…but only if you are at the Calgary Comics Expo (www.calgaryexpo.com). Erik Larsen will be appearing at the Jack Kirby Museum table (booths 1523-1524) and will have an exclusive Savage Dragon print (limited to 250), the proceeds of which will benefit the Kirby Museum. The print features a Jack Kirby homage based on Jack’s Captain America piece found in Jim Steranko’s History of Comics book (see below). If you can’t make it, you can start scouring eBay on Monday!
Savage Dragon 185 is in store’s NOW! Be sure to pick up your copy at your local comic shop! Or if you do it digitally you can pick it up that way (links to the side)! Official copy and cover below:
Wanna try before you buy? Here’s a 5 pages preview!
“THE VERDICT” Savage Dragon is on trial crimes he committed when he had reverted to his Emperor Kurr persona. Now the world is his witness as the shocking verdict is read. Meanwhile, Malcolm Dragon has troubles of his own: Thunder-Head and Double-Paige! Comes with our highest possible recommendation!
The Savage Fincast Podcast is pleased to announce that our 15th episode will feature comic creator, Michel Fiffe! Savage Dragon fans will recognize Michel as the editor of, and contributor to, the “Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies” series of back up stories that were featured in Savage Dragon from issue #160 to #171 and later collected as a trade with bonus stories. In addition, Michel is known for his critically acclaimed “Zegas” comic series and new monthly “COPRA” superhero comic.
Fiffe’s self-released “COPRA” comic has drawn a fair amount of buzz in the industry with multiple feature articles in Comic Book Resources, Comics Alliance, and Bleeding Cool; as well as rave reviews among the comics community in general. Equally impressive is the fact that Fiffe is a one-man army that writes, draws, colors, letters, and distributes the comic.
Join the Fincast Gang as we discuss Fiffe’s love of Savage Dragon, the creation of the Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies collection, the love of the print medium, and the development of his self-published comics. You don’t want to miss this episode! Keep your eyes peeled for it to be released shortly! In the meantime, check out what Michel’s up to and buy his comics, at his website: www.michelfiffe.com.
Podcast description from the website: Where does the time go? 365…ish days ago a band of intrepid Savage Dragon fans set out on a mission to talk about their favorite comic and post the results on the internet. They said they were crazy, that it couldn’t work. But… THEY. WERE. WRONG.
The Savage FINcast is one years old this month, with 14 episodes and 6 creator interviews to show for it. Not bad for a show that primarily focuses on one comic book title, eh? To celebrate their one year anniversary, Craig, Jim, and Raven reflect on old times from long ago; from the high points to the low. Then Erik Larsen returns to talk about his purchase of Mario Gully’s Ant character, the status of the Supreme comic, what Kickstarter might mean for comic creators, and what the future holds for Savage Dragon as it enters its 20th year of publication!
Being our big anniversary the team at the Savage FINcast would like to thank the following people; Eric Shonborn for advice about podcast recording techniques and sorting out hosting for the Savage FINcast. Couldn’t have done it without you buddy. Check his podcast out at Guttertrash.net. Also a shout-out to the gang over at The Legion of Substitute Podcasters for the inspiration on how to conduct a podcast about a single comic franchise. We would also like to thank Chris Partin and the guys at Image Addiction for including us in their family. And of course, a big thanks to all our listeners out there in cyberlandspace. You make it all worth it!
Unleash the Fanboy, a news website dedicated to comics, movies, and gaming; gave the most recent issue of Savage Dragon a glowing review with 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Excerpts from the review:
“After some large shake-ups in the Savage Dragon universe, Savage Dragon #182 begins a new arc, offering a much tighter story that looks to be showing some key character developments. Well written and full of charm, this is a surprisingly enjoyable issue of Savage Dragon. I say “surprisingly” enjoyable because the titular Dragon does not make an appearance…”
“…All in all, this is a great read and a good start to a new arc. With what promises to a much more localized storyline, this change in pace may just be what Savage Dragonneeds right now.”
If you’re a fan of his work but have never met Erik Larsen, you are missing out! I made my way out to Baltimore this past weekend to attend the annual Baltimore Comic-con and to get some more face-time with my all-time favorite funny book creator.
This is about the fifth or sixth time that I’ve met Erik and I’ve never been disappointed. Erik is a real class act that will spend time talking comics with you, sign as many comics as you bring him, and even send you off with free head sketch of your favorite character if you so desire. As I’ve done in the past, I asked Erik if I could peek at pages from the upcoming issue 182, and as always, he obliged. Erik brought photocopies of his rough layouts and went page-by-page, enthusiastically describing to me in detail what was happening. Larsen also brought stacks of original art, and as we flipped through them, he would have fun with the fans pointing out what issues the pages originally appeared in. It was great jawing with Erik about Dragon, Supreme, and his upcoming projects. At every convention I’ve seen him at, he always seems to genuinely enjoy talking to his fans.
I can’t stress it enough: if you’ve never met Erik in person, you really need try to get out to one of the conventions he’s attending. It’s a great experience to meet him in person and get a chance to see him work his craft before your eyes. If you can’t make a convention, the next best thing is to hit up his forum where he is also pretty accessible to his fans. Either way, Erik is great to his fans and his appreciation of our support really shows!
Here’s a few pictures from the convention (click to enlarge):
Hey hey! At long last the latest issue of Savage Dragon is out! Get #181 from your local comic shop or digitally! It’s the end of the alien invasion.. but victory came at a price! Also–DRAGON VS. HIS SON IN A DEATH MATCH! All that and the most riveting letter’s page to date!