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LBCC '09: Darick Robertson (The Boys, Tranmetropolitan, Conan)

Darick talks to us about his work, including Space Beaver!

This was another fun interview.  Darick is a great guy.  He was the first artist to draw a picture for me way back before Comic Vine launched.  Not only is he a great artist ( The Boys, Transmetropolitan, etc) but he's also a taking on more writing jobs (check out his upcoming Conan story in December).  On top of that, the guy can sing as well.  Unfortunately, we did not capture his two song performance at the opening night party.  I asked him about the future for The Boys and how he felt about Transmetropolitan today.  Our conversation also went to his first project, Space Beaver.  If you're not sure who or what Space Beaver is, check out the video and look for the omnibus coming from Dynamite Entertainment (as well as his upcoming Conan story from Dark Horse).
 

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Posted by Vortex13

That was awesome.

Posted by Red L.A.M.P.

Go read The Boys and Transmetropolitan if you have not and you are over 18.   

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Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

Darick is back drawing the Boys! Finally I was getting a little tired of fill in artists
Posted by aztek_the_lost
@Red L.A.M.P. said:
" Go read The Boys and Transmetropolitan if you have not and you are over 18.    "
so you have read Transmet? I always thought you hadn't for some reason...but it's definitely one of the greatest comics ever!! (and as far as this thread is concerned I'm over 18)
 
if only i had known this was up I could have listened to it at work, well a job for another day I guess...with such amazing works Darick is obviously a great guy so I'm excited to actually hear what's being said :P
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Edited by G-Man

I'm normally not the biggest Conan fan but I will definitely be checking out his book.  According to Dark Horse, it's on sale December 16, 2009.  40 pages for $3.50.  

 Living legend Darick Robertson (The Boys, Transmetropolitan, Wolverine) focuses his powerful storytelling talents on Conan -- his favorite barbarian hero! In this "adult fable" that Robertson writes AND draws, Conan travels away from Cimmeria to search for a mercenary job that will bring him the fierce joy of battle and the spoils of war. Intrigued by a leader known as the "Mad King of Gaul," Conan joins a band of brutes who are defending the Aquilonian border from incursions and who enjoy living in a lush valley that the Mad King claims for his own. These warriors soon believe that Conan may be a more fitting successor to their leader than the supposed king's own son -- setting Conan on a potentially disastrous course!

Taking place between the Cimmeria and Black Colossus story arcs in the Conan the Cimmerian monthly series, this issue is perfect for both longtime readers and for intrigued fans looking for a dynamic one-shot punch from the visceral and cerebral Darick Robertson.


Sounds good to me.
Posted by aztek_the_lost
@G-Man: has Darick ever written a comic before (that I could possibly check out to get a feel for his writing) or is this his writing debut?
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Posted by G-Man
@aztek the lost: Ha ha, you'll have to watch (and LISTEN) to the interview.
Posted by Darkchild

I am offically jealous of you Gman....hes a awesome artist and u got to interview him...u suck

Posted by G-Man
@Darkchild said:
" I am offically jealous of you Gman....hes a awesome artist and u got to interview him...u suck "
Thanks!  :D
Posted by Darkchild
@G-Man said:
" @Darkchild said:
" I am offically jealous of you Gman....hes a awesome artist and u got to interview him...u suck "
Thanks!  :D "

Wish i had the money to get to that Con,, again u guys suck for getting awesome interviews
Posted by No_Name_

Darick is possibly one of the nicest guys in the industry. And his kids (and wife) are beautiful

Posted by Darkchild

I bet he is, damn one of the few people id go to a convention to see an talk with. 

Posted by Darkchild

I agree with Darick, Transmet ended awesomely and i dont see another need for anymore. ID LOVE!!!! to see more of Spider an Transmet but i think it ended well

Edited by Media_Master

Nice hat!

Posted by WebElf

 This comment will only make sense to those who watched the interview with Darick.
 
That having been said.. ....behold.. ....THE BEAR.     
    

 
 
 
Posted by Sparda

Robertson's art looks perfect for Conan! I love it! The story sounds great too. I'm really looking forward to Weight of the Crown now.