I’ve realised my initial approach to the art of Alien in the Outfield might just be a little old fashioned and possibly not the best way to hit our swiftly approaching deadlines. Using Jacks script and rough sketches as a guide, I pencil an oversize page layout on A4. This means that when the final … Continue reading Getting my ink on!
Happy Holidays everyone! As a seasonal treat, here is the very first inked and coloured appearance of our titular alien hero. We have an exciting year ahead and - by some Christmas miracle - we just about seem to be on target for the release of our first issue in 2014. We will be launching … Continue reading Happy Holidays!
Hi Sports Fans! It’s your friendly neighbourhood pencil jockey and I’m here to talk to you about barcodes. I’m still not sure it should be me dealing with this particular bump in the road. Nevertheless, I'm conceding this as a technicality: as Jack handles the words, I suppose it makes sense that it falls to … Continue reading Drawing the line under barcodes
Mat and Jack will be launching Alien in the Outfield at the London Super Comic Con on the 15th and 16th of March 2014. We will be selling Issue 1 with a special guest artist variant cover - along with lots of other exciting surprises! You can find out more and buy tickets for the … Continue reading Alien in the Outfield at London Super Comic Con
As you may be aware, Marvel recently announced that the Ms. Marvel mantle is to be inherited by a character named Kamala Khan, a Muslim-American teenage girl. You would have thought that this would be an unlikely mainstream news story - especially considering the admirable diversity in gender, ethnicity and sexuality currently headlining titles from … Continue reading Mat talks comics on the BBC
Alien in the Outfield is a new four-part all-ages comic book from writer Jack Kirby and artist Mat Barnett. It should be pointed out right from the start that Jack Kirby is not the late legendary Marvel creator with whom he serendipitously shares a name – but an all-new Jack Kirby who happens to have … Continue reading Alien in the Outfield!