Dave Cook already has an impressive list of titles to his name with the likes of Bust, Vessels & Killtopia, but he’s recently thrown us a psychological horror one-shot about a writer fighting creative burnout…..so that had “read me” written all over it.
With an already impressive back catalogue of indie titles under his belt (Bust, Vessels, Killtopia) it’s fair to say that ANY title Dave Cook works on is worth a look and with his next book getting a physical release while it runs on Patreon I fired some questions his way about it…
Dave Cook’s Killtopia was pretty much a revelation when it first released through Kickstarter and the world of Wreckers & The Rot had rightfully grabbed a lot of people’s attention – that meant that getting an early look at the latest issue was an instant must-read.
The first & second issues of Vessels by Dave Cook had already set a pretty high level to reach and with the third issue being released earlier this year I was due a revisit of the series to look at the latest revelations.
Dave Cook & Craig Paton smashed through more targets than Hawkeye with the first Killtopia Kickstarter campaign and the same frenzy from that stunning opening issue was in the air when the second issue came rolling along.
You could say that Killtopia from Dave Cook & Craig Paton had built up quite a buzz by the time it hit Kickstarter last year…..but you’d be MASSIVELY under-playing an indie title that seemed to ignite the small press world in a whole new way.
Card Shark Comics have already impressed enough people with titles like Bust & Vessels but their newest release Killtopia has an amazing buzz and expectation around it. Up steps the writer/artist combo of Dave Cook & Craig Paton and with the initial glimpse at the style & feel of the book……it looks like they could well exceed everyone’s hopes in hitting new heights in the indie comic world. What better time to fire some questions their way??
Card Shark Comics’ head honcho Dave Cook recently hit us with not one but two releases following successful Kickstarter campaigns for them both and with already impressive starts to both expectations were high.
The first thing I read from Dave Cook was issue #1 of Bust and I stumbled across it at a Convention after the Kickstarter had come & gone – but since then I’ve been on-board with more of Bust, his Vessels title and I’ve interviewed him a few times before as well.
The opening issue of Dave Cook’s Vessels proved to be an impressive addition to the Card Shark Comics series of titles and while a successful Kickstarter brought that first issue to life, it’s gone from strength to strength as the word has got out.