Posts Tagged ‘CBR’

The Example Goes Digital for 99 Cents!

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

The comic that started my career, The Example, is now available as a digital download!

For just 99 cents you can have Colin Wilson and my first collaboration for your iPad, iPhone, Android or whatever you use, through Graphicly.

Not convinced to part with your hard-earned 99 cents? Read what the critics have to say…

“This book should be used in writing classes everywhere, and should be the primary example (no pun intended) for aspiring comic writers to reference when trying to learn how to write dramatic and compelling dialogue.” – Newsarama “

“Brief Cases, late trains, and small talk add up to what is probably the best comic of the year! Taylor and Wilson collaborate to create one of the most tension filled comics I have ever read.” – The

“…as effing good as the accolades suggest.” – Broken Frontier

“Like Watchmen, it uses a simple 9 panel grid on almost every page, but you won’t even notice. I mean, this is just two people talking at an empty suburban space, yet you’ll be lost in the world it creates.” – Comic Book Jesus

The Example has also recently been optioned and filmed. Set photos and info right here.

Daniel Logan and I Talk ‘Star Wars: Blood Ties’ With CBR News

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
‘Invasion Rescues #4′ and ‘Blood Ties #2′ are both out today.  Some great reviews and fan reaction has already appeared for both books and Daniel Logan (Boba Fett) and I have been interviewed about the book over at Comic Book Resources.

“Tom Taylor spoke about writing the adventures of Star Wars’ intergalactic man of mystery, Boba Fett and he brought along Daniel Logan, the actor who played young Boba in “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.”
“Award-winning Australian writer Tom Taylor is a busy man these days. He’s writing not one but two Star Wars series for Dark Horse Comics and he’ll also go down as the last person to write “The Authority,” at least under the WildStorm banner…”

Click the pic for the full interview, which includes Rancors, Flamethrowers and being shot in the knees.

Taylor and Logan explore Boba Fett's "Blood Ties"

You can also check out a preview of Blood Ties #2 HERE and a preview for Invasion HERE.

More Great Reviews for Star Wars: Blood Ties Jango and Boba Fett #1… This Is Just Getting Weird

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

The amazing reviews continue for Star Wars: Blood Ties Jango and Boba Fett #1.

Starting with a four-and-a-half star review and some damn fine words from COMIC BOOK RESOURCES.

“This issue is the near-perfect beginning of the story of an assassin and his son.”  “Taylor’s story summarizes every complexity in literary father-son relationships from Abraham and Isaac to Mufasa and Simba.” “Chris Scalf has poured a lot of work onto these pages, in storytelling, layout, and detail. Jango and young Boba look astonishingly like Temuera Morrison and Daniel Logan, respectively. While there has been much ballyhoo made of photo-tracing in comics, Scalf’s artwork crosses over from photo-tracing to portraiture”  “The story has “Star Wars” moments, such as when the Atzerri Traffic Control asks for proof of identification from Jango Fett. In accordance with the request, Jango gives it to them. There are holographic messages, chase scenes, and action across multiple planets, just as with all of the films. This issue, however, ends with a surprise on the final page that sets the story on its ear.”

“This is, hands down, the best of the “Star Wars” comics from Dark Horse that I have read.” - CBR

A ‘five out of five’ from, UK website, STAR WARS BOOKS.

“It must seem as if every other Star Wars comic story released recently has been written by Tom Taylor and judging by his previous stories (Invasion: Refugees, Luke Skywalker and the Treasure of the Dragonsnakes, Invasion: Rescues, The Will of Darth Vader) this is no bad thing. Just as his previous releases enthralled us with Taylor’s storytelling abilities, this new story promises to do the same.”  “Chris Scalf’s art is, quite frankly, unbelievably awe inspiring and if you have been put off reading a Star Wars comic story because of black pen lines traced around characters’ features or overuse of monotonic colours, then fear not because Scalf’s capture of near photo-realism in his paintwork doesn’t require pen lines while his colour palette is a blend of natural tones and shades. However beautiful the artwork is, the real test of any artist is their ability to capture facial expressions and in this Scalf succeeds wonderfully. Blood Ties #1 is a worthy addition to any fan’s Star Wars comics library and is particularly recommended to fans who have yet to experience Star Wars stories in comic form. - SWBOOKS.CO.UK

COMIC BOOK JESUS and COMIC ATTACK also have nice things to say.

A huge thank you to everyone who picked up this book.  Thanks also for all the kind emails, messages and forum postings.

Chris Scalf and I couldn’t be happier… well, until issue #2.

thing. Just as his previous releases enthralled us with Taylor’s storytelling abilities, this new story promises to do the same.

Star Wars: Invasion Reviews (Updated – More Reviews Added)

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Issue 2 of Star Wars: Invasion is out, which means there’s been ample time for reviews of Issue 1 to be written.

I thought I’d highlight some nice, balanced reviews here… I doubt I’ll get around to highlighting the negative ones.


And a few reviews have already appeared for #2, with the fine people at NJOE once again seeming happy, Nerdgasm feeling it was worth picking up more than anything else they reviewed in the week, the Gaijinside staff selecting it as one of their nine books that have ‘risen above all others’ and TFAW giving Star Wars: Invasion #2 a rare 5 star staff review.

Colin and I are very happy to know that we’re ticking some boxes for people already, particularly given that we know what’s coming.  This was early days for both of us.  By issue 3 and 4 we’re really hitting our stride and the next story arc, post set-up, should be huge.