While I don’t know if Rich & Bleeding Cool have the power to actually telepathically control fiction characters, it wouldn’t surprise me if they had that power over some of the creators of said characters.
Comics news sites have become a huge part of the industry. They are both the greatest tool and the arch nemesis of publishers, the best place for creators to speak out and for speculation and rumour to grow. I often wonder if their impact on the industry is simply to inform fans, or if they have, like today’s page, grown to the point where they are having a larger impact on the way things are done than we realize.
A deeper, darker impact.
My God, The terror… the horror…
Any-hoo, since everyone is on their way back from a blast of a Vancouver Fan Expo, we thought we’d move up this week’s Guest Page. Today’s page comes to us from Tony Lee:
A multiple-time New York Times Best-seller List Author and Eagle Award winning Writer, Tony Lee was born in West London, UK in 1970. Tony has written for a variety of publishers including Marvel Comics, DC Comics/Zuda, Games Workshop, Panini Comics, Titan Publishing, AAM/Markosia Enterprises, Rebellion/2000ad and IDW Publishing amongst others, writing a variety of creator owned titles and licenses that include X-Men, Spider Man, Doctor Who, Starship Troopers, Wallace & Gromit and Shrek. He has been the writer of both the ongoing Tenth Doctor Doctor Who series of comics from IDW, beginning in July 2009 and the Eleventh Doctor series, beginning in January 2011 and his award nominated, creator-owned miniseries Hope Falls was collected by AAM/Markosia. Added to this, Tony adapted Pride & Prejudice & Zombies into a graphic novel for Del Rey Publishing, with art by Cliff Richards. In 2012 he released a five part MacGyver series for Image, with MacGyver creator Lee David Zlotoff, and was involved on issues #1 to #4 of the IDW comics Star Trek: The Next Generation / Doctor Who comic crossover. In May 2012 his Doctor Who #12 issue won the Eagle Award for ‘Favourite Single Story’. In January 2013 the first of his Penguin Teen adaptations of Heather Brewer’s Vladimir Tod series came out. Tony is a full member of the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the Society of Authors. He currently lives in London with his wife, Tracy.
With art by Andy Smith:
Andy Smith has been working as a professional artist since 1991. Mostly working in the field of comic books for major publishers such as Marvel, DC, Image, Acclaim and Cross Gen Ent. Not content with just comic book projects Andy has also done a variety of commercial jobs for clients such as Bally’s Total Fitness, Real Song Records, The Idaho Potato Commission and Fidelity Investments to name a few. Andy is also the best-selling author of “Drawing Dynamic Comics” published by Watson-Guptill in 2000. The book is currently in it’s seventh printing. Andy’s second book “Drawing American Manga Super-heroes” was published by Watson-Gutptill in 2007. Most recently Andy has done work for Harper-Collins children’s book division featuring DC Heroes as well as Spider-man licensing work for Disney/Marvel where the work has been used in coloring books and sticker/activity books.
Have a great start to the week, friends! I just discovered a whole bunch of wrestling on Netflix, so I know I will! See you back here Wednesday!