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Thirty-six questions. Six answers. One random number generator. Welcome to Robot Roulette, where creators roll the virtual dice and answer our questions about their lives, careers, interests and more.
Today we welcome artist Chris Samnee, who you know from his work on Daredevil, Thor: The Mighty Avenger, Captain America and Bucky,Rocketeer: Cargo of Doom, The Mighty and more.
Now let’s get to it …
2. What was the last good book (not comics) that you read?
I’ve been so busy with work and a baby I actually haven’t much time for any fiction outside of a
few comics here and there. That said I have slowly been working my way through Meanwhile… The Milton Caniff biography by R.C. Harvey.
14. What is your “guilty pleasure”–it can be a comic, a TV show, a food, etc.?
A lot of folks like to pick on the Daredevil movie but I actually quite enjoy it. It’s certainly not perfect but it’ll always hold a spot in my heart since it was one of the first movies my wife and I ever saw in the theatre together– gosh, ten years ago!
16. What’s the best part of being a creator?
There are loads of great things about being a creator. Talking with fans, collaborating with great creators, seeing your hard work on stands or in people’s hands. But as far as I’m concerned the *best* thing is when I’ve been at the board for a few hours, finally gotten warmed up and hit a groove where my whole world is just the page in front of me for a few years. I just call it “The Zone”.
20. What’s the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?
Umm… I’m not really sure. I don’t usually watch scary movies. There are certain things in movies that I love now that gave me nightmares as a kid. The creepy talking hands in Labyrinth, just about every puppet in Dark Crystal… Jaws made me afraid to use the toilet for fear of a toilet shark but yeah, not really a horror film guy.
22. What’s your morning routine like?
I usually get up around 7, get my daughter changed and fed, read her a few books while I brew up the first pot of coffee for the day, pack up and head out to the studio by 10 AM. Well, ideally.
27. What are you proudest of so far in your comics career?
I’d say Thor: The Mighty Avenger is my proudest achievement. There a lot of things I’d do differently artwise if I were to approach it fresh today, but I put so much of my heart and soul into that book, and had such a wonderful time collaborating with Roger Langridge, that just thinking back on drawing it puts a smile on my face. And I’m still incredibly proud of the work the whole T:TMA team (Roger, Matt Wilson, Rus Wooten, and Nate Cosby) put in.