We have been big fans of Aspen Comics ever since the creator Michael Turner decided to create the company. We have seen many terrific series created by the Aspen Team from Soulfire, Fathom, Lady Mechanika, Charismagic and other series. In these series, we have seen many original stories. One of the creators from Aspen Comics is Vince Hernandez. We have been following his works from his creating Charismagic to writing Fathom to Executive Assistant. Vince Hernandez has recently created a new series, Damsels in Excess, which will be in stores this July. Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday and Aspen Comics fans are in for a treat with World of Aspen 2014 being released with Damsels in Excess #0. While we were at WonderCon a couple of weekends ago, we talked with Vince Hernandez and asked if we could chat with him about his new series, Damsels in Excess.
1) We just want to thank you Vince for this interview opportunity. We know you are quite busy and you amaze us in how many hats you do wear at Aspen Comics. You are the Editor in Chief and also continue to write many series. You have created one of our favorite series Charismagic. We actually had to look back at our interview we did with you on Charismagic. You are currently getting ready to release another series you have created, Damsels in Excess. Can you tell us a little bit about the story?Absolutely. As you can tell from the title, our story heavily involves a host of female characters, and as readers will come to discover: The title “Damsels in Excess” can also be taken in a literal fashion as well. But, I’ll save that for the readers to experience. The plot involves a quintet of princesses that govern a fairy tale land known as The Five Realms. Each of these realms is a different kingdom yet they are connected through their shared history and common laws. These ladies known as “The Five” are in essence rock stars of their own lands. I’ve written this story as what I like to call a “contemporary fairy tale,” and with that in mind I tried to mirror these characters to what a modern day princess is today, or better yet, a celebrity. But, of course, with elements like power, wealth and a certain disease plaguing the Five Realms, it’s not all peaches and cream as readers will come to find out.
2) You have created Charismagic, Trish Out of Water, and now Damsels in Excess. Where do you come up with your creativity in making new original stories?
3) Is Damsels in Excess a mini series or ongoing series?
4) Are you working on any other projects at this time?
It was great chatting with Vince Hernandez once again at WonderCon and learning a bit about your new series Damsels in Excess.
Aspen Comics Damsels in Excess #1 will be in stores this July 23rd. The story is by Vince Hernandez and the art is by Mirka Andolfo. If you want a glimpse of what we have to look forward to in this new series, pay a visit to your local comic shop this Saturday during Free Comic Book Day and pick up World of Aspen 2014 and read Damsels in Excess #0.