In our final podcast from New York Comic Con, we focus strictly on comics artists from across the spectrum in interviews with Humberto Ramos, Nick Abadzis, Joe Staton, Jake Parker & Brian Level. Click below for the audio and more on the interviews
We kick off the pod on the artists alley floor speaking with Champions artist Humberto Ramos. We speak with Ramos about his career working with Mark Waid, how he got on Champions, the books concept and what it’s like drawing so many new characters. Creighton stopped by publisher First Second’s booth to chat with Nick Abadzis about his graphic novel Laika. We discussed the themes of the book, along with how he researched and developed the concept. We also touched on Laika’s place in popular culture. Finally we spoke about his next project, Pigs Might Fly, a collaboration with Jerel Dye.
Patrick & Creighton then sit down with the great Joe Staton to discuss his rich bibliography as a comics illustrator. Pat asks Staton about creating the Omega Men with Marv Wolfman and it’s recent resurgence along with the artists legacy as a whole, some of his biggest influences and work he’s most proud of. Creighton takes over to go in deeper on some of his seminal Earth 2 work, particularly his Batman comics. Creighton has written extensively about Stanton’s work on Batman: The Autobiography Of Bruce Wayne, here. We follow that up by talking with Jake Parker briefly about his time on Rocket Raccoon with Skottie Young and some of his work in children’s illustrations. We close out the pod on an insightful interview with illustrator Brian Level. Level did excellent work on last years Constantine The Hellblazer with Riley Rossmo. We talk with Level about his experience on the book and collaborating with the Rossmo in general along with his process, technical specs, his roots in tattooing and more.