Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Cream City Conversations with Justin Cermak

Hello all!

Back with another 'interview update'. Spanky Cermak, the creator of such titles as Space Sherrif and Dynamite Pilot is here to give us the 4-1-1 on what he's been up to since we last touched base. He's a man of little words... but what he says is something deserving of our attention.

1) For the uninitiated, your name and location?

Spanky Cermak, MPLS, MN

2) What have you been up to lately? What projects have you been attached to in the first 6 months of 2008?

Chicago Party! It was smaller but I had a blast. Currently, this second I am taking a break from writing three titles. An new Space Sheriff and Happy Space Boy ISSUE X (origins!), a follow up to the un-yet released Dynamite Pilot and a new short story for Muscles and Frights.

3) When and where can people pick up and/or see these works?

If you've missed your last few issues of Space Sheriff,6,7,8 and 9, bug your retailer to carry them. Dynamite Pilot will be out on Diamond Distribution soon.

4) Do you keep a sketchbook? If so, what do you get out of this process? Do you think it's a good thing, in general, for an artist to do?

I no longer keep a sketch book. If I'm going to draw, it needs to be something that needs to get drawn.

5) The big convention this year has got to be Fallcon 2008. If you plan to be there, will you have anything special for that particular show?

I'm going to have SSAHSBX ready. Are you ready? Otherwise, I'm planning on going to APE in San Francisco and NYC Comic-con in '09.

6) Now we're caught up on what you're doing and where we can see this year. What are you reading and watching these days? Is there any particular book or film you'd like to make sure people are looking for?

*Note: A sit-down conversation with Spanky is as enigmatic... usually accompanied by a stare you feel is cutting through you. -AR

I'm in the midst of a kick ass book it rules! I just watched the the coolest movie, it was awesome! I just watched the stupidest TV show and it sucked.

7) Do have any other thoughts you'd like to share?

You're The best! HIGH FIVE!

*Note: Your check is in the mail, pal. -AR

Thanks, Spanky!

There you have... short'n'sweet... as promised. Make sure to pick-up a copy of Dynamite Pilot upon release. It is widely considered to be some of Spanky's most engaging work.