MrsRedBeard and I (MrRedBeard) have made it a point to seek out local comic artists and authors while we are traveling. To launch this we reached out to Trent Westbrook today and met up with him in Corpus Christi, Texas yesterday. Trent is the author and artist behind a series called Corpus Christi.
The art work was very compelling so we bought issue 6 unable to find any others. MrsRedBeard reached out to Trent on facebook and arranged to met up to grab the volume. Bonus it is also signed!!! Once we get a chance to read the volume we will post a review.
Tidbit: In 2014 a successfully funded KickStarter campaign was launched to raise the funds necessary to produce Corpus Christi volume 1. We had the opportunity of buying the last copy we could find directly from Trent himself.
Slowly I’m getting back into Spawn my all time favorite comic series. There’s so much I’m not remembering about the series so I’m starting back at Issue #1. Comixology has all of Spawn available to subscribers but I want some of the physical copies for my collection. I ordered 1-11 and just got them in. I also have a collection of original figures that I will be getting out of storage soon.
For those that don’t know Spawn is a series created by Todd McFarlane about Al Simmons a Marine that was killed and whose soul went to hell. Given the chance Al sold his soul for another chance to walk the earth and see his wife again but his return among the living is five years later, his wife is re-married to his best friend and Al finds himself to be a demonic creature. Jaded by the situation, the deal and his new position in “life” he becomes a sort of anti-hero.
The art work in Spawn to me is unmatched by any other and is one of the first things that drew me into the series. Flipping through these issues is bringing back so many memories. As I go through each issue I am going to try and at least make note of key things, thoughts and major events here on the blog.
Some of you may remember there being a movie but that is a review for another day. But do know considering its time the movie wasn’t as bad as some would make it out to be.