So today my final issue of Voltron comes out, and I feel like saying a few things…
No, it isn’t quite the ending I’d planned when I’d pitched for the series, but I am extremely proud of the work my collaborators and I put out there, and greatly appreciate the opportunity. This particular issue is the best thing I’ve ever had published (so far), and think it’s clear that I’ve learned a thing or two in my 18-issue journey through the Voltron mythos. Hope some of it is well remembered in the years to come, especially the work we put into Sven, the Voltron Force’s most misunderstood (yet incredibly awesome) member.
Thanks to my fellow creators and artists: Ariel Padilla, Craig Cermak, N. Steven Harris, Marcelo Pinto, Adriano Lucas, Marshall Dillon, Simon Bowland, and the phenomenal cover artists that got people to pick up the book in the first place: Alex Ross, Sean Chen, Admira Wijaya, Wagner Reis, and Jack Herbert. Additional thanks go to Nick Barucci and Joe Rybandt, the guys who put us all together, were a joy to work with, and were always willing to let me tell the story I wanted to tell. Hope to work with you all again sometime in the near future.
Thanks to Jeremy Corray and Tiffany Ilardi, who made me feel like some kind of big time writer guy by flying me out for signings and putting me on panels at giant conventions.
Finally, thanks to the fans that truly loved what we were doing all the way. Appreciate interacting with you on the Voltron boards and in person at the shows. Made some new friends throughout this entire process, and that’s what I’ll ultimately take with me.
Summer movie preview, folks—five picks from me, five from Easton, with some interesting crossover, and even more interesting differences. This one turned out pretty great I think, so hope you guys enjoy it.
Thanks again for listening, and please feel free to contribute and discuss your own personal lists either here or on the FB and Twitter links.
Made two separate “appearances” at CBR this weekend that I wanted to point you all to.
First, my office/nerd cave/ lab was featured in Robot 6′s long-running Shelf Porn segment, which runs pics of such things for your enjoyment. Been meaning to submit an entry for, I don’t know, probably years now, but glad I patiently waited to get a real office before doing so. The space is a work-in-progress, and already looks a little different than it did when I sent everything in a couple months ago, but this is a nice start.
Also, I was asked to write up a tiny blurb on what I’ve been reading recently, which quickly became less of a blurb, and more of an essay. How it goes sometimes.
Thanks everyone that’s already responded with kind words, and if you haven’t checked either story out yet, please do so.
So this was a special one for us. This week on The Two Brandons, we welcome former Milestone Media/DC Comics/Archaia Entertainment editor Joe Illidge to the show to discuss the recent high profile creative departures from DC Comics, the aborted attempts to kill John Stewart, and the new creative team for Valiant’s Quantum & Woody revamp. The thoughts contained within are raw and uncensored, and not for the faint of heart or easily offended. It’s meaty and filled with all manner of insights, and the download stats suggest this will soon be our most popular installments yet.
Thanks again for all the support these past few weeks, and you check out the most recent episode right here on the blog, or through the dedicated The Two Brandons page, which contains links to every episode thus far.
The podcast is also now available through the iTunes store. Enjoy.
Just Blaze productions always get me hype. Perfect for Monday mornings or when you have to shake the cobwebs loose. The beat for “Oh My God” is my favorite of his, no question, period. Part of that is just—OH MY GOD, just listen to it. It’s impossible not to nod your head to this, and the other part is that a few years back Fox used this song in a couple of their promos for the sixth season of 24. Which was one of my favorite shows at the time, so for me it was like….Jack, Jay, and Just!?? Man, it was a wrap after that, and people are still using this for promos years later (see recent Gangster Squad trailer) because like I said—OH MY GOD. Love that chorus too…
Aforementioned 24 promo and full length track below for your listening pleasure…
First off, thank you all for the tremendous response to the debut episode of The Two Brandons—given that this is my first official podcast, I really had no idea what to expect, so it’s been great to look at the stats and think, “Wait, so how many people listened to this!?” Seriously, thank you, and hope you continue to enjoy our little chats far into the future.
So along those lines, we have the next installment posted up this morning, which is all about video games. Our past, present, and possible future relationships with games and gaming culture, and how the modern industry seems to be lacking innovation and big ideas as it barrels headlong into the next generation of console gaming.