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Welcome back for another round of Robot Roulette, where creators spin the virtual roulette wheel and let Lady Luck determine what questions they’ll answer. We’ve got 36 possible questions, and each week I will select at random which of those questions our guest is subjected to.
Today Chris Schweizer tests his luck at the wheel. Chris is the creator of the Crogan Adventures series, published by Oni Press, and teaches sequential art at the Atlanta campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design. He also makes some pretty rad paper figures.
My thanks to Chris for playing along with us today. Now let’s get to it …
7. What is the strangest thing you have in your house?
Some extremely questionable moonshine that was delivered in an Aquafina bottle? It’s strange that I’m dumb enough to occasionally sip from it.
11. What kind of music do you like the least?
I can eventually acclimate myself to just about anything, but I hate it when music is put on as background. Music should always be loud enough to really listen to. If you’re not listening to it, it shouldn’t be on, that’s what I say. Same for the TV. So background music.
20. What’s the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?
The first half of Jeepers Creepers freaked me out because I watched it while taking a bath in a Taft-sized clawfoot bathtub in a completely dark dilapidated Victorian kind-of-mansion where the doors didn’t lock. So the atmosphere helped, I think. To be fair, I lived there, and should have been used to it.
24. What did you dress up as the last time you dressed in a costume (whether that’s Halloween, a convention, or wherever)?
J. Jonah Jameson, a year ago for Halloween.
28. Based on where you live right now, what’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home, and why did you go there?
By miles, I think it would be Rome, which is a little over five thousand. I had broken up with my now wife/then girlfriend Liz, and I realized that I had made a huge mistake in doing so. She was traveling through Italy, and I needed to win her back. Also, Rome is pricy, so I slept in 24-hour internet cafes!
36. How old were you when you started reading comics, and who introduced them to you?
I was exposed to newspaper comics as long as I’d been alive; my parents were both fans. My love for the medium was cemented when my dad let me read his Calvin and Hobbes trade when it first came out. My friend Brad Franklin, now a Methodist preacher in Baton Rouge, gave me a copy of one of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe collections and Further Adventures of Indiana Jones #11, and that made me a comic book fan, too.