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 Steve Pugh, who this year released the hilarious Billionaire Island alongside writer Mark Russell. Pugh’s other credits include Preacher: Sant of Killers, Animal Man, Flintstones, Hotwire, Judge Dredd, Hellblazer, Hitman, Blade, and many, many more.
For even more of Pugh, be sure to follow him on Twitter @stevepughcom.
What’s the perfect song for making a sandwich?
“Sandwich time (fish finger fish finger fish finger)” — copyright, me.
What one famous pop culture vehicle would you drive around in and why?
The Space: 1999 Eagle Transporter. It’s a statement vehicle. It has lasers and shiny aluminum engine bells. Also, detachable command module.
If you could own one first edition comic, but you had to sell a body part, would you do it, which comic, and what body part?
Absolutely not — all my comics are all over the floor with their covers missing. I need all my body parts for hijinks and scrapes!
If your life were turned into a ‘70s TV show, what kind of show would you want?
Really, anything, as long as it has an animated title sequence by Friz Freleng and a theme tune by Lalo Schifrin, and I don’t mind. I think there should be a nosey neighbor in it who was always trying to figure out my secret, but never did. And car chases, which would be super elaborate because I can’t drive.
You can adapt any of your works into a film but you have to cast Viggo Mortensen as the lead. Which one and why?
He’d actually make a knockout Trent from Billionaire Island!
The real question is, how can I stop him freaking out that my GF has way too many action figures of him than I can explain away as, “Just a casual interest in Aragorn.”
You can have one famous animal as a pet — who’s moving in?
Like a real animal that’s famous? A capybara; they’re famously chill.
Would you rather fight one 20-foot zombie or ten 3-foot zombies?
I guess I’d rather the bitey end was 20 feet away from me, rather than, uh, crotch height, so… definitely mega zombie.
If you had to raise one fictional character from birth, who do you pick and why?
Snoopy. Come on, everyone loves Snoops.
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?
The Stalk from Saga. Something with a lot of steps, Flamenco?
How do you think the Flash deals with eating bugs as he runs around the world?
I figure the dude is grateful for the free calories. Hey, wait, trick question — he should be wearing a mask!!