Posts Tagged ‘Ben Templesmith’

Australia conquers Batman – Legends of the Dark Knight is here.

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na… Batman!

DC have announced the Batman digital-first series will be called Legends of the Dark Knight and have named the first four stellar creative teams.

The line-up for the first six chapters:

  • June 7 – “The Butler Did It,” written by Damon Lindelof and illustrated by Jeff Lemire
  • June 14 – “All of the Above,” written by Jonathan Larsen and illustrated by JG Jones
  • June 21– “The Crime Never Committed,” written by Tom Taylor and illustrated by Nicola Scott and Wayne Faucher
  • June 28 – “Crisis of Identity,” Part 1 written by B. Clay Moore and illustrated by Ben Templesmith
  • July 5 – “Crisis of Identity,” Part 2 written by B. Clay Moore and illustrated by Ben Templesmith
  • July 12 – “Crisis of Identity,” Part 3 written by B. Clay Moore and illustrated by Ben Templesmith

That’s some pretty nice company to be in there – some big TV and movie writers, some stars of comics and three of my friends, in Templesmith, Nicola and Clay. However, the real stand out for me is the fact that THREE Australians are there. Our editor, Ben Abernathy, clearly likes Aussies.

Hope everyone checks out the first story today by the co-creator of Lost and the writer of Prometheus, Damon Lindelof, and Jeff Lemire (Animal Man and Sweet Tooth).

New chapters, which debut each Thursday, can be downloaded for 99 cents on the DC Entertainment website.

And, here’s the Ethan Van Sciver cover.


My San Diego Comic-Con Schedule

Monday, July 18th, 2011

In about eight hours, the San Diego adventure begins for 2011.

And, because it’s yet another way to put off my packing, I’m posting my schedule for the Con.

With the dual releases of The Deep and Rombies #1, I will be spending most of the con at the Gestalt Comics booth – booth 4500 and 4501. I will be signing every day at 2pm (except Friday – Friday is Star Wars day) but I’ll probably be hanging out there a fair bit aside from my official signing. This year Gestalt are incredibly well represented, and the booth will be full of great Australian creators (and just damn fine people) in Ben Templesmith, Nicola Scott, Justin Randall, Andrew Constant, Christian Read, Emily Smith, Rombies artist and Gestalt Art Director, Skye Ogden and, of course, the head huncho, Wolfgang Bylsma.
The full signing schedule for Gestalt is right here – http://www.gestaltcomics.com/newsworthy/2011/07/


THE DEEP: HERE BE DRAGONS
Tom Taylor & James Brouwer
ROMBIES #1Tom Taylor &
Skye Ogden

And on Friday, July 22, 1 p.m.–2 p.m., Room 7AB. I will be part of…

The SDCC – Star Wars Panel!

“In celebration of what seems like a lifetime of collaboration between Star Wars and Dark Horse Comics, we’re unleashing a panel of Star Wars comics giants just for you, the fan!

Share favorite moments in Star Wars comics with our resident Jedi, Randy Stradley, and a host of Star Wars guests from comics and beyond, including Mick Harrison (Dark Times—in his first public appearance!), Dark Horse editor Dave Marshall, writers Scott Allie (Jedi: The Dark Side), John Jackson Miller (Knight Errant), and Tom Taylor (Invasion), as well as Dave Filoni (director of The Clone Wars TV show), artists the Fillbach brothers (The Clone Wars comics), Leland Y. Chee (Lucasfilm’s “Keeper of the Holocron”), author Timothy Zahn (Choices of One), Shelly Shapiro (editor at large, Del Rey), and more.

Plus, there will be an exclusive Knight Errant print for attendees and a chance to win a custom stormtrooper helmet illustrated by Chris Scalf (Blood Ties)!

Oh yeah, and you certainly won’t want to miss the exciting news about the future of Star Wars digital comics . . .”

After this panel, myself and many other Star Wars creators will be signing at the Dark Horse booth. Feel free to bring along anything you’d like me scrawl on.

Also, check the brilliant Chris Scalf stormtrooper helmet you can win.

Torn by Andrew Constant, Nicola Scott & Joh James
THE DEEP: HERE BE DRAGONS
Tom Taylor & James Brouwer
TORN
Andrew Constant, Nicola Scott & Joh James
ELDRITCH KID: WHISKY & HATE
Christian Read & Michael Maier
ROMBIES #1Tom Taylor &
Skye Ogden

Changing Ways

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Justin Randall and I have crossed paths a number of times.  They’ve always been strange, but fun, encounters.

The last time we were together, we were in a car late at night.  We were being driven around Perth by our friend, and the head of Gestalt Publishing, Wolfgang Bylsma.  I was in the front passenger seat, Randall was in the back seat behind me.  He was, oddly, quite convinced that we were being followed by helicopters.  Then he announced a spider had fallen out of his nose and was in the car with us… I still don’t know if this was true.

Randall is perhaps best known for his work on 30 Days of Night and Silent Hill.  However, as of last week he will be best known for his creator-owned book Changing Ways.  I was thrilled and honoured to be asked to write the forward to, what I believe, is probably the best piece of work to be published in the medium in this country – Yep, this thing of great production quality, beauty and fear came out of Australia.   It is now in stores.  If your local comic book store doesn’t have it, threaten them.

Check out the full trailer below.  Warning: It’s violent and creepy.

From my forward…

“Changing Ways grabbed me by the eyeballs and wouldn’t let go until it was done. The art demands you stop and admire every extraordinarily rendered panel, while the tension of this perfectly-paced thriller forces you to turn the page.” – Me.

From Colin

“Dark, moody, menacing.  Good comics stories do this stuff really well, and Changing Ways is excellent! - Colin Wilson

From Templesmith

“It’s like a punch to the scrotum with the aftertaste of a tickling feather. Changing Ways is a hard road, full of broken glass and broken dreams. Too cool to say no to.” - Ben Templesmith