5 Question Interview #137

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With True Believers 2018 less than 2 months away, we put 5 Questions to Jed McPherson...


What will people find at your table at True Believers 2018?

I’ve got two books this year. The first is Deadbeat, which is my neo-noir book about a deadbeat dad that tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter through armed robbery.

Then you’ve got Jacob - which is a collection of my webcomic. It’s a serial killer story but it’s told from the point of view of the victims. So each story has a different cast of characters as they come into contact with our killer. If you’re a fan of Mindhunter or Hannibal I think you’ll dig it.  

What do you love about creating comics?

Seeing the pages come in. There’s nothing better than waking up to an inbox filled with new art. Seeing how all these hyper talented artists interpret my dumb ideas. You almost get to become an audience for your own work. Maybe that sounds a little egocentric but hey you don’t get into this gig without a little ego.

What part of creating comics do you find the most challenging?

I’m not sure about most challenging but I really don’t like pitching books. You’ve got all these cool ideas and you’ve just got to boil it down to the basics. You gotta kill a lot of darlings when pitching which is never fun.

What do you love about being at a comic con?

I like talking shop. A lot of people at cons want to make comics themselves they just don’t know where to start so if I can give them a little advice and get them started that’s always neat.


What comic - other than your own - would you recommend people read?

My standard answer to this is Black Mask’s The Dregs - a weirdo hobo noir cannibalistic crime book as awesome as it is bonkers.

But as far as stuff you can actually pick up at the con there’s Andy Bloor and Mo Ali’s Midnight Man. I’ve not had a chance to read it yet but I do love me some surrealist superhero comics. I’ll definitely be picking up a copy for myself.

You can find Jed online at his website and stop by his table at True Believers 2018 and say "Hello". 

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