Allred in Black & White


My contributor copy of Michael Allred: Conversations, edited by Christopher Irving for University Press of Mississippi, arrived yesterday. The longest of its 13 interviews — some Q&A, some article-style — is the wide-ranging talk that Stefan Blitz and I had with Mike for Comicology in 2000. It's a smart little hardcover sure to be a fascinating read.

high-contrast photo of Mike Allred in black outline and fuzzy black coat with his face and background in red

Allred made some noise with Grafik Musik before really turning heads on his creator-owned pop sci-fi existential superhero adventure Madman. Even a cursory list of his credits wouldn’t be complete without mentioning his Marvel work on X-Force, FF, and most recently Silver Surfer or the Vertigo series I Zombie, created by Allred with Chris Roberson and now a hit CW show whose cool opening credits feature his art.

The Atomics blasting and running towards their foe, including one member swinging from the elastic arms of another, below 'Comicology' logo, with magazine trade dress. The Atomics blasting and running towards their foe, including one member swinging from the elastic arms of another, below 'The Atomics' logo

The art done for the cover of that Comicology issue by Mike and his nearly lifelong partner Laura Allred — of the Atomics, a group of Madman supporting/spinoff characters, in a scene homaging the cover of the first issue of X-Men from 1963 — is now available as a shirt or print on TeePublic, by the way.


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