If you know Ian McGinty's name, odds are you associate it with a comics adaptation of an animated series --- Adventure Time, or Bravest Warriors, just to name two --- or the Munchkin card games. But this fall, he's turning the tables; the first issue of his new, creator-owned Z2 Comics series Welcome to Showside comes out in late October, and it's already being developed as an animated pilot, with McGinty serving as showrunner and lead voice actor. McGinty will take the role of Kit, a kid who just happens to be the son of the evil Shadow King, the leader of a netherrealm full of monsters.
We sat down with McGinty to discuss the pressure of writing and drawing a creator-owned book while overseeing an animated project, and to dig into the appeal of all-ages comics, pulling stories from real life, and snagging none other than Henry Rollins to do some voice acting.
Further proof that neither rock nor love ever truly fade away, Los Angeles curators La Luz de Jesus Gallery hosted Igloo Tornado members Tom Neely, Gin Stevens, Scot Nobles and Levon Jihanian this past Friday in conjunction with an art exhibit and book signing for Henry & Glenn Forever, the satirical comic that centers around an imaginary romantic relationship between Henry Rollins (Black Flag) and Glenn Danzig (Misfits).
As a twisted anti-Christmas gift for all you naughty bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads and sluts, the functional psychopaths at The Igloo Tornado have created a special holiday film starring your favorite domestic partners who're similar-to-but-legally-distinct-from Henry Rollins and Glenn Danzig: Henry & Glenn Forever: The Xmas Special. It...
While Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins fans longing for a little inter punk romance have historically had to settle for fan fiction, a new comic book by art fraternity "Igloo Tornado" (which includes artists Tom Neely, Gin Stevens, Scott Nobles, and Levon Jihanian) explores a completely fictional relationship between the two sequential art style...
This isn't my first Comic-Con by a long shot, but it's my first since 1999, and tonight was my first-ever experience of preview night. I'd been told (read: warned) by friends that the 21st century version of Comic-Con only vaguely resembled the comparably quaint Comic-Con of my "youth...
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