The Drawn Word, the digital comics magazine edited by Christopher Irving (Graphic NYC, Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics), offers its first issue up for free this Monday—all to celebrate the June 13th release of Brian Wood’s The Massive #1 from Dark Horse Comics.
“I had a great time chatting up comics with Brian for The Drawn Word #1,” Irving says. “This is my gift to the fans of The Massive who want to learn a bit more about the prolific Mr. Wood through the spotlight feature article. On top of that, there are more than a few other comics goodies in there as well.”
The Drawn Word #1 has 150 pages of material and also has features by Irving and a group of writers, including a spotlight on Bill Seinkewicz, articles on cartoonist John Kerschbaum and Kelly Sue DeConnick, comics from Bill Alger, and original essays by comics pros Jamal Igle and Reilly Brown. There is also a video interview component by Irving, which features interviews with Larry Hama, Chris Claremont, and Peter Kuper. It is available through the Graphicly reader, Amazon for the Kindle, and on iBooks.
The second issue of The Drawn Word comes out at the end of this month and will feature articles on Mark Waid, Jimmy Palmiotti, Jeffrey Brown, and others.