Indie Edge Creator Spotlight: Neil Vokes
Jan 24, 2020
PREVIEWSworld: Please tell us a bit about yourself!
Neil Vokes: I've been telling stories in comic books professionally now for 35 years. In 1984 I was assigned the Japanese cartoon based Robotech series for Comico Comics — I then co-created Eagle, which my partner, Rich Rankin and I self-published. I was lucky to have gotten work in many books through the years, including: Superman Adventures; Tarzan the Warrior; Untold Tales of Spider-Man: Strange Encounters; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Jonny Demon; Teenagents; Congorilla; Fright Night; Ninjak; Parliament of Justice; The Black Forest 1 & 2 (winners of two RONDO Awards!); The Wicked West 1 & 2, and Dr. Strange: From the Marvel Vault #1. I've left quite a few out due to space and humility... well, okay... just for space.
PREVIEWSworld: What are your favorite projects you’ve contributed to over the past decade?
Neil Vokes: I've happily been able to release new Eagle and Death's Dark Angel books, along with Dark Tales from the Vokesverse (#1/DEC161213; #2/JUL191505) with writer Jack Herman, through the American Mythology company. They also had me do a Zorro cover, and I co-created a Hammer Film homage series called Flesh & Blood with filmmaker Robert Tinnell (Feast of the Seven Fishes); we've done three volumes so far. I've also done a short story with writer David Zuzelo for The Living Corpse: The Hexx Files book by Buz Hasson, Ken Haeser, Blair Smith and writer David Michelinie.
As a writer: Getting to work with Gabriel Rodriguez on an adaptation of The Island of Doctor Moreau (NOV190718) was a dream come true. I also had a ton of fun creating Diablo House (JAN180555) with Santiperez.
PREVIEWSworld: What are you currently working on?
Neil Vokes: I'm working on more issues of Dark Tales from the Vokesverse with American Mythology, and an Eagle graphic novel called The 7 Plagues of Dracula.
PREVIEWSworld: What fun titles are you reading?
Neil Vokes: I’ve enjoyed American Mythology’s Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Universe titles The Land That Time Forgot (Vol. 1/SEP171121), Pellucidar (Terror At the Earth's Core/APR191358), The Moon Maid (Reader Set/NOV191417), and Carson of Venus. I especially liked their reprint of Michael Kaluta’s Carson of Venus work originally published by DC in the ’70s. Horror anthologies like Beware the Witch’s Shadow (MAY191376) had a great retro feel like the old Creepy and Eerie mags from Warren Publishing.
Pick up these books to learn more about Neil Vokes’ Indie Edge style!
A new series of books collecting classic Robotech material, most of which are out of print of have never been previously published!
Featuring classic Robotech fan-favourite creators such as Carl Macek, Jack Herman, Mike Leeke and Neil Vokes!