Greg Hinkle and I have been on the promotional warpath for the upcoming Image release of THE RATTLER and it's been a lot of fun seeing how journalists respond to the book. A common question is why did we create such an unpleasant protagonist? It must say something about Greg and I that we find Stephen Thorn relatable, even amusing.
Another question that comes up often is how we made the transition from publishing through Kickstarter to getting picked up by Image Comics. The short answer is Greg Hinkle and the longer is that we didn't fuck up our Kickstarter. It doesn't matter if you have ten backers or a thousand, every one of them needs to walk away feeling positive about the experience. I'm not saying I deserve a cookie for delivering what I set out to do only, that the experience was rare enough to garner us more attention.
Greg and I speak with JK Parkin at Smash Pages "What I hadn’t anticipated was how emotional running a Kickstarter would be."
We both took part in a longer format interview with Nicole D'Andria at Comics Front Line. I get into the true story that inspired THE RATTLER "Oh, yeah…he also just happened to be traveling with some very thick rope."
Greg and I also talked with original Kickstarter supporter Nick Nafpliotis at Adventures In Poor Taste about Kickstarter, sequels and our inevitable Super Hero reinvention "My childhood dream was to be a comic book writer, it wasn’t to be a grown man making excuses for himself."
We had a great conversation with Leo Johnson at Multiversity Comics. "Greg and I we would jump at the chance to return to this world. We have a lot of options on where we could go next. "
And finally we were treated to an advance review from Elizabeth Lotto at The Outer Haven. "Nancy-Grace-With-A-Penis goes absolutely nuts and it’s wonderful."