Bat-Family Interview: Why Doesn’t Adam West Have a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?

| March 8, 2011

Adam West – Batman, The Family Guy‘s Mayor West – has led a long, wonderful and interesting life. A documentary film is being made about him (Nick and I are in the intro of is Kickstarter promotional video, see above), as well as a campaign to get the Hollywood legend a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. […]

Front and Center: The Psyche of Superheroes

| February 20, 2011

Wayne Bryant interviewed me about the psyche of superheroes: What does Batman tell us about ourselves? Perhaps an even better question is, what do our thoughts about him and the fact that so many people think about Batman say about our society? Travis Langley, Ph.D., a professor at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, researches those […]

Interview with Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Creator Zach Weiner

| January 7, 2011

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is a webcomic known for making people laugh, and its powerful effects as an aphrodisiac. I was lucky enough to get to interview the man behind the cereal, Mr. Zach Weiner. First, tell us a little about yourself. My name’s Zach Weiner. I’m mainly known for SMBC, but you can read […]

Robert Kirkman and Frank Darabont (AMC’s The Walking Dead) on Why We Love Zombies

| November 3, 2010

The Walking Dead creators Robert Kirkman (comic book) and Frank Darabont (AMC TV series) discuss the series’s amazing ensemble cast, Greg Nicotero’s zombie makeup effects, why zombies are so popular now (brace yourself for the millenial rant), shooting people with impugnity, and the remarkable experience of having the graphic novel adaptation’s production go so well. […]

Interview: Robert Kirkman, Frank Darabont (AMC’s Survival Horror/Drama The Walking Dead) Pt. 1

| November 2, 2010

At New York Comic Con, The Walking Dead’s TV series creator Frank Darabont and original comic book creator, writer Robert Kirkman, discuss the value in Kirkman’s involvement, whether the characters can watch George Romero movies, how hero Rick Grimes survived alone comatose in that hospital (including why Kirkman doesn’t care), and what’s wrong with cameos. […]

Convention Report: RED – Retired, Extremely Dangerous (Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban) Pt. 1

| September 28, 2010

“I always question whether it’s the right time for anything I do,” Bruce Willis told us during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International. He said the movie was ambitious in everything it was trying to do, defying description in whether it was action movie, comedy, or romantic comedy, but “it weaves all these things together” […]

Interview: Zuda Champs Michael Jasper & Niki Smith Independently Launch IN MAPS & LEGENDS Today!

| September 1, 2010

Earlier this year, DC Comics ended the monthly competititions for webcomic creators to win contracts with their Zuda Comics line. Soon after that, DC pulled the plug on Zuda altogether. Some Zuda creators got to continue their comics in a new DC format, but the most recent winners generally got left out in the cold. Right after Zuda’s collapse, we […]

After Zuda Falls, Does Lily Leave the Valley? Interview with Adam Atherton (Lily of the Valley)

| July 9, 2010

Zuda Comics, DC Comics’ webcomic line built on the last couple of years’ worth of monthly competitions in which hopeful creators fought it out to see who’d win the vote and get contracts to produce another year’s worht of comics, is gone. Zip! It was there and then it was not. No fanfare, no forewarning, the website […]

Interview: Tadd Galusha, Creator of The Meadowlands (Zuda Competitor)

| April 12, 2010

Each month, DC Comics’ online division Zuda Comics pits ten teams of creative gladiators against each other in a vote-based arena where they fight to their webcomics’ deaths, with only one comic to get the thumbs-down and survive. (Yes, down. In the arenas of old, “thumbs up” was bad and “thumbs down” good even though Hollywood long ago mixed […]

Interview: Ken Frederick, Artist (Aleksander Christov: Assassin, Zuda Competitor)

| March 22, 2010


Earlier this month, Papa Llama interviewed Janine Frederick, writer and creator of Aleksander Christov: Assassin which is an entry in this month’s competition for a contract with DC’s Comics online division Zuda. While he was in New York last week, Nick caught up with Janine’s husband Ken who does the art for AC:A. Here’s a little bit of what […]