Young Avengers and More With Ramon Villalobos

Nerdcenaries: Hello Ramon!
Ramon Villalobos: Hi.
Nerdcenaries: How are you doing?
Ramon Villalobos: I’m doing alright.
Nerdcenaries: Well, you got done with your What If: Age of Ultron issue and you are doing Young Avengers next but I think there was something else you had that came out recently. Am I mistaken?
Ramon Villalobos: Yeah a book called Abstract 3 that my friend Frank is inking for me, written by Seth Jacob.
Nerdcenaries: What is it about?
Ramon Villalobos: Well it’s about a group of superheroes called the Abstract 3 that have a reality warping crisis but I can’t really talk much about the plot.
Nerdcenaries: Ah. Well it has your art on it which is a solid selling point.
Ramon Villalobos: Haha thank you.
Nerdcenaries: Your style to me kind of seems like a Rafael Grampa crinkly-ness meets the sharp cleanliness of Mike Allred. Were either of them inspirations?
Ramon Villalobos: Definitely both of those guys are yeah. Probably Rafael Grampa is a little more apparent in my art. I like the really classy grit in his drawing. Allred I really like because he kind of has some of the quirky silver age stiffness that I really dig but it’s not as conscious of an influence as is Grampa.

from What If: Age of Ultron #2
from What If: Age of Ultron #2

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Princeless For All and More With Jeremy Whitley


Nerdcenaries: Hey Jeremy Whitley. I’m a big fan of Princeless but I wish there were a way I could get friends into the comic. Is there some way you could help out?
Jeremy: Absolutely! Right now we are getting ready to rerelease the original first issue of Princeless to comic stores. Better yet, we’re going to do it for $1. So, as long as your comic shop orders it, they can get a chance to try Princeless for only $1 and if they don’t have a comic shop, it’s exactly the same price on Comixology!
Nerdcenaries: Very nice!

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Interview with Beau Quijano

From The Lovers
From The Lovers

Nerdcenaries: Hello Beau Quijano, how is it going?
Beau Quijano: It’s going fine. Like this right?
Nerdcenaries: This works
Beau Quijano: Great
Nerdcenaries: So you’ve been posting comics on Tumblr for a while. Can you go over some of the comics you’ve done and what they’re about?
Beau Quijano: Uh, so makeoutpoint currently has a Luke Cage 2 pger I did for a Marvel Exhibition here in 2011, an unreleased manga project I took to SDCC with a group [and is the last time I do spec work LOL], the first chapter of my romcom spy-fi BS comic called The Lovers, and some fanart/etc for current/upcoming projects.

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Real Interviews- Kickstarter Runner and My Boss, Luke Herr

This week, I interviewed my boss, and perennial success story, Luke Herr, about his ongoing Kickstarter project. Hit the jump to see more.

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Real Interviews: Olliver Kirby

N: So, could you explain who you are and what your job is for people that don’t already know?

OK: Well I’m Olliver Kirby. I’ve been him for as long as I can remember. I’ve been working various odd jobs in the entertainment industry for maybe five or six years now. I’m currently working as a junior editor for a Japanese manga licenser.

N: What are some of the titles you’ve translated?

OK: I don’t actually work as a translator since I know about as much Japanese as a squirrel would Klingon. I edit the horrible language from the translations so that it sounds more natural and actually like something that a human being would say. Normally this is a job that wouldn’t be required since it’s expected of the translators to be able to chose which wording would best fit the translation. The titles I work on though are not translated by English fluent translators and they give me the scripts which basically feel like they are ran through Google Translate. It is from that I build upon to change the broken English into a more fitting tone for the story.

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Real Interviews: Barry Fuhrman

Luke: This week we have on Barry Fuhrman of the web series, The Variants and actual employee of Zeus Comics. Barry is online on Twitter at KingBaz. How are you doing?
Barry: I am enough for a Sunday afternoon wherein I accomplished absolutely nothing that I needed to accomplish. I did have some Twizzlers, though, so I suppose it’s not a complete wash.
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Real Interviews – Peter Brothers

I interviewed Peter Brothers, author of the upcoming book, Mushroom Clouds and Mushroom Men – The Fantastic Cinema of Ishiro Honda, which details the filmography, history, and cinematic skill of Ishiro Honda, the creator of Godzilla. Check out the interview after the jump.