Without Fear

Ryan K Lindsay – Writer

Category: art

Riley Rossmo Draws ETERNAL’s Vif

Riley Rossmo is an absolute master. His art and storytelling have gotten better every year, recently culminating in his run on BATMAN/THE SHADOW recently that showed how good he was with the caped crusader, and I remember how intensely precise he was at dealing with emotion on GREEN WAKE nearly a decade ago.

The guy is aces, and he’s also an ace guy. Proven the morning I woke up to find he’d taken time to illustrate Vif from ETERNAL, my comic with Eric Zawadzki and Dee Cunniffe.

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This thing is wildly gorgeous, and also serves to remind me that comics people are the best people.

It also reminds me that Riley Rossmo and green is always a winner.

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On the ISLAND OF THE LIZARD KING’s Cover

For as long as I can remember, I always dug playing the Fighting Fantasy books.

My brothers had copies of these strewn around the house, and I don’t even know at what age I picked them up, but I can vividly remember playing them when I was about 7, half laying under our coffee table, and half poking out with a cushion under me, to roll the dice, to battle the pages, and to make my own adventure sheets in an art pad.

I loved the adventure, the nerdy mathematical/chance aspect of it all, and the scenarios and art were wild. These were infinitely better than the Choose Your Own Adventure books – these were the Horror Section of your old VHS emporium compared to the Kids Rental Section of your safe old library.

I didn’t realise it at the time, but these were the METAL interactive story/game pages of my youth.

We owned many of these books, and I played the all, and while many hold a dear place in my heart, it is always this cover that fires up my imagination. behold, the ISLAND OF THE LIZARD KING!

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