Ever since Kyle Starks finished The Legend of Ricky Thunder, the story of a pro wrestler whose world was shattered when he found out wrestling was fake but who still had to pull it together to defend the world from an alien invasion via single combat, I've been wondering what he was going to do next. He's done some shorter projects -- including a Wild Dog fan comic that was amazing -- and a ton of great illustrations for Tumblr, but I've been holding out hope that he'd announce another big project.
As it turns out, he did even better than that: Not only did he announce a new comic called Sexcastle, a 180-page original graphic novel tribute to '80s action movies, but the whole thing is done and ready to print, and he's funding it now via Kickstarter.
For the past few years, I've been taking a sketchbook to conventions across the country and getting pieces of art with a single theme: Characters created or co-created by the King of Comics, Jack Kirby. After 52 sketches, you'd think I'd be running out of characters, but with only a couple repeats, it's still going strong. Today, in honor of Kirby's 96th birthday, I'm putting all the sketches in one place to show some of the best artists working in comics celebrating Kirby's lasting legacy as a creator!
I'm not much of an original art collector, but getting a sketch from an awesome artist is one of my favorite things to do at a convention. For someone who can't draw at all, watching artists at work is like seeing actual magic happen, and at the end of it, you have a picture of Batman. It's basically the best thing.
As much as I love comic books, I've never been all that into superhero-themed roleplaying games. My interest in rolling dice seems to be directly proportionate to the likelihood of encountering a gelatinous cube, so I tend to stick to the sword-and-sorcery genre -- and apparently, that has caused me to miss out on some truly weird stuff.
Last weekend, the 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA once again hosted Fluke, and once again, it was easily one of the best conventions of the year. This was the third year I'd gone, and as always, the focus on indie books and mini-comics -- and its close proximity to SCAD -- meant that there was a ton of new, exciting stuff to check out.
This week on War Rocket Ajax, we lace up our boots for a visit from webcomic creator Kyle Starks! Kyle is the creator of The Legend of Ricky Thunder, Adventure Wizard and Punch Captain, as well as some short stories we've run right here on ComicsAlliance, and on our podcast, we get to discuss what he's planning for his new Kickstarter and his love of pro wrestling -- and you can listen to the whole thing right here on ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax #143: The Kingdom of No Bathrooms with Kyle Starks
(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)
Today is Halloween, but fun-size candy bars and the occasional caramel apple aren't the only treats that are being handed out. All across the Internet, comics creators have been offering up some spoooooky stories for free, providing plenty of free Halloween reading for comics fans everywhere.
"There are no bad characters, only bad creators" is a saying that's been making the rounds for decades in the superhero comics business. I suspect it's often not true, but whoever said that must have been prognosticating the excellent work of Kyle Starks, who demonstra
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