A number of interviews went up over the past few days. Let’s see if we can do a quick rundown.
First, Van Jensen talks to Scott Dunbier about working at IDW:
WCW: How did you get connected to IDW? What was the time line for all this getting set up?
SD: I’ve known the guys who started IDW for a very long time. They came from WildStorm. Ted Adams, the president of IDW, and I play poker from time to time. Over the summer and fall we went to a couple of games together. On the drive up or over lunch, I would tell Ted about some of the ideas I had for various projects, things I wanted to do. It was just a couple of guys talking, I wasn’t pitching for a job. A couple of months later, Ted called me up and asked if I’d have lunch with him, I figured he wanted to offer me some freelance editing or something similar. But it turned out to be entirely different. We had a couple more lunches and talks, and I believe it was in late October or early November when we agreed in theory that I would go to IDW.
Then, Doug Wolk talks to G. Willow Wilson about her new Vertigo series:
PWCW: What’s the concept behind Air?
GWW: Air is a story about an acrophobic stewardess who, through a series of accidents, gets drawn into a hijacking plot. She discovers an entirely different world behind the ordinary world of air travel that she didn’t know existed, and she becomes part of a race to develop this new kind of technology that will totally change the way that people move around the world. It’s cool! It’s got a lot of different elements—it’s got highly symbolic abstract stuff, and it explores the intersection between a lot of ideas that we don’t usually connect, like religion and technology and geography and politics and identity.
Tom Spurgeon talks to CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein about the resolution of the Gordon Lee case:
SPURGEON: How did Gordon take the news? How did his business do throughout this ordeal? Do you know if he’s back up to where he was before all this happened?
BROWNSTEIN: I called Gordon and asked, and here’s what he told me:
“When I finally got the phone call from Paul [Cadle] I was stunned. Finally. It didn’t sink in until Saturday that it is finally over.”
His business did suffer, and there were noticeable dips after articles appeared in the newspaper characterizing the book as pornographic. That happened almost every time this case was reported on over these last three and a half years. He told me that this made it very hard to cultivate new business.
He told me that business is still down,”but we’re hoping as the news hits and it sinks in that we were telling people the truth for the last three and a half years that things turn around.”
Tom also talked recently to Travis J.I. Corcoran of HeavyInk.com.
Tim O’Shea talked to Debbie Dreschler about the re-release of Daddy’s Girl.
Finally du9 talks to Castle Waiting author Linda Medley.