Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Oral History of Fear Agent Part 2 - Rick Remender

"Remender: Without a lot of money, and even with Jerome and Tony both putting in so many months and months of labor on the thing in order to keep it going, I think Francesco Francavilla was the first guy to come in and do a fill in issue and that was where the Tales of the Fear Agent stuff really started to take off in my head. Where in the story there were 10 years between the time Heath left Earth and the time that he was floating in space and first encountered the jelly brains. I thought that it would be great to tell these one offs about what his life was like in those 10 years as a drunk alien exterminator and so that lent itself to putting out feelers for all kinds of amazing people to come in and pitch in stories. I think Francavilla did the first full issue that anybody else had ever drawn other than Tony or Jerome. We were able to get so many, Hilary Barta offered up his time and energy writing and drawing some backups. Paul Renaud, Steve Niles, Rafael Albuquerque, Ivan Brandon, I’m forgetting names at the top of my head. There were so many." 4 out of 5 http://ifanboy.com/articles/the-oral-history-of-fear-agent-part-2/