Another Slice of SciFi Exclusive Interview with Bob Layton, Legendary Comic Book Artist with a remarkable history and life experiences that include Iron Man, X-Men, The Champions and many more for DC Comics, Marvel and Valiant.
Join fellow Kubert School alumni Dave Dorman — famed cover artist for a multitude of STAR WARS comics, magazines, and books as well as ALIENS, DEADWORLD, etc. and Stephen R. Bissette — best known for his work on SWAMP THING, TABOO, TYRANT, etc., for a free-wheeling conversation about science-fiction comics, movies, and literature, and their own collaboration on the Stoker Award-winning novella ALIENS: TRIBES and the proposed sequel ALIENS: KICK THE CAN.
Today’s episode reveals the early background of Michael W. Kaluta, a world-renowned illustrator who was born in Guatemala to American parents, and tells an unexpected-but-fascinating and little-known story, er, history, about World War II. Michael also talks about his own history, including some of his best-known works, Starstruck and The Shadow.
Controversial artist Charlie Athanas turned the comic book world upside-down during his run as artist for the world’s very first Digital Comic Book, “Shatter,” published by the now-defunct First Comics. Since then, he has worked in videogames (John Madden 2, Shadow President, Cyber Judas), formed The Devil’s Candy Store to support artists in finding work and recognition, and is very involved in critically acclaimed Chicago horror theater, WildClaw Theatre.