Παρασκευή, 21 Φεβρουαρίου 2014

Chatting with the "tailor" of "The White Suits"

This week, guys and gals, we have the pleasure of meeting Frank Barbiere, writer of unique books, such us "Five Ghosts" for Image and "The White Suits" for Dark Horse! Talking to nice and talented people is our thing in this blog, and I 'm sure you 'll all enjoy Frank 's answers as much as you enjoy his breathtaking scripts!

Comics in Greece: 
Blood and white suits, that 's an unusual combination. How did you come up with the idea?


Frank Barbiere:  
We wanted a book with a signature style that would be very striking.   This lead me to pursue the idea of killers in white suits--the rest, as they say, is history!



Comics in Greece:

We saw the first story of “The White Suits” in Dark Horse Presents #11 and there were more questions than answers. Is this series related in any way with this story?

Frank Barbiere: Yes, the stories in DHP are direct prequels and every element was very calculated.  This miniseries will put the shorts in perspective and it all plays off of each other to build one big story.  I’m excited for people to be able to read it all together at last!

Comics in Greece:

Is it possible “The White Suits” become an ongoing series in the future?
 
Frank Barbiere: There’s always room for more, but we’re focusing on the miniseries at present.

Comics in Greece:

Will we see the same black and white perspective in the mini-series as well?

Frank Barbiere: Yes, the book is primarily black and white with use of color for theme/visual diversity in some areas.



Comics in Greece:

How do you manage to write all these different comic genres?

Frank Barbiere: I really just tend to focus on story and think of genre as a vehicle to deliver that story.  At the core is a character who wants something, and I build e  verything as organically as possible around that.  I love so many different genres that it’s always fun to mash them up and come up with something new.

Comics in Greece:

Tell us about your Robocop one-shot in February. Is it close to the movie adaptation?

Frank Barbiere: My Robocop story builds off a scene in the movie where it’s insinuated that Murphy’s memories were damaged by the process of turning him into Robocop.  We see what’s happening inside Murphy’s mind during the surgery and it quickly becomes a bizarre dream scenario with Murphy trying to figure out what’s going on.

Comics in Greece: 

How do you feel that your creation, “Five Ghosts” got picked up from Image for an ongoing series and was received with great critical acclaim?


Frank Barbiere: It’s the best feeling in the world.  We truly love that book and want to keep doing it as long as possible, and to be involved with Image is truly a blessing.  They have such a great presence in the marketplace and we really got a lot of press and spotlight just because we launched with them.  It’s very rewarding to almost be at issue 12 already and still have our audience along for the ride!

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