Hello, I am the writer and creator of BareBones: Nice Nice Guys Finish Dead and I also run the entertainment site BareBones Ent.
So, tell us about your comic book?
The story is a dark, brutal and realistic take on the tradition superhero story. I feel that it really answers the question that if a victim of bullying acquired powers how would it change them? Would they fight for the greater good or seek revenge?
You’re a music blogger, what made you decide to merge that love with comics?
I have always been a big fan of both and have always been a writer so it kind of fit. I initially was just trying to create a mascot for my company and then my creative juices started flowing haha.
Who is the artist on the comic?
This awesome artist, Joseph Arnold, out of Colorado. We found each other on Reddit. I saw some of his prints and was sold on this print he had of the Power Rangers that was really sick. I knew my book needed him as the artist.
Kickstarter has really become such a great platform for comic creators, and we didnt have the money to fund ourselves.
Has this been an easy road so far or a struggle?
The comic part of it has been pretty easy, but the Kickstarter has definitely had a huge learning curve.
What’s the hardest part about this process been?
Bringing people in, for sure. You can have the best project in the world but it doesnt matter if no eyes are seeing it.
Does this comic relate to your own experiences with the music industry and scene?
Nope, not really. This all just came from my own mind.
What makes your comic special?
I think that it is a completely different take on traditional stories. Joseph and myself are trying to bring a whole new feel in the art and writing. How this series goes on, I don't think there is much else like it.
What were your main inspirations from comics?
Hmm..good question. I would say a big comic inspiration would be Polarity from Max Bemis that was released by Boom!
What about from music?
Nothing really from music. If you know movies though, later books are inspired some by Darkman.
So, you run BareBones Entertainment, could you tell us about that?
The site is an entertainment site that interviews bands, writers, etc. We also do reviews and features.
If you could get the finished comic into the hand of one musician: who would it be?
Max Bemis from Say Anything. I think he would dig it.
Where can we find your Kickstarter to back it?