In Heavy Metal 294, the Industrial Special, we’ve dedicated several pages to artist xsullo (or Nick Sullo in person), whose images are both disturbing and enticing. There’s some intense stuff happening here — skin gets ripped off, bones pop out, bodies are peeled apart before our eyes. It’s good old Japanese-style body horror, but portrayed with a synthwave palette. He’s big on color. “When I was a kid I was absolutely fascinated by colors, hues, vibrance; you name it,” he told Heavy Metal editor Hannah Means-Shannon. “Sometimes I use the brights and saturations to juxtapose the aggression and even the violence in my work.”
Be sure to follow Nick on Instagram @xsullo and visit his official site, xsullo.com, to peruse the prints he’s selling. There’s a lot more to the interview in Heavy Metal 294, and the selection of images you’ll see in print is completely different than the ones we’ve posting here.
xsullo, ‘Evening Stroll, Mega City 9, circa 2077’
In Heavy Metal 294 (in stores August 1), we feature Nick Pyle in a gallery with an interview — if you’re not familiar with his work, you can already tell that it’s like nothing else. There’s a reason for that — Pyle is a self-taught artist who’s actually spent
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast writer Ian Edginton speaks with Comicon.com today about the series, which has entered its second season as Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast — Night City (check out a preview here). Edginton shared his thoughts on the reception of the first series: I don’t
Here’s one more look at Heavy Metal 293 (the Beyond The Darkness Special) — gruesome and glorious images from Flavio Greco Paglia, who is featured in a gallery inside the mag and whose art was also chosen as Cover A. Argentina-based Paglia works as a concept artist and animator, but
Josan Gonzalez (sometimes known as Deathburger), the artist who wowed us a few years ago with The Future Is Now, is back with a Kickstarter campaign for another chapter, The Future Is Now: Nightfall. “The night falls in Robo-City Prime. You’ve just received a message from Max Overload,
The late Sergio Toppi might be the greatest Italian illustrator you’ve never heard of. His depictions of knights, samurai and Native Americans never quite made it into the U.S. market — in contrast to his countrymen like Milo Manara, Paulo Eleuteri Serpieri, Tanino Liberatore, and
In Russian artist Denis Zhbankov’s images, spindly oversized insects and unfriendly mutants emerge from the shadows to confront us, and space-faring zombies meet their grisly ends. His supernatural figures are often caught in moments of stillness, as if slightly surprised they’re being
Get ready for Soft Wood — the first new humor magazine to launch in the U.S. since National Lampoon crashed newsstands in 1970! Here at Heavy Metal we see everything; we see a lot of swords and spaceships and monsters and dystopian wastelands, but we also see comedy and absurdity and satire.
Heavy Metal issue 294, the Industrial Special, is complete. We have built the hulking device that will solve your concrete problems while ignoring your spiritual anxiety. Where will technology take us? What good are all these machines? Who’s a robot, and who isn’t? Wait… Am I a
Issue 293 of Heavy Metal — currently available in comics shops and the Heavy Metal online store — is our “Beyond the Darkness Special.” We love darkness, don’t you? But it gets weird when you go beyond the darkness. You might find yourself in a strange land where dark