Today’s “Pak Talks Comics” column at BrokenFrontier.com is a tribute to Stephane Peru, the brilliant “Incredible Hercules” colorist who passed away over the weekend.
“Incredible Hercules” writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, editors Mark Paniccia and Nate Cosby, and penciller Khoi Pham show off five gorgeously colored pages from “Incredible Hercules” #114 and discuss sky textures, embers and ash, pink convertibles, and the greatness of Stephane Peru. Click here to read the column.
The latest “Pak Talks Comics” column has hit BrokenFrontier.com. This week’s installment features Reader Q&A and an interview with Ann Marie Fleming, a filmmaker who recently turned her documentary, “The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam,” into a graphic novel. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
GP: The book uses photographs, archival material, your own cartoons, and sequential art by Julian Lawrence. Tell us about the challenges in adapting this particular story to comics and how you made your decisions about how to tell the story.
AMF: I was really intimidated, and didn’t know how to begin to make this into a comic. I am a huge fan of indie comics, graphic novels and have such respect for the artistry of people in the field. It was like, I was stuck. I took a page (sic) out of the world of ‘zines… which said “collage is okay”.
After all, it had worked for the film, and I think was a good parallel expression to the nature of Long Tack Sam’s act and life. I used so many different media and techniques because I did not have any film of Long Tack Sam’s act, and it turned out that the scrapbook nature was perfect for my subject… which really is finding a life.
Greg Pak’s latest “Pak Talks Comics” column is live at BrokenFrontier.com — in this installment, he answers reader questions about “World War Hulk,” Amadeus Cho’s coyote, and “Incredible Herc” — and unveils two new preview pages from “Incredible Hercules” and “Warbound”! Click here to read the column.
And click here to submit your own questions to “Pak Talks Comics.”
The latest “Pak Talks Comics” column is up at BrokenFrontier.com — an interview with “Planet Hulk” colorist Chris Sotomayor. Here’s an excerpt:
Greg Pak: I loved the way you brought ideas to “Planet Hulk” for ways to bring out the themes of the big story through color. Tell us about some of the techniques you developed for the story and what ideas or emotions they were designed to convey.
Chris Sotomayor: We had some really great conversations on the phone initially, as far as storytelling. My favorite storytelling points that came out of â€œPlanet Hulkâ€ had to be conveying the themes of bigotry and alienation. A lot of consideration and planning was taken in trying to help get those themes across to the reader. Specifically in dealing with Hulk, and wanting him to truly be the alien on that world. Readers will notice that for almost the entire â€œPlanet Hulkâ€ arc, Hulk was the only green thing on the planet. That is, until he starts to have a profound affect on it, in both the vegetation and the ultimate destruction of his new homeland.
Greg Pak’s latest “Pak Talks Comics” column has gone live at BrokenFrontier.com. Click here to check out the latest reader Q&A and peep the preview pages from “Battlestar Galactica” #11 — and click here to submit your own questions for next week’s column.
Click here to read the latest “Pak Talks Comics” column at BrokenFrontier.com, in which “World War Hulk” writer Greg Pak answers questions about “Incredible Hulk” #107 and previews pages from “Incredible Hulk” #108. And click here to submit your own questions for Pak to answer in his next column.
Greg Pak, the writer of Marvel’s “World War Hulk” and Dynamite’s “Battlestar Galactica,” has debuted a new column entitled “Pak Talks Comics” at BrokenFrontier.com. The first installment features Brilliant Musings about stuff in the air, Shameless Plugs about “Planet Hulk” and “World War Hulk,” and Reader Q&A with queries from acclaimed film director Michael Kang. Future columns will feature Pak’s answers to questions submitted by readers, as well as interviews with Pak’s creative collaborators and sneak peeks of Pak’s upcoming work. Click here to read the column now!
Writer of over 500 comic books, including PLANET HULK, MECH CADET YU, FIREFLY, and DARTH VADER