Now I know that some of you might find this very hard to believe, but on occasion, small children can really inspire your own creative juices. Heck, I'd even go so far than to say that they can make you develop a devilish webcomic too. Here, to justify my bold claim, why don't you read this conversation I had with my mate, Peter, only the other day, whilst sealing a blood-pack of satanic proportions.
1) What are your own origins, Peter? Plus what path did you take in life to get to where you are today? In between sound editing jobs, I taught myself creative direction for print and packaging. After a brief stint as a Creative Director for 'Virgin Interactive', I left and started 'MCre8ive', which became 'Modul8tion' in 2007. To keep my creative staff from boredom during down times, we started toying with stories and characters. 'Evil Diva' grew out of that.
2) What inspired you to create the ‘Evil Diva’ webcomic? Actually it was my daughter. Her nickname was always 'The Diva' because of her crying. One day at Disneyland we're eating, and for some reason she said she was the 'Evil Diva'. I liked the sound of it and we started exploring characters at the office.
4) If ‘Evil Diva’ was a song, what song would it be and why? No one's ever asked that. I don't know if 'Evil Diva' has her own song! But Danny Elfman is definitely playing her soundtrack. Energetic and weird, that's 'Evil Diva'.
6) What’s been the hardest obstacle to overcome whilst working on this project? Our original artist resigned in the middle of Issue 6. She was headed to bigger and better things and we wished her well, but, she left a gaping hole that was hard to fill. We went through several artists before we found a suitable replacement.
9) If ‘Diva’ had a motto, what would it be? Can you make that a little bit cuter?