About Dave Gillette

David Gillette is a writer, journalist, and expert on transmedia. He has covered the comic book industry for the last four years and is currently working on his first novel. His first comic book short is due out in 2016.

Dave McKean and Dark Horse Comic Partner on Black Dog

Dark Horse Comics  and Dave McKean are partnering on a new graphic novel – Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash, based on the life of surrealist painter Paul Nash. McKean’s last outing with Dark Horse, Pictures that Tick: Volume I and II, showcased the artists bold storytelling technique, mingling prose and art in a series of vignettes that worked independently. Black Dog seems to be a fully realized story from start to finish. Here’s what Dark Horse had to say about it: Black Dog takes biographical moments from Paul Nash’s life and explorations of his work, writing, and imagination … Continue reading

Review: Super Sikh and the Atma Defenders #0

Super Sikh and the Atma Defenders, created by Jai Nitz with the artistic team of Jethro Morales and Marie Enger, offers something familiar but unique. The Story Imagine a story that works between the state of reality and deep reality. Raj the protagonist, is your average, everyday American Sikh. He sports a Chicago Cubs baseball cap and lives at home with his family. But when he’s not living this ordinary, average life, he’s doing battle on a deeper plane of existence with the death embodiment of Kaal who is supported by Kaam (Lust), Krobh (Anger), Lobh (Greed), Moh (Attachment), and … Continue reading

Toe Tag Riot Bridges Comics and Music in Alternative Press

Writer Matt Miner and artist Sean Von Gorman’s Toe Tag Riot, available through Black Mask Studios, may be the best example of blending comics and music to date. It also comes at a time when comic and music fans are starting to recognize their kinship, a connection that goes as far back as Big Brother and the Holding Company’s Cheap Thrills album cover drawn by legend R. Crumb or Paul McCartney giving Jack Kirby some props with Magneto and Titanium Man. Toe Tag Riot managed to gain the notice of music magazine Alternative Press with an interview in the October … Continue reading

Imperium: A Comic Built Around the Paradox of a Utopian Nightmare

Joshua Dysart writes one comic title per month – Valiant Comics’ Imperium. For established writers with his track record, that is unusual, and Dysart is not want for work. He’s simply focusing on writing only one title a month so he can produce the best story within him, and it shows with the sophistication and appeal of Imperium. For the uninitiated it’s focused on Toyo Harada, potentially the most powerful character in the Valiant Universe with his abilities to hack minds, control people, and manipulate matter at will. There are few limitations to his abilities, which have created the perfect … Continue reading

IMPERIUM’S Joshua Dysart Talks Movies, Villains, and His Most Important Character

Joshua Dysart’s Imperium, published by Valiant Comics and drawn by Doug Braithwaite, has taken comics into new territory. Beware that this interview may contain minor spoilers. Already known for his socio-political awareness, Dysart picks up where Harbinger and Omegas left off by turning his full attention to Toyo Harada – one of the most engaging and complex characters to grace comics. And by extension, Imperium has become one of the most ambitious comic titles on the market. Harada is no ordinary villain. In fact, it’s arguable that he’s simply a man with a plan and vision that would bode better … Continue reading