This week on Creannotators, I talked with comics writer Mark Russell about Billionaire Island and Second Coming from Ahoy Comics, as well as his DC Comics career including Flintstones, and what comes next!
On Comic Book Herald’s ‘Creannotators’ I’ll be interviewing some of my favorite creators in comics about specific runs, graphic novels or series, looking for their insights on the inspirations behind the work and ideas or hidden material readers may have missed. Creannotators is an audio annotative guide to enjoying the intricacies and thinking in the art. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the comics!
Russell’s work often tackles massive systems, the way capitalism, religion, and ultimately human nature dominate our lives and our cultures. With Billionaire Island I was yet again impressed to find that while the six issues tackle wealth inequality, there’s also a heavy focus on the impending gradual apocalypse of climate change and population growth, not to mention a real dig into the nature of human survival instincts.
Billionaire Island is:
Writer: Mark Russell
Artist: Steve Pugh
Colors: Chris Chuckry
Letters: Rob Steen
The collected edition of Billionaire Island will be available in comic shops November 11, 2020, and available in bookstores and elsewhere November 24.