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Award winning Francesco Francavilla will be illustrating as cover artist for The X-Files Season 10 as Menton3 takes over as interior artist beginning in issue #10.
Named as one of Comic Alliance's Best Comic Book Artists of 2013, Francesco Francavilla is a self-professed "huge" fan of the show and is sure to bring us many great covers. His body of work includes Doctor Who's Prisoners of Time, Afterlife With Archie, Lone Ranger, Avengers Arena and many more. Comic Alliance interviewed Francesco following the announcement and you can read the entire article here.
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Chris Carter is a busy man; he's currently finishing up his pilot for Amazon Studios, "The After", and is working on a new and secretive development for AMC involving conspiracies. MTV's Tami Katzoff recently got the opportunity to speak with him and the interview was packed with quite a few little nuggets of goodness. Read on for some of the highlights.
While it may come as no surprise to X-Philes, Chris talked about a few of the things that amazed him, saying about the 20th anniversary panel at 2013 San Diego Comic Con, "One is that they could fill [the Convention Center's Ballroom 20] to capacity, that's just an amazing thing for me after 20 years."
I think I speak for the fans when I say that we'd do it every day if we could.
He went on, saying, "The second thing is that I was just so — amazed isn't the right word — pleased to see all the people that I worked with having prospered, and their families have grown up, and that was just a very rewarding moment."
When asked about the Breaking Bad spin-off, "Better Call Saul", Carter talked fondly of his own experience spinning off "The X-Files" with "The Lone Gunmen", saying, "I think it's so good and so funny," and while we all wish there was more Byers, Langly and Frohike, Carter had some thoughts on why our beloved spin-off only made it to thirteen episodes saying, "Things were changing right about that time. Reality TV was sneaking in, and right when 'The X-Files' ended there was a kind of change in the landscape." When asked if he had any advice for the makers of "Better Call Saul" he said, "Oh gosh, those people don't need any advice. They all know what they're doing."
Moving on to The X-Files, there were a couple great quotes.
Speaking about "The X-Files: Season 10" comic books, Carter said, "I think they've been doing a really good job. I like that there are characters coming back, they're bringing characters to life, and that tickles me." If you haven't already, pick up a copy of the latest issue which hit the shelves Wednesday and be sure to check out X-Files News' review of it here.
And finally, no interview is complete without the requisite question about a possible XF3 movie. Carter confirmed that if it were to happen, there would be no rebooting, recasting or reimagining, saying, "I can't imagine not doing it with David [Duchovny] and Gillian [Anderson]. For me they are 'The X-Files.'"
Agreed, Mr. Carter.