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Q&A with Max Millgate

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing illustrator Max Millgate chime in on JACKBOOT & IRONHEEL and all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  JACKBOOT & IRONHEEL drops in August.  We’re stoked!  What can you tell us about the tale, without giving too much away? MM:  Jackboot & Ironheel is a War/Horror story. …

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Book Retort! Bloodshot Reborn #14

With all the resonance and reverberation of a thunderclap, Valiant Comics unleashed Part One of their Bloodshot Island story arc.  Does it take place in a strange abandoned facility, or on an island?  You decide!  Fans of such films as BATTLE ROYALE, PREDATOR, and THE CONDEMNED will find that this tale fits like a comfy pair of well-worn slippers.  There’s …

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Q&A with Chris Fenoglio

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing illustrator Chris Fenoglio chime in on X FILES ORIGINS: MULDER and all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish.   Q:  X FILES ORIGINS: MULDER drops in August.  We’re stoked!  What can you tell us about the tale, without giving too much away? CF:  Mulder’s been Hydra this …

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Q&A with John Bingham

It’s not every day that we get to catch up with illustrator John Bingham, so let’s do this, with relish.   Q:  How did you get involved with the old school gaming scene? JB:  I had been an avid gamer through the 1980’s but left it in the AD&D 2nd edition era. When 3rd edition was announced, I was intrigued …

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Q&A with Derek Adnams

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing Derek Adnams (from Devastating Roulette Studios) chime in on all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish.   Q:  Who are some of the indie comics writers who had a profound influence on you, helping shape you into the writer that you’ve become, and why? DA:  I grew …

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3 Reasons why Dice Rolls are More Important than Mobile Apps

Dice rolls and bits are an important part of the gameplay experience for tabletop games. Certainly it is not a surprising finding for anyone reading this blog. What interests me are the factors a team of researchers have identified as the “materiality of boardgames.” The Four Aspects of Tabletop Board Games These researchers coded their responses from players into the …

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One Hour Tabletop Game Design

Last weekend I had the opportunity to participate in a workshop at CONvergence, a local sci-fi and fantasy convention. Cam Banks, Ennie award winning game designer, who is currently at Atlas Games, ran the workshop on game design creation. It was a very informal affair, with most supplies being school supply standards (construction paper, card stock, markers, pencils) while Cam …

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Q&A with Pat Brosseau

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing letterer Pat Brosseau chime in on all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish.   Q:  What makes for good comic book lettering? PB:  Good comic book lettering should be as unobtrusive as possible, legible, and blend well with the artwork, so everything looks great together as a …

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Are you prepared for Generation Zero?

Lettered Preview Debut: “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” Deploys GENERATION ZERO #1 with Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela – Coming in August! Ready… Set… Riot! This August, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with a daring new ongoing series for Valiant’s volatile team of teenaged walking warheads!  Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of GENERATION ZERO #1  – the …