April 23 2014, 06:36 PM

Today sees the release of The Flash #30, the first in the run from the new creative team. I got a chance to ask artist Brett Booth a few questions about getting into the job, Barry Allen and butts

How old were you when you decided “this is the job for me” and who were your biggest influences?
Ninth grade study hall. For some reason I had two everyday so I did most of my homework in the first and had nothing to do in the second. A friend of mine handed me a comic so I had something to do, I was already into art so I drew the cover. Classic X-men #1 by Art Adams. His work got me into comics. I later got into the work of John Byrne, Walt Simonson, Marc Silvestri, George Perez and a bit later Kevin Maguire, Jim Lee and Whilce Portacio. There are numerous others but I won’t bore you with a massive list.
How did you make your dream a reality?
Lots of practice. I basically drew every chance I could until I graduated from college. There was an ad in the back of WildCats #2 about an Homage Studios Talent Search. I sent stuff in, got a call from Jim Lee a week later, and the rest is history.
How did you feel when you found out you were taking over The Flash and what’s it like taking over from Francis Manapul?
Hungry? It’s a standard thing, you almost always follow someone sometimes you get lucky and they aren’t a big name. Other times you’re unlucky and you follow Jim Lee, or Jae Lee and now Francis. You suck it up and do your best. I actually knew about the departure for a bit before most. The first time they mentioned it to me there were no Wally plans ;)
Can you talk us through the process of an issue going from idea to print?
Yes, but I’ll need a lot of room so I’ll sum up ;)
Writer pitches story ideas to the Editor. They say yay or nay. If yay, they do an outline and from that they do plot/script. That gets approved by the Editor and then they send me the script hopefully with all the reference I need. I draw it, turning in pages as I get them done. Once those pages are approved I send them to the inker where they get inked and then scanned and uploaded to the server. Then the production guys send those pages to the colorist who uses his/her magic box to color the pages up all pretty. Those get correction notes (I think this and the initial writing are the most corrected of the whole process.) Then the letterer does all the lettering, balloons and sound FX, all that gets pasted up. It gets a final approval from Editorial and any last minute corrections are done. It gets sent to the printer and 2-3 weeks later a comic is shipped! 
Tell us a bit about what’s in store for THE FLASH and who we’ll be seeing in the comic book series
Well there’s the Flash…. and Iris…. and Wally… and then some bad guys… One of them is a Gorilla… Another has some cool goggles. And then Captain Cold is in there…. a dinosaur or two. Oh, and lots of cops. 
I know you watch Arrow, what did you think of Barry Allen’s introduction?
A lot of fun! Sort of keeps you you guessing with the particle accelerator and the lightning… did they both contribute to the ‘birth’ of the Flash or is one a red herring? I had a hard time getting a hold of Barry’s personality until I saw the show. Arrow is great at getting to the core of characters. They actually officially offered me the Flash right before that arc. It sort of help solidify the whole thing for me :)
and finally… If you could draw yourself into an issue of The Flash as a main character, who would you be? 
Another speedster. I love those characters! Speedforce forever!!!! But I’d have to give myself the best buttshot, sorry Barry!

Brett Booth can be found on Twitter here. Flash Fans can be found on Twitter here
Arrow airs on The CW on Wednesdays at 8/7c
The Flash #30 can be purchased online from DC Comics and Comixology or from all good comic book stores
Please do not repost any part of this interview without expressed permission. Thank you

Today sees the release of The Flash #30, the first in the run from the new creative team. I got a chance to ask artist Brett Booth a few questions about getting into the job, Barry Allen and butts

How old were you when you decided “this is the job for me” and who were your biggest influences?

Ninth grade study hall. For some reason I had two everyday so I did most of my homework in the first and had nothing to do in the second. A friend of mine handed me a comic so I had something to do, I was already into art so I drew the cover. Classic X-men #1 by Art Adams. His work got me into comics. I later got into the work of John Byrne, Walt Simonson, Marc Silvestri, George Perez and a bit later Kevin Maguire, Jim Lee and Whilce Portacio. There are numerous others but I won’t bore you with a massive list.

How did you make your dream a reality?

Lots of practice. I basically drew every chance I could until I graduated from college. There was an ad in the back of WildCats #2 about an Homage Studios Talent Search. I sent stuff in, got a call from Jim Lee a week later, and the rest is history.

How did you feel when you found out you were taking over The Flash and what’s it like taking over from Francis Manapul?

Hungry? It’s a standard thing, you almost always follow someone sometimes you get lucky and they aren’t a big name. Other times you’re unlucky and you follow Jim Lee, or Jae Lee and now Francis. You suck it up and do your best. I actually knew about the departure for a bit before most. The first time they mentioned it to me there were no Wally plans ;)

Can you talk us through the process of an issue going from idea to print?

Yes, but I’ll need a lot of room so I’ll sum up ;)

Writer pitches story ideas to the Editor. They say yay or nay. If yay, they do an outline and from that they do plot/script. That gets approved by the Editor and then they send me the script hopefully with all the reference I need. I draw it, turning in pages as I get them done. Once those pages are approved I send them to the inker where they get inked and then scanned and uploaded to the server. Then the production guys send those pages to the colorist who uses his/her magic box to color the pages up all pretty. Those get correction notes (I think this and the initial writing are the most corrected of the whole process.) Then the letterer does all the lettering, balloons and sound FX, all that gets pasted up. It gets a final approval from Editorial and any last minute corrections are done. It gets sent to the printer and 2-3 weeks later a comic is shipped!

Tell us a bit about what’s in store for THE FLASH and who we’ll be seeing in the comic book series

Well there’s the Flash…. and Iris…. and Wally… and then some bad guys… One of them is a Gorilla… Another has some cool goggles. And then Captain Cold is in there…. a dinosaur or two. Oh, and lots of cops.

I know you watch Arrow, what did you think of Barry Allen’s introduction?

A lot of fun! Sort of keeps you you guessing with the particle accelerator and the lightning… did they both contribute to the ‘birth’ of the Flash or is one a red herring? I had a hard time getting a hold of Barry’s personality until I saw the show. Arrow is great at getting to the core of characters. They actually officially offered me the Flash right before that arc. It sort of help solidify the whole thing for me :)

and finally… If you could draw yourself into an issue of The Flash as a main character, who would you be?

Another speedster. I love those characters! Speedforce forever!!!! But I’d have to give myself the best buttshot, sorry Barry!

Brett Booth can be found on Twitter here. Flash Fans can be found on Twitter here

Arrow airs on The CW on Wednesdays at 8/7c

The Flash #30 can be purchased online from DC Comics and Comixology or from all good comic book stores

Please do not repost any part of this interview without expressed permission. Thank you

April 23 2014, 05:45 PM

6 notes  Filed Under:  danielle panabaker  the flash bts  

April 22 2014, 10:57 PM

Filed Under:  danielle panabaker  fanart  
Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow by 94beyond

Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow by 94beyond

April 22 2014, 02:28 AM

5 notes  

THANK YOU

In the 2 months since i added a hit counter to Flash Fans, there have been almost 30,000 page views! Thank you!

April 21 2014, 03:24 AM

16 notes  Filed Under:  the rogues  rogues rumble  flash tv talk  
Who is The Flash's greatest villain? 
Time to find out in the Flash TV Talk Rogues RumbleHow To Play:Fill out your bracket and send to FLASH@podastery.com by midnight CST April 26th 2014. Once all voting is closed, if your bracket is completely correct, you will be entered to win a digital copy of Flashpoint from ComixologyHow To Vote:Follow @FlashTVTalk on twitter3 Rounds of voting will take place each weekday via RT or Fav (click here for an example). Daily voting will close at approximately 9PM CST Rogues Rumble Bracket: http://bracketcloud.com/tournament/5523 Voting Schedule:#1 - Mon 4/28#2 - Tues 4/29#3 - Wed 4/30#4 - Thur 5/1#5 - Fri 5/2#6 - Mon 5/3#7 - Tues 5/6#8 - Wed 5/7#9 - Thur 5/8#10 - Fri 5/9#11 - Mon 5/12#12 - Tues 5/13#13 - Wed 5/14 (FINAL FOUR)#14 - Thur 5/15 (FINAL FOUR)#15 - Mon5/19 (CHAMPIONSHIP)Winner will be announced on the May 24th episode of Flash TV TalkGOOD LUCK!

Who is The Flash's greatest villain?

Time to find out in the Flash TV Talk Rogues Rumble

How To Play:
Fill out your bracket and send to FLASH@podastery.com by midnight CST April 26th 2014. Once all voting is closed, if your bracket is completely correct, you will be entered to win a digital copy of Flashpoint from Comixology

How To Vote:
Follow @FlashTVTalk on twitter
3 Rounds of voting will take place each weekday via RT or Fav (click here for an example). Daily voting will close at approximately 9PM CST 

Rogues Rumble Bracket: http://bracketcloud.com/tournament/5523 

Voting Schedule:
#1 - Mon 4/28
#2 - Tues 4/29
#3 - Wed 4/30
#4 - Thur 5/1
#5 - Fri 5/2
#6 - Mon 5/3
#7 - Tues 5/6
#8 - Wed 5/7
#9 - Thur 5/8
#10 - Fri 5/9
#11 - Mon 5/12
#12 - Tues 5/13
#13 - Wed 5/14 (FINAL FOUR)
#14 - Thur 5/15 (FINAL FOUR)
#15 - Mon5/19 (CHAMPIONSHIP)

Winner will be announced on the May 24th episode of Flash TV Talk

GOOD LUCK!

April 20 2014, 07:48 PM

6 notes  

COMING WEDNESDAY

Comic book fans! This Wednesday to coincide with the release of The Flash #30, i will be releasing an interview i did with artist from the new team (and a friend of mine), Brett Booth. We talked about how Brett got into comics, what’s coming up in The Flash, and butts

April 19 2014, 08:50 PM

21 notes  Filed Under:  carlos valdes  cisco ramon  vibe  arrow  the flash  my edit  
Been playing around with some stuff, made a couple of comic book panels

Been playing around with some stuff, made a couple of comic book panels

April 19 2014, 05:42 AM

44 notes  Filed Under:  the flash  

The Flash is getting rave early reviews and, already penciled for the schedule, now could be written in with a permanent marker

 - The Flash is basically a go [source]

April 18 2014, 07:08 PM

7 notes  Filed Under:  emergency awesome  video  

Emergency Awesome, featuring The Flash talk

April 18 2014, 06:36 PM

28 notes  Filed Under:  the flash bts  video  spoiler  

Grant Gustin during filming [source]