Tag Archives: Ilya

SelfMadeHero to Celebrate Spring with a Party at Gosh! Comics

We’re hosting a party at Gosh! Comics on Friday 7th March – and everyone’s invited! Quite aside from the free booze, there’ll be signings from three of our finest creators: Reinhard Kleist (The Boxer), ILYA (Room For Love) and Mark … Continue reading

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SelfMadeHero at Thought Bubble

This weekend, no less than seven – yes, seven! – amazing SelfMadeHero creators will be making their way to Leeds for Thought Bubble. Spread over four tables (103-106, New Dock Hall), the following artists will be signing, sketching and talking their way … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: ILYA on Room For Love (Part Eight)

In his eighth – and final – blog post about Room For Love, ILYA talks characterisation – and reveals how Frank was almost William. TO BE FRANK, FRANK TO BE Rothmans and boy – models for Frank (L to R: DJ … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: ILYA on Room For Love (Part Seven)

In the seventh in his series of blog posts about Room For Love, ILYA talks about the frantic eight-month production process. That wasn’t The End? It may have read like one, but no, not quite. ROOM FOR LOVE, IN PRODUCTION So, … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: ILYA on Room For Love (Part Six)

In the sixth in his series of blog posts about Room For Love, ILYA talks about the book nearly became a film. ALMOST A MOVIE (ER, YES!) So that was the 1990s. I continued to develop the story idea that eventually … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: ILYA on Room For Love (Part Five)

In the fifth in his series of blog posts about Room For Love, ILYA talks about how the book nearly became a comic for DC Vertigo. As an addendum to last time’s ‘Almost a Manga’ blog, here’s an annotated sheet that … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: ILYA on Room For Love (Part Four)

In the fourth in his series of blog posts about Room For Love, ILYA reveals how the book was first conceived as a manga short story for the Japanese market. ALMOST A JAPANESE MANGA OK, so, in the mid-1990s (before I made the … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: ILYA on Room For Love (Part Three)

In the third in his series of blog posts about Room For Love, ILYA reveals how Frank, one of the book’s central characters, got his nickname. BASED ON A… YEAH YEAH The origin of the street name given to the younger male character … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: ILYA on Room For Love (Part Two)

In the second in his series of blog posts about Room For Love, ILYA talks age-inappropriate relationships and the story behind the chance meeting between the book’s two central characters. CHANNELLING THE ZEITGEEK Age-inappropriate affairs have suddenly become something of a … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: ILYA on Room For Love (Part One)

In the first in a series of blog posts about the inspirations behind his new graphic novel, Room For Love, ILYA reveals one of the stories that inspired the book. ROOM FOR LOVE: BASED ON A TRUE STORY Pamela Green, one … Continue reading

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