Greg Pak: Pak Talks Comics

A Tribute to Stephane Peru

Today’s “Pak Talks Comics” column at 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.
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Pak Talks Comics: Reader Q&A and Ann Marie Fleming interview

The latest “Pak Talks Comics” column has hit 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.

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Pak Talks Comics: Reader Q&A and “Herc” and “Warbound” preview pages!

Greg Pak’s latest “Pak Talks Comics” column is live at — 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”!
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Pak Talks Comics: Soto discusses “Planet Hulk” coloring

The latest “Pak Talks Comics” column is up at — 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 “Planet Hulk” 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 “Planet Hulk” 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.

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Pak Talks Comics: All Rom, All the Time!

Greg Pak’s latest “Pak Talks Comics” column has been posted at Today’s subject is the “Spacenight: A Tribute to Bill Mantlo” event at Floating World Comics on December 6 in Portland, Oregon, which features over a hundred original drawings of Rom by artists from around the world. Pak’s interview with organizer Jason Leivian about Mantlo, Rom, and the benefit includes sneak peeks of some of the art — including Pak’s own “Nine Faces of Rom” drawing, colored by the brilliant Christina Strain.
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Click here for the higher-res version of the Pak/Strain Rom drawing.

Greg Pak’s new column debuts at Broken Frontier

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 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.
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