Mentor to many. Creator of worlds. A big artistic and diverse voice in the indie community, he is the creator of the soon to be animated hit Jet Boy (among others), he is Corey "RocBottom" Davis, and he was kind enough to answer a few questions for this series of blogs.
1- What are you currently working on?
Right now we are gearing up for 2022. We will be dropping three webcomics, two animated series, and four new published comics.
The Punch Drunk City , the Babcock series, and Storybook Lane webcomics.
Jet Boy and Shadowclub Karma Animated Series and new issues of all of the above will be on the site and in stores starting in January, along with Lion's Den Revolution.
2- What made you want to create comics?
Lack of representation was a driving force. There wasn't many heroes that looked like me in comics when I was a kid, so I wanted to do more comics for kids that looked like me.
3- What advantage would you say making an indie comic have over working on a mainstream comic?
More creative freedom, from what I've experienced.
I love the idea of having the ability to create freely without the corporate restraints. I love seeing others have the ability to create at the same capacity.
Once again, a huge thank you to Corey "RocBottom" Davis for his time, check out his stuff and spread the word.
Thank you for reading, catch you all tomorrow with another suggestion, and we have a FANTASTIC lineup of indie creators that have been so cool enough to share some insights with us.
So, this Wednesday another interview goes up with the legendary Jimmy Palmiotti. Catch you all next time!
#GiftIndie The Crow
Welcome back to #GiftIndie! If you have a person in your life that likes tales of loss and revenge, or likes dark stories, The Crow definitely has a lot to offer.
One of the great things about this indie classic, is not just how great the story is, but you can really see the evolution of James O'Barr's art as well. You can see how there are barely if any ziptones used in the beginning of the story, how later on he uses it to differentiate backgrounds and foregrounds, some shadows, and the full on lush details the book has by the end making the book visually stunning.
Not to mention the book spawned a movie franchise and a TV series, it's become one of the most beloved stories/characters, especially on Halloween.
If you're into tales of loss and revenge, or know someone that appreciates that kind of stories, and even love stories, since this is in it's essence a love story, tragic as it may be, you can't go wrong with this indie classic!
The Crow: Special Edition TPB- amzn.to/3xw24VT
#GiftIndie Resident Alien
Hey, everyone! Last year we had a lot of fun with #thanksindie where we would talk about our fave indie titles. This year however we wanted to spice things up a little.
This here series of blogs are called #GiftIndie where we discuss indie comics that would make great gifts to your comic collecting friend or family, or for people that are curious about getting into comics but don't know where to start!
I'm starting off with a comic I discovered in NYCC 2019- Resident Alien. I had not heard of this comic before, and my friends and I went to the ScyFy Resident Alien panel because my girlfriend is a HUGE Firefly fan, and Alan Tudyk was going to speak at the panel since he's the protagonist.
It was during this panel that they mention that it was based of a comic book, and they did a special screening of the pilot episode with some of the SFX still a little crude. And I was fascinated by the story of this alien that got stranded and became a small town doctor that gets excited over solving a murder mystery.
So after the panel I went to different vendors and discovered the first story was in trade already, so I got it, and it is such a greatly written book and a beautifully illustrated book as well.
Written by Peter Hogan with art by Steve Parkhouse, the comic itself is not as over the top the live action series can be, it's actually very mellow in a way. You get to really care for the characters and the world they live in, and also get lost in the mysteries that start unravelling as different cases happen.
If you or someone you know love sci-fi stories and noir-ish, hardboiled crime stories, this is a pretty solid read, or if you're a fan of the show and want to check out the original, there are 3 trades out already and I believe a 4th one will come out soon which is the series finale.
Trade 1- amzn.to/3FXphDv
Trade 2- amzn.to/3HZqA6E
Trade 3- amzn.to/3xvMz05
Thank you all for reading, there will be more indie suggestions and interviews, so keep a look out!