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

Comic Review – Ballistic, Volume 1 from Black Mask Studios

Ballistic – Vol 1 A $14.99 Trade Paperback, Written by Adam Egypt Mortimer Art by Darick Robertson From Black Mask Studios Adam Egypt Mortimer and Darick Robertson’s Ballistic from Black Mask Studios is now out, collecting the 5-issue mini-series as a fully realized trade. The Premise Ballistic focuses on an HVAC repairman whose heroes are classic gangsters and an organic living weapon, respectively known as Butch and Gun. Knowledgeable but lacking street smarts, Butch envisions himself and Gun as partners ready to plunge into the big time underworld of Repo City State, a place that has been genetically engineered into … Continue reading