Review: Free Comic Book Day: Locke & Key

By Paula R. Stiles

Hill, Joe, writer; Rodriguez, Gabriel, artist. Locke & Key: Free Comic Book Day. Jay Fotos, colors; Robbie Robbins, letters; Chris Ryall, ed. IDW Publishing, 2011. 28pp.

I went to Free Comic Book Day this year (It was last Saturday) and picked up some stuff. Most of it was promotional material, involving snippets of stories, but there was one interesting find: a Free Comic Book Day special issue of Locke & Key from last year. It …

Paula R. StilesReview: Free Comic Book Day: Locke & Key

Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: 20,000 Lovecrafts Under the Sea

By Lyndsey Holder

Brown, Bruce and MacPherson, Dwight L, writers; Boatwright, Thomas, artist. Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom. Burnaby [BC]: Arcana Press, 2011.

I have a secret. It’s kind of a ridiculous secret, but I’m going to share it with you, anyway, and I hope you won’t laugh at me too much. A while ago, I heard about a delightful comic called “Howard Lovecraft and the Undersea Kingdom”, but, for some reason, my brain decided that …

Lyndsey HolderColumn: Comics Over Innsmouth: 20,000 Lovecrafts Under the Sea

Column: Comics Over Innsmouth: Chocolate Covered Crawling Chaos

By Lyndsey Holder

Nelson, Michael Alan, et al. Cthulhu Tales Omnibus: Madness. Los Angeles: BOOM! Studios, 2011.

Nelson, Aaron Thomas, writer; and Reynolds, Mathew, artist. Marlow. Burnaby [BC]: Arcana Studios, 2011.

Lovecraftian fiction is difficult to pull off. Anyone can take a story and throw in an Elder God, a few references to Randolph Carter or Herbert West, and a couple of IA! IA!’s for good measure, but it takes a true master to correctly capture the subtleties …

Lyndsey HolderColumn: Comics Over Innsmouth: Chocolate Covered Crawling Chaos

Interview: Jamaica Dyer

Today, we have an interview with cartoonist Jamaica Dyer, creator of Weird Fishes:

IFP: How did you get your start as a cartoonist?

JD: As this field tends to go, I was stricken at a young age by the desire to draw my own comics. I loved Batman and Catwoman and a bunch of indie books. I got a job working in a comics shop in my teens, met all my favourite artists, and then fearlessly handed out …

IFPInterview: Jamaica Dyer