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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2011
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    Do you have a favourite work of advertising?
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      CommentAuthorDarthmoga
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2011 edited
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    I apologize in advance if these have been addressed elsewhere:
    Many of your protagonists, when we meet them for the first time, are at rock bottom. Often they are in the process of painfully extracting themselves from their unkempt beds/rooms/houses/cells; surly, irritable and hung-over. Why do you keep revisiting this theme?

    A few years ago the endemically corrupt Asif Zardari ascended to the presidency of my country, riding on the sympathy generated by Benazir Bhutto's assassination. At the time, my friends and I noticed the eerie similarities to Vita Savern's assassination and its consequences for The Smiler.
    What has it been like to see the world begin to reflect your work (transmet in particular: Bi-cranial cats, ASSANGE/Wikileaks etc)?
    Does it sometimes make you want to write more positive stories?

    Also, How did it feel when you first heard that Moebius(!!) would be doing covers for Transmet?

    I know you've dabbled in many genres; Superheroes, zombies, Prehistory. Have you ever delved into far-future fantasy, though? Like Dune, Metabarons etc.
    On a related note, What is your take on Jodorowsky?

    And finally, I'll regret it if I don't ask you this:
    Do you have a rejected script lying around somewhere that you could throw my way? Just some 4-10 page thing that you have no use for, which I could take a stab at drawing?
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    Do you have a favourite work of advertising?

    Off the top of my head? Viv Stanshall's Ruddles County tv ads, or the old Guinness tv ads with Rutger Hauer.
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    Many of your protagonists, when we meet them for the first time, are at rock bottom. Often they are in the process of painfully extracting themselves from their unkempt beds/rooms/houses/cells; surly, irritable and hung-over. Why do you keep revisiting this theme?

    It's classical storytelling. It's the modern equivalent of "fuck me, he was so poor his mother had to squat him out IN A BARN and put him IN A CATTLEFEED TROUGH."

    Also, How did it feel when you first heard that Moebius(!!) would be doing covers for Transmet?

    Awesome, obviously.

    Also, I have no rejected scripts, sorry.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2011
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    Back to the names thing, which was interesting:

    Jakita? WAG-ner or Varg-nor?

    And what was wrong with Caleb Newcastle? I liked that. Americans wrongly associate it too much with Newky Brown?
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    No-one, including me, liked the cadence of Caleb Newcastle, it was always a placeholder-y sort of name.

    Ja-KI-ta VARG-ner.
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    What's the worst thing your family thinks you've done?

    (Also: I stole the question from Greg Rucka.)
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2011 edited
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    Covers: I generally get no input on work-for-hire stuff.

    This being the case - any idea how on god's green earth Emma Frost and the pancakes came about?
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      CommentAuthorDenari
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2011
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    Did you really live in a 6' by 6' bedsit, on one meal a day in your youth, or was that a little artistic embellishment?

    Either way, congrats on the Guild thing, even if it is a double edged sword.
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    Did you really live in a 6' by 6' bedsit, on one meal a day in your youth

    Yes and yes. No curtains on the windows, no money for any, I had to stick black bin sacks up if I wanted to cut the light out.
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    "What's the worst thing your family thinks you've done?"

    I guess that question works better when your family's more than two or three people deep.
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    Who has been your favourite person to work with, over all the years you've been in the comics industry?

    That is an EVIL question.
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    Was the personality of Lazarus Churchyard inspired by anyone in your life?

    20-odd years down the line... I can't think of anyone in specific. I knew a lot of suicide jockeys back then, but I don't think I based him on anyone in particular.
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    This being the case - any idea how on god's green earth Emma Frost and the pancakes came about?

    I can only assume the feverpitch brain of Kaare Andrews boiled over. I love that cover. D/S relationship portrait on the cover of a Marvel comic.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2011
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    When you're writing a character, how clearly defined is your idea of their function within a story? Do you often find characters you write start behaving differently to how you originally intended, changing the story as a result?
    • CommentAuthorxoxoroo
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2011
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    You get an inspiration for a storyline-how do you decide what genre and how do you keep all ideas organized (literally-notebooks, manilla files, e-files, paper napkins, software, in old Killian's bottles?)

    happy new year.
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2011
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    This one niggles my curiosity on a personal level; at the risk of sounding a bit stalky, where did you get the idea to name a character 'KK'? I'm thinking it may have been the Royal Festival Hall.
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    Who's (or where) is your first target once you get your orbital death-ray?
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      CommentAuthorGreasemonkey
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2011 edited
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    "Who has been your favourite person to work with, over all the years you've been in the comics industry?"

    "That is an EVIL question."

    Hahaha :-) - well, do you have any really good mates in the industry, then?
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    I'm thinking it may have been the Royal Festival Hall.

    I don't follow your thinking at all there, I'm afraid.