At the vanguard of the comics industry, there are no pre-order books, gatekeepers, and there is for sure no Diamond. Instead, there are webcomics. With their greater reader accessibility and opportunities for creator freedom, webcomics have proven themselves a creative phoenix, surging away from the alienation and familiarity that often dominates the mainstream industry. Thanks to crowdfunding avenues like Kickstarter and Patreon, it's now easier than ever for creators to sustain their passion and soar on their own creative wings.
To kick off a new series of interviews with webcomic creators, ComicsAlliance talked with artist Kyle Latino about his webcomic The Savage Beard of She Dwarf, a story where even the burliest foes can be defeated in a beard wrestling match.
Sometimes, amazing things can come out of casual conversations. That's what happened this weekend when Luke Herr was plotting out an RPG campaign based around the idea of retelling Jack Kirby's classic Fourth World saga as a western, full of gun-slinging cowboys and steam-powered parademons battling it out in a town called Hope, and artist Kyle Latino stepped up to do some redesigns for what they began calling "The 4th West."
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we've created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwor
It turns out that you don't have to be Jim Lee to make astonishing artwork on an iPad. You can also be Kyle Latino. He started out simple with a Hellboy headshot about a month ago, but since then you can really see him learning new tricks by the finger/stylus swipe, whether he's experimenting with Grendel, Cesar Romero as The Joker or the unmistakable MODOK...