Tom McLean sure has some kind words about Proof of Concept
over at the Variety
site. When the lead sentence is "This is an experiment, initiated by Larry Young, publisher of AiT/Planet Lar and one of comics greatest champions," it's hard to imagine that I wouldn't need some sort of broadsword and helm to fulfill my daily duties, isn't it?
But I sure do appreciate how Tom puts our company into perspective for his readers: "Young launched his indie comics company with the motto of 'Making Comics Better.' The result has been an eclectic and successful line of graphic novels and comics ranging from Young’s own Astronauts in Trouble
and Planet of the Capes
and giving new life to the likes of Brian Wood’s Channel Zero
and Steven Grant’s Badlands,
to impressive original work such as Warren Ellis’ Switchblade Honey, White Death, Giant Robot Warriors, Hench, Last of the Independents
and the just-concluded Demo.
His desire to spread the love of comics led him to write columns on how to publish comics, which of course he later put out as a handy pocket book called True Facts.
When you see it all written out like that, it puts a spring in your step, it does.
Ran across this review of Last of the Independents
that starts out a little shaky but is waving its fist in the air by the end.
The Comic Queen
#12 an A
and says, "A nice, classy ending to an entirely enjoyable series."
Marc Mason, writing on Kevin Smith's Movie Poop Shoot in Should It Be A Movie?
gives Tales from Fish Camp
an A- and calls Danielle Henderson "an interesting and talented new writer." Should it be a movie?
"It's so interesting that you can easily see a sitcom brewing as you read through it."
Dorian Wright over at Postmodern Barney
has an exclusive page of art from Smoke and Guns.
All-around good guy Beau Smith interviews Mark Millar in "Busted Knuckles,"
and Mark answers the pimp-yourself challenge thusly: "I'm writing Spider-Man, Wolverine,
and Ultimates 2
for Marvel at the moment. These are small, very personal projects and not a lot of people have heard of the characters so I hope your readers go out on a limb and take a chance on this stuff at the expense of Demo,
and Y, The Last Man.
if i had a million dollars
I'd give it all to David Hahn, because that guy can draw:
Space Monkey Number One Adrian Brown
proves himself to be the King Solomon of the Internet by solving what he calls "the new half full/half empty" -- the Thelma and Louise-
like ending of Demo
"If they are flying, it's superheroes; if they are falling, it's goths. So I reckon they are jumping."
Adrian Brown endorses The Third Option.
Meanwhile, over at Comic book Galaxy, Alan David Doane
writes in his review of the final issue: "The comics industry could use a lot more bold experiments like Demo
sums up Demo
with a wistful "where do we go from here?"
Answer: a well-deserved rest, maybe a Tom and Jerry by the fireplace, and then up for another day of Making Comics Better.