3 Question Interview #12

With the True Believers 2018 Summer Variant Edition fast approaching, we bring back our smaller version (it's a smaller event after all) of our regular 5 Question Interview series by putting 3 (new-ish) Questions to Deadstar Publishing...

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Hi, we're Deadstar Publishing and we've been around since 2010.  2018 has been one of our busiest years to date with five new releases so far.  We've been regulars at True Believers since it started but this will be our first time at the summer show.  When you see us we'll have old favourites like Dexter's Half Dozen, our WWII supernatural horror comic series, and our Rising Stars anthology as well as new titles like Age of Savagery - our freshly released swords and sorcery graphic novel featuring the world of Genodd as explored by 22 artists and writers.  Stop by and say hi!

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What do you love about reading comics?

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These days I tend to read a lot of indie and creator-owned comics. Marvel and DC are great at what they do, but I prefer the originality and passion that you can see in smaller titles - and there's something for everyone, from crime-fighting dolphins to time travellers with pugs, right the way through to stories about mercenary companies in the 31st century who've pledged their allegiance to a galactic super-intelligent Koala AI! No matter what your background and interests, there's something out there that's perfect for you - and all those hundreds of thousands of tales all show off different storytelling styles. It's phenomenal the variation that exists; enough that I could read forever if I had the time.

What do you love about creating comics?

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Comics are a medium that it's never been easier to enter. The options for publishing and getting your idea out there are many and varied, from webcomics to indie collectives to self publishing and so on. We've been around for 8 years now and in that time we've seen an explosion in small presses and we think that's wonderful because every creator involved is getting their vision out there and creating a community where art and sequential storytelling can be appreciated in a way that's never before been possible. To be a part of that revolution is, simply, thrilling.

What do you love about comic cons?

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Once upon a time, geek was a dirty word. Nobody wanted to be associated with it. Now people are proud to be geeks, and to show off the things that make them excited. I think comic cons have a lot to do with that. The growth and acceptance of geekdom started when people realised they weren't alone. They weren't the only person that liked that cool thing. To us, comic cons are the place where you meet friends, share love for your favourite weird creations and find new worlds to enjoy. So, find us on the Deadstar Publishing table and we'll introduce you to our worlds.

Thanks for taking part.

You can find more Deadstar Publishing online at their website.

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