A perfect Sunday with... Nick Brokenshire

Full English breakfasts, singing animals, haunted heroes, and 100% Star Wars positivity!

A perfect Sunday with... Nick Brokenshire

Every week, a top writer, artist or creator reveals how they’d fill their perfect Sunday, sharing their favourite comfort reads, movies, food… anything that would make their weekend great.

Today, it’s the turn of my long-time buddy and Dead Seas co-creator, Nick Brokenshire.

Nick’s perfect Sunday… brunch

I come from a culturally mixed family - British and Latin American - so a perfect brunch could consist of a glorious Full English consisting of bacon, eggs, hash browns, mushrooms, fried tomatoes, baked beans, buttered toast and all that great fried stuff! Haha! On the other hand a beautiful Venezuelan style Arepa filled with scrambled egg or cheese. Oooooh mama. MUY RICO!!!

Nick’s perfect Sunday… read

My favourite books are The Lord Of The Rings, Dune and the Elric Chronicles - I recently re-read the Elric books again. I love the haunted fatality of Elric. He’s so flawed and yet noble, weak AND strong. I recently listened to Andy Serkis reading The Silmarillian and LOTR and was swept away AGAIN by the depth of the work. You can only make something like that over many years. It’s wonderful. And Andy Sertkis’ performance is astounding. Highly recommended. Ooh, I do love to revisit Asimov every few years. All of it. All the Robot books and the Foundation books. Lovely.

Nick’s perfect Sunday… comic

Man, I love What Ram V and Felipe Andrade are doing these days. Smart and visually stunning.

I can always lose myself in Love and Rockets. I read the whole of the first series as it came out and it strikes such a deep chord. Los Bros are unmatched in their purity of storytelling. They have never compromised their visions and the quality of their art is unparalleled. Who has done such a work? Nobody! Jaime continues to melt my brain with his line and Beto simply reaches in through your chest and squeezes. Love and Rockets issues 1 to 50. Perfect. Saying that everything that has come out since is also perfect!

Also, Appleseed by Masamune Shirow. Completely my jam…yo.

Nick’s perfect Sunday… movie

Currently in our house the Sunday feel-good movies are the Pocoyo Movie (which I love) and Sing (with the singing animals - which I also love) - but that’s because my son wants to watch those all the time. I love the Trolls movies. I love Miyazaki movies. I’m going to say PONYO is my Sunday feel-good movie. And Nausicaa. Ooh! And as for live-action, there is no beating SPEED RACER by the Wachowskis. Eye-popping and wonderful. My kind of movie.

Nick’s perfect Sunday… TV binge

Well, see, my fave TV show is MONKEY from the late 70s but I’m not sure that would work for a binge-watch. I have a huge piece of my heart set aside for all things Buffy. So I could binge that… At the moment I’m loving the live-action ONE PIECE so I’ll go for that because it’s current.

Nick’s perfect Sunday… podcast

Never Not Funny - the Jimmy Pardo podcast. My number one podcast is FORCE CENTRE - a truly in-depth and 100% positive Star Wars podcast. Their philosophy is to interact with the story that is presented and not what ISN’T - I believe in this approach. Enjoy, absorb and analyse the story that storytellers decide they want to tell. Don’t get hung up on what YOU expect. That’s just a waste of energy! Currently, the whole SAG-AFTRA thing is affecting their output a bit but I highly recommend dipping into the archives for some top-quality SW commentary. SUPERB.

Nick’s perfect Sunday… album

Dots and Loops by Stereolab. Liege and Leaf by Fairport Convention. Mutations or Sea Change by Beck. Revealer by Madison Cunningham. That is GORGEOUS.

Nick’s perfect Sunday… treat

Playing Numberblocks with my little boy is pretty special. His enthusiasm and joy lifts me up in a way I didn’t know was possible. Catching up on Gogglebox with my wife when the boy is asleep. That’s a simple pleasure. I watch zero regular TV so Gogglebox keeps me abreast of what’s going on in British TV viewing.
Ooh, doing a spot of recording late at night when everyone is asleep. I achieve a flow state very easily when I’m writing and recording music.

Dead Seas written by me and illustrated by Nick Brokenshire is out now from IDW Publishing!

The New York Times-bestselling author of Star Wars: The High Republic – The Rising Storm turns to comics for this gruesome graphic novel takedown of the prison industrial complex–where the ghosts are real, dangerous, and incredibly valuable.

Ghosts are real and dangerous. But they’re also valuable, their ectoplasm capable of curing countless diseases. There’s only one problem: Harvesting the wonder drug can be just as deadly.

Prisoner Gus Ortiz is willing to take the risk in return for a reduced sentence—anything to see his daughter again. All it will take is a few months at sea scraping ectoplasm off the walls of the Perdition, a floating prison containing the most vicious ghosts on Earth. Surrounded by dark waters, Gus soon realizes that angry spirits are the least of his worries.

Lock yourself away and set sail for this daring adventure by New York Times-bestselling author Cavan Scott (Star Wars: The High Republic) and fan-favorite artist Nick Brokenshire (Star Wars Adventures).

Nick Brokenshire is a Celtic/Latino comic book creator from Aberdeen, Scotland. He was a writer/artist for IDWs STAR WARS ADVENTURES and is an artist on Dark Horse Comic’s STAR WARS titles. As well as DEAD SEAS (IDW) with Cavan Scott, Nick is co-creator of COLD IRON (Dark Horse) with Andy Diggle and THE ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN (Dark Horse) with Adam P Knave and DJ Kirkbride. His work has also appeared in 2000AD, ROBOTECH, HEAVY METAL and TRANSFORMERS.

In his spare time, you can find Nick camping with his family, creating music or performing in intergalactic party band BLUES HARVEST!