Friday, March 03, 2006

Chuck Austen Interview part 1

I RARELY EDITORIALIZE, BUT I ALWAYS FELT THAT WHILE X-FANS HAD EVERY RIGHT TO DISLIKE THE STYLE OF A GIVEN ARTIST OR WRITER, THE AMOUNT OF UGLY VENOM SPEWED AT CHUCK AUSTEN DEFINES THE NERDY STIGMA COMIC FANS MUST ENDURE BY NON-READERS. IT WAS IMMATURE SHRILL NONSENSE . PERSONALLY, I'M A BIG FAN OF CHUCK'S WORK ON WAR MACHINE, THE ETERNAL, HIS X-RATED COMICS, AND MOST OF HIS DC BOOKS. IT WAS A REAL PLEASURE SPENDING TIME WITH CHUCK ON THIS EPISODE. IN PART 1, CHUCK TALKS ABOUT THE NEW BOOK FROM TOKYO POP "THE BOYS OF SUMMER" , HIS EARLY COMIC DAYS AT ECLIPSE, DRAWING MIRACLEMAN, THE CONTROVERSIAL ALAN MOORE EPIC, AND HE DESCRIBES THE CRAZY SCENE AT THE INFAMOUS 1986 SAN DIEGO CONVENTION, WHICH BECAME MOORE'S FRST, AND LAST US CON APPEARENCE. WE ALSO TALK ABOUT CHUCK'S ANIMATION DAYS ON FOX TV'S "KING OF THE HILL", AND HIS CO-CREATION WITH CHRIS MOLLER "TRIPPING THE RIFT" THE SCI-FI CHANNEL SERIES STARRING STEVEN ROOT

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