Hunt Emerson

Kickstarter From The Heart: Blood Red Moon And Hunt Emerson’s Hot Jazz

By Olly MacNamee I have two interesting Kickstarters to tell you about today, both brought to you by the talents of local Birmingham based creators, with a little help from their friends. First, Blood Red Moon No.1 (Geeky Comics) which tells the tale of a werewolf captured by Vikings who is forcefully used as a […]

When A School Organized A Comic Con In Birmingham

By Olly MacNamee Usually at this of the year up and down the lengths and breadths of Great Britain, primary and junior school teachers give up a great deal of their time to put on a Summer Fair. My own daughter’s school chose the theme of the seaside, only for the whole thing to be […]

Birmingham Comics Festival: A Con With Passion and Heart

By Olly MacNamee First and foremost, let me make it clear that I make no apologies for the ‘love letter’ I am about to write as a thinly veiled review of Birmingham’s Comic Festival I recently previewed for BC. But, indie cons like these, when done well, put you the fan at the centre and […]

The Birmingham Comic Festival Arrives In April 2015 With A Promising Guestlist

By Olly MacNamee With comic conventions on the rise big and small, corporately created, crowd-funded, or otherwise financed – at least here in the West Midlands anyway – I am pleased to see yet another comic con down in this year’s diary: The Birmingham Comic Festival, to be held in the rather pretty, leafy surroundings […]

Dawn Of The Unread: Zombies And Interactive Comics In The Classroom

By Olly MacNamee Released for free and online on the 8th of every month, Nottingham’s Dawn of The Unread is a brave venture into webcomics with a simple mission statement: get more people reading, encourage better literacy levels. Created by James Walker, supported by Nottingham Trent University and illustrated by established British artists (Eddie Campbell […]

Hunt Emerson’s Calculating Ploy

I first saw the work of Hunt Emerson on an album cover (I think) owned by my grandfather, with episodes of the 1950s radio show The Goons. I fell in love with his interpretations of the characters, as well as his use of line, his lettering and his mad Tex Avery-style poses of the characters. I was […]

Batman Day: What Will You Be Doing On July 23rd To Celebrate?

By Olly MacNamee   With Batman Day landing right in the middle of the week, this could be enough of a reason not to celebrate the Dark Knight’s 75th birthday for some. Heck, I barely celebrate the birthdays of my friends when their birthdays land mid-week, so why go out of my way to celebrate […]

Neil Gaiman’s Lost Comics, For Free, And For Charity

Knockabout Comics and graphic novel app SEQUENTIAL are publishing a digital collection of Neil Gaiman’s ‘lost’ comic strips from the 1980s for free – and it’s in aid of charity. Neil Gaiman’s Lost Tales will feature collaborations with Bryan Talbot, Dave McKean and more with a rare interview conducted in the eighties, Gaiman’s original typed notes for Sandman, […]

A Forgotton Jam By Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Melinda Gebbie, Grant Morrison, Bryan Talbot, Clive Barker, Mark Buckingham, Glenn Fabry, Duncan Fegredo, Hunt Emerson and Phil Elliott

On his website today, Paul Slade has posted a forgotten 1988 “jam” print for the short-lived UK comics magazine Heartbreak Hotel. Contributors to the print include Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, Grant Morrison, Bryan Talbot, Clive Barker, Mark Buckingham, Glenn Fabry, Duncan Fegredo, Melinda Gebbie, Hunt Emerson and Phil Elliott. The artists’ proof he’s reproducing it […]

The History of Foyles In Comic Book Form

When I went to the Image Duplicator exhibition in London last night, I also walked past Foyles, the classic London bookstore, who have taking the hoardings of nearby renovations and have used a number of cartoonists to tell their history as a strip… from the likes of Steven Appleby, John Miers, Karrie Fransman, Hunt Emerson, […]

Sunday Runaround – The Writers’ Room

THE WRITERS ROOM Look for more collaborative writer projects from Marvel in the future, according to Axel Alonso; Another thing I learned was the power of collaborative writing. This wasn’t my first rodeo with a big event story featuring multiple writers and artists — I’d cut my teeth on “Messiah CompleX” and “Second Coming” — […]

Hunt Emerson’s Dante’s Inferno – A Just Reward For Being Good

It’s been a while in the telling. Feels like an eternity. I remember Tony Bennett of Knockabout saying that Hunt Emerson was hard at work on this back in 2006. A graphic novella adaptation of Dante’s Inferno, by one of the modern masters of cartooning Hunt Emerson. And it’s everything you’d hope for. It is in […]

Nelson And Her Armada Of Fifty Four Creators

Paul Grist, Rob Davis, Woodrow Phoenix, Ellen Lindner, Jamie Smart, Gary Northfield, Sarah McIntyre, Suzy Varty, Sean Longcroft, Warwick Johnson–Cadwell, Luke Pearson, Paul Harrison–Davies, Katie Green, Paul Peart–Smith, Glyn Dillon, I.N.J.Culbard, John Allison, Philip Bond, D’Israeli, Simone Lia, Darryl Cunningham, Jonathan Edwards, Ade Salmon, Kate Charlesworth, Warren Pleece, Kristyna Baczynski, HARVEYJAMES, Rian Hughes, Sean Phillips […]