Before Joshua Fialkov was penning the pages of DC’s hit I, Vampire series, he wrote a little series for Image Comics alongside Rahsan Ekedal called Echoes. This book is horrifying, and scares you in ways you couldn’t imagine. Brilliant artist, Rahsan Ekedal, offered BD an exclusive look behind the scenes of Echoes. After the jump, Ekedal takes you through the entire creative process, from full scripted pages, to layouts, to final lettered pages, plus some insightful commentary that you won’t find anywhere else. If you’re looking to get into the comics industry, either as a writer or artist, you’ve just struck gold my friend.
Echoes follows the story of Brian Cohn as he battles with schizophrenia. Unfortunately for Brian, the meds don’t solve all his issues as he discovers that he has inherited his father’s serial killer instincts. It’s an intense ride down a blazing road of insanity that will remain ingrained in your mind long after you’ve read the final page. The trade is available in stores now, and it comes highly recommended. Read on for the skinny
Everyone is getting into the vampire craze these days, even The Batman. Big Old Brucey joins forces with Andrew this week in a battle against the vamps that are trying to infest Gotham. If you’re a sucker for blood-suckers, and you like beautifully dark art, then you need to be reading this. Check out the preview for I, Vampire #6 below, which hits shops today. Read on for the skinny…
The DC “Dark” line has been absolutely killing it over the past three months. There’s really not a single flop in the roster, and I, VAMPIRE stands out as the best of the best. Unlike most of the new titles that kicked off with a bang, I, VAMPIRE began with a rather slow pace, offering a nice break from the usual in-your-face storytelling methods. Over the past two issues Fialkov put out some top-notch drama between the two main characters, mixed with some ultra gory scenes to keep things interesting. Not to mention Sorrentino’s artwork, which stands out as some of the most original in the new DC catalogue. Though the series started slowly, hopefully this issue will ‘up the ante’ and plenty of visceral blood spattering goodness. Though the vampire craze is rampant and downright annoying right now, don’t let that turn you off from this book. Read on for the skinny…