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Canned Air Podcast interview



Feature-length interview with Jack Dougherty and Jeramy Kahle of Canned Air Podcast. The hosts speak with Jerome Walford about his award-winning, indie series, "Nowhere Man", published by Forward Comix. Learn more at www.forwardcomix.com. Check out Canned Air at www.cannedairpodcast.com 

Winner at the 2014 Glyph Comics Awards

It is with great excitement that we announce that Jack Maguire, the lead character of our feature series Nowhere Man, was awarded Best Male Character at the 2014 Glyph Comic Awards. The Nowhere Man series, “You Don’t Know Jack,” was also nominated for Best Artist and Best Cover.

Bleeding Cool

Nowhere Man Review (excerpt)
Bleeding Cool, October 2014
Shawn Perry

Sigh. I suppose that is what being spoiled by thought-provoking and carefully-orchestrated work for years at a time will do for you…and judging by my experience reading the first issue of Nowhere Man this series is only going to spoil me more as it takes the concept of superhero-realism forward as only a self-published comic can;

Comic Book Resources

Nowhere Man Review (excerpt)
Comic Book Resources, February 2014
Brian Cronin

Walford's artwork is very accomplished. He has a great sense of design, as he lays the pages out in a very dynamic fashion. He often makes expert use out of negative space.
It's a really visually striking comic book series. I'm really surprised that one of the Big Two comic book companies hasn't given Walford a shot – his style like it would lend itself very well to a New 52 series.

Whatcha Reading

Whatcha Reading, August 18, 2014
Juan Pineda

Six months after the events of Vol 1, we find Jack in a coma and Rose Yancey harboring her own secrets as Zade takes control! From the beautifully illustrated opening prologue that takes place in Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood cemetery, resting place of many Civil War Veterans, to the climactic face-off in the hospital, Jerome’s cinematic storytelling style picks up pace quickly. More clues are given as to the origins of Zade but dang it if Jerome doesn’t add yet another wrinkle to the story.

The attention to details such as locations, newspaper ads and technical manuals that Jerome sprinkles in is what makes this book so enjoyable to me. What may seem to be just random decor or background objects is actually there for a purpose. From the covert meetings in the first chapter to the intriguing revelation in the third chapter, I was engaged. As I mentioned in my review of Vol. 1, my favorite aspects of this story are the diverse cast and the procedural police work (and Zade’s costume, particularly his toed boots) and Vol. 2 is no exception.

Geekverse

Nowhere Man Review (excerpt)
Geek Verse, May 27, 2014
Zedric Dimalanta

Part police drama, part superhero comic, and part sci-fi thriller, Nowhere Man‘s story revolves around the story of Jack Maguire, a New York City cop driven to clandestinely work outside the law as a hi-tech vigilante. Nowhere Man features a depth and nuance of characterization that is somewhat unusual for a comic with an otherwise heavy emphasis on action. Jack is written in the “hero with feet of clay” tradition—a perceived failure to live up to the ideals and standards set by his father hangs heavy over the character—and his complicated relationship with police partner and lover Rose Yancey isn’t so much a minor romantic subplot as it is a parallel narrative to the book’s costumed crimefighter aspect. Jack Maguire is a well-rounded, fleshed-out creation fully deserving of the Glyph Comics Award previously accorded to creations such as Huey Freeman (from Aaron McGruder’s The Boondocks comic strip), Miles Morales (from Brian Michael Bendis’ Ultimate Spider-Man), and Mort (from Muhammad Rasheed’s Monsters 101).

Examiner

Nowhere Man Review (excerpt)
Examiner.com May 6, 2014
Robert Sodaro

In a morass of "Everything is the same" Jerome Walford's brilliant comic, Nowhere Man is not only a beacon of hope but a refreshing breath of fresh air, as he manages to successfully craft a highly-readable, thoroughly engrossing, and completely entertaining tale by writing an actual story, and in this fashion, clearly proves that he is perhaps the most astonishingly capable and brilliant writer of his generation.
– Robert Sodaro, Examiner.com