Author Marc Russell took attendees to San Diego Comedian-Con this weekend in his new guide Recreation room, who imagines a technocratic billionaire with a horrible pores and skin situation that requires a topical cream made, uh, very unethically by uh…properly, mainly harvesting the poor.
Recreation room – which is revealed by AWA Studios and whose first situation is due out September 20 (FOC August 27) – is illustrated by Ramon Rosanas with covers by Tony Harris. And whereas the guide rollout was probably the most well timed facet of the panel, there was additionally considerate dialogue about Russell’s previous guide with AWA, Not all robots, in addition to his profession as an entire. In reality, I believe this panel — moderated by by Popverse Graeme McMillan with AWA’s Artistic Director Axel Alonso – had extra (and higher) questions than 99% of the comedian panels I’ve attended (we’ll get to that).
However first, extra on Recreation room. Russell stated the guide is a satire, impressed by the politics of 2023, a time when many appear to be snug claiming that sure teams are much less humane and billionaires have mainly thrown everybody right into a (struggle) room to struggle for survival.
You will discover some visuals from the brand new guide beneath, together with a variant cowl drawn (and signed) by Russell himself:
So there’s artwork and new stuff, however like I stated, this panel additionally had a strong Q&A and a pleasant chat between Russell and Alonso. I’ve extracted some highlights which I’ve famous beneath:
- Russell had hassle getting Not all robots (an eventual Eisner winner for Finest Humor Comedian) did, with editors listening to the pitch — a dystopian robotic parable for poisonous masculinity — after which asking what else he had. Till AWA arrives.
- Russell first puzzled to what extent Not all robots artist Mike Deodato Jr. would go together with the guide, however thinks his work makes it even funnier by taking part in the visuals comparatively immediately.
- Alonso stated he preferred the guide as a result of it was a special sort of robotic takeover story, one wherein the robots are victorious however remorse it.
- Russell has an upcoming prose mission that entails the Brothers Grimm fairy tales.
- The “primordial influences” of Russell’s work are CRAZY Journal And by Ray Bradbury The Martian Chronicles.
- Russell was so satisfied that (now completely adored) The Flintstones would finish his comedian guide profession, that he tried to place all the pieces he needed to say into this comedian.
- Lastly, citing a query from the viewers, Russell stated it could be applicable for his enterprise card to learn “Mark Russell, a brand new voice in frustration”.
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