Review Fix chats with â€œAinâ€™t No Graveâ€ writer and creator Nick Alcorn, who lets us know about what inspired the series and what makes it a special one.
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Review Fix: How did you know a career in comics was for you?
Nick Alcorn: I think I always knew as a kid growing up in the 90â€™s. But the comic burst of 93 really made me believe it was impossible. I focused on my other love of tattooing for 13 years, slowly working on my art with comics in the back of my mind. When covid hit I jumped head first into it and havenâ€™t been able to look back.
Review Fix: Who inspires you creatively?
Alcorn: Life and death more than anything. I collect superhero books, but enjoy reading more grounded stories where the stakes seem more real. Iâ€™m constantly imagining situations Iâ€™d like to see in books inspired by everyday life turned upside down. If I can make you question your own mortality; Iâ€™ve done my job.
Review Fix: What inspired this comic?
Alcorn: This isnâ€™t really a political book, but I would say the political climate of the last few years. Abuse of power by corporations, police and politicians; and how that effects the everyday working class American. Harlan Kentucky, (the setting of the book) experienced this very early on during the union coal wars of the 1930s-1970s. The strong willed people of that area inspired the spirit of the book.
Review Fix: How is it different or special?
Alcorn: This isnâ€™t a happy story, donâ€™t expect anyone to swoop in and save the day. This is how the power structure works in middle America, and addresses the question; â€œhow far are you willing to go in pursuit of liberty?â€ I think this book forces us to ask questions about ourselves.
Review Fix: Who do you think will dig it the most?
Alcorn: Fans of gritty crime noir books such as Sin City, Scumbag or anyone who loves a good true crime documentary.
Review Fix: How do you want it to be remembered?
Alcorn: As the beginning of a long career in comics. Iâ€™d like to look back at this in a few years and remember this as my first step into something much bigger than myself.
Review Fix: Anything else youâ€™d like to add?
Alcorn: The Kickstarter goes live April 1st (no joke!) and Iâ€™m running a contest at www.aintnogravecomic.com/where-is-wade where you can enter to be killed in the next issue! Definitely check that out, and remember to follow the campaign on Kickstarter!
Review Fix: Whatâ€™s next?
Alcorn: Oh man,Issue two is pretty much in the bag. I just inked the cover and am finishing some pages to start adding dialogue. Really looking forward to getting it out, itâ€™s way more brutal than the first issue!
Outside of that Iâ€™ve been collaborating with a few artists locally and out of state to premier a series of short stories titled â€œA History of Deathâ€. Itâ€™s basically faces of death in comic form if youâ€™ve ever seen those videos. Real stories of real people who really died in horrific ways. Itâ€™s absolutely terrifying and canâ€™t wait to get it out there! First story premiers in issue 3 of Ainâ€™t No Grave.
Where can people find out more?
Follow us on Facebook at https://m.facebook.com/aintnogravebook/
Or Instagram @aintnogravecomic for updates
We also have a gnarly website at www.aintnogravecomic.com
You can find out more information about both titles on there.
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