The Comics Page: Chris Weston
Considering all the pop culture/TV talk over the past week -- guilty as charged -- in this space, thought I'd break the pattern with an unabashed fanboy tribute to Chris Weston, one of the industry's better mainstream cartoonists whose daily blog from the UK has become a fave of mine.
So, you can bet I'm excited about Weston's upcoming Marvel miniseries with J. Michael Straczynski, The Twelve, featuring a dozen obscure characters plucked from the Golden Age era who wake up after a 60-year siesta, and the culture shock that follows.
Although Weston's professional career is top-heavy with superfolks, his collaboration with Warren Ellis on Ministry of Space -- a sci-fi fable about the British Empire "winning" the space race -- is, arguably, one of the best graphic novels of the 21st century....
A little known fact about Weston: He'll be celebrating his 20th year as a cartoonist next year, and he's not even close to 40 yet!