Joseph Pignataro's Amazon Page
1) What are your own origins Joe? Fogedaboudit. A New Yorker born and bread!
2) What inspired you to create your comic book, ‘God Of Men’? I grew up in the 80's obsessed with reading comic books as young as 6 years old. I loved how my teachers were so impressed by my vocabulary, because I would learn from comics. If I didn't know the meaning of the word I would look at the illustration and figure it out. Also, I wasn't allowed to watch r-rated movies -- luckily for me the comics and GN's I was digging were way worse!
3) In your own words how would you describe this story? Plus what formats does it come in? GODS OF MEN is what I like to call a mixture of SUPERNATURAL, RED DAWN and WALKING DEAD. The kids are the ones left to fight for survival during the apocalypse. They aren't dumb-shits. They are the ones torturing for information and killing. In other words -- unlike Carl -- they know how to kick a$$!
Gods of Men issues 1-3 are currently available on Amazon in ebook format.
4) If ‘GOM’ was a piece of music or an object, what would it be and why? Hmmm, getting pretty deep on me here. Pass.
5) If you could cast a movie based on your creation, who would you cast, and again, why? Hopefully, if enough people dig the series as much as we do, I will one day! I would cast talented no-name up and coming actors -- that seems to work. I feel like most people starting out in a profession -- if they are willing to work hard to prove themselves then they defiantly deserve a shot. Myself and Dave included.
6) Dave is a great artist, and his work on this book reminds me of a mixture of Mike Mignola’s and Luke Mcdonnell’s individual work on ‘Hellboy’ and ‘Suicide Squad’ respectively? How did you first meet Dave? And what have you learnt about each other during your time working together? I found Dave on Deviantart and loved his style, so I sent him my script. He really loved reading what I wrote and said he felt like he watched the movie in his head. With his great compliment and talent I had to bring him on board. Dave gives suggestions as he draws with what might work better and I do the same as I write. Sometimes we incorporate each others ideas. Sometimes not so much.
7) What was the first comic book you ever read? And do you still read mainstream comic books today? My first read was the DEATH IN THE FAMILY Batman arc. My best friends older brother loved comics and we snuck in his room and read it. The images of Robin getting beaten to death by a crowbar messed my lil' head up -- but good man! From then on in it was on!
8) If you could get a well-known personality to promote ‘GOM’ – either living or dead – who would it be and why? George Romero.
9) During your time as an writer, what is the one thing that has kept you in good stead? My wife for supporting me as I'm a military man with 14 years in, and my son for inspiring me to create Mason.
Now thanks for that, Joe. Much appreciated mate. So when you get the chance dear reader, please check out Joe's kickstarter campaign. As you never know; you might want to invest in some of this stuff, huh?