Jeff and Tyler have the pleasure to interview Joshua Williamson this episode! Williamson is the brain behind Birthright, Robocop from Boom!, Ghosted, The Haunted Mansion, Justice League vs. Suicide Squad, and this month’s pick: Nailbiter from Image Comics!
Check out more about Nailbiter, Joshua, and Image below.
“The series centers around the fictional town of Buckaroo, Oregon, which has produced sixteen of the United States’ worst serial killers. Its most recent creation is Edward Charles Warren, otherwise known as “Nailbiter” due to his predilection for chewing off his victim’s nails and part of their flesh. By the series’s start Warren has been caught by FBI agent Charles Carroll, however Carroll has since gone missing, leaving it up to his friend and NSA agent Nicholas Finch to search for him. Nicholas decides to start his search in Buckaroo, where he begins to question why the small town has produced so many murderers.”
Nailbiter is a critically acclaimed series that we are so excited to read. One of the books we wanted to read when we started doing the podcast was this one and we are so appreciative that we had the chance to talk to Joshua and read this book. We will have our thoughts in two weeks!
“Joshua Williamson resides in Portland OR, home of big trees, rain, and half the comic industry. Joshua has written for nearly every comic publisher on a wide variety of titles. He’s most known for his Image Comics and Skybound series Ghosted, Birthright and Nailbiter. Joshua is the writer on the new Flash series from DC Comics. ”
(Via his Blogspot)
Joshua is a creator I have always tried to follow. He works on many projects at the same time and makes them all very different and amazing quality. His dialogue, arcs, and world building have brought him to the success he is currently at writing some of the biggest stories for DC Comics.
To see a list of all of Joshua’s work, check this link here.
Image Comics is an American comic book publisher. It was founded in 1992 by several high-profile illustrators as a venue where comics creators could publish their material without giving up the copyrights to the characters they created, as creator-ownedproperties. It was immediately successful, and remains one of the largest comic book publishers in North America. Its output was originally dominated by superhero and fantasy series from the studios of the Image partners, but now includes comics in many genres by numerous independent creators. Its best-known series include Spawn, Savage Dragon, Witchblade, The Darkness, Invincible, The Walking Dead, Saga, and Chew.
In the early 1990s, comics creators Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, and Jim Valentino had dinner with Malibu Comics editor-in-chief Dave Olbrich. Malibu was a small but established publishing company sympathetic to creator-ownership, and Olbrich expressed interest in publishing comics created by them. These and several other freelance illustrators doing popular work for Marvel Comics were growing frustrated with the company’s work for hire policies and practices, which they felt did not sufficiently reward the talent that produced them, as the company heavily merchandised their artwork, and compensated them with modest royalties.
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