Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

MISTER X STORY WINS RUNNER-UP AWARD AT DUNDEE COLLEGE

Artist A. Kaviraj and writer Darrin O'Tolole have won runner up in the Dundee College sequential art contest with their Mister X story, judged by Frank Quitely.

FRANK QUITELY & GRANT MORRISON WITH TALES FROM THE VOID, ANOTHER COMIC BOOK PROJECT BY KAVIRAJ & O'TOOLE

What is the contest? In 1944 The Dandy introduced the first home-grown British superhero – The Amazing Mr X, who appeared in 14 installments between 1944 and 1945. These stories were drawn by DC Thomson staff artist Jack Glass. When The Amazing Mr X made a brief reappearance in The Dandy annual in 1962 he was drawn by Dudley D. Watkins. Since then he has been all but forgotten... but now you have the opportunity to bring the character back to life, re-interpreting the character for the 21st century!

The University of Dundee, in partnership with DC Thomson, is pleased to announce the Second Annual Dundee Comics Prize - a competition to re-create The Amazing Mr X. Entries should consist of a two - three page origin story and a cover image featuring your interpretation of this classic British superhero.

The first prize is £500, plus publication of the story in The Sunday Post and in the Dundee University publication Anthology, which showcases new work by up-and-coming comics creators. There will also be two runner-up prizes of £250 each.

WRITER DARRIN O'TOOLE

Kaviraj and O'Toole won the contest, which specified a three page story, but after they won runner up were asked if they could come up with two extra pages to more complete the story which they quickly did. The Mister X story has been posted below for your reading enjoyment.

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The Amazing Mister x

Monday, October 29, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

PURGATORY BY CHRISTOPHER SMITH

Christopher Smith presents Purgatory, a short story about the rise of superheroes and the impact they have on society.

Christopher Smith is a short-story contributor at Champion City Comics and he is also the author of A Killer's Eyes.


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Purgatory

Thursday, October 25, 2012

THOR VS FIN FANG FOOM

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Artist Ryan Cairns has submitted an original piece titled 'Thor vs Fin Fang Foom'. This is a great black and white image where we see the back of Thor as he prepares to do battle with Fin Fang Foom.

About Ryan: Ryan Cairns is an artist based out of Southern Michigan. He reads way too many comic books and is obsessed with baseball. He does charcoal portraits, nudes, comic books and pinups. He intends to get a webcomic going eventually. You can reach him at cairns_illustration@hotmail.com or just friend the fool on Facebook.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

AGATHA BY VICTOR POZZI

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Victor Pozzi, the artist for Westwood, Naira, Naira 2, The Hellfighters, and The Captive, has submitted to me some concepts for original comic book characters. Today I am sharing his concept of Agatha, a hero that has the look of a Greek goddess but is armed with a katana.

Monday, October 22, 2012

PHANTOM LADY PIN UP BY ERIK ROMAN

Erik Roman, the artist for The Red Devil, has contributed a vintage golden age pin-up titled 'Phantom Lady'. This print is available for sale and Erik is available for commission work as an artist, so click here to contact Erik.

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COMICS FROM THE EDGE #124

COMIC BY BOB TOBEN

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

BABOON SHARK ROCKET BY JOE HAEMMERLE

Joe Haemmerle, the artist for The Champion City Fire and The Red Devil, recently posted an original piece of artwork where a baboon is riding a shark rocket during an apocalyptic moment. I thought it was very cool and decided to post it at Champion City Comics. If you want to see more of Joe's work then click here to view his website.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #122

COMIC BY BOB TOBEN

DR DEATH VS THE ZOMBIE: A WEBCOMIC SERIES (ADULT LANGUAGE AND VIOLENCE)

Champion City Comics is pleased to present the re-launch of Dr. Death vs. The Zombie. After completing the first edition of Dr. Death vs. The Zombie, a project we are very proud of, we decided to make our story darker, grittier, and feature more blood and gore. Please enjoy.

DR DEATH VS THE ZOMBIE

Writer: TonyDoug Wright

Pencils and inks: Anand Kaviraj

Color: Joe Haemmerle

Letters: MaGnUs

Champion City Comics is pleased to present Dr Death vs The Zombie. Dr. Death is an "almost superhero" that can sense the thoughts and feelings of those around him. At times, he serves as judge, jury, and executioner when he encounters psychopaths and the terminally ill. In this series, Dr. Death has taken refuge in Las Vegas following a brutal encounter with a vampire clan. However, his refuge is short-lived due to the presence of a zombie that is terrorizing the city.

YOU CAN READ DR. DEATH VS THE ZOMBIE AT DRUNK DUCK BY CLICKING HERE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO READ AN EMBEDDED PDF. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

THE PUNISHATOR





A. Kaviraj, our resident artist and comic book guru, decided to draw yours truly as The Punisher, er, The Punishator! Things have been going very well at Champion City Comics for our third anniversary and we are working on various comic book projects for our faithful fans.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

A KILLER'S EYES BY CHRISTOPHER SMITH

Champion City Comics is adding short stories to our site. Michigan writer, Christopher Smith, has joined the Champion City Comics team and his first short story is titled A Killer's Eyes. This story is told from the perspective of the dreamer, a man who experiences frequent and terrifying nightmares and has chosen to write some of them down in hopes that getting them on to paper might server as a form of therapy. The story starts with the dreamer's own perspective on what is about to occur, then it moves into the dream itself.Enjoy!

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A Killer's Eyes >

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #120

COMIC BY BOB TOBEN

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

HE-MAN, ORKO, AND BATTLE CAT

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Joe Haemmerle, the artist for The Red Devil and The Champion City Fire, has something for you Masters of the Universe fans. This original design by Joe was sent to me today and it is one very cool piece of art. I grew up watching Masters of the Universe, so I was totally stoked when I saw He-Man, Orko, Battle Cat, and Castle Grayskull. Enjoy!

WEBCOMICOGRAPHY: THE END OF PARADISE - PAGE 36



The End of Paradise

Writer: TonyDoug Wright

Pencils, Inks, and Lettering: A. 'Kav' Kaviraj

Synopsis: Nick Hamilton, a former small-time criminal, is on a serious revenge mission to kill Frankie Paradise, a notorious mob boss responsible for the death of an innocent man and his family. Joining Nick on his mission is Marshall Jackson, a weapons dealer, and The Kid, a teenage prophet and gun for hire. Nick, Marshall, and The Kid must take out Paradise's henchmen in order to get to their main target, Frankie Paradise.

Webcomicography is a weekly article from Champion City Comics that goes behind the scenes of our webcomics to give you the complete story. Today is a review of page 36 from The End of Paradise. Diod you miss the last article? Click here to read. Also, click here to see our past articles for this webcomic.

My apologies for the long delay, but Webcomicography is back. Let's take a look at page 36 below:

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Nick and Marshall have met up with a former colleague, Walt Fenderson to get some information on the hiding places for Sato Akio or Frankie Paradise. Walt, like Nick and Marshall, worked for Paradise, so there is that common bond for these characters. I wanted to add an ally for this journey, but had no idea how Walt's character would blossom. He really developed into an old-school tough guy that was modeled after actor Sam Elliott.

Comic book writing rookies, take a look at this page and the following pages with Walt Fenderson. Walt is introduced, but the dialogue is natural and doesn't contain expositional dialogue. It is important for characters to engage in conversations that move the story forward and not give the reader an unnecessary history lesson. Expositional dialogue happens to the best of us, and all it takes is a little bit of script polish to clean up that mess.

On Thursday, we will review page 37 of The End of Paradise. Want to read the entire webcomic? Click here and enjoy the story.


Tony Doug Wright is the owner and head writer at Champion City Comics. His works include The End of Paradise, The Red Devil, Dr. Death vs The Zombie, and Day 165.

Monday, October 8, 2012

MATTHEW BOGART PRESENTS 'OH, IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD'

Matthew Bogart is a respected artist at Champion City Comics, and he has just launched a new webcomic titled, Oh, It's The End of The World, which follows a group of young characters as they deal with the end of the world. Oh, It's The End of The World can be viewed here. Enjoy!


RAPID CITY #2 IS COMING!

Superhero fans get ready! A. Kaviraj and Josh Dahl are pleased to announce that Rapid City #2 will be available at Champion City Comics this month. If you missed Rapid City #1 then click here to read the exciting first issue. Check out the awesome cover below and get ready for some killer comic book action.


COMICS FROM THE EDGE #118

COMIC BY BOB TOBEN

Friday, October 5, 2012

CELEBRATE BANNED BOOKS WEEK





Champion City Comics is proud to support Banned Books Week. We hope you've been celebrating as well, so show your support at your local library and local bookstore. To learn more about Banned Books Week, then click here for more info.

MORE ON TALES FROM THE VOID



Champion City Comics total badass, A. 'Kav' Kaviraj, has been earning praise for his work on Darrin O'Toole's Tales from The Void. Check out this article here from Irish Comics News to see what they said about our very own Kav!

Interested in getting a copy of Tales From The Void? Click here to get your copy! 

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #117

COMIC BY BOB TOBEN

Thursday, October 4, 2012

AN INTERVIEW WITH AARON SCHUTZ


 Aaron Schutz is the creator of the Doctor Death character and his short story, Dr. Death vs The Vampire, was turned into a comic book by our very own A. 'Kav' Kaviraj. Schutz gave Kav and I his blessing to continue the story, and we developed Dr. Death vs The Zombie.

Schutz is a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and this recent article talks about Doctor Death and his career. Enjoy. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

KAV'S COMIC BOOK REVIEW OF AMERICA'S GOT POWERS



I hardly ever pick up an actual comic book, but I grabbed a copy of America's Got Powers #1 because Bryan Hitch was the artist. I read it and have to sadly proclaim it is lame. It's like someone watched The Hunger Games and thought they had a brilliant idea-'We'll do The Hunger Games, but with the X men!'.

So blah blah blah a crystal meteorite falls in Golden Gate Park and every mother in the radius instantly gives birth to a super (but not too bright) mutant. So one kid doesn't get super powers, so it's pretty darn predictable when we learn at the end of the comic that he's actually the most powerful one of all. Yawn. Saw that one coming.

The characterization is weak-these are standard characters we've seen plugged into many many superhero books over the years. Yawn.

Even the Bryan Hitch art failed to raise it to the level above something you would get on free comic book day. Of course there's the standard evil corporate types who run the hunger games. They also are your typical arrogant, cocky, corrupt, 100% evil standard character. Absolutely nothing worth reading about this book. Sorry guys.

 A. Kaviraj is an artist and writer at Champion City Comics. His works include Dr Death vs The Vampire, Doctor Death vs The Zombie, and The End of Paradise.

Monday, October 1, 2012

OUR THIRD ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION BEGINS TODAY!

Champion City Comics was launched October 8, 2009, so this month we are celebrating our third anniversary. Over the past three years we have been able to amass talent and develop some wonderful webcomics.

Some 160,000 readers have visited our site and we are showing no signs of slowing down.

Let's celebrate!

COMICS FROM THE EDGE #115

COMIC BY BOB TOBEN