Archive for June, 2010

“Hope Virus” spreads through Jazma Forum review

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

4 out of 5 star review for Hope Virus and Zedura Magazine

On Hope Virus: “The ending here is well completely unexpected. You will never see it coming. It is though the perfect ending to one of the weirdest and strangest stories to come along in a while. Herbert Miles is a fantastic character in an even more fantastic world.”


Redball 6 gets 5 stars

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

A handy little review of the Arcana title Redball 6, written by Ian & Jason Miller and featuring art by Jok & Estudio Haus

While you could easily float a comic on the strength of its characters, the setting proves just as memorable and involved in making the whole greater than the sum of its parts.”


More Praise for the Philosopher

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

A lovely bit from Evil Genius Comics Blog

“interesting and dark mystic mysteries with some intense action thrown in for good measure.”


Philospher Rex – An interview with the Monsters of

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Arcana’s own Jason Miller has an interview with online reviewers at

The Big Bad Wolf: Tell us about the main character in the book, Dr. Ishmael Stone.

Jason Miller: Stone straddles the line between a kind of supernatural private eye and the appointed political leader of a collective of his fellow Philosophers, who themselves play different roles throughout the Network (we envisioned the whole thing as a kind of occult Pinkertons). He’s intelligent, easily outraged, a bit fussy, incredibly attached to the people around him (though his advanced age gives their interactions a prickly, impatient quality at times), and has a seriously weird relationship with his daughter and (now dead) ex-wife.

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Hero House Happily Headed (H)everywhere …

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Arcana Writer Justin Aclin interview:

“I’ve always wanted to write comic books, and Twisted ToyFare scratched the itch a little bit, but I still wanted to do something a little more serious. So I came up with the idea for Hero House back in 2004 and wrote the script, then I found my artist, Mike Dimayuga, on a comic art message board. Once Mike came aboard the project, we made a pitch packet, which was basically five pages of the comic, plus an outline of the entire story, and I went to Wizard World Chicago that year and started pitching it around to the various publishers there. A few months later, Arcana Comics agreed to publish the series, and Mike and I went to work in earnest on getting the four issues done.”

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