"Howard Chaykin's New World Order" or "How Rad is Howard?"
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-quoted from WB homepage-
In this episode of Word Balloon, we check in with the legendary artist/writer Howard Chaykin.
We talk about his solo created 44 page one shot for December,Captain America, Theater Of War, America First 1956. A take on the Origin and career of the Commie Smasher 1950's Cap. ďItís me doing the 50ís, which I havenít done in awhile. Nick Fury plays a large part in the book, as the voice of reasonÖand we deal a lot with 50ís iconography, and the conflict between godless communisim and godless capitalisim (laughs). Iím doing a very right wing version of Cap, and itís a challenge.Ē
He gives us a behind the scenes view of Squadron Supreme , his current Marvel monthly, illustrated by Marco Turini.
Chaykin also talked about his collaboration with Garth Ennis on The Phantom Eagle, his wrap up working on Punisher War Journal , the 2006-2007 Blade series with Marc Guggenhiem and we go back and forth, through the usual maze of 20th century pop culture references .
Will we see a new Chaykin adult style story in a MAX Book?
ďMy next major project for Marvel , but I canít tell you more than that right now. Iím champing at the bit to do it"
Nowadays, to get in enough drawing for the day, I wake up as early as I can stand and get to a'pencil'n. Happily Wordballoon was an early riser this morning too!
I've never been a fan of Chaykin, but WB always makes me rethink my loyalties. I'm going to go catch up on some of the mentioned titles today when I go in for comics.
I'm really looking forward to that '50's Cap story!