Sunday, April 23, 2017

Smick City Interview

WE COME TO AN AMAZING INTERVIEW AT COMIC UNKNOWN! WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A ONE ON ONE WITH CHRIS THOMASMA, THE CREATOR OF CLARITY GIRL. 





Comic Unknown (CU): What made you want to work in the comic book industry?

Chris Thomasma (CT): I've always liked to come up with stories and draw fan art, but I guess what really made me get into actually creating them was when I was at a comic store and saw a few comics that looked awful. The pages looked like they were literally drawn by a six-year-old. At that point, I had no excuses for not at least trying (plus I've gone to about five years of useful How to Make Comics panels at C2E2 - thanks C2E2).


CU: How did you come up with Clarity Girl?

CT: At the time I felt like there weren't enough wisecracking funny superheroines (I still feel funny female superheroes are lacking). So my goal for Clarity Girl was basically to create a female Deadpool while still having her be original.


CU: Were any of the characters inspired by another character or person?

CT: Other than Clara being inspired Deadpool, no

CU: How many issues do you have in mind for the series?

CT: Seven issues, but if I feel I need to make the final Clarity Girl v Ming fight to be more epic. I might have it be eight issues.

CU: Any specific process when you approach a new page that you'll be working on?

CT: Yes I do things very differently than most haha. I draw and ink on paper (each panel on a different piece of paper), then color in Photoshop

CU: Will the comic's universe continue after the series?

CT: Yes. I plan to keep going as long as I can. I want people to grow with Clara (watch later on till she goes off to college, gets married, etc).

CU: What was the most difficult part in the production of Clarity Girl?

CT: Finding my nitch. I like horror and dark comics/movies/TV shows but I learned my style just doesn't work with that kinda stuff.

CU: Are you planning on any new series after Clarity Girl?

CT: I actually plan on doing a couple spinoff things between Clarity Girl issues.

CU: Who is your favorite all time superhero/villain? Why?

CT: Spider-Man. I don't know what I love about him. Maybe his charisma and how relatable he is.

CU: What is the best way readers can find Clarity Girl?

CT: www.facebook.com/claritygirl_comic

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Triple Barreled

Comic Unknown's Venomous Vengeance 
Death-Rattler Issue One

Death-Rattler Issue Two
Welcome to the SciFi-Western world of Death Rattler, where futuristic technology is the norm but we still have our cowboys or bounty hunters galavanting and causing chaos. The story follows Dawson Coles, a young woman who will stop at nothing to destroy and seek revenge on the gang that caused the death of her family. She is dubbed Death-Rattler as her bullets are laced with the poison of the Death-Rattler snake. In her mission to kill all of the Devil's Cross gang members including the gang leader, she begins to hit a snag the moment she has a bounty on her head. With bounty hunters on her tail, she must think fast on how she can complete her objective. Some hunters include but are not limited to a large gun for hand bandit, a Texas ranger, and a spiritual Native Indian tracker. The cast of the series can not go unnoticed as even the most minor characters have distinct physical traits. The characters are easily fleshed out and can even have their own mini-series if there was enough interest. 


Death-Rattler Issue Three
Death-Rattler is undoubtedly a fun read and the polished illustrations are not overlooked. The suggestive art style may be a fundamental reason some audience would be drawn to the series, but the story ices the cake. Death-Rattler is the much needed western vengeance story the comic world needs. The series throws the audience into a dangerous adventure with only one thing in mind: Get the Devil's Cross Boss. Currently in the third issue, the four part series has action that does not disappointed.  It is recommended to take the plunge into the Rattlerverse especially if the opportunity to binge read the issues is available. The only limitation Death-Rattler might have, is not making the series into a five issue series and giving the hunters a more detailed backstory. All characters stand out so well that some deserve additional panels of story.  Having the series slowly creeping to a close, what new obstacles must Dawson Coles overcome to reach her goal? 

Created by Kelly Bender (writer) and Ryan Downing (illustrator), the creative team also includes Ivan Mirander as the inker, Alan Bay as the colorist and Micah Myers as the letterer. The collective effort from these creators definitely pay off as Death-Rattler finishes. Published by Insane Comics, each issue can be purchased from Insane Comic's site both digital or in print or Death-Rattler can be purchased digitally via Comixology. Readers can catch Kelly Bender, Ryan Downing, Alan Bay and Micah Myers on Twitter as they post updates as well as any new comics they may be working on.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Mindless Behavior

COMIC UNKNOWN'S KIDS AT HEART

Welcome to a sci-fi fantasy world where a human befriends an android and ventures out through a mutant infested environment only known as Radiation Burn. Radiation Burn primarily focuses on the two friends Jedediah and Mictlantecuhtli (Mick for short). Jed and Mick are survivors in an irradiated wasteland far in the future where mutants and humans live together, somewhat. In such society in this bleak future, the duo have a tendency for self-preservation and persevere in these badlands. Radiation Burn Issue One has the two man/droid team on a downhill slope starting with a preemptive attack against them by a mutant. Fortunately, they were able to call in a bounty by bringing the mutant's head to town. Rumors start to circulate quickly about their victory, causing another mutant to retaliate. Push comes to shove and they survive the second attack but with a cost. The town they once knew is somehow destroyed while the duo was fighting the mutant. The situation went from bad to worse. and trouble has a way of following them throughout the comic causing new (mis)adventures to occur. This is just one story of the many in this issue, three more to be precise with each story having their own tale all leading back to Mick and Jed. 


James Johnson illustrated and wrote this great and fun comic with plenty of adult humor. Radiation Burn Issue One is very fresh and has an engaging set of stories in all the right ways. The comic never hurts to be silly particularly when you're all grown up. The illustration is very playful which follows the theme of the comic overall making the reading experience clear and enjoyable. Given the setting is a post-apocalyptic world where humans and mutants destroy each other to survive, it still finds a way to be playful and satisfying. Johnson's comic is full of brilliant content in every chapter of the issue. Johnson has an ever changing style of narrative that is steadily keeping the reader enthralled.  Radiation Burn is available for $1.99 on Comixology as well on WP Comics for both physical and digital copies. Don't forget to follow and support Radiation Burn through WP Comics and their Facebook.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Nevera Tales

Into the Abyss with Comic Unknown

We will spare you the fine details of Nevera Tales as mortals have a limited time for tales as we would not want someone to expire before we are done recounting this review. Nevera Tales is a story of Aston, a captured vampire who patiently waits and plays the long game to find his way to escape. His captors chained him enough to maneuver tools and put an iron mask on his face leaving nothing but a hole in front of his eye for him to navigate through. The iron mask is to prevent him from drinking blood but he can survive without it for a long time and he wasn't alone however, he was surrounded by other undead beings. Zombies, ghouls, and vampires, all constricted in a similar fashion. Now a slave deep underground how long will he have to wait until he finds his opportunity to escape?


This sublime, and rich narrative belongs to Daniel Bishop. Nevera Tales expresses its story in a nontraditional way for a comic book. Instead of having the dialogue within the panels, the narrative is done through a monologue that outlines the amazing art. It takes a small moment to grow accustomed to the layout, but it works very well both with and without the audiobook they have available. The ambiance of the audio file easily sells the story and having such a. The background noise immerses you in that dark atmosphere in which the vampire is in, I highly recommend it. The melancholy but spot on illustration was done by Marek Joracki. His dark, alluring art style gives Bishop's story life and I hope to expect more from the duo. It is a surprise how low their Kickstarter reached considering the talent that is behind such a beautifully crafted book. Follow them on their social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram which contains loads of information about Nevera Tales. Nevera Tales is available for purchase at Tiger Crab Studios both physically and digitally for $5.00 or the digital copy for a $1.00 in English or German or on Amazon.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Galactic Rangers

The Enigma of Comic Unknown

In the future, humans have achieved to reach across the galaxy. Utilizing a transporter called Proterra aka the info-world, anyone can travel across the galaxy instantaneously. Such power can be very seductive and must be protected from those who wish to use this technology for their own gain. Proterra is now protected by the league known as Mercury with officers known as easily as the Mercs. In the issue, five of these Mercs were deployed for a rescue mission and to neutralize the threat known as Horus. The soldiers had the upper hand by combining their powers  up until something suddenly goes wrong causing the armor that protects the Mercs to disappear. Not only did Horus escaped but the hostages didn't make it.  After grieving for their lose, Mercury started an investigation on the anomaly before the matter worsens and before more lives are taken. However, investigating this egnima didn't go as planned. Will Mercury solve this mysterious glitch before it's too late? 


Phaeton Proterra was created, written, and illustrated by Maria Lansuta. She does a splendid job catching the reader's attention considering it is merely the first issue. Her sci-fi comic is fast paced and shows great potential with many possible scenarios for upcoming issues. Lansuta does a marvelous job harmonizing her storytelling with her expressive art. Leaving some questions unanswered, the narrative is smooth and comprehensible. Phaeton Proterra, combined with its impressive illustrations and alluring narrative can be supported by  purchasing a physical copy at WP Comics or Amazon or digitally at the WP Comics Digital Store. Always make sure to follow WP Comics Ltd on Facebook or Twitter and make sure to check out any other books  WP Comics will be releasing.


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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Cock with the Glock

WELCOME BACK TO ANOTHER COOPED UP REVIEW AT COMIC UNKNOWN!



Imagine a gritty world of violence, language, and walking talking chickens (yes, chickens). We enter the world of BulletProof Chicken or BPC for short. BPC follows two buddy cop chickens to their last bust.  BP and Ed goes in, guns blazing as if they are in a Hotline Miami game to save BP's wife Lisa and take out the Cluck Twins, leaders of the lizard gang. They find themselves in Harold's Shack, a fast food joint and all hell breaks loose. Bullets fly and the two cops push through the reptilian menaces to find BP's wife with an amputated leg. The anger and revenge gets to BP's head and confronts the mob boss and fights to the death. Ed retires two days later and eventually finds love with the newly widowed Lilly. Eight years pass by and all of a sudden the Lizard mob begin to drop like flies. Wishful thinking from the police department that BP is alive, Ed is still a bit skeptical on who is causing these murders. 

BPC Issue One continues through the rest of the issue to be a hand grenade of violence, vulgar language, and hilarity for the readers. Published by King Bone Press, BPC Issue One was created by Jon Westhoff and Bobgar Ornelas. The issue can be enjoyed by chicks and reader alike stuffed with action and fowl language. Written and lettered by Jon Westhoff, the story easily has a mind of its own with its over the top mindless violence and fun. Bobgar Ornelas and Mat Nixon both provide the art for the story and it perfectly brings the story to life as their art flawlessly shifts between the pages. David Halvorson is the colorist of the issue and  is the person that puts the final touches to make this comic stand out from other comics out there. This creative team easily entertains the reader the way they should be: blood, gore, profanity and chicken. You can purchase Bulletproof Chicken Issue One in print for $2.00 or digitally for $1.00. Bulletproof Chicken will also be available as a trade paperback in an ongoing Kickstarter created by King Bone Press. Make sure to follow King Bone Press on Facebook and have fun tweeting Jon Westoff and Bobgar Ornelas with some chicken puns.



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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Year of the Spellman: The Interview


WELCOME BAAA-CK TO ANOTHER AMAZING INTERVIEW WITH GOATS IN THE BRAIN. THAT'S RIGHT! TODAY WE WILL HAVE OUR ONE-ON-ONE WITH TOM SPELLMAN, THE CREATOR OF YEAR OF THE GOAT. SO LETS GOAT THIS INTERVIEW STARTED.



Comic Unknown: What made you want to work in the comicbook industry?

Tom Spellman: I've been a comic book reader since is was 10 years old and I can remember many times over the years, saying to myself...wow, that's a great comic book idea.  A few years ago, I was flipping through the internet looking for a good series to read (that I hadn't already read). I couldn't find anything interesting from the big few publishers, but a few awesome books were popping up that were independent and launched on Kickstarter.  I had no idea what Kickstarter was but as I read on, I found there were people just like me, without a book deal, that had great story ideas that needed to be told...and Kickstarter provided a platform for funding to make it happen.  

CU: How did you come up with Year of the Goat?

TS: I'll start by saying that I have a warped sense of humor.  The first comic I launched on Kickstarter was Time Stop, a story about a guy who finds a watch that gives him the ability to freeze time.  Though I still love the concept, the story didn't give me an outlet to release the warped ideas floating around in my noggin.  Timestop didn't do too well and I almost gave up on self-publishing.  Then I said to myself, let me try something different.  Instead of making a story that I think people will like, I'm going to write a story that I would want to read.  It was 2015 and I was in a Chinese restaurant waiting for my takeout and I noticed a calendar on the wall that said 2015, the Year of the Goat.  My mind starting spinning and I came up with the idea right after that. 

CU: How many issues do you have in mind for the series?

TS: I wrote up through Issue 10.  It ends in a way that could conclude the series, but also leaves a few cliff hangars that would allow me to continue. 

CU: Will the comic's universe continue after the series?

TS: No plans for that.  I have had a few ideas of maybe some one offs but haven't written anything yet.

CU: What was the most difficult part in the production of Year of the Goat?

TS: The part I struggle with the most is the wording.  I write the comic well in advance of having it made.  That artwork is fun, the coloring is fun...but then when I get a proof of the final version with my original writing then in bubble form, I end up revising it about 100 times.  It seems what I originally write sounds perfect when I am writing it, but once I see it on the artwork, with the characters saying it, I end up changing a lot of what I originally wrote.  I have perfectionist tendencies and end up revising maybe much more than I should.



CU: Are you planning on any new series after Year of the Goat?

TS: YES!  You may notice on Facebook that I have been teasing pictures of my next series, Children of Nirvana.  There is nothing like it in the universe and I feel I really have a solid story in my hands (and not just because I wrote it, hehe).  Issue one is going into production very soon and even if I continue Goat after Issue 10, I want to take some time off to focus on future issues of Nirvana.

CU: Who is your favorite all time super hero/villain? Why?

TS: This answer would surely change at different times in my life.  Back at 10, I would have said any of the Ninja Turtles or anyone in Classic X-Men, especially Wolverine, Gambit and Omega Red.  Now I'm at a point where I prefer more serious, non-superpower heroes and villains.  Jeppard from Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth tops the list of heroes.  I just like the raw, gritty, mountain of a man who after facing much turmoil in his life, has one last ditch effort to prove to himself that he is actually a good person. 


CU: Who has been the biggest influence on you in the comic industry?

TS: This might be the answer you were expecting but my biggest influence is all the other creator that are making comics and building a fan base on crowd funding platforms.  There's been a few times where I've said, why the hell am I doing this.  Then I log into Facebook and see others, just like me who don't have a writing deal, still putting out kick-ass stories. 

CU: What is the best way readers can find Year of the Goat?
TS: Right now the goats are baaaa-ck with Issue 7 on Kickstarter and the campaign ends March 3rd, 2017.  Though it's 7, there are reward levels that provide back issues and the volume one TPB featuring issues 1-5.  Previous issues are also available on SpellBound Comics.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Two Broken People

The Road Ahead for Comic Unknown


Comic Unknown returns to the mind of Joshua Metzer and dive into Villain issue #2. With insight on who the characters were and what they want to become, Villain Issue #2 continues where it left off with the serial killer still tracking Lilly, the girl that got away. Gil Grimes is on a date with her and is having a very candid talk on who they were before the attempted murder incident. Unfortunately, the killer is close by waiting for the right moment to strike. Once the date finished, Mongrel spotted the the Gil and Lilly and  intervened the date to warned her to stay away from Grimes. The amount of attention on Lilly quickly catches up to her and the serial killer found his moment to strike but once again failed. This gave Grimes and Lilly a stronger connection, a reason to live, and to become better people regardless of their previous experiences. But like most characters with a past, his past has come back to haunt him once more. Will Gil Grimes ever get to live the life he wants? Meanwhile, Mongrel's investigation turns into a conspiracy theory and must solves it before it's too late.

Joshua Metzger and majority of the original team are back for this issue. Villain #2 not only gave us a history lesson, but also answered some questions from the previous issue. This story gave us enough to invest in the character development, from Mongrel to the serial killer himself. Metzger created the story for this issue and it's brilliant; the same goes for the illustrators. Grzegorz Pawlak (Artist), Andera Celestini (Colorist), and E.T. Dollman (Letterer) all did a marvelous job comprehending Metzger's work and making it fluid and coherent. What will the next issue have in store for us? Readers can purchase Villain Issue Two for $3.00 on Gumroad. Make sure to support and follow the creators on Facebook and their publisher's Facebook.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Smick City Savior

COMIC UNKNOWN'S TELEKINETIC SAVIOR


We arrive at Smick City and find a plague of killer robots running amok. The police are fighting off these menaces but are in need of some help. Fortunately, the city has a new hero by the name of Clarity Girl! Clara aka Clarity Girl has telekinetic abilities in which she is still learning as she progresses through her heroic treks. Clarity Girl: Smick City Savior Issue One puts the reader in the middle of a busy day for Clara as there are robots terrorizing the city and a masked vigilante breaking into (yes into) Smick City Prison. The story gives some information on Clara and company via flashbacks and finishes off with a cliffhanger. Giving the opportunity for an issue two, Clarity Girl: Smick City Savior still left unanswered questions from actions that were taken on this issue. Smick City is definitely a scenery that we hope to see develop more in upcoming issues and can hold hidden obstacles for the young heroine. 

Clarity Girl Smick City Savior #1 would perfectly fit in a weekly cartoon line-up in channels such as Cartoon Network. The entertaining story combined with the simple art allows any reader of any age a quick fun read. The creative team for the issue consists of Bill McCormick (writer), Chris Thomasma (artist/ creator),  Alex Giles/Matt Roscetti (letterers), and Laurie Foster (editor). Clarity Girl Smick City Savior is intended to be a Spiderman meets Powerpuff Girls comic and it is exactly that. We hope to see what direction the series will go and how it will progress throughout the upcoming issues. Readers can purchase a copy of Clarity Girl Smick City Savior Issue One here and can also follow the series on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to also check out its webcomic version hosted on TheComicSeries with updates page by page.


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Sunday, February 5, 2017

You're Never Safe

Comic Unknown's Skeleton in the Closet



Welcome back to another horrific tale at Comic Unknown! We enter Chronicles of Terror, a collection of 25 stories in a single book. Don't let the pages intimidate you so easily but be prepared for the terror. WP Comics accumulated various writers and artists to create such a rare masterpiece. To indulge the readers, each narrative differs from the previous one. Some stories are very radical, very far-fetched but there are a few tales that seem plausible which can potentially be the best ones. Without spoiling the anthology, we can use some imagination here with some examples from the book: A boy who was released from a mental ward believes he's safer in the ward than the outside world and a mother who refuses to leave her family not matter what


Chronicles of Terror #1 is a rare comic out of the norm. It is a book filled with different stories and art styles that enhance the dark and twisted series of events. It is versatile and yet grimly beautiful. It places certain fears to the test and is great for any fan of horror tales. Any horror fans, even those new to anthologies should pick up a copy of the anthology as some of these stories are morbidly fantastic. Chronicles of Terror #1 is available at Chronicles of Terror's website for purchase in both digital and softcover copies. If you have a dark story to share and is developed, WP Comic is willing to hear you out and maybe it'll be in a future issue of the Chronicles of Terror comic series, simply click here to review the guidelines and submit if you believe you can scare them. Readers can keep track of Chronicles of Terror on their social media pages such as their Facebook and Twitter.


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Friday, February 3, 2017

Interview with the Illustrator

WELCOME TO ANOTHER AMAZING INTERVIEW HERE AT COMIC UNKNOWN! WE HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE TO HAVE A ONE ON ONE WITH FRANKIE B. WASHINGTON!

Comic Unknown: What made you want to work in the comic book industry?
Frankie B. Washington: I actually don’t consider myself a comic book artist, I’m a Commercial Illustrator whose worked in the art industry (Film, Animation, Advertising, Toys, Cards and Print). I’ve always wanted to learn as much as possible about other aspects of the art industry. Never getting locked down into one specific area but instead dabbling in as many as I came across. The comic book industry to me is no different to me than working on storyboards in tv ad campaigns… Or storyboards. I’m a huge fan of Sequential artwork and what it can offer as an experience to the person viewing it.

 
CU: Who is your favorite all time super hero/villain? Why?
FBW: I’m a huge fan of Marvel Comics “The Thing” - especially the Jack Kirby/ John Byrne run of the character which in my opinion truly represented the ideal of the superhero. A man changed into a monstrous form who continues to fight for a society that judges him. Ben Grimm doesn’t give up and that’s a way of thought which has served me in my own personal life journey. Dr Doom is the epitome of the ultimate super villain . He already has power as the leader of Latvia yet he wants more power. He feels as a dictator that his goals are in the best interest of the masses as long as they accept his rule.



CU: What are your published credits?
FBW: I’ve done illustration for 
RPG Books: 
  • Spartacus Publishing - BattleDragons 2002
  • XID Creative - Providence “The Book Of Wird” 1999
  • XID Creative - Providence “Cliff-Spider : The War Citadel ” 1999
  • Iron Crown Enterprises - Spacemasters “Privateers 2000 
  • Mad Hermit Games - Cold Steel Reign 2003 
  • Moonstone Books - Zombies vs Cheerleaders Issue #1 2010

Magazine:
  • Cemetery Dance Magazine - Issue #53 / Issue #57 / Issue #67 / Issue #74/75 
  • Double Issue Moonstone Books - Voltron : United & Drawn 2011

Comic Book:
  • Asylum Press - Satan’s 3-Ring Circus Of Hell 2005
  • Haunted Computer Productions - Grave Conditions 2010
  • SPA Comics Group - Mysterious Visions After Hours Issue 3 2008
  • Cambrian Comics - “Welcome To Metroville” 2016  
  • Zetabella Publishing - Robot God Akamatsu Vol 1 2013  
  • Dark Horse - Once Upon A Time Machine (Double Page Pin-Up)
  • 2012 Vector Comics - The Nightmare Patrol 2017

CU: What was the craziest, funnest, or most difficult project you have worked on?
FBW: The one that comes to mind was actual a production job that I did for a client whereas I had to physically paint TeePee for a show. I’ve never done artwork like this and I stepped up to the challenge… And got it done. I personally don’t ever want to do a gig like that again LOL
 
 
CU: Have you ever felt emotionally invested in your projects?
FBW: Every project, I work on. I feel I have to give 200% to it's success. I want to see it evolve into something more than where it began. I tend to market the projects I'm associated with for myself as well as the client. If they are successful then my relationship with the project will be worth it. It's never a fun moment when a project stales or is simply declared "DEAD" even before it could live.

CU: When working with deadlines, do you have a specific strategy to best manage your time efficiently?
FBW: I have a WAR CALENDAR which lays out my deadline dates. Before i even start a gig, I usually ask the client on a rough estimate of time, so that i can adjust my schedule to fit the project and other projects that might be going on all well. The key thing is to effectively keep all the clients happy and get the job done with minimal stress to my psyche. 

CU: Do you work on multiple projects at once? Which project(s) are you currently working on?
FBW: Yes, I do work on multiple projects. As I freelance illustrator, I can find myself working on comic book pages and then switching on to artwork for patches… And then onto toy design. It’s very important to have a very strong system in place to manage the workload. I’m currently working on the webcomic “The Secret Lives Of Villains”, “The Nightmare Patrol”… And any new gig that happens to pop up in my email.

CU: Ever been offered a project and had to decline because of the content?
FBW: Yes, I’ve declined many projects this year alone, just because of the time constraint. As I get older the “Long night into early morning gigs” just aren’t appealing to me as they were when I was younger. I like pacing myself and just insuring that my mental and physical health is taken care of as well as my passion for the art.

CU: Any specific process when you approach a new page you'll be working on?
FBW: When i get a script, I usually thumbnail as I read it. I find that at this stage, my thoughts are raw and allows me to just go for it. Once I’ve finished thumb-nailing, I scan the pages in and can make edits in Photoshop. I always assume that the client will have edits as well… And prepare myself to make them in Photoshop if need be.

CU: Who has been the biggest influence on you in the comic industry?
FBW: Go Nagai (Mazinger Z, Getter Robo G, Gaiking) / Jack Kirby - (Fantastic Four, Machine Man, Black Panther etc) / Herb Trimpe (Shogun Warriors, Godzilla) / John Byrne & Chris Claremont (X-Men)

CU: What is the best way comic readers can find your work?
FBW: Here’s my Freelanced Page : https://www.freelanced.com/frankiebwashington DeviantArt Page : http://fbwash.deviantart.com/gallery/

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