See Drop Dead Dangerous (and more) in this month’s RED Magazine

RED Magazine

Tragically, we were not included in ‘The History of Sexy.’

Drop Dead Dangerous makes an appearance in the September issue of RED Magazine! Check out Jerald Uy’s story on the local comic book scene, “What now, Komiks?” which includes some snippets from an interview with Drop Dead Dangerous’ Chad Cabrera as well as a number of other Philippine creators.

If that’s not sexy enough for you… well, there’s, like, other stuff in there too.

Take out your tissues and have a look at Drop Dead Dangerous and other featured titles in the pages below:

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Q&A with writer Chad Cabrera

Chad Cabrera talks about Drop Dead Dangerous, The Monstrous Manhunter and more in this new Q&A with Komiks Reporter Jerald Uy! Jerald writes:

Writer Chad Cabrera, with his collaborator Mike Banting, brought us to a weird, wild west with his first self-published comic book, Drop Dead Dangerous. The 29-year old writer-graphic artist also now dabbles in web comics with The Monstrous Manhunter. I had a chance to talk to him recently on self-publishing and what we, creators, need to work on in our comics.

Check it out at Jerald’s site! A portion of the interview will also be appearing in an upcoming issue of RED Magazine along with more input from some of the country’s established and up-and-coming comics creators.

Drop Dead Dangerous interview with deviantART’s Indie Graphic Novels

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Paul Schmitt, founder of the Indie Graphic Novels group on deviantART, recently did an interview with Mike Banting (aka Kurasato), Drop Dead Dangerous co-creator and deviantART member.

Indie Graphic NovelsThis current, fresh comic series has many influences including Sukiyaki Western Django (2007)/Django Unchained (2012), Katshiro Otomo (Akira) and Osamu Tezuka (Astroboy). There’s tragedy and suspense surrounding the lead characters, a strange serial killer hunting them and the tide of fly-covered bodies that pile up between the three of them.

You can check out the full interview here.

Paul also previously talked with Drop Dead Dangerous’ Chad Cabrera in an interview for Blob Shack.

UPDATE: This interview is now also available at the Comic Team Up group on deviantART and at Blob Shack.

Drop Dead Dangerous co-creator talks digital comics with GMA News Online

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“Beyond Komikon: Young creators bring komiks to life” by Komiks Reporter Jerald Uy
Photo by Earl Victor Rosero

Co-creator Chad Cabrera talks a bit about Drop Dead Dangerous and digital distribution in Komiks Reporter Jerald Uy’s coverage of Komikon 2012. Uy takes a look at the ins and outs of being an independent comic creator in the Philippines with inputs from some of the country’s established and up-and-coming talents.

GMA News Online“Media coverage always tends to go back to the Golden Age of Komiks, the heydays of Darna and Pedro Penduko on the newsstands in the 1950s. While it may be true that the current local comics industry suffers in comparison to the hefty revenues generated before by publishers Gasi and Atlas, the new generation of Filipino comic book creators is still a force to reckon with. With the help of technology, the upstarts combine their youthful creativity with online platforms that may make Mars Ravelo and other komiks legends green with envy.”

Read the full story at GMA News Online or visit the Komiks Reporter site.

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Decapitated Dan sits down with Drop Dead Dangerous creators

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Horror comics journalist and disembodied head extraordinaire Decapitated Dan recently interviewed Drop Dead Dangerous writer Chad Cabrera and artist Mike Banting.

You can check out the lengthy piece at his site here or at From the Tomb Magazine.

UPDATE: The interview is now also available at Comic Related.


The Blob talks Drop Dead Dangerous with writer Chad Cabrera

Blob Shack has posted an interview with Drop Dead Dangerous writer Chad Cabrera about the comic, his influences and more! The Blob also shares some thoughts on the series and details about the Kindle release of Drop Dead Dangerous – Volume 1:

The Blob“What I can tell you is that the art, courtesy of Mike Banting is amazing and fresh with many manga influences including Katshiro Otomo (Akira) and Osamu Tezuka (Astroboy) and the writing style and characters are haunting. There’s tragedy and suspense surrounding the lead character, a serial killer hunting her and the tide of fly-covered bodies that pile up between the two.”

Read the rest  and the full interview here.

Secret Identity Podcast gets the lowdown on Drop Dead Dangerous

Secret Identity PodcastDrop Dead Dangerous creators Chad Cabrera and Mike Banting talk to the boys over at Secret Identity Podcast!

“A little while back Brian gave a great review of Drop Dead Dangerous #0, a book that blends the Wild West with a noir murder mystery.  Recently, Secret Identity was able to catch up with the creative team behind the book–writer Chad Cabrera and artist Mike Banting.  The duo talked with SI about the launch of the zero issue and what readers can expect from the upcoming first issue of the series.”

Read the interview at the Secret Identity website.