Eric J Cockrell
Nom De Plume:
FAVORITE COMIC BOOK:
Dynamite’s James Bond
The 1 Superpower you want:
To be able to draw and sleep at the same time.
Defective Comics – Blister – Rejected Hammer Thesis
WS’s 7 Deadly QueStIoNS
What have you been a part of creating that you can’t help but brag about to anyone who will listen?
Writing my Blister Novel, about some kids in a punk band. It was a different and huge undertaking. I actually worked for years planning it as a web comic, but decided to write it as a prose book to get it done quicker. That was a joke. Writing a book takes forever. But it was an awesome and continually rewarding experience. A couple highlights besides the writing and release of the book that I love are that I produced an audio version of the first story of the book, and had a song created as a Blister song. The newest thing that I love working on regarding Blister is the comic adaptation, which is running on Kickstarter right now at www.blisterpunk.com
What Indie Title are you currently a huge fan of and recommend?
As far as mainstream indie goes, I love what Dynamite has done with the James Bond comics. I think they have found a perfect middle ground between the classic Connery Bond, and the recent Craig Bond. I just love it.
Where self-published indies are concerned, I love Scott Weldon’s Harland Buck, and seriously couldn’t recommend it more.
What is a Dream Project of yours??
Don’t get me started! I have plans in my head for a full Blister album, Blisterfest Punk Festival, and a Blister motion picture or Netflix series. Hahaha. I could go on all day.
Is sexuality focused on too much in comic books?
The beauty of comics is that if you look, you can always find a comic that suits you and your sensibility. I personally don’t seek that out, so I don’t see that it is. But if you’re looking for it, it’s probably all over the place.
What is the worst thing a Villain can do to a Hero?
Retire. Then what’s left for the hero?
Which Character is so overrated given the power you would kill off and why them?
I actually don’t know. I used to not care for Deadpool, but that movie made me a fan. I also was not a Punisher fan, but Daredevil season two sold me on him. I guess they all have their moments, but I don’t dislike any enough to kill them off.
What is a mistake you made in your early years that our readers can learn from and not make themselves thanks to your advice?
Pace yourself, and get a significant portion of your work done before announcing anything. The worst thing I’ve done, and this was years ago, was over-promise and under-deliver. I’m done with that.
Well done you have a single paragraph to tell us why we should become fans and what you are working on now:
Blister is just one of the most honest things out there. I’ve been saying that in a world of fake news and utter bullshit, Blister is real as fuck, and I mean it. I think it’s hilarious and I think it really captures a punk rock attitude.