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Non-Exclusive: Redline Comes To Oni From Archer Producer Clayton McCormack

Written by Tim Midura on Saturday, December 17 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

Non-Exclusive: Redline Comes To Oni From Archer Producer Clayton McCormack

Redline is a futuristic sci-fi black comedy.

Source: Valnet Inc. Presents Comic Book Resources

Redline is coming from Oni Press on March 8. The series is a futuristic science-fiction black comedy. Set on Mars, "the unknown enemy isn't human and bleeds sickly, blue blood, and the media attention involves hovering drone cameras." Redline is written by Neal Holman, with art by Clayton McCormack, and colors by Kelly Fitzpatrick. Again, I've taken one for the team and cherry-picked quotes from their interview with Valnet Inc. Presents Comic Book Resources

"On its surface, "Redline" is a military noir, following a detective's singular mission to right a wrong. A bomb blows up. The wrong people are blamed. He tries to fix it. Things go awry." -Holman

"["Archer" creator] Adam Reed is easily the largest influence on my writing. I've worked with him for 15 years, so he is the bar by which I measure every script. (Which is why I hate all of my scripts.)

I remember in a guideline sheet for freelancers he wrote that "Every line of dialogue should either move the plot forward or be a great joke or preferably, both," and I try to follow that rule of thumb as much as possible." -Holman

"From an art standpoint, Neal made it clear that this was not a sleek, clean sci-fi story. Things are broken, stuff doesn't work. Sand gets in everything. We felt that even though "Redline" is a science fiction story set in some future where humans have colonized Mars, it needed to feel gritty and relatable, so a lot of the tech designs feel futuristic, but also recognizable as gear not too different from what is currently in use in the military today." -McCormack

"I always try and talk to the team about their thoughts for palettes. I wanted to give it a grainy Matt Hollingsworth-style palette that would emphasize the natural outdoor landscape of Mars and the artificial indoor environments using accent colors (like the blue blood) for impact."-Fitzpatric





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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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