I’ll be in Petaluma at BRIAN’S COMICS this weekend to sign books for the continuing kick off of THE FUSE Vol 1: The Russia Shift! I haven’t been to Petaluma for a couple years so looking forward to coming out chatting with folks.
The signing goes from 12-2 pm so if you’re in the area, drop by and say hello!
ROZ KIRBY: Have you been satisfied with what you’ve done?
KIRBY: Have I been satisfied with what I’ve done?
KIRBY: If I’ve done it myself, I’ve always been satisfied. If somebody interfered, it always created a bad period in my life.
GROTH: What was the most creatively rewarding period in your career?
KIRBY: I believe when I was given full rein on The New Gods. I was given full rein on The New Gods, and I was given full rein on Mr. Miracle. Mr. Miracle was a fine strip. I was given full rein on many other strips, which sold extremely well and made me very happy. I was happy doing them because as a professional, you’ve got to take the credit for it, or you’ve got to take the, beating for it. I don’t like to take a beating without being responsible.
GROTH: You don’t want to take somebody else’s beating.
KIRBY: I don’t want to take somebody else’s beating. That makes me unhappy. So right now, I can tell you, I’m a happy man because whatever I’m doing, I do for myself and I do a little creating here and there for others, and they work out very well. I feel like an independent man, and I am. This is the kind of feeling I always wanted. You can rarely get that… Well, I could rarely get that in the early part of my life.
GROTH: I think most people can rarely get that. You have to fight for it.
I got my comps last week and I’ve been spending a lot of time flipping through the collection. I’m really happy with the way it came out and I gotta give it up to the rest of the Fuse crew (antonyjohnston, shari and edbrisson) for all the hard work. And a huge thanks to Image Comics for all the great support.
if one thing is clear in review, my partner in crime Antony deserves some big appreciation for all the extra work he does. Besides being a great writer, Antony also does the book design and bulk of the work on our covers. The collection looks really sharp thanks to him, and in working on this project I’ve often been surprised at how creatively versatile he is.
I hope you check it out and enjoy it as much as we did making it! The Fuse team is already working on the next arc and if you dig Volume 1, you’re going to really like the upcoming Volume 2: GRIDLOCK.
Come meet Justin Greenwood, artist on the just released FUSE Vol. 1, a police procedural set on a giant orbiting space station in the not so distant future.
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"22,000 MILES UP, THERE IS NO BACKUP. Working homicide on an orbiting energy platform, in a five mile long jury-rigged steel city stuffed with a half million people, and no help from your so-called colleagues back on earth, is more than tough…it’s murder.”
I’ll be at Mission Comics in San Francisco next Wednesday for the release of THE FUSE Vol.1 TPB from imagecomics! If you’re in the Bay, drop by and get a signed copy! And if you’ve already been picking it up monthly, come by and get my undying love in person.
And if you’re not in London, but you are in SF, then GO HERE INSTEAD.
The vocoder—part military technology, part musical instrument—has had quite a history. In our new Object of Interest video, we explore the vocoder in settings ranging from the Second World War to Kraftwerk parties, featuring interviews with Laurie Anderson, Cozmo D, Dave Tompkins, and Frank Gentges.