SPX 2016: An Interview with Kerin Cunningham

SPX (Small Press Expo) is an event where all independent and rising artists come together to share and show their work in the art and comic book world.

Most of them are either from the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area while others are from other states or even other countries. One of those artists is Long Island, New York native Kerin Cunningham. Last Saturday, we got a one-on-one interview with Kerin to ask about her beginnings, how hard work pays off, and connecting with other artists is important.

Gaylene A.: How did you start out? What inspired you to create art and illustrate?

Kerin Cunningham: Oh man, I’ve been drawing since I was tiny… I used to pause Disney movies on TV and then I would draw whatever was on the screen, like 101 Dalmatians or Pinocchio, I loved things like that. When Pokèmon came out and I was all about drawing them. So I saw these things and I was like, “If they can create things, I could make things too.”

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“Life on Mars” by Kerin Cunningham, 2016

GA: What would you say helped you branch out with other artists and help get your name out there?

KC: You know what? I’m still working on that stuff. It’s hard and it’s constant, but going to art school helped a lot. You network a lot and the people that are your classmates go on to become other working artists so it’s really great. Going to these kinds of shows and just talking to people whose work is interesting to you, and whom you want to stay connected with, you keep those friends for a long time. It ends up paying off and you can meet people from all over the world that way.

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“Astro Cats” by Kerin Cunningham, 2015

GA: Difficult question, what would you say to starting artists? Artists who want to start out but don’t really how.

KC: Don’t stop making art! Because I’m someone who made that mistake. I graduated college and I thought, “Man, I’m burnt out, I want to take a break.” And that didn’t work for me. You just keep pushing through it; Even if you’re making bad art, you’re still making art and you’ll get to the place that you want to get to. So don’t give up. That’s cliché, but that’s what I would say.

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“Polstar: Love is a Radio Wave” by Kerin Cunningham, 2015

GA: What’s your favorite thing to do at a convention? Besides selling.

KC: Meeting new people!  Sometimes you’ll go to a convention in a completely different place and you’ll see familiar faces and you’re like, “Oh man, I saw you at this one two years ago”. It’s just so cool to connect with different people and meet all different kinds of artists, you also get so many new ideas that way. I love the whole thing; I would do these forever if I could.

Gregory M.: Is this also your first Small Press Expo by the way?

KC: This is my first Small Press Expo and I am loving it. Honestly, I was afraid that I wouldn’t sell a dime! But people seem to really like my work, which is awesome. Everyone has been so cool and I’d definitely do it every year if I could.

GM: Do you have any website or any type of DeviantArt page to browse and view more of your work?

KC: Absolutely! kerincunningham.com is the easiest place. I do have a Twitter, I’m trying to be really good on Twitter, I’m not really into it but I’m trying! My Instagram is @KerinCunningham. Basically, my name isn’t taken by anyone else in the world so you’ve just got to Google me, you’ll find all of my pages and things like that.

Injustice 2 Officially Announced

All it took was one poster leak for Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios (Ed Boon and the studio behind the Mortal Kombat series) to release an announcement trailer for Injustice 2.

Injustice: Gods Among Us was a fighting game first released three years ago, having players fighting against each other using the DC Roster of both heroes and villians.

What’s new for the sequel? Here’s what we know so far

  • The story mode will take place right after the events of the first game.
  • You can be Iron Man! Just kidding, however! There is a new “gear system”, having players place customizable armor pieces on their hero or villain to enhance their strength, speed, health, and agility.
  • Returning characters such as Batman, Superman, The Flash, and Aquaman return with new faces such as Supergirl, The Arkham Knight, Gorilla Grood, and Atrocitus.

Hopefully we shall see some gameplay next week at E3 2016?

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Injustice 2 releases next year for Playstation 4, XBOX One, and PC.

Black Panther Finds It’s Director!

Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is starting off well this year with Captain America: Civil War on May 6th and Doctor Strange on November 4th. Also, there have been reports going on with The Russo Brothers stating that the two part Avengers: The Infinity War movies might feature the entire character roster of the Marvel Universe shown on both television and movies so far.

That roster includes Black Panther, a super hero from the African fictional country of Wakanda, who’s abilities are like no other. Marvel announced that Ryan Coogler will be directing the film. Director credits of Coogler include Fruitvale Station and Creed, both have which been praised very highly.

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Black Panther hits theaters on February 16, 2018.

 

Daredevil Season 2 Teaser and Release Date Announced

Netflix users! Prepare to renew your accounts or for those who don’t even have one to this day, get one now!

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The teaser and release date has just been released today for the second season of Marvel’s Daredevil! This time around, Matt Murdock will be balancing his life between being a lawyer and savior for Hell’s Kitchen, only this time he’ll be facing against The Punisher and an old love interest.

Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Dlen Henson, Rosario Dawson and Vincent D’Onofrio are set to return from season one, along with newcomers Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Mob City) and Èlodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Gods of Egypt).

Marvel’s Daredevil returns on Netflix on March 18, 2016.


Me Chibi!Grayson M. is the Editor in Chief of Teh Lunchbox Publications and he’s waiting for The Defenders on Netflix! For more news, up to date information, previews, and reviews, keep it here on tehlunchboxpub.wordpress.com and LIKE and FOLLOW us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch!

 

Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice Comic-Con Trailer Is Here!

Batman v SupermanSan Diego Comic Con attendees and now the entire world has a chance to see the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight duke it out a bit in the brand new trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice!

Not only we see Ben Affleck (The Town, Gone Girl) as Batman and Henry Cavill (The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Immortals) in action but it’s the first time we see Jeremy Irons (Die Hard with a Vengeance, Eragon) as Alfred Pennyworth,  Gal Godot (Fast and the Furious series) as Wonder Woman, and Jesse Eisdenberg (The Social Network, American Ultra) as the infamous Lex Luthor.

Judging by the trailer, it seems that after the events of the Man of Steel movie, Superman is being looked at as both a hero and an “Alien Threat”, making Bruce Wayne turning into Batman to stop him.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters on March 25, 2016.


Me Chibi!Grayson M. is the Editor in Chief of Teh Lunchbox Publications and he hopes to see a Suicide Squad trailer next! For more news, up to date information, previews, and reviews, keep it here on tehlunchbox.wordpress.com and LIKE and FOLLOW us on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, and Twitch!

 

Dragon Ball Super Will See Manga Launch Next Month!

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Last month news came that Dragon Ball would finally see a return to the small screen with Dragon Ball Super! Fans were excited enough to hear the good news and now it gets even better with word coming in that the series will be receiving a manga adaptation as well.

The manga will officially debut in about a month so and will be headed by Toyotaro who’s famous for creating the Dragon Ball AF fan made manga as well as the Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ manga. With the manga coming out a month before the anime, this makes for a perfect promotional tool for the upcoming anime in July.

The anime itself will air on Fuji TV, Sunday mornings at 9 in Japan. No official date has been set. There is also no word yet on whether the series will see an English dub. Hopefully news will come soon on both of these fronts. When it does, you’ll be able to read it here.


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One-Punch Man Teaser Is Here Now!

wp_ss_20150329_0001[1]Little footage… Big anticipation. Madhouse studios delivers the first teaser for the anime adaptation of One and Yusuke Murata’s One-Punch Man manga. Check it out below!

Make sure to watch Saitama punch his way to the top when One-Punch Man drops in October.


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First Official Look At Ryan Reynolds As Deadpool

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Seems like there is more and more coming out for comic book movies and the studios behind them want to share almost every little thing with their fans. First it was Warner Bros and DC with a first look at Jessie Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor, and today it’s Fox and Marvel’s turn with Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool.

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The self-proclaimed “Merc With a Mouth”lays out in this photo in true Deadpool fashion.

Still can’t believe the film is on its way (and in less than a year no less) because of so many setbacks. The more that comes out about the film, the more real it becomes and with such a fan following, it’s sure to bring in some good numbers. Let’s just hope the movie itself doesn’t disappoint.

Get your fill of Deadpool when it hits theaters on February 12, 2016.


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DC Scheduled to Have A Big Announcement at WonderCon!

dee9ec2ac1fe879f76c29010f2b9fa2eWonderCon, much like ComicCon in San Diego and New York, is a main attraction for all things pop culture. People come from around the country to get a first look at what’s upcoming. Well, those of us who are lucky enough to be going this year will get a special treat from DC as they will be there with a big announcement.

No details have been given about what will be said, but it could be anything. Future plans for the DCU, another “unite the seven” unveiling, or even the much-anticipated trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Many are speculating that the trailer is set to debut there but as far as anyone knows, that’s just a big rumor (and even if it did, it won’t make it out of WonderCon unless it’s on a camera phone). No one knows a thing right now which makes it all the more interesting. With only a couple of weeks left before the convention starts (April 3-5), I can’t wait for what DC and all the other companies have to show as WonderCon is shaping up to be quite the event this year.


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Fly With Astro Boy in His First Teaser for the Upcoming Reboot!

wp_ss_20150323_0003[1]Over the weekend at Monaco Anime Game International Conference, fans got a look at a teaser for the upcoming anime reboot for one of the pillars of manga and anime in Astro Boy and it looks like one of the lucky fans got to record the whole thing.

Created in 1952 by Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy is one of the oldest and most beloved manga/anime characters in history. His influence is felt heavily throughout the years and in so many different anime and manga. Astro Boy has had many other adaptations going as far back as his anime in 1963,  and most recently a CGI film in 2009 (which I’d like to forget happened).

Now the anime itself will use both 3-D and 2-D animation and will run about 26 half-hour episodes, however there is no news on an American distributor picking it up. The target audience will be pre-teens (ages 8-12), but we all know old school fans (such as myself) won’t be able to help but check it out. Take a look at the teaser below and when there is news on a release date, we’ll be here to deliver it.


Stephon W. is a contributing Editor for Teh Lunchbox Publications and sorry, he doesn’t do social media. But you can follow the team on facebook (Teh Lunchbox Publications), and on twitter @tehlunchboxpub