Athena Voltaire is getting a lot of love from Diamond Comics, the #1 print comics distributer and publisher of Previews. AV’s print debut is a Diamond “Featured Item” as well as being a prominant part of the distributer’s “Try Something New” promotion this month. Continue Reading →
Critically-acclaimed online comic ATHENA VOLTAIRE will be moving from ModernTales.com to its sister site, GraphicSmash.com on April 4. The comic, which Warren Ellis described as â€œif THE MUMMY and VAN HELSING were actually, you know, good,â€ was recently named one of the best webcomics of 2004 by The Webcomics Examiner. The series follows the exploits of the titular heroine, a globetrotting aviatrix, as she battles Nazis, mercenaries and the occult. Continue Reading →
This week at Silver Bullet Comic’s All The Rage, Blair Marnell sat down with Gary Chaloner, writer/artist of Will Eisner’s John Law. In a separate interview, Marnell talked with Athena Voltaire artist/co-creator Steve Bryant. Both interviews feature generous amounts of gorgeous preview artwork. Continue Reading →
In his most recent edition of The Comic Pimp, retailer/columnist James Sime highlights several small press comics he discovered at the 2004 San Diego Comicon. Most titles listed are of the dead-tree sort, but certain webcomics did make a good impression with Sime. Among them are Graphic Smash’s Gun Street Girl and Modern Tales’ Athena Voltaire. In the article, Sime says more comics highlights are coming up. Will they include more webomics? Continue Reading →
In a roundtable discussion moderated by Park Cooper, Mike W. Barr (writer, Sorcerer of Fortune), Steve Bryant (artist, Athena Voltaire) and Barb Lien (writer, Gun Street Girl) talk webcomics, storytelling craft and more at Comicon.com’s forum, The Pulse.
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Leo Hartas’ new book, How to Draw and Sell Digital Cartoons, promises to show how to create professional quality digital cartoons. Topics covered include setting up a digital studio, advice on transforming good graphic ideas into finished work, training the imagination, striving for originality, developing the technique of self-criticism, planning and writing scripts, writing captions for single-frame cartoons, storyboarding, making preliminary sketches on the computer, and mastering line art, color, and 3D techniques. Finally, Hartas offers detailed advice on how to get oneâ€™s digital art seen by potential buyers, how to get it published, how to set fees, and the importance of time management and meeting deadlines. Continue Reading →
Athena Voltaire will update daily from June 21 through August 16, culminating in a new episode on Tuesday, August 16. The strip will continue its weekly Tuesday update schedule from there.
Set in the 1930’s, Athena Voltaire chronicles the globetrotting adventures of its titular heroine. Series co-creator/artist Steve Bryant describes the book as "Indiana Jones starring a James Cameron-style female pilot." Bryant continues "Obviously, that’s an oversimplification, but that’s the ‘high concept’ in a nutshell. Mix in liberal doses of Hitler’s bizarre occult obsessions, creatures and lots of cliffhangers and you get a good idea of what we’re doing." Continue Reading →
Silver Bullet Comics interviews ATHENA VOLTAIRE co-creators, Paul Daly and Steve Bryant.
ATHENA VOLTAIRE, the critically acclaimed action/adventure comic published by Modern Tales, follows the adventures of its titular heroine as she faces off against nazis and occult horror. Continue Reading →
Modern Tales announced today that Athena Voltaire will join its subscription-based anthology webcomics site on Monday, June 2nd.
Set in the 1930’s, Athena Voltaire chronicles the globetrotting adventures of its titular heroine. Series co-creator/artist Steve Bryant describes the book as "Indiana Jones starring a James Cameron-style female pilot." Bryant continues "Obviously, that’s an oversimplification, but that’s the ‘high concept’ in a nutshell. Mix in liberal doses of Hitler’s bizarre occult obsessions, creatures and lots of cliffhangers and you get a good idea of what we’re doing."
Athena Voltaire made its debut on the Modern Tales spinoff site, Adventure Strips in September, 2002.
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