out of the running. I’d rather write about Stringers than be one.
Stringers is in stores August 26th! Pre-order now at comic shops with code JUN151440
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New, heart-pounding mini-series from Marc Guggenheim (The CW’s Arrow) and Justin Greenwood (Stumptown, The Fuse)
(Yo P.S. the variant cover is by SPIDER-GWEN artist Robbi Rodriguez)
Did you hear about our discounts on STRINGERS #1? (Order Here)
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News & Reviews – 6/20/15
News & Reviews – 3/28/15
Blood Feud, a Southern tale of vampires, necromancers, horrific spiders and family feuds that survive beyond the grave, from Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Hellbreak), Drew Moss (Terrible Lizard) and Nick Filardi (Helheim). Coming this October.
Stringers, an action-packed new miniseries about crime, corruption and the perfect shot. From Marc Guggenheim (Arrow) Justin Greenwood (Stumptown) and Ryan Hill (Stumptown, Rick and Morty), coming this August.
Stringers writer and Arrow showrunner Marc Guggenheim tells comicbookresources about his tale of L.A. crime.
Stringers, an action-packed new miniseries about crime, corruption and the perfect shot. From Marc Guggenheim (Arrow) Justin Greenwood (Stumptown) and Ryan Hill (Stumptown, Rick and Morty), coming this August. More Info:
PORTLAND, OR March 26th, 2015 – Oni Press,Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today Stringers, a tense, action-filled newseries set in the world of Los Angeles’ freelance news reporting. Written by
Marc Guggenheim (Arrow), illustrated
by Justin Greenwood (Stumptown, The Fuse) and colored by Ryan Hill (Rick and Morty, Terrible Lizard), Stringers will
release on August 5th.
and Nick are the guys who shoot the news. Filming car chases, fires, and
shootouts in their busted-up rig, they put their (uninsured, unsalaried) lives
on the line every night so that the good citizens of Los Angeles can get their
daily update. But when a firefight between the LAPD and the MS-13 goes wrong,
Paul and Nick find themselves on the
excited beyond words that this long-gestating project is finally coming to
fruition, and doing so brilliantly,” said writer Marc Guggenheim. “Justin and I
had such a blast working together on Resurrection at Oni Press that I wanted to
create something new just for him and he’s knocked it clean out of the park
with jazzy visuals that really capture the concept’s humor and breakneck
pacing. We both couldn’t be more
thrilled to be back at our home for creator owned projects, where our first
collaboration, Resurrection, began.”