This post originally appeared on Panels, which is now Book Riot Comics
“IDW Publishing will release print collections of titles from Thrillbent, the digital comics site founded by Mark Waid and John Rogers, beginning in the spring with Empire Volume Two and Insufferable. Under the partnership, IDW will also publish a new edition of the sold-out Empire Volume One.”
“For a digest of comics stories and intricate, free-standing illustrative work called The Lonesome Go, St. Louis artist and writer Tim Lane profiles familiar, typically unshaven folk: bar flies, train-hopping drifters, biker types. His subjects aren’t often shackled to homes or jobs, and in turn, Lane doesn’t weigh them down with backstories or peripheral details. Travel and highways are frequent motifs — everybody’s moving. There are buses, boats, rail lines, gas stations, pickup trucks, and long road trips. Lane’s weathered characters lumber in and out of motels and half-empty saloons on these big, black-and-white pages; they slip suddenly into surreal predicaments, where the pen strokes prove elastic and unpredictable.”
“The history of the DC Comics multiverse is a long and troubled one; since its inadvertent birth, it’s been a bit of a mess, and from time to time somebody comes along and tries to clean it up, usually further complicating things.
Since that statement can be interpreted as an in-story or out-of-story descriptor, we’ll just leave it at that.”
“What we’re doing is almost a new art form. We’re combining poetry and graphics. It’s kind of like the graphic novel, but we’re doing graphic poetry. These collaborations combine poems that I’ve been fortunate to publish in top venues, along with these fantastic artists’s interpretations. The resulting work is not just an illustration of a poem; it is a partnership that combines both talents into one singular experience.”