Now what would you do for charity? Would you strip bare naked and then submerge yourself in a bath of baked-beans? Or would you do something like my great make, Michael, did? And donate the profits of your great new comic book to a very worthwhile cause. Yeah. I'm not kidding! Here, check out this interview I had with Michael only the other day, whilst we were both stripped bare naked and then submerged in a bath of baked-beans.
1) What are your own origins, Michael? Plus how you met up with your collaborators, Dan Lauer and Dollman? I've always been inspired by storytelling. At a young age my brother and I would create our own movie scripts and story-lines of adventures and comedy. We even filmed our own ridiculous action movies with lame stunts and pyrotechnic work that wasn't up to code. I just loved storytelling. While in college I made the conscious decision to focus on the comics medium as my storytelling outlet. I’ve been working at it ever since. In that time I've had short stories published by 'Image Comics', 'Ape Entertainment', and 'DC Comics’ digital imprint, 'Zuda'.
It's because of these experiences that we have made the decision to donate all proceeds form the sales of Myth #1 to Childhelp.org. Childhelp is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. We have been working with Childhelp to spread awareness about their cause and so that 'Myth' can play a role in helping children directly impacted by abuse and neglect. If you would like to donate to Childhelp directly, you can visit their website.
4) What song would you say best represents your comic and why? What a great question! Music really does play a role in creating a story. It brings out so much emotion. For Myth, a band like 'Explosions in the Sky' resonated with me. One song in particular, 'Human Qualities', seemed to echo Sam’s journey.
I went through different phases, I guess, because the next phase was 'Aliens' comics by 'Dark Horse'. I was loaded with single issues and graphic novels from that series and I remember just how cinematic they were.
Today, the most mainstream comic I read is still 'Batman'. I'm mostly leaning to independent work now. The independent publishers are putting out incredible books everyday and I'm finding myself discovering so many new titles by fantastic creators. It's an exciting time for this medium.
I know what you mean, Mike. One hundred percent. Plus I'm sure my readers know where you're coming from too. So what are you waiting for, folks? You know what you have to do! Check out 'Myth' at Alterna Comics today. And don't forget to pop on over to Childhelp.org if you're feeling in a charitable mood. Go on. It'll do everybody some good.