Monthly Archives: October 2012

Artist spotlight: Valentin Ramon

Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you Valentin Ramon, a devil with both the pencil and the frying pan.

Who are you?
A Spanish illustrator living in London (Shit happens).

Why do you draw?
I draw cos, unfortunately I don’t know how to do nothing else (I do a decent  spanish omelette , but guess this doesnt count).

Where can one find you?
You can find me always in the wrong place at the wrong moment. But better you check on my blog: http://valentinramon.blogspot.co.uk. Now I must leave ( I got my spanish omelette on the fire).

Valentin is teaming up with Glenn Arseneau to bring the story “I, Icarus” to life.

Artist spotlight: Aleksandar Božić Ske

Another artist who has just joined the Outré family is Aleksandar Božić Ske:

Who are you?
My name is Aleksandar Božić, friends call me Ske. I’m freelance comic book artist and illustrator based in Serbia.

Why do you draw?
This is difficult question and I’m afraid I have no answer. That is my destiny, probably.

Where can one find you?
My website:  http://skecomx.weebly.com/

Aleksandar has done one of the four stand-alone illustrations that will be featured in our first issue. Check out his website for gorgeous art like this:

Writer spotlight: Glenn Arseneau

The fourth writer to pen a story in our first issue is Glenn Arseneau:

Who are you?
I am a writer. A ‘computer guy’. An archaeologist. An educator. I am the sum total of what others perceive me to be.

Why do you write?
You mean I have a choice?

Where can one find you?
At Twitter: @glennarseneau

Glenn’s story is a science fiction yarn titled “I, Icarus”, that deals with with the dangers of particle accelerators.

Fill your weekend with free comics!

This weekend we don’t want to talk about Outré… but other free comics out here on the megastructure of the internet. Comics that can fill your weekend with laughter and fun, or dread and horror.

One of the most outlandish webcomics out there is Ryan Browne’s Blast Furnace. Each page is created with little or no pre-planning, which has resulted in one zany reading experience. There’s flashbacks-within-flashbacks-within-flashbacks, character names like “70’s Turtle” and “He who looks exactly like a horse but actually is just a hideously deformed man” and the protagonist wears a tie that’s seemingly burning forever. The first book in the series concluded earlier this year and hopefully we’ll see some new material soon. Blast Furnace is crazy, offensive and a helluva fun. Also check out Browne’s other series, God Hates Astronauts.

In a deeper and darker corner of storytelling you will find Kim Holm’s stark and powerful adaptation of Lovecraft’s Pickman’s Model. A story of dark truths and ancient wickedness surfacing, where the stark and bold artwork by Kim grows and taints the surface – much like the supposed evil in the tale. Pickman’s Model can be downloaded for free, but also bought from IndyPlanet.

Study Group and What Things Do – two sites that feature mini-comics and periodicals from lots of different artists – dwell more in experimental territory, with quirky, strange and lovely stories that will keep you coming back every weekend for something new, fresh and bold.

Happy reading and stay creative!

Glenn & Magnus
Editors
Outré Press

Artist Spotlight: James (Jim) Giar

To spice up the sexiness we’ve got Mr Giar with us!

Who are you?
Artist… illustrator… storyteller. Muralist… live artist. Father, husband. I relish it all….

Why do you draw?
I draw because I have to. I’ve drawn quite literally all my life. It is who I am. I consider myself fortunate that I was given this ability to express myself through my art… and I have a deep love and appreciation for comics as an art form. I use both to put myself out there.

Where can one find you?
Websites: www.chelzostudios.com / www.rustbeltmonstercollective.com/  The Facebook… The Twitter. I’m on there somewhere… everywhere.

Jim will join writer Ronald Montgomery to bring his story about a dog at war to life. If you can’t wait and want your hands on a story Jim has illustrated already, then you’ll find him in Locust Moon & Dark Horse’s brand new fairytale anthology; Once Upon a Time Machine.

 

Stay creative!

 

Glenn & Magnus
Editors
Outré Press

Aside

Alex Wilson is another writer whose story will be about responsibility in our first issue: Who are you? Alex Wilson, a writer and actor in Carrboro, NC. A comic I wrote won the Eagle Award in May 2012. Why do … Continue reading

Artist spotlight: Jelena Đorđević

We’re proud to announce another artist who’ll be joining us to make Outré’s first issue outstanding!

Who are you?
I’m Jelena Đorđević, I make comics and illustrations and I live in Serbia. I started drawing more seriously just a couple of years ago and have published my first fully individual work as an artist this year, called Ulysses Reload. Recently, I’m engaged in making OGN Empire of Blood with writers Magnus Aspli and Michael DeShane.

Why do you draw?
I draw because it’s a beautiful way to make some sense on life, like any other form of creativity, I guess. Also, I feel like drawing is more connected to the essence of what I am than any other artificial skill I may (or may not) have. It’s a good way to show off, but also a good way to be aware of your limitations all the time.

Where can one find you?
My virtual base is on  http://besnglist.deviantart.com/

Jelena is one of 4 artists who will contribute a stand-alone illustration to our issue about responsibility. Here is a little preview to show what’s in store:

The scripts for our initial issue are coming together and artists are coming aboard. So stay tuned for more announcements soon!

Stay creative!

Glenn & Magnus
Editors
Outré Press