Posts Tagged ‘Colin Wilson’

Rocketeer Adventures This Week!

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

This Wednesday, Rocketeer Adventures 2 #2 hits the stands, my first work for IDW. It’s a real honor to be included in this series, which features some of the biggest talents in the comic book industry. I hope you’ll all pick it up.

My story is illustrated by Colin Wilson, who is just perfect for Rocketeer, and his wonderful art is made even greater by the beautiful colors of Dave Stewart.

A big thank you to editor, Scott Dunbier for having me on board.

CBR have this exclusive preview of Colin and my story. Click the thumbnails for the full pages.

Story by: Walt Simonson, Tom Taylor, Paul Dini
Art by: John Paul Leon, Bill Morrison, Colin Wilson…
Cover by: Darwyn Cooke, Dave Stevens

The second star-studded issue of Rocketeer Adventures streaks into the skies with three high-flying tales of derring do! We start with a story on a grim battle field and race to save a soldiers life. Next up Is a jealous Cliff keeping an eye on Betty in his own inimitable way. Last is a run-in with a Hollywood icon in danger! Another 25 pages of gorgeous art and stories-and all for the price of a regular 22 page book!

Rocketeer!

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

The IDW solicitations for April have been released…

Which means I can finally talk about this!

My first work for IDW sees Colin Wilson and I take on a legend in the Rocketeer, edited by Scott Dunbier. Colin has done a stunning job with our short story in Rocketeer Adventures 2 and his work in this book is beautifully colored by superstar colorist, Dave Stewart.

As if this wasn’t enough, I’m really honored to share the writing cover credits with Paul Dini and Walter Simonson.

With so many of our Australian friends – the likes of Ben Templesmith, Tristan Jones, Shane McCarthy and Ashley Wood all published by IDW, the publisher is almost a second home for Australian creators. Colin and I are just happy to come crash on the couch for a bit.

Paul Dini, Walter Simonson, Tom Taylor (w) * John Paul Leon, Bill Morrison, Colin Wilson (a) * Darwyn Cooke, Dave Stevens (c)

The second star-studded issue of Rocketeer Adventures streaks into the skies with three high-flying tales of derring do! We start with a story on a grim battle field and race to save a soldiers life. Next up Is a jealous Cliff keeping an eye on Betty in his own inimitable way. Last is a run-in with a Hollywood icon in danger! Another 25 pages of gorgeous art and stories—and all for the price of a regular 22 page book!

FC * 32 pages * $3.99

*Variant covers:
Black & White Darwyn Cooke cover!

Bullet points:
* Each issue features 25 pages of stories and art!
* Featuring a pin-up from J. Scott Campbell!

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 Outhouse.com

“…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.

Two Books. Two Galaxies. Two Epic Space Battles Come to an Explosive End.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011


Two epic battles have been raging in the pages of Star Wars: Invasion – Revelations and DCUO Legends: The Brainiac – Sinestro Corps War, and both come to a climactic end this week. Two wars. Two Galaxies. Two books. Two publishers. One big week.

These two story arcs probably contain my largest ever fictional body count.

DC Universe Online Legends #17

Written by: Tom Taylor
Art by: Bruno Redondo
Cover by: Doug Mahnke
Colored by: Jorge Gonzalez

Hal Jordan is seriously conflicted as he and the Green Lantern Corps arrive at Korugar to “contain” the war between Sinestro’s Yellow Lanterns and Brainiac–but can they save the planet of innocents caught in the crossfire? And how desperate could things possibly get that would see Hal team up with Sinestro for one final battle?!

Star Wars: Invasion—Revelations #5

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Colin Wilson
Colorist: Wes Dzioba
Cover Artist: Chris Scalf
Release: November 16, 2011
32 pages, issue 5 of 5

Queen Nina and Princess Kaye have successfully rescued the refugees from the Battle of Shramar, but the Yuuzhan Vong invaders may still have another win for their tally. Or is there another revelation in store? Meanwhile, on Coruscant, Jedi-in-training Finn Galfridian finds that in trying to prevent an assassination, he may be complicit in one! The next revelation may be about Finn’s new mentor!

Today. ‘Revelations’ lives up to its name.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Today sees the release of Star Wars: Invasion – Revelations #4 and, although there have been plenty of surprises so far, this is the issue where the ‘Revelations’ become, well… revelatory. Issue #4 is where it also gets quite explodey and carnagey, as you’d probably expect from a cover like this…

And don’t forget, next week sees my first work in the DC Universe as I pit the Green Lantern Corps against Sinestro and Brainiac in DCUO Legends #16.

Too Many Tentacles. Star Wars Invasion: Revelations #3

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Star Wars Invasion: Revelations #3 is out this week in print and as a digital download.  And it comes with a creepy, creepy, cover from Chris Scalf, inspired by the equally creepy illustrations of Colin Wilson.

I remember when Colin showed me the first moment of the ‘tentaclisation’ of Nina Galfridian on the Heart of Artorias. I was kinda horrified by the tentacles piercing her face.  Oddly enough, this gruesome element stayed in the book, and now it’s made it onto a cover… actually, two covers including Jo Chen’s variant from Refugees.

Click the cover for the preview.

Fine Art Friday – Colin Wilson

Friday, August 26th, 2011

It’s the second ‘Fine Art Friday’!  Every Friday, I’m going to endeavor to post a piece of art from one of the truly great artists I’m lucky enough to work with, and fine artists don’t come much finer than Colin Wilson.

Colin and I work on the ongoing Star Wars: Invasion series together. We also collaborated on the ‘critical darling’ ‘The Example’ through Gestalt comics.  Colin and I are currently working on a little side project too…

Anyone who knows him, knows that Colin isn’t the biggest fan of superheroes, so, with this in mind, this piece is about as rare as they come.

Colin Wilson on, arguably, the two biggest Superheroes in the world.  And he nails it.

Click the pic to Enlarge

And, just in, Colin’s movie finally has a release date. ‘Bullet to the Head’, based on Colin’s French graphic novel written by Matz, is due for release on April 13 2012.  The movie stars Sylvester Stallone alongside Christian Slater, Jason Momoa and Sung Kang. I’m sure they’re all very happy to be associated with Colin.

Click to buy The Example.

Star Wars Invasion – Revelations #5

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

The final issue of Star Wars: Invasion – Revelations has been solicited and that means a new cover from the always impressive Chris Scalf. Kaye Galfridian and Arbeloa teaming up (?) with stormtroopers.

Could this be Kaye’s last stand?

Check it out people.

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist:
Colin Wilson
Colorist:
Wes Dzioba
Cover Artist:
Chris Scalf
Release:
November 16, 2011
32 pages, issue 5 of 5

Queen Nina and Princess Kaye have successfully rescued the refugees from the Battle of Shramar, but the Yuuzhan Vong invaders may still have another win for their tally. Or is there another revelation in store? Meanwhile, on Coruscant, Jedi-in-training Finn Galfridian finds that in trying to prevent an assassination, he may be complicit in one! The next revelation may be about Finn’s new mentor!

Also, today you can get issue #2 of Revelations from Dark Horse’s Digital Store for your iPad.

Click the picture to buy.

A Star Wars Invasion on your iPad!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Yes, this Wednesday, as well as being able to pick up the print version of Star Wars: Invasion – Revelations #2, the digital version of #1 will be available via the Dark Horse App.

This will be the first comic I’ve written which will be properly formatted for reading on the iPad. I’m looking forward to seeing the results with a lot more of my work set to feature in this format very soon.

And, with the exclusive preview of Revelations #2 being up at CBR, that means more incredible Colin Wilson images will soon appear on the iPad like this…

So, be sure and pick up Revelations #2 and get downloading.

And please remember to pick up The Deep: Here Be Dragons if you haven’t already.  It came out last week. It’s good. People say so. And people are always right.

Chris Scalf’s Cover To Star Wars Invasion ‘Revelations’ #4!

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

This hit Newsarama today. Do I really need to comment.  No. Let Chris Scalf’s cover speak for itself.

STAR WARS: INVASION—REVELATIONS #4 (of 5)

Tom Taylor (W), Colin Wilson (A), Wes Dzioba (C), and Chris Scalf (Cover)

On sale Oct 12
FC, 32 pages
$3.50
Miniseries

Queen Nina and Princess Kaye’s attack on the Yuuzhan Vong collaborators on Shramar has brought Warmaster Tsavong Lah and his armada to the scene.

But the New Republic has some special forces in reserve: namely, every free ship in the sector! It’s a space battle of epic proportions as pirate ships, freighters, and Imperial vessels join the New Republic’s fleet against the invaders from another galaxy!

Chris and I are working on two (possibly three) new series at the moment, including the previously announced ‘Voice of a Dragon’.  More news soon…