Monday, March 5, 2012

Free Comic Book Day Interview with Felicia Day

Free Comic Book Day is on Saturday, May 5, 2012. What a day for comic book fans because of all the incredible comics that are made available to us. One of them that we definitely are excited about is the Dark Horse Comics, The Guild, which is one of our favorite series. 

FCBD recently had the opportunity to interview Felicia Day, who is the creator and writer of The Guild

FCBD: Set your project up for those that might be new to your comic book. What can we expect to see in terms of story and art? 

Felicia Day (FD): The Guild is web show I created about a group of online gamers and how they interact online and offline. The comics I've written in general explore the characters more in-depth than in the web series, but the FCBD issue is really a slice of life piece, out of time of the web series. It's something I haven't done before and I had a great time writing it!

FCBD: What has been your favorite part of book or character to tackle?

FD: The comics that have been my fave have been the ones that forced me to explore the more mysterious characters from my show. So the Tinkerballa one-shot was particularly great for me, and the upcoming Fawkes issue that I wrote with Wil Wheaton.

FCBD: Tell our readers why they should pick your book first on FCBD.

FD: I think my FCBD issue will be super fun for people who know the show, and the art is REALLY great, the panels just pop off the pages.

FCBD: What’s your favorite part about being able to work in comics?

FD: The freedom of not being beholden to budget in writing. For the web show, I can barely write a scene outside on a sidewalk because it costs too much to shoot, but I can write Codex in a car chase if I want to, my imagination is the only barrier to entry in the comic.

FCBD: Many newcomers will be picking up comics for the first time on FCBD—what was the first comic you remember reading?

FD: When I was a kid, like 6 years old, I remember I had a Bloom County scrapbook where I cut out the sunday comics I liked and pasted them into a master book. Utterly obsessed with Opus.

FCBD: Where will you be for this year’s FCBD? Do you have any annual FCBD traditions?

FD: I think I'll be signing at Golden Apple Comics in LA. I don't have any annual traditions, but maybe I'll make some this year!

FCBD: Looking to the future of the book, is there anything you can tease about what's coming? 

FD: There's a Fawkes one-shot coming out later this year I wrote with Wil Wheaton which is GREAT. As for more comics, I'm working out what the plan is right now, but certainly it's on my radar to continue the series in comic form.

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