In September 1939, the Nazi’s invaded Poland. The occupation was swift and brutal and made all the more severe by the surprise of the attack. The Polish army held strong against the Germans initially, but once the Soviets attacked from the eastern front, the Polish army surrendered – the civilian casualties became too severe – but the worst atrocities of world war two were still to come.
In 1944, Poland had been occupied by Nazi Germany for almost five years. The Polish Home Army planned some form of rebellion against German forces. Germany was fighting a coalition of Allied powers, led by the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States. The initial plan of the Home Army was to link up with the invading forces of the Western Allies as they liberated Europe from the Nazis. However, when the Soviet Army began its offensive in 1943, it became clear that Poland would be liberated by it instead of the Western Allies.
It’s time for comic book industry news again guys. Here is a select pic of some of the most recent and relevant comic news from around the globe. Enjoy!
2000AD Launches #THEDAYOFTHEDREDD
On September 7th, 2000AD – the British comic book giants - will be launching The Day Of The Dredd in comic stores around the world. A mixture of creator signings, live art jams, film screenings, and panel talks is dedicated to recognizing and exploring Dredd’s place in global pop culture.
It will coincide with the collected publication of the critically acclaimed Judge Dredd: The Small House, on Thursday September 5th with writer Rob Williams signing at the Forbidden Planet Mega-store in London between 6-7pm. One to add to the Things To Do In London If You Like Comics list on Bleeding Cool.
Fans will also be encouraged to participate by sharing their own personal memories of first encountering Dredd himself, or their favourite characters from his vast universe of stories using the hashtag #DAYOFDREDD. So, get on it!
It’s that time of the month again, folks, where we delve into the personal projects and crowdfunded comics on the wonderful world of Kickstarter. This time around, I’m bring you four upcoming projects that I think look interesting that you should be checking out too. Enjoy!
YOU DIED: An Anthology on the Afterlife
Death is, truly, the one thing we all have in common. But that doesn't make it easy to talk about. None of us can agree on what happens after the end comes, or about how much we should think about it beforehand, or even what death should mean to the living. But who says there's anything wrong with that? Not us.
With 24 contributing artists and over 240 pages, this Iron Circus Comics anthology features a line-up of cartoonists, both new and notable, relating their favourite stories, myths, hopes, and suspicions about death, dying, and even The Great Beyond.
What makes a great fight scene? Guns, explosions, one against many and the asskicking spree that follows? All fine suggestions, but if you’re planning on creating a memorable fight scene in your own work then I would advise focusing more on purpose than performance.
Now, before I start, I just want to explain the difference between a fight scene and an action scene. In fact, a good example of a movie that distinguishes between both very well is The Matrix. The, ‘Guns. Lots of guns’ lobby shootout was an action scene. As badass as it was, it didn’t really move the plot forward. We could have skipped the entire scene and cut to straight to the rooftop and the plot would not had changed at all. It was more a spectacle – eye candy, if you will – for we the audience to engage and be blown away by. As fun as it is to watch our heroes smash through endless swarms of enemies (and it is fun) you should be concerned that while all of this is going on, your plot is remaining static.
I first knew I wanted to create comics back when I read Alan Moore’s Watchmen. It was my brothers copy and he lent it to me when I was about 12 or 13 and said, ‘Just read it. You’ll love it.’ He was right.
I’m sure you've had a similar moment when you realised that creating comics is something you should at least investigate further. What ever that moment was, I’ve got some resources here that’ll help that creative flame burn a little brighter.
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