In which, Mike Kennedy from Magnetic Press tells us all about what it takes to start a small press comic business, digs deep into the digital vs. physical comics debate, and tells us what comics a comic publisher reads. We learn a lot about the comics industry in Europe and what goes into the translation of comic scripts from French to English.
Monthly Archives: March 2015
Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker (Magnetic)
Written by Tom DeLonge and Ben Kull
Illustrated by Djet
Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker is the first monthly comic from Magnetic Press and it’s a great addition to their already impressive lineup. This book, from former Blink 182 front man Tom DeLonge, is part of a multimedia story spanning comics, film, and music in an attempt to give audiences the most immersive experience possible. So far, I am on board and excited to see exactly where this series is going.
The son of two hard working Seattle residents, Jonas Anderson finds himself spending another evening at home with his older brother Alan. After arriving home, Jonas finds Alan sitting on the floor with a mysterious book and burning an unknown substance. Suddenly the two fall asleep and find themselves in Genesis, the origin of all mankind’s collective dreams. Through a series of events, Jonas, his brother, and a dream named Ayo are rescued from captivity by a Dream Walker. It quickly becomes clear that Jonas is also a Dream Walker, but he doesn’t know it yet. Continue reading
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is one of the more terrifying events of the past year. At this point over 10,000 people have been killed by the virus and it has devastated several countries to the point where it will takes years, if not decades to recover. There is thankfully, a bright spot for those working with the disease. Based on new research, it appears that the virus involved in the current outbreak is not mutating at an accelerated rate as was previously thought. In fact, the virus is mutating at about the same rate as viruses from previous outbreaks. While this is a relief for vaccine researchers, it doesn’t leave them worry-free as even small mutations may have a dramatic impact on the effectiveness of a vaccine.
I’m glad to hear this news. I’ve seen Outbreak, I know this doesn’t end well if it mutates. Continue reading
About a year ago, I was told I should check out a mobile game called Blood Brothers, which I downloaded and intended to give an honest month’s play to see if it were any good. Almost a year later, I am still playing this game. Like any good mobile app developer, this one advertises their other games on splash screens while loading up, but I paid them little mind (does anyone actually click on those things?) until their latest ad, this one for a game called Final Fantasy: Record Keeper. I was intrigued enough to take a look at all the games this developer has created, and was surprised to see that they carry some pretty big brands. Their impressive list of titles includes Transformers Battle Tactics, Marvel Mighty Heroes, Star Wars Galactic Defense, and the latest Final Fantasy offering from Square-Enix. These names have been known all over the world for decades now, and for one developer to have use of all of these intellectual properties at one time is quite an accomplishment. Continue reading