The Art of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 2015

 

IDW Publishing and Top Shelf Productions have worked with the Hunter S. Thompson Estate to bring you the graphic novel adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.


Eisner-nominated cartoonist Troy Little has translated Thompson’s descriptive narrative into his signature frenzied style, producing an outrageously entertaining adaptation of Thompson’s seminal work. A native of Prince Edward Island, Canada, Little has been working in comics since 2000. He was awarded a Xeric Grant in 2001 and a P.E.I. Council of the Arts grant. Little’s graphic novel Angora Napkin was adapted as an animated pilot for Teletoon. Continue reading The Art of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 2015

The Art of Kevin Eastman 2015

San Diego Comic Art Gallery now featuring Kevin Eastman

Kevin Eastman, co-creator of the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, has been working in comics for 30 years. He and collaborator, Peter Laird, created the TMNT and self published the series beginning in 1984. The book was a runaway success, but it wasn’t an easy start. Originally from Portland, ME,  Kevin moved up to Northampton, MA where he and Peter met and formed Mirage Studios, so named because “there wasn’t an actual studio, only kitchen tables and couches with lap boards”. Citing artists like Jack Kirby and Richard Corben as his influences, he and Laird came up with the Ninja Turtles after Eastman comedically sketched a squat turtle in a mask with nunchucks strapped to his hands. In May 1984, Eastman and Laird self-published ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, a 40 page comic with an initial print run of 3,275 copies. By September 1985, it received 3 additional printings. Continue reading The Art of Kevin Eastman 2015