Today, we take a look at a part of history that is far less remembered in the West than perhaps it should be. The exploration of the Pacific, the establishment of alliances of a newly discovered foreign power and the arrogance of one European. This is the story of Magellan's last voyage.
You may have heard that Ferdinand Magellan was the first man to circumnavigate the Earth back from 1519-1522. If so, then whoever told you that was wrong. It is true that Magellan’s voyage traversed the entire planet, but the man himself did not. Magellan was actually killed in 1521 in the Kingdom of Mactan – which is now a part of The Philippines – and it was his second in command who completed the voyage.
It’s that time again, folks! Today we go through a select pick of popular comic book projects on Kickstarter that are inching ever closer towards their deadlines and they need your support to be bought to life.
When a girls’ softball team takes a shortcut through the Florida Everglades, they veer off the path towards a night they'll never forget – drinking, dancing – one last hurrah before college starts and they go their separate ways.
When they stumble into a trap set by a murderous cult, the stage is set for a night of blood-soaked carnage – but the cult has never dealt with victims who are ready to fight back, and while the girls might not have home field advantage, they have a game-changing surprise of their own.
Blake Northcott’s 48-page graphic novel is a double-header of murder and mystery that will crack you square in the skull ... it’s unfiltered survival horror like you've never seen before!
We’re back again for another select pick of some of the latest to hit the world of comic books. Enjoy!
War of the Realms Released!
Midgard is broken, and as heroes of Asgard and Earth alike start to sift through the pieces, new heroes – and villains – emerge. What’s next for Jane Foster, now free of the hammer she was willing to die to hold? Thor’s brother Loki faced a terrible fate in the War of the Realms – and now the god of mischief must make himself anew. For the Punisher, the war isn’t even close to finished – but this time, he’s got his own army. And for Thor himself, destiny has finally arrived. The God of Thunder strikes out for a whole new adventure!
Today, I thought we could have a look at some resources for all you aspiring creators. I’ve done more than my fair share on research into the art of storytelling for the comic book medium, so here is a short list of resources pertaining to the moving image that I think may be quite useful. Enjoy!
Comic Books Confidential
Here’s an extract, an interview with Stan the Man from the 1988 documentary:
Here, the late father of Marvel Comics tells us about the need for heroes and how such a need spawned from US politics during his childhood. He also goes on to explain how his own creative influence was forged by the years of the depression. It’s a good interview in a very solid documentary that will be sure to aid any aspiring creative.
David Lloyd has long been one of my all-time favourite comic artists. Ever since reading V for Vendetta as a kid I’ve always enjoyed getting sucked into the worlds that were crafted and coloured by this man, so today I want to write up a bit of history about this man and a bit more about his works. Enjoy!