When Mondo, the merchandising arm of the celebrated Alamo Drafthouse theater known for selling super-cool movie posters, announced that it would host a convention in Austin, Texas, September 20-21, it wasn't entirely clear what the focus would be. Movies? Artists? Movies about artists?
As it turns out, it's all of the above. In addition to hosting the world-premiere screening of the new documentary about the British comics anthology 2000AD, Future Shock!, the weekend event will also host an array of comic artists, many of which have contributed their talents to film. Some of those artists, including Alex Ross have contributed art to celebrate the 15th anniversary of The Iron Giant.
After six years since the last issue, this October marks the return of Geof Darrow's Shaolin Cowboy, a comic that basically defines the term "rip-roaring." Focused on a cowboy who is also a Shaolin monk who wanders the world constantly finding trouble from people (and the occasional crustacean) who want him dead, the book is the perfect showcase for Darrow's highly detailed, kinetic art, and it's something that we at ComicsAlliance could not be looking forward to more.
To get ready for it, we talked to Darrow about his return to Shaolin Cowboy, the reasons for the hiatus, his time working in animation, his continuing use of chainsaws througout his career, and perhaps most importantly, what happens when you "peel the skin off Pac-Man."
It may still be tragically difficult to get your hands on the original Shaolin Cowboy comic book miniseries by Geof Darrow and the Wachowskis, but the silent hero of the fantastical west has been making a killer comeback nonetheless...
Geof Darrow's been busy at the drawing board preparing for the 2012 return of Shaolin Cowboy through Dark Horse Comics, and we've got a characteristically intricate new piece of art from the first issue to prove it...
Geof Darrow's Shaolin Cowboy seemed to, at least temporarily, ride off into the sunset in 2007, leaving fans of the Hard Boiled and Big Guy and Rusty artist's hyper-detailed, gorgeously choreographed fantasy western adventure with only seven issues to savor...
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