Matt Kindt on new series Folklords, Indies sell out, and October best of
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- THE NEWS:
- TOP BOOKS OF LAST WEEK:
- Swimming in Darkness (W/A: Lucas Harari, Translator David Homel)
- Addams Family: The Bodies #1 (W: Zoe Quinn, A: Philip Murphy)
- Spider-Man and Venom: Double Trouble #1 (W: Tamaki, A: Gurihiru)
- New Mutants #1 (W: Hickman, Brisson A: Rod Reis)
- Trending Now - BOOM! Studios series keep getting third printings...before they even come out. HUH!? Something is Killing the Children, Once & Future, and now Folklords.
- TOP BOOKS FOR NEXT WEEK:
- Dave: Morbius #1 (W: Vita Ayala, A: Marcelo Ferreira)
- Forrest: The Batman’s Grave #2 (W: Warren Ellis, A: Bryan Hitch)
- JUDGING BY THE COVER JR.:
- Segment: Interview - Matt Kindt and Eric Harburn about Folklords, a new series about a young village boy who's plagued by visions of a modern, tech-based world and on his 18th birthday, sets out on a forbidden quest to find the legendary Folklords for answers, starting a chain of events that will change the very fabric of his existence from BOOM! Studios.
- When you turned 18, what was the quest you gave yourself?
- Fantasy can get however big or small depending on your take, can you talk about your process of coming up with the world we are introduced to in Folklords?
- Do you ever struggle with readers, or even yourself, comparing your work to what has come before, for instance, I ponder how Narnia may have influenced your narrative?
- There is a great moment where we hear all these quest ideas, and I have to ask, were there any that didn’t make the cut?
- I’ve heard said fantasy is largely about power be it monarchs, military might, or magic, would you agree and is that something you explore in this series?
- Information warfare seems to be a constant threat these days, and the themes like forbidden knowledge and finding your own journey or quest are aspects of Folklrods, what inspired this focus in the series?
- Of the five issues is any single issue your favorite?
- Does Folklords share some themes or DNA with your previous books like Ether, Dept. H, etc or did it feel entirely new to draft?
- Superfight: Worst Boss: Gollum vs. Wicked Witch of the West
- Off topic top shelf: Matt Kindt - boardgames - Wingspan