I thought since
Anthony is currently offering his Sergeant Zero comic for free right
here), I'd ask him a few questions about comics and his writing
How do you think the internet
is most changing the comic book world?
It makes life much easier to promote and
or broadcast your work. More tools are available today outside
along with just being more connected. Content is no longer limited
to the printed page but is now on the desktop, a tablet, and your
phone. The landscape is rapidly evolving yet unfortunately so
is the divide. The more successful creators are embracing the
future without forsaking the past.
Are you using comic book related motion graphic or other
No I'm not. I've said this since day one.
If I want to watch a movie I'll watch a movie. If I want to read
a comic, or book, I want to read a comic. The only difference
should be the media it's on. There are ways to embellish and take
advantage of the technology and I guess motion comics have their
place but it's not something I've ever considered. However, in
terms of promoting the property...people should go all out. It's
only been a recent development to promote comics like movies because
they're in movies but I was part of projects that did some of
this a good decade ago.
What are some of the best internet sites for comic lovers?
It really depends. It's not a question
of there are so many and deflecting a response but the internet
is vast. There are news, publisher, and or creator websites. It
depends on your tastes. Comics aren't just about superheroes.
With me, while I do read and write
them, I more so frequent movie or screenplay type sites. They're
more of an influence on my work than comic books. I really have
no interest in arguing why Character A did something not true
to their character in Q-Team 8. There's a time and a place for
it but much of it is why there's such a stigma. Maybe it's just
my design background or professional background but I'm interested
in the process and the creators more so than any title out there.
What type of writing do you prefer?
I read a wide range of genres and I watch even more movies/television
series. But no matter what I write, no matter what kind of subject
matter, I pull a little of what I wrote in my This I Believe
into the mix. (http://sgtzero.wordpress.com/writing/npr-this-i-believe/)
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