Edwin gets some great commission requests. Check out this one of Shorty and some strange norse warrior guy/god.
The Comic Buzz gang includes Skullkickers on their \”Best of 2011\” list of recommend titles:
\”Skullkickers has been part of my reading schedule for almost 2 years and for me the “Honeymoon period” is still going strong. Whenever the editor of Comicbuzz sends over the latest issue, I always feel a little happier. The comic is essentially a fantasy tale mixed with an exceptionally violent sense of fun. Drawing on the tales of Fritz Leiber’s \’Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser\’ and with a comedic sensibility like Eric Powell’s \’The Goon\’.
The team behind this series (Jim Zub, Edwin Huang, Misty Coats et al) believe in what they do and are having fun while doing it. Skullkickers started off strong, is still going strong and I’ll be there reading it as long as they’ll have me.\” – James
The latest Comics of Doom podcast episode lavishes praise on Skullkickers Vol 2: Five Funerals and a Bucket of Blood. In fact, they spotlight SK book 2 for their opening conversation/review, so you can listen to the podcast and jump right into the SK chatter.
Ryan Closs at Multiversity has listed Skullkickers in their \”Most Overlooked Titles\” category as part of their 2011 Year In Review.
\”Skullkickers is a story that works incredibly well in comics. The unlimited budget is used perfectly, there\’s almost no talking heads at any point it\’s all big action, big fun, colourful adventure.\”…\”Read this book. You\’re not just hurting creators Jim Zub and Edwin Huang by not reading it, you\’re hurting yourself.\”
The gang at Panel Bound have posted up a new interview with Jim Zub all about how Skullkickers came to be and advice for pitching and breaking in to the comic business. Click on through and check it out.
This week on the amazing Sindiecate art blog, the theme is Skullkickers! Yes!
The first pic, done by Jorge F. Muñoz is truly skullkickin\’-worthy.
We cannot wait to see what other art is put together by the gang. Head on over and check them out.
The gang at Multiversity have been big proponents of Skullkickers since the very beginning and the latest article written by Joshua Mocle is an extensive run through of his favourite aspects of the series so far. Give it a read!
\”I quickly became charmed by the off-beat dialogue, bizarre characters and entirely modern storytelling. However, what really won me over was that, for the first time I can really remember, I was reading a high concept fantasy book that included absolutely zero self indulgience. More than most comics out there, Skullkickers seemed to only be preoccupied with having fun and telling a raunchy, gorey story in a universe with elements that were familiar to most (even me) if not all.\”
Jeremy Hudson from the site Nerd Bastards\’ first issue of Skullkickers is our latest and he\’s happy to join the adventure.
\”It reminded me of how a great D&D game can go to complete craziness around 2am when the DM is hopped up on Cheetos and diet Dr. Pepper and it was just as fun as that too. Also we finally get answers to what a drum kit golem would look like. This book is damn near educational.\”
The crew at Panel Bound has Skullkickers on their new list of \”5 Comics That Will Change How You Read Comics\”.
\”I first heard about Skullkickers at San Diego Comic Con as I was creeping about the Image booth trying to nab interviews for the website. I was initially intrigued by this comic because the guys doing signings were probably a few years older than me and this both bummed me out (whenever I see people my age making comics professionally I get a little jealous) and made me want to check this books out immediately.
I couldn’t believe that this group of creators in their (probably I am guessing) mid 20′s were creating such a polished and clean looking book being put out by Image. After checking out the first issue of Skullkickers it all started to make sense why Image was rallying behind this book so much, it’s comedy and action writing at it’s finest. The art is superb and is by far one of the most polished comics out currently.\”
Mat Elfring at Comic Vine has a great new article up called \’What Are We Reading?\’ all about favourite comic titles. Image grabs all three spots on his list, and one of them is Skullkickers.
\”Everything about this comic is awesome, especially the art.. It may not have the complex character development that THE WALKING DEAD has or the bizarre super-powers that CHEW has, but this book stands out on its own and there is nothing like it on the market. I\’d love to shake the hands of Jim Zub, Edwin Huang, and Misty Coats for putting this book together.\”