1) What are your own origins, Chris? My own origins start from my father who was a Freemason that worked with presidential campaigns with some notable Politicians, such as Kennedy and Nixon. Coming from such a rich background I found jumping into the comic book world an easy transition, and I have always worked in the industry ever since I was a young boy.
At a young age I used the occult imagery the record industry used to sell records to create my own flagship title, called "Tyrant", thus sealing my destiny from that day forth. And then after the "Doomtrain" comic came out I was set, I wanted to make comics to not only support our cause but to someday make it into the inner covenant, and today I still work at it to make it happen.
The Savage Swordsman’ comic? Making comic books is hard work, and some people spend all of their lives trying (and failing) at doing it. Over the years I've noticed that certain artists have had a hard time making a "Doomtrain™" or "Black Strife™" styled comic, as they over complicate story elements beyond their abilities. For me, on the other hand, things are somewhat easier, as I come up with something "simple" like a "sword" and a "man", merging them both together much better than DC and Marvel ever could.
3) In your own words how would you describe this story? It's really an allegory for my life, as I always wanted to make a "Doomtrain" comic. But then again, sometimes certain artists can't seem to understand the "He hits people with a train" part of the comic, so I then had the leftovers of a comic to use into a new project. So in reality, "The Savage Swordsman" is a "Doomtrain" comic in disguise but from the perspective of a 16th century Immortal Savage Swordsman, fighting for justice in a world with none, and banging hot chicks in his time machine.
4) What song would you say best represents this comic and why? You have to stick with the classics on this one, and Aerosmith is such a badass band, and 'Walk This Way' such a classic song, it's hard to beat. It's a very special song for me as well, as I, well, first popped my cherry to it way back in high school when the song came out. Funnily enough, this is an experience I've used directly in The Savage Swordsman.
Donald Trump. Love him or hate him you can't help but talk about him. So with him saying something like, "the comic is good so go and buy it", what else would you need to know?
6) What have you learnt about yourself through this endeavor? I've learned that I'm very good at making comic books, and that I'm a honest hardworking person in a world full of undesirable people, those who don't want to work for something yet want everything to be given to them. Unlike these types of people I strive to make better comics as well as making myself better every day. So spread the gospel of The Lord Savage Swordsman across the land to save people from the damnation of bad comic books.
7) During your time in this field, what is the one thing that has kept you in good stead? That my drive keeps the comics going even when everyone else bails out on the projects. It's me, I'm the one that keeps this going, and I can't be stopped like some kind of train comic book character that we all know and love.
8) If ‘SS’ had a motto, what would it be? Now that's a hard one! I am not quite sure what that would be with so many options out there, but you might want to check out the next issue to see what I come up with.
And on that note, I'd like to thank my mate Chris for telling us about his comic book, The Savage Swordsman, before directing you towards his facebook and comixology page.