1) What are your own origins, Jeremy? Picture the scene: London, 2012, and the country was steadfastly in the grip of Zombie Fever. The Walking Dead had just graced our screens, and people couldn't get enough of the undead. I'd been invited to Comiccon to promote "The Dead", which is a film about Zombies-in-Africa, and I thought I'd have a go at finally releasing a comic at the same time. In the end, the comic ended up getting more interest than the film! People would walk past the booth and smile as soon as they saw the title: "Zombie Bears". So from that point onwards, comics became my life.
Super Robot Mayhem’? I met Adi for the first time at the Thought Bubble Festival in Leeds, and we bonded over comics, superhero movies, and super robots. We both loved franchises like Transformers, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gundam, and so on, and so forth, so when I heard the name of his blog, it just suggested a story.
About a year later, and many long emails, going back and forth over the details of the world and the plot, we found our perfect artist, Bordon, whose incredible artwork was like a cross between Akira's Katsuhiro Otomo, and the best of those late 80's / early 90's anime, like Patlabor or Ghost in the Shell. We just HAD to work with him!
3) In your own words how would you describe this story? Action packed with awesome ass kicking robots, alien invaders, and a hero who is fighting his own personal demons brought on by his neural link with an ancient super robot.
4) What song would you say best represents this comic and why? Ha! Adi and I discussed this quite a bit. If I went for Brian May's Star Fleet that would probably be a little too on the nose, so I'm going to go for a cover of the Afterburner 2 titles theme by 8 bit Commando, because it's a mix of synths, drum machines, and 80's hair metal guitars. All in all a perfect synthesis of humanity and technology -- like Mayhem, himself!
5) If you could get a celebrity – either living or dead – to promote your wares, who would you choose, and why would you want to choose this particular person? It'd have to be either Michael Ironside or Peter Weller. In fact, I think it would have to be Ironside, because he's been in so many iconic movies -- Scanners, Spacehunters: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, Top Gun, Total Recall, Starship Troopers, not to mention V, Smallville, and X-men. With that tough guy persona, and that voice, he'd be a kick ass General, or a mean Alien Emperor.
7) During your time in this field, what is the one thing that has kept you in good stead? It's great working with Adi as we spur each other on to new heights. I really love collaborations, especially when the other writer chucks in ideas that you would never have thought of!
8) If ‘Super Robot Mayhem’ had a motto, what would it be? Only Mayhem can save us now!