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From the Philippines with Love: An Interview with Red Hood and the Outlaws artist Julius Gopez

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Julius Gopez is an artist for DC Comics. He has done work on such titles like Fringe, Gears of War, Ravagers and is now on Red Hood and the Outlaws. He was nice enough to speak with us about his career thus far.

1.) How did you begin working for DC?

I did try to penetrate comics on my own, without an agent, but it turns out to be very hard for me.  Since I am living here in the Philippines, I cannot go to conventions, and an agent got me work at DC. I have lots of samples on every genre just to be sure that i will be getting a shot at any available project DC may have. My agent took my samples, and I got a shot.

2.) What led you to want to join the company as an ongoing artist?

DC is one of the main publishers of comics; any artist would want to join DC. It’s an artist’s dream come true.

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A) Did your work on Fringe and Gears of War series allow you to show

them your talent?

What talent? Lol. Talent for me is keeping up with time and style. An artist should be a step ahead of time and style, and I am still learning and still educating myself. I haven’t polished the gift I was given just yet.

B.) Are you a fan of either of those series?

I haven’t read comics for a long time. I read old stuff from DC, but I read comics because i want to study how the artist interpret a story.

3.) Tell me about how you found yourself working on Ravagers?

I was excited because I got to draw Superboy and Fairchild. I wish I could draw them again and again.

4.) What attracted you to those characters?

First, they are famous. I mean it’s a level up status for an artist to drawfamous characters. It is a finer moment for me to draw comics but it’s my finest moment to draw well- known characters. I’ve been drawing these characters since I was a boy, and when it came to me drawing these characters, I felt I was back in the old days when I got to lay on the floor just me and my pencils doing my own story in my head. While drawing them, I used to make my own sound effects. I am very happy with my time drawing them.

5.) Who was your favorite to draw?

Of course, Superboy.

6.) Explain how you, Tom DeFalco and Howard Mackie worked together?

They just sent me the script, and the script was so precise and descriptive that there was no need for any further explanations.

7.) Tell me how you ended up on Red Hood.

I guess some of my earlier work put me where I am now.

9.) Did James Tynion IV have any input in bringing you on board?

I guess somebody else has the authority to put people on teams together.

10.) What attracted you to the project?

Again, they are famous characters. Red Hood is making me a bit famous too. Lol. As I read along the story, the characters seem to become more and more real after each issue.

11.) Explain your collaborative process with James……

He is very good at describing scenes. He doesn’t need to explain because it is already very clear in the script.

12.) What do you hope to bring to the book? Are you staying on the for

the long haul?

I am hoping that is the case. I am still hoping that I can bring something to the series. I am still trying to find out what can i contribute with the characters and the story on an artist point of view. I hope I will be drawing Red Hood for a long time.

 13.) Can you explain what exactly will happen to Jason?

 He seemed to have had his mind completely wiped clean! That cannot be!  I do not think I am at liberty to reveal anything. Sorry.

 14.) What other projects do you have coming up? Any new DC work?

 I am not hearing anything about projects after Red Hood. So, keep your fingers crossed!

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Tommy Zimmer is an upcoming writer of short stories, comic books, journalism/media reviews, screenplays, and anything related to writing. On zimmert101.wordpress.com, you can view his latest work, and see what exciting things he is currently doing!!

 




Creative Continuity in assocation with Bestow Productions presents Len Wein

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The Bad Dream Reliquary Launches Kickstarter Campaign

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The Bad Dream Reliquary Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Via Press Release:

A newly launched crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, The Bad Dream Reliquary, has just gone live and is raising funds for the production of a quarterly graphic novel horror anthology. The Reliquary is written by Seattle author Brett Reistroffer and will feature art from up to ten different artists illustrating short stories of horror, suspense, dark fantasy, and the macabre. Also collected in the 100 plus pages of content in each volume will be articles by guest contributors, featured art, and short fiction.

The production of the first volume is well underway, with the cover and interior art of the first short story being handled by the book’s production designer, Zimbabwe-Canadian artist Darcray. We have recently initiated a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the further production of the first installment, helping us pay for the remaining art, most of which will be coming from a varied cast of new and upcoming artists in the indie comic world.

 

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Coming this August: The First Annual Geekie Awards

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Coming this August: The First Annual Geekie Awards

Via Press Release:
The official date, location, as well as discounted ticket links for the First Annual Geekie Awards, presented by The Avalon Hollywood on August 18th, 2013 was announced today at Nedopak Productions in Los Angeles.  The Geekie Awards celebrates the most talented independent creators, artists and filmmakers, showcasing their work to a worldwide audience of industry leaders and fans who may not otherwise discover it via a live broadcast event.  The Show aims at positioning geek culture in the spotlight as a collection of valid award-winning genres for storytelling and creation.  In the coming months until the Award Show, celebrities, and fans alike, will be answering the call: What #RUGeekie for?
On Sunday, August 18th, 2013, in the heart of Hollywood, California, The Geekies will be awarding the best in indie-created comic books, graphic novels, short films, web series, podcasts, trailers, music videos, toys, games, art, craft, crowd-funding, and websites via a live-streamed, action-packed award show.  With a vibe such as the MTV Movie Awards and Spike’s Scream Awards, The Geekie Awards will be a live ceremony  intermixed with humorous, well-crafted digital content.  The Show will go further to offer on-site interactive experiences for guests, created by several top-name product design and tech sponsors involved this year.  The Geekies will combine Hollywood pizzazz with the fun of a comic convention in a classy-yet-fun way.
The video announcement of the nominees that were announced this morning from The Geekie Awards Headquarters in Hollywood, CA: http://TheGeekieAwards.com.  The list of nominees will be published later today at the following link: http://thegeekieawards.com/2013-nominees.
Kristen Nedopak, Executive Producer, show concept creator, and über geek explains, “There are far too many talented creators out there who don’t have the means to get the exposure they need [in order] to promote their incredible work.  The Geekie Awards gives them exposure to an international audience, both through our panel of expert judges to our website to the show itself and all the press surrounding it.  We’re utilizing our pull in Hollywood and our own creative talents to produce an event so fun that millions of people attend and/or watch, so the best of our creators’ work will be known across the world once we’re done.  That’s what is so exciting to me.  It’s about talent, finding that talent, and letting it shine.  If just one creator books work as a result, I consider this first year a huge success.”
A select number of discounted tickets will be released to the general public starting today, June 10, at the following link: http://thegeekieawards.com/tickets.  There are various ticket packages available, including access to VIP seating, a private party before the Awards Show, exclusive gifts, autographed art, as well as other perks.
The Geekie Awards, in association with Nedopak Productions LLC, would like to acknowledge some of the sponsors for the first annual award show in Hollywood, CA: The Avalon Hollywood, Seagate, Soulcake Creative, WebMovement LLC, Sci-Fi Alliance, Camadeus, Ta’Varen Tees, Showbiz Store & Café, Full Mood Events and W1N Digital Studios.

About The Avalon Hollywood:
In 2002 the original Hollywood Playhouse was transformed by a state-of-the-art facelift; orchestrated at the hands of owner John Lyons.  Without compromising the Spanish Colonial architecture of this historic space, Avalon was born and has grown into one of the most prestigious venues for live performances & events including The Beatles’ first west coast performance, first broadcast of the American Music Awards, The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Madonna, Jerry Lewis, James Brown, Frank Sinatra, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake and the Black Eyed Peas, to name a few.
Additional information about The Avalon Hollywood is available at: http://avalonhollywood.com/
 
About The Geekie Awards:
The 2013 Geekie Awards presents the first-ever live streamed geek-genre award show featuring the best indie-created short films, web series, comic books, artists, designers, toy/game makers and more across 9 major categories. The multi-camera live streaming / online broadcast will reach an international audience of millions and celebrate any and every genre from Sci-Fi to Fantasy to Steampunk, Horror, Anime, and more. ‘The Geekie Awards’ is a registered trademark of Nedopak Productions, LLC.
Additional information about The Geekie Awards is available at: www.TheGeekieAwards.com |http://twitter.com/TheGeekieAwards #RUGeekie | https://www.facebook.com/TheGeekieAwards |What #RUGeekie For?“: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFcbcFaZyfk






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