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The Creators Of ECCC 2013 [Photo Gallery]


Where some conventions skew more toward pop culture than comic books, this past weekend's Emerald City Comicon 2013 stocked Seattle with hundreds of prominent creators from every corner of the medium...

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Warren Ellis’ ‘Gun Machine’ Trailer Showcases New Ben Templesmith Art [Video]


It's a collision of pop culture icons as Wil Wheaton narrates the Ben Templesmith-illustrated book trailer for prolific comics writer Warren Ellis' new prose novel, Gun Machine. All we need to round things out is an appearance by Felicia Day and some level of Joss Whedon involvement to get the whole set, I think...

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John Cassaday, Ben Templesmith and Brandon Graham Adapt Neil Gaiman Poem for Threadless & CBLDF


If you were not previously aware, geek fashion haus Threadless has a line called Comics-On Tees which depicts a comic book story across a series of t-shirts, usually drawn by a different artist for each shirt and from a story by a single writer...

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DC Digital-First Goes Daily with ‘Batman,’ ‘Ame-Comi Girls,’ ‘Smallville Season 11′ and More


Following test runs with its Batman Beyond Unlimited, Superman Beyond, Justice League Beyond and Batman: Arkham Unhinged titles, DC Comics has emboldened its digital-first distribution initiative to sell original content five days a week via its Web store and mobile apps...

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Watch Ben Templesmith Paint Warren Ellis’ ‘Fell’ with Beer [Video]


Ben Templesmith is one of the most idiosyncratic artists in mainstream comics, with pages whose figures and settings often seem much more dreamlike (or nightmarish, as the case may be) than anything like the harsh realism strived for by many of his peers...

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Guns, Drugs And Monsters: Steve Niles’ ‘Criminal Macabre’ [20-Page Preview]


On sale now is Criminal Macabre Omnibus volume 1, a handsome new volume from Dark Horse collecting the early issues of the series by Steve Niles, Ben Templesmith and Kelly Jones. Criminal Macabre tells the variously dark and depraved stories of Cal McDonald, a hard-drinking, hard-drugging private eye in a version of Los Angeles that's brimming with every form of supernatural irritation from vampires to zombies and everything in between...

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Link Ink: ‘Herc’ Launching in April, Iron Pizza and PBS Rules


Upcoming: Out of Chaos War comes Greg Pak, Fred Van Lente and artist Neil Edwards' Herc #1, an ongoing series debuting in April that pits a far more mortal Hercules against new challenges in a decidedly more street-level setting...

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New ‘Black Sky’ Teaser Brings Ben Templesmith’s Illustrations to Film [Video]


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Set in a distant future where warfare is a way of life, a strange Lovecraftian creature appears to make things even worse for everybody...

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Ben Templesmith’s Custom ‘Dracula’ Novel Now On eBay


Between the premiere of the new "Twilight" movie, the "Curse of the Mutants" storyline launching in the X-Men tomorrow, and the thousand other stories, comics and goddamn cell phone commercials about vampires that sprout up every time you kick over a rock, one could be forgiven for feeling a little weary of the mythical bloodsucking monsters, who have managed to supplant zombies as the favorite overused trope in comics of the moment...

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Ben McCool Talks About the Sold-Out ‘Choker,’ Templesmith, Lobo


Writer Ben McCool recently published his first creator-owned comic, "Choker," through Image, a 6-issue miniseries marked his major debut in comics -- and promptly sold out of the two issues that have hit shelves so far...

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