Had an awesome time at life drawing with Gowanus Pete and Ice Queen last night. Eventually we’ll have to get together with the whole Power Play crew!
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Reilly Brown on Power Play
Geeks Unleashed: What made you chose Digital Comics exclusively over publishing the comic?
Reilly: Honestly, when I first read some digital comics on my computer screen, I wasn’t really into them because most comics distributed digitally are still obviously made with print in mind. I’d read comics on my computer screen, but the image files weren’t made to fit the screen dimensions, I’d have to scroll back and forth to see the whole thing, and it just seemed like the medium was fighting against it’s own presentation too much to be enjoyable.
It seemed short sighted to me.
Then when I saw how ComiXology was authoring it’s comics to create an excellent reading experience on a handheld device, even though they were working with material that was made for print, it read really well, and I saw that and thought “hmmm, I bet if I made something that was designed to be read digitally this way I could do something REALLY cool…”
Also it’s great to dive into a new evolution of the comics art form that very few other people have jumped on yet. It gives me a chance to play around and discover things before anyone else has written the rules for me. It’s a chance to be a pioneer, and chances like that don’t come around very often.
“It’s rare that you find an artistic opportunity to truly do something new” Reilly Brown on drawing Deadpool: The Gauntlet and the ground-breaking world of Infinite Comics
Check out this interview I did with Pipedream comics about working on Deadpool and Infinite Comics, and the creative opportunities that come from it.
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Music: 007 Bond Theme
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Here’s a taste of the James Bond inspired opening scene of Reilly Brown’s new digital comic featuring DEADPOOL! This gives you a taste of what can be done with the new Guided View Native Comics, or as Marvel calls them, INFINITE COMICS!
You can also hear the theme song THE MAN WHO BLEW TOO MUCH…UP as performed by Marvel Editor Jordan D. White!
And while you’re reading digitally, now is the perfect time to check out the creator-owned series that inspired the Infinite Comics craze POWER PLAY, all four issues now on SALE for 99cents!
Here’s a peek at Tomorrow’s second chapter of DEADPOOL: THE GAUNTLET, featuring Deadpool.
I hope you’re all checking out Reilly’s magnificent return to the character that made him infamous, DEADPOOL, and in the format that he helped create, Marvel’s Infinite Comics!
If you have read it and want more, now’s a perfect time to check out his creator-owned series that started the Guided View Comics craze, POWER PLAY, which all four issues are now on SALE at ComiXology for only 99 cents!
Reilly Brown gives Newsarama his take on where the digital comic books industry is headed, and previews his return to Deadpool, as well as his new Dark Horse Comics project St. George with Fred Van Lente!
Deadpool the Gauntlet cover by Frank Cho
Here’s some more SAINT GEORGE by me, @FredVanLente and @whoaJordie appearing in Dark Horse Presents #30, on sale in November!
You can read more about it here— http://comicsalliance.com/saint-george-dark-horse-fred-van-lente-reilly-brown-interview/
Here’s the cover to Dark Horse Presents #30, featuring SAINT GEORGE by me and @FredVanLente and colored by @whoaJordie . This issue’s got the first chapter of our story about the famous dragon slayer which mixes history with legend.
And be sure to follow @FredVanLente ‘s #DragonFacts on Twitter— Awesome stuff!
Here’s what the solicitation says—
Eisner and Harvey Award Winner!
Dark Horse Presents #30
Fred Van Lente(W), Jamie S. Rich(W), David Lapham(W/A), Mike Baron(W), Caitlín R. Kiernan(W), Michael T. Gilbert(W/A), Chad Lambert(W), Steve Horton(W), Stan Sakai(W/A), Phil Stanford(W), Reilly Brown(A/Cover), Brent Schoonover(A), Steve Rude (A), Steve Lieber(A), TomWilliams (A), Ryan Cody (A), Patric Reynolds(A),and Jordie Bellaire(Cover)
On sale Nov 20
FC, 80 pages
Fred Van Lente and Reilly Brown tell the epic tale of Saint George . . . the dragon slayer! Sixties sci-fi meets a hard-boiled detective mystery in Jamie S. Rich and Brent Schoonover’s Integer City! Stan Sakai does action adventure with the return of Nilson Groundthumper! Phil Stanford’s City of Roses returns! The writer of Amala’s Blade, Steve Horton, introduces Monstrous with Ryan Cody! And a unique time-travel story from Chad Lambert and Tom Williams!
Plus, new installments of The Strain: The Fall, Mr. Monster,and Alabaster!
Featuring a story from the world of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s The Strain: The Fall!
“Dark Horse’s prestigious anthology series … showcases emerging talent alongside some of the greatest writers, artists and cartoonists.” —Comics Alliance
FIVE NEW STORIES BEGIN IN THIS ISSUE!
Emily S. Whitten Talks With Reilly Brown
Emily: So, Reilly, what’s your favorite project that you’ve ever done?
Reilly: My favorite project that I’ve ever worked on is Power Play. I just love doing any creator-owned stuff, especially when I get to sit down and make my own character designs. And not having to feel like the shadows of all of the other decades of awesome artists that have worked on a project before me are looming over me is really freeing. It’s also fun to play around with the digital media and things like that.
Emily: Tell me, what was the genesis of Power Play?
Reilly: It started with me and Kurt Christenson, the writer; since we were both in the same studio at the time, and we’ve been friends for years, one day I said, “You know what, why don’t we do a project together?” and he was like, “Yeah, man, I’d be into it.”
When it started out, we just wanted to do something small, just a quick little simple thing; but as we were spitballing ideas, it turned into this idea that we realized could be really cool if we tried to turn it into something big. The basic idea is that I really wanted to do a story that is based in New York and reallyuses New York, the real city, as a backdrop. Because so many comics take place in the city but “New York” is just generic buildings in the background or whatever. When I’m walking around the streets, I just see so many cool things – like architectural things, or construction things, or just random things on the street, that are totally normal, but I don’t always think about them when I’m just sitting at my drawing table. And so many of the comics writers don’t even live in New York, so – you know, how do you really make use of a place if you’re not there? I wanted to incorporate New York into a comic.
The lovely Emily S. Whitten did an amazing job bringing ICE QUEEN to life!
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Meet Katerina Popovich, or as everyone else knows her, ICE QUEEN! She’s as cold on the inside as she is hot on the outside.
She may hail from Astoria and posses mad skills on her ice skates, but it’s her chilly demeanor and Olympic level trash talking that earned her the nickname Ice Queen.
It’s rumored that she was one of the original crew that started the Power Play League, but she doesn’t talk about the past, just her future as a top tier champion!
Also, here’s a picture of our first cosplayer, Emily S. Whitten with Reilly “Big Time” Brown!