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Robot Roulette | James Asmus

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.

Trying his luck today is writer and comedian James Asmus, who you know from Gambit, Thief of Thieves and the just-released The End Times of Bram & Ben.

Now let’s get to it …

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Robot Roulette | Jay Faerber

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 Jay Faerber steps up to the wheel. You know him from such works as Noble Causes, Dynamo 5, Point of Impact, Near Death and the TV show Ringer. Now let’s get to it …

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Sex and the retired superhero: An interview with Joe Casey

With Butcher Baker in the rear-view mirror and Godland about to wrap up, you might be wondering what Joe Casey has planned for 2013. The answer is Sex – lots and lots of Sex.

Announced last summer at Comic-Con International, Sex follows a retired superhero as he tries to adjust to a “normal” life. The monthly series, drawn by Piotr Kowalski, kicks off in March from Image Comics. I spoke with Casey about the new series, superheroes and sexuality, and what else he has planned for 2013.

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‘Adapt, innovate, execute’: Matt Gagnon on BOOM!’s 2012 and 2013

Matt Gagnon

Although I’ve known him for a few years from frequent drop-ins at the BOOM! Studios booth on the convention circuit, I haven’t ever had the opportunity to interview Matt Gagnon, the company’s editor-in-chief. So I jumped at the chance to talk to him for ROBOT 6′s anniversary.

Matt Gagnon joined BOOM! in 2008 to edit its Farscape comics after working as buyer and purchasing manager for Hollywood’s Meltdown Comics. He moved up fairly quickly, becoming managing editor, then editor-in-chief when Mark Waid was named chief creative officer in 2010. This past year saw the launch of BOOM!’s ultra-popular Adventure Time comic book, as well as several other kids’ series as a part of the KaBOOM! line. The publisher also announced a new Hellraiser series and put out several original series, like Higher Earth, Freelancers (which Gagnon co-created) and last week’s Deathmatch, just to name a few.

My thanks to Matt for his time, as well to BOOM!’s Filip Sablik, who helped set it all up.

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Scott Snyder on Batman, ‘Rotworld’ and American Vampire’s hiatus

Scott Snyder

Scott Snyder was already one of DC Comics/Vertigo’s rising stars when he began writing Detective Comics two years ago. In fall 2011, as part of DC’s New 52, Snyder moved over to the main Batman title and began writing Swamp Thing as well. His Batman work has helped put the title on a number of best-of-2012 lists, Swamp Thing is in the midst of the “Rotworld” crossover, and his collaboration with Jim Lee on a new Superman title will begin in 2013. American Vampire is going on hiatus for most of the year, but that will help him and artist Sean Murphy debut The Wake. I spoke with Snyder on Dec. 13, just after Batman #15 was published.

Thanks to Scott for his time, and to DC’s Alex Segura and Pamela Mullin for making the interview possible.

Tom Bondurant: I don’t know about the preliminaries [but] I will say that one phrase that kept coming to mind when I was thinking about interviewing you was that line from Ghostbusters: “How is Elvis, and have you seen him lately?”

Scott Snyder: [laughs] Thanks! Well, I’m a huge Elvis fan, so that really starts the day off right, hearing that.

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Five Ghosts haunts Image Comics in March

Last spring Frank J. Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham raised enough money on Kickstarter to self-publish the first issue of Five Ghosts, the story of a 1930s treasure hunter “haunted” by five familiar-looking ghosts. Fabian Gray is able to use each of their abilities, so essentially he has the powers and knowledge of Merlin, Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Musashi and Dracula at his disposal.

The comic proved to be a success for the duo at the New York Comic-Con, where it debuted, and soon after Five Ghosts was picked up by Image Comics. The first issue will be re-released in March, followed by the rest of the five-issue miniseries. I spoke with the duo about the book, its move to Image and much more; my thanks to both of them for answering my questions.

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Robot Roulette | Faith Erin Hicks

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 Faith Erin Hicks steps up to the wheel. You know her from such works as Friends with Boys, Brain Camp, The Adventures of Superhero Girl, Zombies Calling and The War at Ellesmere, as well as the upcoming The Last of Us and Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. Check out her website for more information.

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Masks and Mobsters creators donating proceeds from latest issue to Red Cross

Even the mob can get into the spirit of the season.

Today sees the release on on comiXology of Masks and Mobsters #5 , the latest issue of the digital series by Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson. Not only does it feature a special holiday story, but the creators are also being awesome and donating everything they make off the issue to charity. Henderson and Williamson (who shared with us on Sunday what he’s been reading) were kind enough to answer some of my questions about the series and their plans for this special issue, as well as reveal a whole bunch of art.

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Robot Roulette | Ross Campbell

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 Ross Campbell, creator of Wet Moon, The Abandoned, Water Baby and Shadoweyes. He’s also the artist of Glory, which unfortunately ends with issue #34, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Leonardo, in addition to other cool stuff. He’s always a good sport when I ask him to do stuff like this.

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Robot Roulette | Kelly Sue DeConnick

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.

Stepping up to the table today is Kelly Sue DeConnick, writer of Captain Marvel, Avengers Assemble, Ghost, Osborn, the upcoming Pretty Deadly and more. You can follow her on Twitter and Tumblr, and find out more about her on her web site.

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Robot Roulette | Kurt Busiek

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back for another round of Robot Roulette. It’s kind of like Vegas, without the mob connections or chances of actually winning money–comic creators spin the virtual wheel and get six questions thrown at them to answer.

Today Kurt Busiek takes his six questions and turns them into gold. Kurt, of course, is the award-winning writer of Astro City, Liberty Project, Untold Tales of Spider-Man, Marvels, Avengers, Arrowsmith, Shockrockets, Thunderbolts, Iron Man, Kirby: Genesis, JLA/Avengers, Trinity, Superman: Secret Identity, Conan, Power Company and many, many more comics. You can find out more about him on his website.

My thanks to Kurt for agreeing to answer our questions. Now let’s get to it …

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Robot Roulette | Rob Guillory

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’s lucky creator is Rob Guillory, artist and co-creator of Chew. Today sees the release of Chew #30, “the issue that is gonna take EVERYBODY by surprise.” It marks the halfway point of the the Eisner-award winning comic published by Image Comics, in addition to being a big wedding issue, so check it out.

My thanks to Rob for agreeing to answer our questions. Now let’s get to it …

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Robot Roulette | Chris Roberson

The Robot Roulette wheel doesn’t take a holiday, so welcome to another edition of our zany interview series. Every week Lady Luck determines what six questions a creator will have to answer from 36 possible questions.

Today we welcome author Chris Roberson, writer of iZombie, Memorial, Masks and many other comics you should be reading. He and his wife Allison also run MonkeyBrain Comics, digital publisher of Roberson’s excellent Edison Rex comic. If you buy it or any of the other MonkeyBrain Comics this month, they’ll donate the publisher’s profits to the Hero Initiative. So it’s a good time to try them out.

But before doing that, let’s see what questions we threw at Chris this week …

5. If you were given the opportunity to spend 48 hours with absolutely anyone, living or dead, who would you spend it with and what would you do?

It would have to be someone who was living, because spending any amount of time with a dead person is a serious drag. And if I’ve got 48 hours and money is no object, I’m going to Disney World, obviously. Where else?

(Oh, you meant a SPECIFIC person…)

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Robot Roulette | Chris Schweizer

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 …

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Robot Roulette | Tim Seeley

Welcome once again to Robot Roulette, our interview feature where we throw random questions at comic creators and see how they respond. We’ve come up with 36 possible questions, and each week I will randomly select which of those questions our guest has to answer.

Today Tim Seeley, who you can find on Twitter and DeviantArt, takes my random questions and turns them into gold. Seeley is sometimes an artist, sometimes a writer, and sometimes both — you know him from Hack/Slash, Revival, Bloodstrike, Witchblade, Ex Sanguine and many more. My thanks to Tim for answering my questions.

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