For those not “in the know”… LCS stands for Local Comic Shop! Having a glorious day off from work today, I wanted to stop by my local shop with one particular purchase in mind… the first issue of Stellar. In my last post, I discussed how I’d rediscovered artist Bret Blevins as he’s recently reemerged on the comics and social media scenes, also launching a KickStarter for an online instructional course he is planning. One of the other things I was happy to discover was that Blevins was doing the artwork on a new comic title! That title is Stellar which is published by Image Comics through Robert Kirkman’s (creator of the Walking Dead) Skybound imprint.
I have no idea what Stellar is even about yet… I’ll be sitting down for some reading sessions over the next couple nights! All I know is I’m happy to see new work by Bret Blevins and wanted to enjoy and support it.
As you may have noticed, Stellar #1 didn’t come home alone. It brought friends. I mean really, who can go to the comic shop and buy just one comic? Not this guy. A lot of my buying choices center around creators. Though they’ve been out for months, I picked up the first couple issues of Doomsday Clock partly because I am interested in the Watchmen integration into the DCU… but mainly for the artwork of Gary Frank. Birthright I’ve read the first volume of, have volume 2 on my to read pile… and grabbed volume 3 here to get ahead of the game! The Realm I just happened upon while browsing the shelves. Like Birthright, it intrigues me for it’s genre mix of modern world and fantasy, as that fits with the comic I’m currently working on, “I Thought It Would Be Zombies…” It’s fun and rewarding to study and take inspiration from the work of others that may have some similarity in thematics.
These past couple months I’ve been reading many more comics than I was previously, and really getting excited again. Much of that desire stems from seeing posts by Steem members with similar interests, such as @blewitt, @cryplectibles, @nickmorphew, @angry0historian, @modernzorker, and many more… Thanks to all for helping me reignite some passion. I can’t wait until we have actual community features on Steemit to make it that much easier to share our geek pride!
So what’s everyone reading… or what would you like to read a bit more about from me? As always… let me know in the comments! Now… it’s off to do some reading for me. Actually… food first, then read…
– Bryan “the Imp” Imhoff