There are few comic artists who fire the imagination more than Brendan McCarthy, artist of consciousness-expanding classics like SPIDER-MAN: FEVER, ROGAN GOSH, STRANGE DAYS, SKIN and hundreds of pages from the seminal British comics anthology 2000AD. McCarthy’s technicolor style is like none other and his work is blanketed with metaphysical psychedelia, luminescent fashion, interdimensional travel, and some truly remarkable coiffitechtural design.
You’ve no doubt been exposed to his work even if you’ve never seen any of his comic books, his work can be seen all over the Re:Boot cartoon, on the first Highlander and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, as well as Lost In Space, The Borrowers, Coneheads, and the upcoming Mad Max 4: Fury Road.
As something of a known McCarthy devotee, I was recently asked to submit a number of interview questions for Comic Book Resources. It was really fun getting to ask the kind of questions I knew no one else would ask. Even though my original questions are reworded a bit, I think you’ll find it’s pretty easy to pick out the ones I contributed to the article. It’s been a long time since I did much creator interviewing, but this was fun to participate in… and certainly the answers Mister McCarthy gives are what really shine here.
Check it out:
Brendan McCarthy Brings “The Zaucer of Zilk” to 2000AD
CBR also did a second article based on my questions to Brendan for their movie news site Spinoff. Sadly, they didn’t credit me, but the article is based on the following question:
How did you feel on seeing how blatantly they ripped off your FREAKWAVE comic for the Kevin Costner box office bomb WATERWORLD? Did it give you fever dreams about what the movie would have been like if they’d given you and Pete Milligan that 175 million dollar budget to waste instead?
Check out Brendan’s extended answer here:
Waterworld, Freakwave & Brendan McCarthy’s Road to Mad Max 4
Even if you’ve not been aware of McCarthy’s work before, give those a read… some really interesting stuff lies within!