Exclusive: Comic Book Men's Walt Flanagan looks back on eventful year
This year saw many highs for the show and the artist, including the publication of Cryptozoic Man by Dynamite Entertainment, a project that first began as a plot prop on
Walt, who is just the kindest man this side of Krypton, continues to co-host the “Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave!” podcast with longtime friends Bryan Johnson and Brian Quinn.
He met exclusively with
Cosmic Book News: With only a handful of episodes left, Walt, what would you say was this season's highlight thus far?
Walt Flanagan: Hmmm ... for me? The launch of Cryptozoic Man at the Baltimore con. Truly a dream come true.
Walt Flanagan: Wow, that's a tough question ... have I changed? I don't think so. I'd be disappointed in myself if I did change. But really only someone else other than me is more qualified to answer the question, "Have I changed?"
Walt Flanagan: The retired New Jersey Devils ... that was surreal, almost like it didn’t happen.
Walt Flanagan: Amazing. I can't thank Nick and Dynamite enough. I really enjoyed working under the Dynamite banner.
Walt Flanagan: I thought the reaction was pretty good. Even before the episode where we launched the book aired, I pre-sold the 4-issue series on my podcast “Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave!” and we pre-sold 20,000 copies grand total of the four issues. That blew me away. Our listeners really supported the comic and I will never forget that support.
Walt Flanagan: I think it’s my best work. That has a lot to do with my inker, Chris Ivy, and colorist, Wayne Jansen, who both did a wonderful job! I had so much fun designing weird creatures and Bryan really gave me a story where I could just go crazy a little doing my favorite thing: drawing monsters!
Walt Flanagan: The kiss?
Walt Flanagan: Not yet.
Walt Flanagan: Well, I do get noticed more at cons, but that's understandable. That’s our target audience.
Walt Flanagan: Surpass Cops as the longest-running unscripted/reality series?
CBN: Well, any projects in the present or future that you would like to discuss?
Walt Flanagan: We just announced a “Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave!” Claymation movie earlier this month. Look for it in 2015.
Cosmic Book News would like to thank Walt Flanagan for taking time out of his busy schedule to answer our very fanboy M.E.’s questions.
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