McCarthy’s Drift

Yesterday’s storm was all anyone could talk about in the usually dry city of Perth today, it seems. It certainly was spectacular. Beyond the pics of hail damage to windows and cars was a great little article on local writer Shane McCarthy. Here’s the article about the All Hail Megatron writer and his new addition to the Transformers mythos – Drift, a Japanese racing car with a sword. Oh yeah. See pics of the toy and more at McCarthy’s blog.

The West Geeks Out

My local newspaper, The West Australian is usually pretty good with comic book coverage, and here in the sunny side of Oz (actually it’s pretty much all sunny) we’ve had a good run of successful comic creators, with Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse) and Shane McCarthy (All Hail Megatron) being the obvious stars. Last week The West ran 2 comic stories in 2 days, by 2 different journos. Cool. One was on writer McCarthy and the other article was in the business section and centred on local store, Quality Comics. You can read that article here. Gone are the days of BIFF! and POW! being stamped on anything comic related, though they do call McCarthy a “cartoon comic writer.” Man…I don’t understand why people get those two terms mixed up. Cartoons are animated and on TV screens or the cinema. Comics are static and are printed on paper. Lesson over. Hopefully when the Arcana mag launches next month they’ll give us a nod though!

Two New Interviews

AHMV1I have two new interviews up at Broken Frontier. One is with Perth writer Shane McCarthy. He’s a nice fella and goes to the same LCS as me. He has some interesting things to say about the ‘biz’ and how he got into it, while writing Batman and the current and popular All Hail Megatron series for IDW.¬†Read the interview here.¬†

There’s also my interview with artist Steve Scott. He used to be a firefighter, he’s met President Bush and has had his work displayed in European galleries. My interview with Scott is here.

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