Earlier this week we spoke to illustrator Jock about his Savage Wolverine story arc, which began in Wednesday's issue #9. To further promote the book, a slick looking video has been produced featuring art from the three part story arc. But the video wasn't created by Marvel or even Jock, but rather the artist's 15-year-old son, Aubrey Simpson, and you can check it out below.
Best known by his pseudonym Jock, Mark Simpson is one of the most interesting artists in mainstream comics right now. Brought up in the 2000 AD school of British comics and breaking into the American market with The Losers graphic novel series at Vertigo, Jock set a new standard for himself with work on 2011's Batman: The Black Mirror, where his bold and contemporary graphic style contributed to what many fans and critics agree was the most significant Dark Knight adventure in years, not to mention one of the coolest Joker illustrations of all time.
Like many comics illustrators of his skill and increasing popularity, Jock has availed himself of the comics scene's resuscitating fascination with strong artistic visions and is releasing this week Savage Wolverine #9, the first chapter of a three-part arc he both wrote and drew. It's a major career move for Jock but only the latest auteur artist spotlight for Savage Wolverine (following delightfully eccentric work by Frank Cho and Joe Madureira), which in this crucial way is one of Marvel's most important titles.
ComicsAlliance spoke with Jock about his unorthodox take on the mutant also known as Logan, who the cartoonist drops into a vicious otherworldly realm in a story that owes more to tripped out European sci-fi than the X-Men classics of Marvel's past.
Marvel confirmed this week in a USA Today piece that following Joe Madureira and Zeb Wells' two-issue stint, Savage Wolverine will feature a three-part arc written and drawn by Jock, the great British artist known for his work on Vertigo's The Losers, DC's Batman: The Black Mirror, and numerous covers illustrations throughout the entertainment business. Beginning in September, Jock's story will find Wolverine marooned on an alien world in the distant future.
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