Cullen Bunn (Writer) and Blacky Shepherd (Artist) join Marc to discuss the release of Voltron: From the Ashes, a new 6-issue comic book series from Dynamite Entertainment. The 1st Issue is being released on September 16th, and Cullen and Blacky tell us as much as they can without spoiling it for anyone.
Cullen and Blacky seem to have come from the same mold, despite growing up in different areas, which makes them perfect collaborators for this Voltron comic book series. We talk about their love of giant robots, Micronauts, the horror genre, and classic japanese anime, as well as the influences that have brought them to where they are today.
Obviously, you are going to get to hear more than you've ever heard before about Voltron: From the Ashes, without getting spoiled or upsetting the editors at Dynamite Entertainment. Keep this in mind: this is the same classic Voltron look, but a completely fresh take on Voltron with a new team, 200 years after the original team of Lance, Keith, Allura, Pidge and Hunk.
Cullen Bunn is an accomplished writer for comics, short stories, and novels. Known for his work on comic books such as Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe for Marvel Comics, and The Damned and The Sixth Gun for Oni Press, his work also includes the middle reader horror series Crooked Hills and his short story work includes the anthology collection Creeping Stones & Other Stories.
In this podcast, Cullen also mentions his current Comic for Dark Horse Comics, called Harrow County, and Blood Feud, a novella from Oni Press.
In 2011 Bunn was nominated for a Ghastly Award, and won Broken Frontier's Best Writer Independent Award. In 2012 he was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award and an Eisner Award.
If you want to see more of Cullen's work, you can go to his personal website at: http://www.cullenbunn.com
He is on Twitter: @cullenbunn
He also has a Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/cullenbunn
Blacky Shepherd is known for being an artist of comics and pin-ups. He started his own kickstarter project for "Blacky's Beauties". In comics, he started doing ‘Vampirella: Feary Tales’ pencils for Dynamite Comics, and is now working on Voltron: From the Ashes. This talented artist isn't stopping there. You'll be seeing more work from him in the future.
Blacky's personal website is: http://www.cqshep.com
On Twitter: @cqshep
On Facebook: http://facebook.com/cqshep
We'll be talking to these guys again in a future podcast to review some of the issues of Voltron: From the Ashes, after they are released.
Thanks for listening!