This podcast, now available, might not have happened if I hadn’t unearthed an external hard drive thought lost. After having recorded this interview at the 2011 New York Comic Con while in the middle of moving to a new home, the drive was put in the back of a closet waiting to be unearthed.
This week I interview Dan Braun, editor of Creepy Quarterly from Dark Horse. Dan’s had a diverse career as an art director, musician, writer and worked in advertising. In this interview, he discusses what attracted him to editing Creepy and to comics, in general. He also discusses bring Creepy to the big and small screen with a deal being worked out with Chris Columbus and 1492 Pictures, dropping a teaser that a movie is in the works that will feature an “evil woman.” The absence of a show like Tales from the Crypt has left a gaping gory hole in TV and, if we’re lucky, that may be changing with Uncle Creepy coming to prime time.
If that’s not enough, Dan also talks about how the comic came to be owned by Dark horse. Creepy and Eerie originally ran from 1964 to 1983 under editor Jim Warren, who owned the rights in 2001 when he was approached to bring those titles back from the dead. Dan talks about those early negotiations and about Jim and his dream to fly a B-17.
I should drop one brief word of warning. The interview was recorded on the show floor of the Comic Con and there is background noise which has been reduced, but not eliminated.
Thanks for listening and stay tuned for an upcoming follow up interview with Dan Braun about Creepy Quarterly #8.