Nom De Plume:
@shawnwrites on twitter
FAVORITE COMIC BOOK:
Vision, Letter 44, I Hate Fairyland
The 1 Superpower you want:
Galaxy’s For hire on FACEBOOK
Writer: PIXIES, The Numbered, Space,MN and Galaxys For Hire
Lettering: Arcana, Archai, Image, Oni, and so many more…
want to see if your ratings are high enough for a second season Shawn DePasquale or are you about to be cancelled?
You actually said this: VOLTRON-meets-FIREFLY epic SAGA! can you really deliver on that?
I sure hope so. Although, that’s actually flipped. I usually pitch it as Firefly + Voltron + All-Female Cast = Galaxys For Hire. I do hope that I’ve managed to evoke just a little bit of the character magic Whedon infused Firefly with, and I’ve certainly hit my giant robot quota for Voltron homages. That’s the elevator pitch version, at it’s heart Galaxys For Hire is about two sisters: one a cop and the other a criminal, forced to work together to evade an army. It’s a book about family, trust, adventure and robots.
1. Batman the Animated Series
4. Darkwing Duck
6. Eek The Cat
8. Justice League
9. Tiny Toon Adventures
10. The Simpsons
How far do you believe that galaxy’s for hire will go? Will there be a cartoon? A lunchbox? Maybe a coloring book? You gotta have action figures right?
Yes. I hope there are all of these things. Ideally though I’d be really happy if people just loved this book as much as myself and the creative team do. Coloring book is easy enough to make if there’s a demand for it. As for cartoons, lunchboxes and action figures… a guy can dream.
As a creator in the Dawn of female equality in comics do you worry about offending females in how you portray them?
I hope I don’t offend women with how I portray them, but I wouldn’t say I’m worried. The women in this series are all based on real women in my life. Obviously I don’t know any 8 foot bird-ladies, but their personalities, their beliefs, their attitudes are all based on real people. That said, I am conscious of how they’re portrayed in the book (we try to avoid “cheesecake” shots) and I would hope that if they could come to life and read it for themselves none of the girl in my book would be upset. Except Tanna, she’d probably say I’m portraying her as too much of a hard ass.
We live in an age where there is a lot to be mad about, is it hard to get people to be silly or are comic like yours just what this world needs??
One of my biggest goals with this book was to move away from doom and gloom storytelling. We blow up planets, threaten galaxies, but at no point do we lose sight of the fact that this is a fun-sci-fi adventure set in the year 5000 with a cast of colorful characters and a bird-lady.
Would you sell the Galaxy for Hire for a ton of mone, knowing this was gonna be the best deal you would ever get but without any creative control?
No. I love these girls. I’ve got a ton of other properties I’d sell, but this isn’t one of them.
What advice would you give fellow creators about how to succeed in indie comics?
Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever stop. Ever. Never. Ever. It will be HARD. You will get REJECTED a BUNCH. You HAVE TO PULL YOURSELF FORWARD. Nothing about it is easy and the most rewarding parts are when you get art back and the rare occasion someone reaches out to tell you they enjoy what you’re doing. You’ve got to be doing it for YOU and nothing else. And most important, you have to remember: THE ONLY TIME YOU FAIL IS IF YOU STOP TRYING.
Well done Shawn DePasquale your rating are through the roof and The 7 Deadly Questions attempt on you has been cancelled. have a paragraph to tell us why we what you are working on now and what cons we can find you at :
I’m writing the second arc of Galaxys For Hire, working on a secret project with another Devil’s Due creator, co-hosting two podcasts (one is an improv comedy show, the other is about Stephen King’s The Dark Tower) and trying to hold down a day job in TV production. As for conventions…. schedule pending I’m hoping to end up at NYCC, but nothing is set in stone yet.