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For my final interview in anticipation of the Granite State Comic Con, I’m excited to be connecting with Rogan Josh who is the artist behind the gorgeous mod-hero Gallery, a collection (in his own words) of “fan boys hormones ret-conned into art.” What Josh does, basically, is create pop art images using characters that we are all familiar with (like Captain America parachuting from a plane or She-hulk carrying a stack of books) and then use modernist visual techniques to make them look like they might be a book cover or movie poster from the 1920′s or 30′s. The results are beautiful.
Q: Let’s begin with the convention itself. What do you most enjoy about working at conventions?
Rogan Josh: I love having the chance to geek out with other fans and get real excited about obscure characters that no one in the outside world would appreciate, much less discuss. Continue reading
In anticipation of the Granite State Comicon, I am happy to be to hosting an interview with Eisner-Award-winning writer and illustrator, David Petersen!
A graphic from David Petersen’s visually stunning Mouse Guard, Winter 1152
Q: Let’s start with your gorgeous and visually stunning comic series, Mouse Guard. After a visit to Mouse Guard’s website, I am simply struck by the richness and depth of the world you have created. For how long have you been developing this world? Where did this idea come from?
David Petersen: Thank you. I started developing Mouse Guard as part of a larger animal world project back in 1996 when I was in college. I dropped working on it, for various reasons, but even then the goal of doing a lot of world and culture building was important to me and important to the project. In 2004, I picked up Mouse Guard development again, and began in earnest. So while the real work didn’t start until ’04, I did have eight years or so of that world’s shape. It’s almost like all the ideas went to seed and got terribly tangled and overgrown in those eight years, so I just started trimming and cultivating and bringing focus to what was already there. The idea for Mouse Guard itself was simply a desire to tell animal stories with as much adventure as my D&D adventures as a kid.
Q: So I have to ask: Why mice? What is about mice in particular that sparked your imagination? Continue reading
In anticipation of the Granite State Comicon, I am pleased to be hosting an interview with veteran cosplayer (And costume contest judge! And 45th generation descendant of the last Ancient Roman Consul of Gaul! ) Syagria.
Q: For beginners, what are you hoping to do while at the Granite State Con? Anything in particular that you’re looking forward to? Will you be in costume?
SYAGRIA: I will definitely be in costume! It’s rare that I go to a con without being in costume, actually. One thing I’ve always enjoyed about GSC is that it is quite relaxed, and open to a very broad assortment of fandoms. Continue reading
For my third Granite State Comicon interview, I am starstruck to be hosting the interview with voice actress Grey DeLisle! Grey began her entertainment career as a stand up comic and singer (releasing a number of albums), but has more recently turned her talents to voice acting, with a stunning list of credits. If you or your children watch cartoons, chances are good that you’ve seen (or heard) some of her work in shows like Fairly Odd Parents, Scooby Doo, Handy Manny, and the Penguins of Madagascar. She has also done extensive voice work for major video game releases.
Q: For many of us, the careers of voice actors are a bit of mystery. It’s sort of like trapeze artists or cruise ship captains. Obviously, someone does those jobs, but we often wonder: How did they get there in the first place? Had you planned to work in that field or was it something that came from out-of-the-blue?
GREY: I’ve been doing voices since I could TALK! I started doing stand-up comedy and impressions in high school and someone suggested I try voice overs! I was so happy to learn that being annoying is a JOB! Continue reading
Q: Let’s start with the Granite State Comicon itself. What do you hope to do and see while at the convention?
Jackie Musto: I hope to be able to get up and look around! All joking aside, I do tend to spend most of the day behind the table, but I always love seeing other indie comic artists and writers out there. It’s my favorite comic genre, and I love discovering new things to read. Cosplayers are always so great to see come out as well – they do an amazing job with their costumes and are always super spirited and excited to be there. Talking to people who are excited about the convention are the thing that keeps me running all weekend! (Well, that and iced coffee.) Continue reading