Interview: Matt Miner

To introduce Matt Miner is to introduce the quintessential indie creator. Matt is a man who has figured out how to translate his passions into a specialized media outlet. He is a man who has strong opinions, and those opinions are not, at first glance, easily translated into a comic book.

His first series with Black Mask Studios, Liberator, focused on people who would go to any length to save animals from abuse. That book was popular enough to spawn two follow-up series, Liberator/Earth Crisis and Critical Hit. Matt’s latest book is called Toe Tag Riot, a zombie curse tale that cause the Westboro Baptist Church to label him an “insincere perv”.

Matt Miner was kind enough to answer a few questions for us regarding his many projects and what the future might hold for this indie comic creator. Continue reading

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REVIEW: Matt Miner Double-Feature TTR#3 and Critical Hit #4

(Black Mask Studios, 2015)

Toe Tag Riot #3
Written by Matt Miner
Pencils, Inks, and Letters by Sean Von Gorman
Colors by Savanna Ganucheau

 Critical Hit #4
Written by Matt Miner
Pencils and Inks by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Colors by Doug Garbark
Letters by Jim Campbell

Multiple projects. It’s the wish and the curse of every working person. You want to stay busy and at the same time you feel so busy you can’t catch up. Continue reading

Review: Critical Hit #3 & Pirouette #2

(Black Mask Studios, 2014)

Black Mask Roundup: Of Clowns and Hunters
Critical Hit #3
Written by Matt Miner
Pencils and Inks by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Colors by Doug Garbark

Pirouette #2
Created and Written by Mark L. Miller
Pencils and Inks by Carlos Granda
Colors by El Comic En Linea Foundation

I blame the holidays.  They sneak up on you and hit you where it hurts the most, in your “to read” pile.  And the comics don’t stop; they keep coming week after week.  So, with apologies to the creators of these two fine books, I’m combining reviews here, hoping that I can catch up and still spread the good word about great indie books.

It’s one of the things that make it hard not to read books when I see they have that Black Mask Studios logo attached.  This company has a commitment to great storytelling and some of the finest and most original art out there. These are just good comics. Continue reading

REVIEW: ”Critical Hit’ #2

(Black Mask Studios, 2014)

Written & Created by Matt Miner
Pencils & Inks by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Colors by Doug Garbark
Lettered by Jim Campbell

The world of the comic book reviewer is as broad as the Internet.  There are millions of opinions, ever more millions of fans, and when you do a quick search, what seems like more competition for views than any one site could master. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Critical Hit’ #1

(Black Mask Studios, 2014)

Written by Matt Miner
Pencils and Inks by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Colors by Doug Garbark
Lettered by Crank!

It’s hard to stay on top of modern entertainment.  It comes out so fast now that before you know it “I’ll start watching Game of Thrones after the first season is collected…” becomes, “…oh crap, Game of Thrones is starting it’s fifth season and I’ve yet to watch any of them…” Continue reading