Inside the Mind of Gav Thorpe – Interview FTN

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Check out this Gav Thorpe interview as we go all the way from Dark Angels, to Age of Sigmar, then to Eldar.  It’s a great show.

Check out this special Bonus Episode of Forge The Narrative. Gav Thorpe is a venerable figure in our hobby and has been a part of the scene for a long time.  Join us as we go all the way from Dark Angels, to Age of Sigmar, then to Eldar.  It’s a great show.

Yo guys,

Azrael is out now in a sweet limited edition production from the Black Library.  We caught up with Gav the day after the Black Library open day so he is able to talk with us about all the sweet things they spoiled there.

I jump right into it with some hard hitting questions but don’t worry, we keep this spoiler free.

Gav talks with us about not only his current projects but also a few things he has coming out in the future.  We get to discuss a little bit about the 2016 Advent Calendar from BL and some really neat Eldar pieces he has in the works.

It is pretty cool to pick his brain about why he chose to write about some of the subjects he has.  It is even neater to see that stuff come to life the way it does on the page.  Gav has brought a lot of color and depth to characters that had previously been on the fringe.

If you were curious if we talk about Primarchs and upcoming Primarch releases…. Don’t worry, we do.




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  • Alpharius

    Boo hiss. Other than the background pieces for Inquisition, Thorpe’s books are consistently the least enjoyable produced by BL.

    • memitchell

      I like’em, and I hate everything.

      • Alpharius

        That makes sense. “Hate everything” is what surly and angsty teenagers do, and everything Thorpe writes is for angsty teenagers. Maybe that’s why I have rose colored glasses about the Inquisition stuff, because I was a surly teenager when he wrote it. We still made fun of Dark Angels for being cross dressing traitors though, so I’m glad I have never sunken to such depths. 🙂

        • memitchell

          I’m at the other end of that spectrum (was a teenager a full half-a-century ago.). “Hate everything” is much more grizzled and grumpy than surly (and, I only get angsty because of MY teenagers). Within the framework of 40K fiction (i.e., decidedly NOT classic literature), Thorpe is OK. Maybe better than most. He does not explore the edges of the envelope, but he’s reliable and entertaining.