The High-Tech World of Hot Wheels Will Change the Way You Look at Toys

Since 1968, Hot Wheels has produced more than four billion die-cast cars in more than 800 models and 11,000 variations. It's one of the only toys that can still be purchased for a dollar, and yet, while the basic concept of the 1:64 scale cars hasn't changed, the high-tech tools that power today's design process would…

Ask Head of Hot Wheels Design Felix Holst Anything You Want [Updated]

[Update: comments are now closed.] Imagine a world that looked more like Hot Wheels. Racetracks would have giant orange loops in the straights, cars could look like sharks, and everything would be covered in flames. For Felix Holst, VP of Hot Wheels Design, that world is his reality. He’s responsible for the design…

Ask Marc Silvestri how he brings the darkness to life [Updated]

[Update: comments are now closed.] Marc Silvestri, the cofounder of Image Comics and CEO of Top Cow Productions, is a rock star in the comic book industry — there’s just no better way to say it. Today, thanks to the Fiesta Movement, he’s here to answer your questions about Cyber Force, Witchblade, The Darkness, and…

Here's How Top Cow Makes Comics: Why Story Still Reigns Supreme

Have you ever wondered how a comic book is actually made? We sat down with the team at Top Cow Productions, one of the studios comprising Image Comics, to get an exclusive look at how a comic book is brought to life. Then, thanks to Ford Fiesta, we used what we learned to create our very own comic book page.

Hot Wheels Designer Gives the Superhero Treatment to the Ford Fiesta

What are superhero cars, you ask? They're the quirky-cool comic book visions of ten Fiesta Agents (a decahedron of dreamers asked by Ford to come up with their own versions of a superhero car). In return, we got a Justice League-esque group of cars fit for its own one-shot. Top Cow Productions CEO Marc Silvestri and…

Ask Artist Jay Leisten About How He Inks Mighty Avengers

Far from being “tracers,” inkers are the artists who bring comic book characters to life by taking illustrators’ simple pencil strokes and giving them a sense of depth and reality. Thanks to Ford Fiesta, you have the chance to ask Jay Leisten, the artist currently inking Marvel’s Mighty Avengers, about his experience…

Here's Every Reason Why You Should Switch Completely to Digital Comics

Comic storytelling has a rich history — we’ve come far from the Lascaux Caves of the Upper Paleolithic. Now, the technology of the day has given way to some of the most exciting advances comicdom has ever seen, thanks in no small part to the proliferation of touchscreens. Tech is making comics one of the biggest, most…

Need a Last-Minute Halloween Outfit? When in Doubt, Go with Yoga Pants

It’s that magical time of year — it's mere days before Halloween and you’ve been invited to at least a dozen parties. You want to be a superhero, but you left everything to the last minute. I'll spare you the suggestion to look deep inside your soul for inspiration — you aren’t here for that. I’ve been in the "cosplay…

The Fine Art at NYCC 2013: Robots, Ninjas, and Anime Breakdancers

When you’re already at one of the biggest comics conventions in the world, you know that cosplayers will raise the bar with their costumes. But every Nightcrawler on the floor owes a debt to Dave Cockrum for giving them that perfect look. Every Spidey needs a Ditko. Translation: Every cosplayer should bow their heads…

Superior Spider-Man Writer Dan Slott Is Here to Answer Your Questions

Marvel’s Superior Spider-Man has taken the franchise into a very dark and different place from what fans of Spider-Man are used to. Like how, you know, Peter Parker is dead and all. Today, thanks to Ford Fiesta, Dan Slott, the writer who stuck Doc Ock’s mind into the brain of our friendly neighborhood web crawler, is…