Monday, March 27, 2017

Past, Present, and Future with...Tim Aymar

Welcome to a new feature on Comic Book Pitt, "Past, Present, and Future with...". Every week we'll spotlight a different comic book creator, ask a few questions, and maybe get to know them and their process a little better. First up is Tim Aymar, writer/artist of his self-published book, ALIEN SCIENCE...

Past, Present, and Future with...Tim Aymar

What got you into comics? 

"A lot of things got me into comics, but I would say my earliest memories were the Adam West Batman show and the old Marvel cartoons from the 60s. They led me to seeking out the actual books. And then Star Wars led me to Al Williamson and his gorgeous science fiction art. From there, I learned there were insanely talented creators doing a lot of work for little money. There had to be some kind of pride in the comic book arts."

What are you working on these days? 

"I am currently working on a second issue of my comic, Alien Science (takes me a long time to do a book) as well as a series of comic art prints for a show I hope to have soon."

Do you have a dream project? 

"My dream project would be to actually start up my own comic book company, perhaps a Pittsburgh-centric publishing venue. I had a lot of respect for the underground comics creators and the eighties direct sale comic publishers like Eclipse, Pacific, and Dark Horse."

What one piece of creative advice would you give? 

"If I had any creative advice, it's that artists learn all the formal rules of design and composition, and storytelling, and then not be afraid to break those rules when the ideas come fast and furious. Comics are an art form as valid as painting and photography."

Thanks Tim!

Friday, March 24, 2017

#248 - Feel The Bern

HOSTS: Dan, Scott, Shawn

NEWS/TALK: Death of Bernie Wrightson, Emerald Comics Distribution, Samurai Jack is back!

COMICS: Copperhead #11, Jack Kirby Pencils and Inks Artisan Edition, Rat Queens Vol 2 #1, Rocketeer At War #1, Star Wars #29, Wonder Woman Earth 1 Vol. 1

UPCOMING EVENTS: PIX (April 9), 3 Rivers Comicon (May 20-21), Kennywood Comicon (June 18)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

#246 - 3 Rivers Comicon Preview!

Dan sits down with Jon Engel of New Dimension Comics to talk about the upcoming 3 Rivers Comicon! You can look forward to great guests, a cosplay contest, and more! 

YOU can be part of the 3RC Team. Volunteer opportunities are available!

Don't wait to buy tickets at the door! Get them early, avoid lines, and enjoy the VIP treatment!

Make sure to save the date! May 20-21, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

#245 - Big Cereal!

HOSTS: Dan, Jared, Scott

NEWS/TALK: DC Comics and cereal, Karen Berger goes to Dark Horse, comic book TV talk

COMICS: The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed #1, Astro City #41, Spider-Man/Deadpool #14, Justice League of America (Rebirth) #1, Outcast #25