Costello: I think it’s fair to credit you as the guy, along with Ben Templesmith, who really kicked off the current boom in horror comics with 30 Days of Night. When that book was coming to the market in 2000/2001, did you see this boom coming? Did you feel that horror comics were about to come back in a big way?
Niles: I never stopped loving horror comics and really, most of the things I pitch were horror before and after 30 Days so I didn’t feel one way or the other. As a fan and reader of comics I knew there were no decent horror comics out there. The ones that were out had been sanitized to death in the name of “art” and I wasn’t interested. So I guess the short answer is no, I didn’t see a boom coming. Now the question is, will it last. It would be tragic if it was treated like a fad and comics became all-leotard all the time again.