Jim Gibbons seized control of Robot 6’s Tumblr
[Editor’s note: Every Sunday, Robot 6 contributors discuss “The best in comics from the last seven days” — from news and announcements to a great comic that came out to something cool creators or fans have done.]
Dark Horse Comics Associate Editor Jim Gibbons is a seasoned social media user. Typically when Jim posts something on his Tumblr, it is something that already was on my radar or something that (thanks to Jim’s post) I put on my radar. A few weeks back, I was considering content that might work best for the Robot 6 Tumblr, when I stumbled upon the idea of somehow tapping into Gibbons’ nose for content.
After contacting Gibbons, we arrived upon the idea that happened this past week–allowing the Dark Horse Comics associate editor to be a guest curator at the Robot6 Tumblr.
Gibbons pulled out all the stops during his #GibbonsR6TumblrTakeover, including:
- Two new pages of Victor Santos’ Polar that will appear in Dark Horse Presents
- A preview of an Ed Brisson’s Murder Book short (called “Hot Shot” featuring art by Brian Level) set to appear in an upcoming Dark Horse Presents crime comics
- Maurizio Rosenzweig sketches for Fred Van Lente’s upcoming series Resurrectionists
- A Ramon Villalobos work in progress for Dark Horse Presents
- The story behind the Halloween-influenced Dustin Nguyen cover for Captain Midnight #16
- An Andrew MacLean work in progress for Dark Horse Presents
- A sneak peek at Francesco Francavilla’s The Black Beetle: Necrologue #1
It was great to have Gibbons take over the Tumblr for a bit and we hope you find it as delightful a read as we did.