The Elevation of Friendship Silly but powerful, brilliant but innocent, Hilo is that certain special friend who leaves a lasting impression.

The Elevation of Friendship

Hilo has dropped, quite literally, into D.J.’s life, arriving in an impact crater wearing only silver underpants. Suffering acute amnesia, Hilo’s past comes to him in bits and pieces, usually in the form of dreams. He exhibits extraordinary powers as well as a fondness for puzzles, belching, and narcolepsy.   [Read more…]

Cincinnati Comic Expo 2012: In Space, No One Can Hear You… Create!


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.   [Read more…]

It’s Comic Book Day #5: Michael Kaluta


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.   [Listen to the show…]

It’s Comic Book Day #0: Charlie Athanas


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.   [Listen to the show…]