[Rebroadcast] Episode 299: Rich Tommaso's DARK CORRIDOR
Robots From Tomorrow!
This episode was originally broadcast on May 31, 2016. For today's episode Mike is joined by cartoonist Rich Tommaso to talk about his recently concluded series Dark Corridor as well as the forthcoming She Wolf, both from the folks at Image Comics. The discussion kicks off with a little bit about Rich's approach to his art and his shift between the two series. And, of course, there's a little bit of dipping into Rich's back catalog as the discussion turns to creative inspiration, self-publishing, finding his way to Image, and a whole lot more. Robots From Tomorrow is a weekly comics podcast recorded deep beneath the Earth’s surface. You can subscribe to it via iTunes or through the RSS feed at RobotsFromTomorrow.com. You can also follow Mike and Greg on Twitter. Stay safe and enjoy your funny books.
Hey Handsomites! Eric and Robbie are back, discussing Rich Tommaso’s Spy Seal! They talk about its influences, its place in the market, and just how dang fun it is! They also review X-Men Red #1 and VS #1! Floppies Fortnightly X-Men Red #1 Sideways #1 VS #1 Cold War #1 Death of Love #1 Nerd Boy Book Club Spy Seal by Rich Tommaso In two weeks in Nerd Boy Book Club – Is This Guy For Real?: The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman by Box Brown The post 208 – Spy Seal by Rich Tommaso appeared first on Handsome Boys Comics Hour.
117: Make Sure You Really Love It with Rich Tommaso
Rich Tommaso is a cartoonist and illustrator and the creator of comic series including She Wolf, Dark Corridor, and his latest comic, Spy Seal. Rich has been making comics ever since he was very young and in this interview Rich takes us through his journey from kid with a dream to adult working on a project he loves.
Comics Alternative Interviews: More with Rich Tommaso
The Comics Alternative
Time Codes: 00:00:25 - Introduction 00:03:07 - Setup of interview 00:04:43 - Interview with Rich Tommaso 01:01:40 - Wrap up 01:03:42 - Contact us Derek is pleased to have Rich Tommaso back on The Comics Alternative. He appeared on the show last year to discuss his new series at the time, She Wolf, but this time he talks about Spy Seal, his intriguing new anthropomorphic espionage series from Image Comics. They begin by chronicling the genesis of the story, a comic that Rich began as a thirteen-year-old, and then discuss the development of the premise and the various choices Rich made in situating his narrative. One way that Rich describes his new series is by paying homage to Hergé's Tintin, the globetrotting young investigator who always found himself immersed in adventure and intrigue. He also discloses many of the lessons he learned with his previous Image series, both She Wolf and Dark Corridors, his love of genre, and his need to move on -- at least momentarily -- from psychological horror and crime stories. Derek also asks Rich about his plans for future Spy Seal narrative arcs, the temporal settings of these plots, and the ways in which the uncertainty of creator-0wned series impacts a writer's storytelling choices.
Wayne’s Comics Podcast #293: Rich Tommaso, Sam Johnson
Once again, it’s a double-header episode this week, as #293 focuses on two great comics creators! First up is Rich Tommaso, THE creator behind Spy Seal, a fanciful yet realistic spy story that follows the adventures of a seal character who becomes a spy! We discuss how he’s bringing this imaginative title to life with Image Comics, who the characters are in this spy franchise, and what we can expect from him in Spy Seal in the future! For more on this graphic novel series and about Rich, go to this website. Then everything concludes with the return of Sam Johnson, who updates us on his Geek-Girl comic, among other things! His Kickstarter for the Geek-Girl collected edition ends this week, on Thursday, August 10, so this is the perfect time to jump on board because Sam’s has been adding excellent goodies to this successful project! Sam also discusses what’s in the future for this most “human” of super-human comics! For more about Geek-Girl, go to this link! You can follow Sam here to keep up with what he’s creating!
Rich Tommaso joined me to discuss his current work from Image comics that includes She-Wolf, Dark Corridor and the upcoming Spy Seal. He has a great history in comics as well, starting out in the 90s era of one man anthologies, spending times working in the basement at Fantagraphics, to his work for Dark Horse, Alternative, Hyperion books and much more. Rich is a great cartoonist who’s work is continuously developing and changing. If you like this podcast and want to hear more, please consider supporting Inkstuds on Patreon.
This week, we talk to Rich Tommaso about all things She Wolf! One of the coolest current Image Comics series, She Wolf is a hallucinatory take on the werewolf genre that has led to some of Rich's most impressive visuals and elliptical narratives yet. Plus: Zack & Mike talk "the canon" in comics history, Will Eisner, & The Joe Kubert School.
On this episode of the interview series, Andy and Derek talk with Rich Tommaso about his recent publications from Image Comics, She Wolf #1 and the trade collection of Dark Corridor. Both were released last week. The guys begin by trying to wrap their brains around She Wolf, a surreal lycanthrope narrative with a 1980s flair. Rich reveals that this is a planned four-issue arc, and that if the interest is there he has plans to continue and expand the story. He contrasts this publication strategy with that of his earlier series, Dark Corridor. That began as a more ambitious project with more of an ongoing storyline. But, due to the sales, he decided to wrap up the title sooner rather than later. In fact, Rich speculates that crime comics may not be a current interest with the comics-buying public, at least compared to horror and science fiction. He also suggests that autobiographical or slice-of-life comics -- as found in his earlier works, Let's Hit the Road and Pete and Miriam -- may not be his forte, and that genre stories are more his style. You'll also find in this interview a lot of talk about film, crime fiction, and the recent HeroesCon where the guys first met Rich. So whether you like your Tommaso comics plain or genre-flavored, this conversation has something for you.