Welcome to another edition of our Really Dumb Pop Culture Questionnaire. As its name might suggest, it’s a fun and frivolous way for creators to share their most asinine opinions on all things pop culture. Because being dumb doesn’t mean something still isn’t valuable. (Usually.)
For this edition, we quizzed artist Jacob Edgar, who has done work for Dynamite’s Red Sonja and Army of Darkness as well as the James Bond: Moneypenny one-shot. He’s also the artist for several other comic titles, including Fantastic Bandits and Savage Tales.
For even more of Edgar, be sure to follow him on Twitter @jcbedgar.
You wake up one day in a video game. Which do you choose and why?
Probably not the safest answer, but I’ll say Red Dead Redemption 2. I’ve always loved westerns and this is by far my favorite game ever. I’d try and stay out of trouble though…
What’s the one food from a popular title/franchise that you’d die to try out?
I mean, everyone wants to go to Aunt May’s house for some of her famous wheatcakes, right?
What’s the one book or film title that could describe your life?
National Treasure, obviously.
You have to dance with one fictional character as part of a famous reality show. Who do you pick and why? Bonus: what dance style do you pick for week one?
Oof. Well, I’m not much of a dancer but I did take some tap classes as a kid. I’ll say it’s me and Bert from Mary Poppins, just tappin’ our hearts out.
You have to adapt one book from your childhood into a comic project. Which one and why?
It would be a big undertaking, but Lord of the Rings would be a blast. It’s obviously a great story and visually it gives you so much to work with. I’m imagining the big Kirby-influenced double-page spreads I’d do for Helm’s Deep…
You have to get a tattoo of your favorite word. What is it and where does it go?
Garfunkel. Right bicep.
You can change one title of your own or your favorite book. What do you pick and why?
Hmm. I guess I would change the James Bond: Moneypenny one-shot I did to just Moneypenny. It’s her book, let her get the full billing.
You have to change your hairstyle to that of a famous ’90s teen movie. Which character and why?
I’m gonna take the safe way out and say Paul Rudd from Clueless.
You have to watch either The Room or Twilight Saga: New Moon 100 times in a row. Which film and why?
I really want to see The Room, because I haven’t yet. I really don’t want to see New Moon again, so I’ll say The Room.
What’s the one piece of art that you wish you could claim authorship of?
Oh boy, this is tough. The “ladies and gentlemen, you have eaten well” page from Batman: Year One. By David Mazzucchelli. Every panel of that book is a perfect shot choice and composition, and that page has been burned in my brain since I was a kid. Maybe the most iconic shot of Batman in comics, for me. Great dialogue too by that Frank Miller guy.
You can travel in time but only in one fictional universe. Which one and when are you going?
Star Trek would be nice. The original series and TNG eras really. See what utopia looks like.
Would you rather live in the Mad Max or Waterworld dystopia?
Gonna say Mad Max just for the cool cars.