CBR: Kai talks Radical's Sci-Fi Epic "Shrapnel"
Coming in January from Radical is "Shrapnel: Aristeia Rising," the first of three
six-issue miniseries depicting a science fiction epic created by Nick Sagan &
Mark Long. Production Designer Kai talks about the ambitious project.
Full article here.
It's a great surprise to see a 48 pages prestige format sold only $2.00!
But... Hey! It's normal! It's a Radical Comics book title!
More seriously, I appreciate the way this company is doing its titles.
Painted art is much more interesting to give, as it is said in the interview, a sense of motion, a realistic depth of view and more...
What are more impressive than a blast F/X or Sci-Fi combats done in painting (classic or digital paint) than in the classic pencil/ink? Nothing! Maybe only a blockbuster movie view on a huge screen!
I was stunted by the quality of City of Dust, a piece of art from RC too. I read everywhere that each RC titles bring the readers outside the classic border lines traced by mainly the other comic books. In this, I agree. It's always a joyful discovery in each RC titles!
I was waiting for Sci-Fi titles with war pages. With Shrapnel, I will not be deceived! I'm greatly disappointed by the Gears of War comic book and I think that Shrapnel will bring what I'm looking for: cinematic and realistic actions.
And the all, at a mere price of $2.99 for the following issues!
Fortunately, there will be, as it seems, 2 following series. Great!
I can't wait January to put my hands on this comic book!
Thank you Radical Comics to be here!
Last edited by fredmanson; 11-14-2008 at 03:41 PM.
HEY...I'm The Oldest Guy Here!!!
I don't mind telling you my age. I'm 60 and just finished reading "City Of Dust". I started reading comics again just a few days ago. I bought 4 comics from my local shop, Batman: Cacophony, Brit #9 and issues #1 and #2 of City Of Dust.
City Of Dust caught my eye right away which is the reason I bought two issues. I don't like super heroes much and am more of a SiFi and Horror fan. The painted art in City Of Dust is stunning and the story line got me hooked immediately.
Then I saw the advert for "Shrapnel" and went to the Radical Comics Wep page to learn more. I'm as about as excited as a sixty-year-old can get over a comic book.
A Spider Darkly
Art looks insane! I'll definitely give this title a shot in January.