It’s always a pleasure to bring back Jim Zub to the show. Whether it’s re-visiting the Skullkickers world, findings orcs to bash in Pathfinder, or playing doctor with Harley Quinn – you always get to see a new side of Jim expressed in his books. We talk about that along with other new projects as well as how the sales have been looking for a rising creator in the ranks.
NOTE: There were slight technical difficulties towards the end of the show that involved me cutting off the interview a bit early. I address what was left to talk about at the end, as well as a cool new surprise Jim just announced off his blog.
There is much to love about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles now. IDW has done a great job re-launching the book and has decided to launch a micro-series as well dedicated to each pivotal character of the TMNT universe. Paul Allor is now taking on the task of bringing the rebel of a robot in Fugitoid to the micro-series and it sounds like it’ll be a good one.
We spend some time discussing the issue along with his other work involved with Clockwork and moderating book clubs and workshops with Comics Experience.
Music provided by Lit on the Flash – One More Time
It’s always a pleasure when Jim Zub returns to the show to share his upcoming work and insights on the craft of comic-making. That’s exactly what he does here and I’m pretty sure you’re in for a treat.
We talk a lot about what’s been in the pipeline for Jim since he last came on the show back in January – including his experience at this year’s San Diego show. We take a look into the latest of his Skullkickers work for Image, as he finishes up his Six Shooter on the Seven Seas arc and reveals some plans on what’s in store for future arcs.
We also learn more his new project for Pathfinder, a popular tabletop RPG that’s being adapted to comic form by Dynamite. Jim shares what got him the gig and where he sees the story heading in a world where players make up their own stories.
The big shocker for me was him and other industry writers taking on web comics for classic video game properties on Shifty Look. Never did I see the day that Dig Dug would get its own comic. My dream for a Bubble Bobble comic is coming closer.
And we also touch a bit on the craft of making comics. Jim took to Twitter initially before posting his thoughts on writing via his blog. There’s a lot of great material for aspiring comic book writers (and even artists) to follow to build up their own craft.
Music provided by Asatron – Delirious
If you need a change in scenery in your comic book reading, look no further than Archaia. Their exclusive graphic novel line is putting out spectacular content that you’d want to put on your coffee table. Royden Lepp’s Rust is no exception.
Royden stops by on Comic Book Fury to talk about what got him into the industry and how a story about a small farm hosting a jetpack-riding hotshot in Jet Jones led to critical acclaim. There’s some craft touched upon here too as well as discussion on what Archaia’s presence means in helping the comic book market get back on track. Royden also slips in a big announcement at the end that will have us pulling for him.
Music provided by Northside Garage – Walk To The Moon
You’d think we’ve seen it all with zombies what with Walking Dead breaking cable TV rating records left and right. But there are still those looking to turn the zombie genre on its head with different twists and turns. That’s what Rob Anderson is hoping to achieve with Rex, Zombie Killer, a tale about a small group of animals and a bat-wielding gorilla going on their own adventure in a zombie-filled wasteland. Yes, I did say a bat-wielding gorilla. I talk to Rob about where this idea came from and what he is striving for with the title along with other projects on the horizon.
But that’s not all Rob delves into. He also is the general manager of Comics Experience, a site put together by former Marvel and IDW editor Andy Schmidt that offers courses, creator workshops, and extensive tips and tricks of the comic book trade. I talk extensively with Rob about the site, what it brings to the industry, and its part in breeding the future generations of creators.
Music provided by Miles Patridge and HipSlack – Who’s Chillin’ The Most?
The man behind the success that is Skullkickers and Makeshift Miracle is back on Comic Book Fury for 2012 to share his plans for the new year. In this exquisite interview (at least to my knowledge), we get the following from Jim Zub:
- Reflections on a great 2011 for his comics properties
- The next arc of Skullkickers for 2012
- A Munchkin Skullkickers game? Is Jim killing off the Wizard of Oz or something?
- What is Makeshift Miracle and what do we have to look forward to next with the series?
- His 2012 readings and predictions for the industry
And check out the online feed of Makeshift Miracle currently running now!
Music provided by Mondo Ray – Nothing