With Battlecats #1 Vol. 2 about to launch in May, we thought it would be the perfect time to catch up with the man who brought Mad Cave and the Battlecats to life! Mark London sat down with us to discuss Battlecats and the future of Mad Cave.
Chris Fernandez: Mad Cave has been making a lot of noise lately thanks to titles like Knights of the Golden Sun and your newest comic, Honor and Curse. To what do you think you can attribute Mad Cave’s recent successes?
Mark London: I truly believe you can attribute the recent success to everyone involved with Mad Cave. The whole team has made it their life’s mission to make sure this “underdog” can make a name for itself in the comic book scene. From artists and designers, to the marketing and sales team, everyone is going above and beyond to knock it out of the park. When we first took up this MAD endeavor, we knew we had to fight an uphill battle. We had to experience a lot of trial and error before we found our footing and I think we’ve finally found it with the fans, with the retailers and even within the company.
CF: Battlecats Vol. 2 #1 is currently available for pre-order through Diamond, how does it feel to finally be releasing the second volume of your flagship series?
ML: Oh man, it’s a great feeling. The fact that so many people have enjoyed the series and want to see more is truly humbling, and a little overwhelming. I am so proud of Battlecats and all the hard work that everyone has been put into it. With the second volume, I’m getting to a point where we are truly scratching the surface of the story that the fans deserve. More action, more lore, more Battlecats! And did I mention we have a new artist: Mike Camelo and a new Colorist: Tekino? It’s a privilege to be able to realize this vision with such a powerhouse of a team.
For the third year in a row, Mad Cave Studios is looking to discover and publish new talent in the comics industry! This year is a little different as three artists and three writers will be chosen to take part in Mad Cave’s first-ever anthology.
That’s a wrap for The Mad Cave Showcase! The Mad Cave Studios virtual event, hosted live from Miami, FL by Jazz Stone, brought forth an amazing lineup of creators like Chris Sebela (Crowded) to industry insiders Chris Arrant, with a stellar live draw and giveaway with Liana Kangas (She Said Destroy), and meet and greets with the Mad Cave team!
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Mad Cave Studios Announces the return of Knights of the Golden Sun, Honor and Curse and the Battlecats Finale
Mad Cave Studios has confirmed today that some of their most ambitious titles are coming back later this year. All three hit comics from Mad Cave will deliver glorious art and epic storytelling as it was confirmed by Mad Cave’s own Mark London
Chris Fernandez was joined by the first issue’s artist, Rob Stotz, to discuss a little about how he got involved with Mad Cave and what went into the process of drawing Battlecasts: Tales of Valderia #1.