As the summertime makes everything else slow down to a crawl, I’m here at the studio furiously coloring the next issue of Thomas Alasop for BOOM! Studios. Every so often my phone vibrates with a text from my collaborator, Chris Miskiewicz, with a link to a review or a Twitter mention. However distracting it may be, the fact that readers everywhere are responding to this book is very encouraging.
Michael Williams viaTwitter:
#ThomasAlsop 2nd issue. Great words and art. The last page nearly had me in tears… in public. @boomStudios @CMMiskiewicz @Palle_Schmidt
Thomas Alsop #2 is engaging, quick-witted and just plain fun to read. Even in a state of complete exhaustion, I found myself keeping the lights on just a bit longer to finish up this issue. I look forward to the rest of the series.
My favorite review of issue #2 is probably this one:
Once again we get compelling story-telling and the character building that is essential early on in a series. Miskiewicz does this masterfully as he is setting up an incredible world full of mystical intrigue in a contemporary setting accompanied with raw and personal emotion.
Bleeding Cool did a thorough analysis (full of SPOILERS) of issue #1 and #2. The art get’s described like this:
Schmidt’s storytelling is superb and he uses both shading and especially coloring to great effect. Each moment has its own distinct feel and he manages to pull the reader immediately into different times and realms with deceptive ease. His art is almost impressionistic in places, and he always effectively conveys the mood of the moment.
I’ve just done an interview with them that will probably go up some time next week. Which is also my last week of work before flying to San Diego for Comic Con, so I really don’t have time to be posting this…
More press and reviews of Thomas Alsop collected at http://thomasalsop.com/press/