"Who's Next?" has been the slogan for Image Comics' latest ad campaign promoting its 2013 slate of books and creators, but it's probably time to move on to the next idea because the latest edition spotlighting Sex Criminals cartoonist and former Toronto mayoral candidate Chip Zdarsky seems unlikely to be topped.
Writer Matt Fraction and artist Chip Zdarsky's new Image book Sex Criminals is a funny comic with at least one Family Circus parody in its second issue. It's a comic about people who can stop time with their orgasms. But it's not necessarily the madcap romp readers might expect.
Fraction and Zdarsky answered questions in a Wednesday conference call with reporters, and during that call talked about the real emotions at the heart of the story, along with its origins and just how explicit the book's content gets.
Tuesday marked the second annual Image Expo, the banner event where Image Comics announces its slate of upcoming projects for the year to come. Last year's expo featured announcements of a slew of new comics; this year's had a similar abundance of news, so much of it from established Marvel creators that comics creator Phil Hester took it upon himself to (probably jokingly) announce via Twitter that Marvel's creator-owned imprint Icon "is done."
Image Comics kicked out the jams last weekend at New York Comic Con, where publisher Eric Stephenson announced loads of new series that once again demonstrated his company's ability to court big name mainstream talents away from Marvel and DC Comics. Image confirmed new work from cr
We last wrote about Steve Murray in the midst of his ultimately unsuccessful (and fake) bid for Mayor of Toronto, when he campaigned on such dubious platforms as abolishing the plastic bag surcharge at cafés and delegating the city's considerable sanitation needs to his friend Gary's small trash collecting business. Also known as Chip Zdarsky, the cartoonist authors a decidedly reckless advice column for The National Post in which he opine
When the Terminator can govern California, when a professional wrestler can lord over Minnesota, and when B-list film star Ronald Reagan can rule the world, who's to say a comic book artist can't be Mayor of Toronto? That's what National Post "Bad Advice" cartoonist Steve Murray is asking in his just launched bid for mayor of the largest city in Canada.