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Tom Scioli: “I love ‘Godland’ and I hate it”


“It’s been my education in color comics. Prior to Godland I knew NOTHING about the comics business. Now I know SOMETHING. I used Godland as a laboratory where I could experiment. It’s not for me to say how successful any of these experiments were, but I came out of the experience the indestructible cockroach of a cartoonist I am today.

Had Godland been more successful, I would have happily worked on it until my dying day. Its difficulty finding traction in the market forced me to innovate and get out of my comfort zone. I mourn the loss of the Godland-that-might-have-been, but a successful Godland would’ve meant no American Barbarian, no Final Frontier, no Satan’s Soldier, no Mystery Object. I love Godland and I hate it. I was in my 20′s when it started, now I’m not. I can’t help feeling it stole those years away from me.

‘Life is at best bittersweet.’ Darkseid, Mister Miracle #18.”

Tom Scioli, artist of Godland. The epic “prog rock comic” by Scioli and writer Joe Casey kicked off eight years ago and ends in November.



I’ve faithfully followed Godland since the beginning. I’ve bought single issues, trades and Celestial Editions. To say it’s amazing would be an understatement.
American Barbarian was absolutely awesome as well.
Keep up the great work… I’ll follow your work from here on out.
I can’t wait to see what you two have planned for the ending of Godland in November.

Jake Earlewine

August 9, 2013 at 6:12 pm

I’d say the experiment was a success!

G0dland is a fun read – everyone should run out and grab the trades.

I too have followed it from the beginning, and dig American Barbarian too.

I read all things Casey and will Scioli wherever he goes.

Godland is incredible.

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