Hero Code is coming along nicely - a cover for issue one has been penciled by Drew Johnson, and the interior art is coming together.
|Hero Code, issue one cover - art by Drew Johnson - copyright Jamie Gambell 2010|
Now onto the second installment of "(of #52)" - a series which sees me give up comics put out by the big two for a year, and offer up alternatives to you from independent creators.
This installment features two creators, and three books - a book by each creator and a collaboration by both.
I first started listening to the Art and Story podcast about a year and a half ago. I was introduced to it by fellow Samurai creator, Koffee and Komics alumni and all round good guy, Gerimi Burleigh.
It is an excellent show for creative comic book folk in general, and I have often been inspired by the shows content. Soon after I wanted to check out the presenter's work. I have managed to get pretty much everything that the three hosts have put out to date (more on the other two in later installments).
Co- (tri-?) host Jerzy Drozd (Jeff Smith and Scott McCloud rolled into one) makes comic books that distill the essence of every great cartoon series from ones childhood, and pours it out over fun and incredibly well crafted stories. His collected series, The Front, is a must read for any one with a lighthearted but deep rooted love of the form.
|The Front: Rebirth cover art - copyright Jerzy Drozd|
|Banner image from The Ghosts of Pineville website, copyright Sara Turner|
|The Replacements, interior art - copyright Sara Turner and Jerzy Drozd|