Aug 10, 2013
On this episode of Word Balloon, Steven Grant returns to discuss
his graphic novel 2 GUNS and the new film adaptation from
Universal, with Denzel Washington & Mark Wahlberg in theaters
now. Grant who many might remember from his Marvel work on Punisher
and The Life Of John Paul 2 for Marvel Comics, has been churning
out creator owned comics since his days at FIRST in the 1980s. He
talks about behind the scene details of the making of the film, and
his new sequel series 3 GUNS also from BOOM!Studios, and other past
and future comic book projects.
Next Kelly Sue DeConnick & Emma Rios talk about their new Western PRETTY DEADLY from IMAGE. We discuss their influences, and collaboration. Kelly Sue explains why it would really help the future of the comic, if readers would pre-order books, and who the real "customers" are from the publisher's POV.
Finally comic writer Kyle Higgins is also an aspiring filmmaker. We recently screened his student film THE LEAGUE, a superhero story set in 1960's Chicago at Aw Yeah Comics in Skokie, IL. You'll hear the film's post Q&A with Kyle, and his plans to further the story in a new creator owned series from Image Comics.