Coronavirus is changing our comics ecosystem, plus guest Elsa Charretier talks her Kickstarter, drawing Star Wars, and more
Special guest Elsa Charretier talks her latest Kickstarter art book, her Star Wars comics at IDW and more! Plus Nathan and David recap the news, review the best of the week, and discuss the week ahead.
SEGMENT: What comics are on your self-quarantine catch-up list?
Dave: Chrononauts Vol. 2, TKO books: Sara and The Banks
Nate: The Sandman Universe, MMPR/TMNT
TOP BOOKS OF LAST WEEK
- Marvels Snapshot: Sub-Mariner #1 (W: Alan Brennert, Kurt Busiek, A: Jerry Ordway)
- Thor #4 (W: Donny Cates, A: Nic Klein)
- Decorum #1 (W: Jonathan Hickman, A: Mike Huddleston)
- Cable #1 (W: Gerry Duggan, A: Phil Noto)
- Critic: Hawkeye: Freefall #4
- Fan: The Dollhouse Family #5
TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEK
- Dave: Plunge #2 (W: Joe Hill, A: Stuart Immonen) (Alienated #2...too? Si Spurrier, Chris Wildgoose)
- Nathan: X-Ray Robot #1 (Mike Allred, Laura Allred)
JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.
- Dave: Batman #91 (Jorge Jimenez)
- Nathan: Robin 80th Anniversary Spectacular (Yasmine Putri cover)
SEGMENT: Elsa Charretier (char-tee-air) artist on November, The Unstoppable Wasp, writer AND artist on Infinite Loop, and More
- You just had a successful Kickstarter get funded back in November (with your artbook shipping in February, congratz!) and also have an Etsy store where you sell comics. What has the journey been like to move away from traditional comic book publishing to a digital approach on platforms like Kickstarter and Etsy?
- What would you say are the essential things a creator must know or commit to before launching a Kickstarter?
- Would you say launching a Kickstarter changed the relationship you have with fans? How so?
- How do you approach working on creator-owned projects versus work for the big two?
- Do you generally find it easier to illustrate your own projects or projects in collaboration with another writer? How does your creative process shift for the difference between writing and art?
- Can you tell us a little about your Star Wars work for IDW? How did the project come about, and what’s your approach to working with characters that have such far reach and recognition?
- November Book Two Vol. 2 comes out this May, what can fans expect from this sequel series by you and Matt Fraction?
- What do you hope to see in the industry in the future?
- Infinite Loop got a sequel starting in 2017, might we see a trilogy some day?
- What comics are you reading right now?
Off Topic Top Shelf: Elsa Charretier’s pick - Reading plays, Good Omens, and more