Author: Dave Cook

Killtopia #1 – three new panels revealed!

Howdy folks, Craig and I are getting close to revealing the first five full pages from Killtopia #1 – our Blade Runner meets Battle Royale brawl-fest set in future Japan. We’ve been slowly revealing panels from inside the comic, in the run up to our Kickstarter campaign on February 2nd. Here’s the first three for you to check out; This piece shows a robot hunter called Screaming Metal, standing before the ruins of what used to be Sector K – now known as Killtopia. Here we see a super fan of elite Wrecker and Killtopia co-star Stiletto selling his...

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Vessels #3: our comic’s first art revealed!

Hi guys, Dave here with a new reveal. Even though Craig and I are working damn hard on the Kickstarter and production for Killtopia #1 (campaign coming on Feb 2nd!), I’ve also been working with Raf and Dennis on issue 3 of Vessels. I’m happy to reveal the very first piece of promotional art for Vessels #3 (which will also be the cover for Vessels #4) The piece shows D’Saahl, Marillon, G’Dala, Wake and the mysterious teddy bear that’s been appearing in Wake’s dreams. They’re hurtling through the Veil – the realm of dreams – on the shattered remnants...

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On the whole MCM closing down shows thing…

So the news just broke that MCM is calling time on its shows in Telford, Northern Ireland and Liverpool, following the group’s takeover by events company Reed POP. Reed POP is the group behind big events like PAX, Twitch Con, New York Comic Con and Star Wars Celebration – all massive, prolific events with huge worldwide recognition. So while comic creators and vendors like yours truly are waiting to see how Reed’s takeover will benefit the MCM roster of events, I don’t think the first thing we expected to see was a round of event closures. That goes double...

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Killltopia: soundtrack mixtapes released on Spotify

Hi guys, Dave here with a fresh Killtopia update, and something a little bit different this time. Way back last year, artist Craig and I were busy doing early work on both the Killtopia plot and art, and having the occasional Skype call to discuss ideas. When we were working on our respective parts of the series, we’d listen to music to help us get our heads into the neon-drenched, violent and technologically weird world of futuristic Japan. It was a great way of immersing ourselves in how we both interpreted the tone of the world, and I wanted...

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How Ghost in the Shell influenced our comic Killtopia

(by Killtopia creator/writer Dave Cook) -originally posted on the Killtopia Facebook page– This is the first in a series of posts that look at the key cultural influences on our comic series Killtopia, starting with the anime juggernaut Ghost in the Shell. I remember first watching Ghost in the Shell back around 2003 (I was an anime late bloomer), and initially being confused by the philosophy around it – what did it mean to be human? Do machines have the capacity to feel? and so on. I was more of a straight up action kind of guy back then,...

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