Indie comics is a wide open field. All you have to have is an idea, an ability to write and an artist willing to draw your comic. New comics are coming out all the time. With the way technology is now any writer serious about their craft can compete with the big boys. We got with rookie comic creator Danny Warner to talk about his new project, Masks. This is an exclusive with The Gr1nd.
What is your comic book Masks about?
Masks is a sci-fi western set in 2066, a hundred years after some failed scientific experiment divided the society in two groups (Masks and Masksless), which resulted in the fall of civilization, basically sending the world back to XVIII century. The story follows a Bookkeeper who’s after some book that supposedly says how to restore order. He’ll fight bandits and meet all sort of cool and scary characters along the way to recovering what the hell happened to the world exactly and how to put it back.
What role do you play on this comic?
I’m the writer and creator behind Masks.
What other comics do you have out or have you worked on?
This is the first one. Hopefully, more are to come.
What comics do you like to read?
Honestly, I don’t like classic comic. Not my thing. Nor do I like the 28-page issues that contains 6 pages of ads. Alright, ranting aside. I like standalone stories in trade paperbacks. Watchmen and Nemesis got to be my favorite, but I’m trying out the new Star Wars that come out. But I actually prefer books.
What made you decide to do Masks?
Masks started out as a novel, but after about 40k words I thought what the hell, let’s draw it. I initially intended it as a graphic novel, but decided to do 12 45-page issues instead.
When is it coming out?
Masks Issue #1 will be available digitally mid-November.
Is it a series or graphic novel? What is the storyline?
Like I mentioned, currently we are doing a 12-issue run, 45 pages each, Later assembling in into two volumes in hardcover. The story follows the Bookkeeper, who seeks out a book that will supposedly say how to restore order in the world. Along the way he’ll assemble a small team of companions to help him fight his way towards uncovering the secret of what has happened to the world and how to make it all well again.
Who do you work with on this book and what is his role?
I work with Matias Zeballos, who is a masterful artist behind Masks.
To learn more about the creators check out-
Danny Warner – facebook.com/danny00110010
Matias Zeballos – facebook.com/matiaszeballosArt