Only 5 days left for The Oswald Kickstarter Updated
Only 4 days left for The Oswald Kickstarter updated
Listen to my ramble on about all things Oswald at http://comicrelated.com/news/18271/the-related-recap-320
I don’t really have much to say today other than thank you to those who have supported The Oswald Chronicles Kickstarter campaign and to those of you who haven’t yet, what are you waiting for go get yourself some Oswald awesome goodness There are a few details that I left out on the Kickstarter page that may interest those of you who are on the ledge, first the book is listed as a 128 page trade paperback, well what I’m actually looking to do is produce a 160-192 page hardcover. It may still be a trade paperback but I’m seriously looking hard at a hardcover because I think it will look better and there will be at least three stories that haven’t made it on the site and at least one of them never will. Tomorrow I should have some more announcements, hopefully. Thank you all again and please spread the word where you can and go get a book
And here’s another random page from My First Day:
Trio by John Byrne
John Byrne is a creator that I grew up reading enjoying and admiring when I was younger, but as I grew older I started to move away from his work and at times I even looked down upon it. But I have to say John Byrne is back, at least for me he is. John Byrne does something very few creators can do these days, create a solid fun comic without any pretense to wanting or being anything other than it is. His stories although simple are straight forward and have little in the way of hidden messages and such to his readers but for me that makes his current spate of work that much more enjoyable they’re just straight forward adventure stories that are there to create wonder and fun for his fans. His work may not be for everyone but for me I’m happy to have them, thank you Mr. Byrne for reminding me not to be so stuffy
Joe Hill’s The Cape adapted by Jason Ciaramella and Zach Howard
Joe Hill’s the Cape is a whole other animal that surprised me when I first read it, because I was expecting him to zig when he zagged and when I finally saw him zag he went zwiggy, great stuff and I wish he would do more comics work, but can you believe he’s actually dedicated to his prose work, the nerve This one is not for the meek you have been warned.
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young
I love Skottie Young’s work and admire what he and Eric Shanower are doing with this series. They’re bringing to life a bunch of stories that would pretty much be ignored and forgotten if not for these adaptations. My only concern is the quality of the stories, this one had some nice moments but for the most part it’s pretty pointless as to what happens and what you really get is walk through of some strange folks who live in the underworld of Oz. I don’t want to judge Mr. Baum by modern day story standards but it’s difficult not to, so this may come off as a little harsh. I’m still looking forward to the nest volume and I hope Skottie and Eric spend many more years working on this project.
I Vampire vol 1 by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Andrea Sorrentino
I gave this book a shot out of the blue it was on my order sheet and I said why not. The artwork is reminiscent of Jae Lee and the writing is actually pretty good, but I think being stuck in the DC Universe hampered the story and makes it less believable with characters like Superman, Green Lantern and Batman walking around. My biggest issue is how the story sets out to be a big grand undertaking by the characters with a war between humans and vamps brewing with the DCU hanging over their heads. I think it was the wrong way to go inside of this sandbox. If the story was in standalone universe with no superheroes I think this story would have played out much better (although it has been done a few times before, The Blade films for one) My other problem with it is that at the end of the trade the problem is allegedly done away with but instead of the vamp problem going away the way it was supposed to, here comes the next big bad villain, now this is something I should be accustomed to by now having watched so much Buffy and Supernatural, but my only reaction to this was really. Not a bad book if you can pick it up really cheap if not give it a pass, shame really because both the writer and artist are talented by their hands were tied when they were dumped in the DCU.
Thank you all again and keep on voting at topwebcomics.com and go get yourself a copy of My First Day at the Oswald Kickstarter campaign http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/17217803/the-oswald-chronicles-vol-1