Now that you've probably had the time to read about a dozen times the first issue of the new X-Files comics, we'd like to give you a peek into the man behind the illustrations of "Believers."
Michael Walsh is a comic artist and illustrator, and based on his Tumblr, he's "best known for drawing the upcoming Image/Shadowline mini-series COMEBACK. His other work includes the Shuster nominated webcomic MURDERBOOK, BROTHERS JAMES (215 Ink), and the prequel comic for the popular Showcase television show CONTINUUM. But those aren't his only works. He's been very busy, among other things, bringing Mulder and Scully back to life with the news series of X-Files comics that just begun its run this past Wednesday.
This year is the year of The X-Files. Many appearances, interviews and celebrations have been set up to celebrate our favorite show. And what’s best than a brief conversation with the father of it all, Mr. Chris Carter himself?
A couple of months ago, we approached him on the eve of many an event planned to honor the 20th anniversary of the show and we were able to ask him a few questions about his experience as the creator of such iconic television show.
Take the jump for the full interview!
X-Files News had the pleasure to talk to Carlos Valenzuela, one of the artists comissioned to draw the newest installment of The X-Files comic books.
Valenzuela, a professional illustrator and comic book artist from Chile, has worked for several companies in the entertainment industry, like Fantasy Flight Games, Pyranha Bytes, SQP Publishing, Under The Floorboards, Ballistic Publishing, IDW Ltd, just to name a few.
XFN: How did you get into the business of illustrating?
"I always wanted to enter the world of illustration. My artistic influences are mainly from classic illustrators like Frazetta, Corben, Wrightson, Moebius, Elvgren, etc. and thanks to some online communities like DeviantArt or CGSociety I was able to show my first works. Also, I work for a couple of years being represented by an US agency. With them I did almost illustration work, from book covers, card games, to posters and comic book covers.
Right now, I work mainly as an illustrator, but with some comic book works from time to time, like the upcoming Mars Attacks story from IDW."
2013 marks the 20th anniversary of The X-Files. A variety of events have already been announced to pay homage to what is, without a doubt, one of the most important and groundbreaking productions in the history of Television.
On May 19th, 2013, eleven years since the show aired its last episode, the Art Directors Guild Film Society joins the celebration, alongside the American Cinematheque and The Hollywood Reporter for a big screen experience to be held at the iconic Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles.
In an event moderated by production designer John Muto (Home Alone, River’s Edge, Terminator 2 3-D) attendees will enjoy a presentation of the art and design of The X-Files, a screening of the episodes “Je Souhaite” and “Sunshine Days” and the piece of resistance of the night, a conversation with the series’ production designer Corey Kaplan (The X-Files, Scandal, Cold Case, Robbery Homicide Division) writer-producer-director Vince Gilligan (The X-Files, Breaking Bad, The Lone Gunmen, Harsh Realm) and Creator-Writer-Producer-Director Chris Carter (The X-Files, Harsh Realm, Millennium, The Lone Gunmen)
Do you want to be part of this celebration? X-Files News has the EXCLUSIVE privilege to collaborate with this exciting event, and with it a chance for you to be part of it.
Details after the jump!