• A band of survivors struggles to survive after an epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living.

  • Every kid wants superpowers. But not every kid's father is Omni-Man, the greatest superhero the world has ever known. When teenager Mark Grayson finally inherits his dad's abilities, though, he realizes life isn't getting any easier.

  • Thief of Thieves tells the story of Conrad Paulson, the world’s greatest thief, who has set his sights on his own kind. He vows to steal only what’s already been stolen, in an effort to right the great wrongs of his life.

  • Dr. Luke Taylor's perfect life comes to a dramatic halt when an identical, bloodied version of himself arrives at his doorstep with news that he is one of many clones... and they're all after his pregnant wife and their unborn child!

  • Jackson T. Winters is one of the greatest criminal masterminds to ever live...except he's rotting in jail after his last, doomed score. But when a filthy rich collector breaks him out, he's tasked with putting together an elite team of paranormal experts to do the impossible: Steal a ghost from a haunted house of horrors!

  • Manifest Destiny follows Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s historic expedition across America, only things might not be quite like you remember from History class...

  • The bruising story of one man's revenge and the dark road he travels.

  • It's a sick world, and Dr. Vincent Morrow's here to treat it. Headhunted into an exciting new career in the black arts after his excommunication from the medical community, Morrow serves the world with both hands -- one in magic, one in medicine -- as earth's protector. Earth's Witch Doctor.

  • The Guardians of the Globe are BACK in an all-new, all-exciting ongoing series! Your favorite heroes - Brit, Outrun, Invincible, Robot, Yeti, Kaboomerang, and more -face new challenges of epic proportions in stories by the all-star team of Phil Hester & Todd Nauck!

  • The Evil Max Maximus wants to get to Inner-Earth! He wants the dinosaurs that live there! He wants the powerful DynOre mineral that originates there! SUPER DINOSAUR and DEREK DYNAMO are the only ones who can stop him!

  • Fight fire with fire. Fight evil with science! Collecting the never before reprinted Science Dog back-up story from INVINCIBLE #75, as well as the ALL-NEW full-length, never-before-seen conclusion of the story!

  • After the Rapture the sole protector of the sinning masses is BATTLE POPE, and his trusty sidekick, Jesus. They're the last line of defense in a world overrun with demons and depravity.

  • When Gary Hampton, corporate CEO, is mauled and left for dead following an attack by a wolf on a family vacation, his life takes a drastic turn! Gary is cursed -when the moon is full he transforms into a beast of the night - a werewolf!

  • Meet Brit, the government's last line of defense when it comes to the really messy parts of keeping the world safe. When super-powered menaces threaten our home soil, send in this one-man killing machine: He's indestructible, unstoppable, and eligible for a senior citizen's discount.

  • Freedom fighter Bowen has lost everything in the war against The Infinite. His only hope is to travel back in time to prevent their world domination before it starts! Bowen can't do this alone, he must turn to the only ally he knows he can trust: HIMSELF.

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Tuesday
May292012

Charlie Adlard Answers 7 Questions with Sina Grace

Welcome back from the holiday, Skybound fans!

In this week’s installment of “Seven Questions with Sina Grace,” I got to take a break from asking Charlie the same questions about deadlines, and spend some time discussing more light-hearted topics.

Take a read, and make sure to head to your local comic shop this Wednesday to pick up The Walking Dead #98!


1- Easiest question: did you really think when you started on The Walking Dead that you would be drawing the same series almost ten years later?

Of course not! 

To be honest, I didn't think I'd last the first 6 issues. When I first got offered the book, I simultaneously got offered Warlock from Marvel. Foolishly I believed that "obviously" Warlock would be the one that would last and consequentially got in touch with Robert and Eric to say that I'd do the 6 issue arc of TWD and then carry on with the Marvel book. If it wasn't for VERY persuasive e-mails back from them asking for me to stay, I'd have finished TWD and then have Warlock cancelled from under me 4 issues in. Thankfully, I decided to do both at the same time - Warlock was cancelled - which left the way forward for TWD.

Can you imagine what I'd be feeling now if I'd have done what I'd originally planned?


2- Fans should know by now that you're one of the most prompt and professional artists in the industry, surpassing all expectations month in and month out.  How do you do it- work quickly and efficiently?

Well, I'd like to think I'm quite good as well!

To be honest, I'm not sure "how" I do it... I just do. I've always had really good self motivation, and - even before kids - I'd get up and get to work for 9am and work through to around 5.30/6pm - a regular 9-5 job. And, in that time, I get a lot done. I rarely work weekends either.

I don't really over think stuff either. A lot of my friends and contemporaries have to "warm up" etc and do a lot of soul searching whilst drawing a page - I just start from top left and work down to bottom right. I guess I'm mentally "right" for this kind of job - I just feel very natural doing it.

3- If you could take a break and switch art duties with another Skybound title, which one would you work on?

I guess it'd be Thief of Thieves... It's stylistically right up my street. I love Shawn Martinbrough's art as well - I think we share similar artistic goals and influences.

4- Which artists are influencing your art currently?

Ooh - so many. Where do I start? I LOVE 60's/70's American lifestyle/film poster illustration - and its influence seems to infuse my work more and more every year. I'm proud to own an original Bernie Fuchs and Robert McGuiness on my wall. Comic-wise I'm proud to say that a couple of my best friends in the industry are also my favourite artists - Sean Phillips and Duncan Fegredo. I also love the work of Tommy Lee Edwards and John Paul Leon. Sean Murphy and Chris Samnee are amazing! 

When I see that list - I think you can see there's a distinct thread running through those artists that links back to the aforementioned illustration work, which links back to classic artists such as Eisner and Toth as well.

I'm also seriously in love with European comic book art too. Anyone from the more obvious like Moebius and Uderzo, through to Prado, Hugo Pratt, and Munoz, finishing with the likes of Baru and DeCrecy.

5- You love music, I love music.  What are the last five albums you played?

I do LOVE music, it's true. I still - at the tender age of 45 - like to seek out new bands and artists. I don't like to dwell on stuff I liked in my youth like so many people of my age.

The last 5 albums I brought...? The Maccabees, Pepe Delux, the Go! Team, 3 Trapped Tigers, and John Grant.

6- If you couldn't work in comic books and the entertainment industry, where would you be?

Never really entered my mind, to be honest, since I have no skill in anything else! I can drum and have played in bands since I was 16 - so I could say that. But that's still the entertainment industry... So, I guess, I'd probably do something totally opposite to what I do now. So it'd be outside and involve lots of exercise. God knows what, though...

7- Characters in The Walking Dead come and go pretty fast... as the series artist, which one would you have liked to stick around a bit longer?

Thankfully my two favourite characters are still around - Michonne and Andrea. I guess Alice would've been nice to have kept for a bit longer... She was cute!

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Reader Comments (1)

Much love Adlard, I'm a huge fan. You mention Michonne and Andrea, whom are also my favorite characters... i have a horrible feeling at least one of them is about to get the bearded axe of doom. Wow... you almost didnt keep doing walking dead... good choice keeping it LOL!!! Come to the states East coast some time... Baltimore Comic Con!! You would be the main attraction.

June 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJerad Flood

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