5 Question Interview: Guest Edition #22

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With True Believers 2018 less than two months away, we put 5 Questions to Dan Butcher...

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


Apart from the Tony, Vince and myself, you'll be able to pick up prints, purchase sketch commissions, get your hands on book one and two of VANGUARD and pick up a copy of the ACP Anthology, which will include work by myself, Nick Prolix, Tony and Vince. My part of the anthology will be used to tell the story of Project: VYPER. Think 1980's super vehicle TV shows with a dark, humorous twist.

What do you love about creating comics?

What I love about it comics is the fact they are all inclusive, any one can make one and tell any story they wish. We can see fantastic ideas and concepts playing out in comics that just aren't tackled in any other medium. The fusion of art and writing, and that moment when it 'clicks' together, is what really makes comics special for me. 

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


The hardest part for me, by far, is translating what characters say into believable speech. It's a tricky skill and one that I feel many have an issue with. The practical sides of comics, the art, is probably what I find easiest to do as I came from a art/design background.

What do you love about being at a comic con?

Without a doubt, it's meeting other creators, speaking to listeners of the ACP and talking to fans of the comic. Seeing the creative efforts of others is something I find really invigorating and I love trading stories with fellow creators... and when fans of the comic pop along and chat about VANGUARD, well that just makes my day!

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


This is a tricky question. There's such a massive wealth of great comics out there by small press creators, I'd feel bad for recommending one over another. If pushed, I say off of the top of my head - PERRYWINKLE by Susie Gander is excellent, as is anything the RECKLESS HEROES boys put out. 

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

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