DC Preview: New Talent Showcase #1 – Deadman: Killing Time!

A little over one year ago DC launched the Talent Development department. The goal: to find, instruct and nurture new and current DC talent. In just a short amount of time since the launch, DC has run two successful workshops taught by a few of the greatest creators and teachers in the business; one for writers led by Scott Snyder, and one for artists led by Klaus Janson and Jim Lee. We will be highlighting each story from NEW TALENT SHOWCASE #1, next up today is DEADMAN: KILLING TIME!
NEW TALENT SHOWCASE #1 Features:

  • Smith & Oum 
  • Ayala, Randolph & Rauch 
  • Moreci, Bagenda & Fajardo Jr.
  • Schultz & Liew
  • Sebela, Messina & Dinisio
  • Khan, Lupacchino, McCarthy & Morey
  • Beeby, Jung & Mulvihill
  • McMillian & Ferreyra
  • Jones, Lotfi & Pantazis

“This year’s Showcase represents the work of writers from DC’s Writers Workshop Pilot Program, a 13-week program held January through March 2016, for professionals from an array of writing backgrounds who were brand-new to DC. The stories you’ll get to see in NEW TALENT SHOWCASE #1 are just a glimpse of what they created during the workshop, and they represent the various strengths seen when these creators were asked to join DC. 

Many of the artists represented here are also products of DC’s Artists Workshop Pilot Program from the fall of 2015. For that, DC invited current artists to the Burbank offices for a week of master classes, get-together with the editorial staff, tours of the offices and the amazing DC library, and discussions on craft with Jim Lee and Klaus Janson! These artists and their colorists, and letterer Josh Reed, were instrumental in bringing to life the vision and story put forth by the new writers showcased in this new publication. 

We plan to make Showcase an annual event, and truly hope you enjoy what you see. Special thanks to our wonderful teachers/advisors: Klaus Janson, Andy Kubert, Jim Lee and Scott Snyder!”

What follows is the first page of DEADMAN: KILLING TIME that will be featured in NEW TALENT SHOWCASE #1, available in comic book stores and online on November 30th. Please help welcome these new writers to DC! And big thanks to the artists that contributed to this year’s Showcase!

DEADMAN: KILLING TIME by Sebela, Messina & Dinisio

“When I was a kid buying comics for the first time, I found Mike Baron and Kelley Jones’ Deadman stories, which were so different from all the other Deadman stuff. Poetic and grotesque and emotional and creepy as heck. Those stories burned themselves into my mind and have stuck there ever since. When I got the chance to pick my first DC character I’d write for, well, Deadman had spent so much time occupying my mind, I thought it was only fair to put some thoughts in his.”

–Christopher Sebela

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