Kieron Gillen writes stuff and things. This is his more casual blog. For solely work stuff, you'd be best to go to kierongillen.com, assuming it's decided to work today. In practice, you'll be better off staying here.
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Not the most original rendition of the character, I know. But Emily Aster is the best.
Unfortunately, it seems that Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl won’t be happening until after the first ten issues of The Wicked & The Divine, which makes me sad. But Gillen and McKelvie don’t owe me anything, and I’m just glad that it’s being made at all.
Will probably be posting the separate images of Emily and Claire in a bit.
The Eleventh Doctor was and is still my favourite Docco, even if the last series didn’t do that much for me, I still cared for that raggedy man and held back a big tear when it was finally time to let him go. The Eleventh Hour is still one of the best season openers of telly I’ve ever watched and it was really season five where it all started to click for me. I loved Eleven’s boyish enthusiasm mixed with this old man look at the world, there’s so much going on under that mad looking face. I loved his stupid fez and his stupid glasses and his stupid braces and his stupid puffed-out-chest run! Most of all though, it’s the friendship between him and The Ponds I enjoyed the most, he truly loved his friends (who turned out to be his in-laws?!) and it’s that aspect I’m tapping into with my back-up strips, just with more laughs. Titan told me; “Think Darth Vader & Son but with the Doctor.”
Titan’s approach with my strips is very much like that of Boom’s Adventure Time range; you have a main story going on in the front and then you can a page or two of nonsense at the back. I think their efforts should be applauded, they’re very much trying to branch the comics out to a wider audience, a more Tumblr friendly, web comic savvy crowd. Kudos to them and I hope the back ups become more of a regular thing and a massive massive thanks to editor Andrew James for going to bat for me several times. I’ve just handed in September’s page (my favourite so far) and I’m working on the fourth strip right now. It’s a really fun job which I am enjoying immensely and hope they keep me on for a very long time to come.
Issue 1 drops Wednesday, though sadly for UK dudes you can’t get it in any shop other than the Forbidden Planets or via Comixology. The rest of the world, should have noooooo problems.