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AIPT Comics Podcast Episode 242: Creator spotlight: Christian Ward on Batman: City of Madness and more

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AIPT Comics Podcast Episode 242: Creator spotlight: Christian Ward on Batman: City of Madness and more

Christian Ward joins the AIPT Comics podcast to talk ‘Batman: City of Madness’ and more!

Join Nathan and Dave as we host Christian Ward, a superb artist and now writer/artist on the DC Black Label book Batman: City of Madness. It’s out October 10th, and we dig into how he crafted this truly unique cosmic horror. Plus, by the end of the episode, Christian will be “known.”

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Batman: City of Madness Interview:

  1. Batman: City of Madness is epic in a lot of ways and visually stunning. What’s the basic premise when it comes to your take on Batman?
  2. There are a few plots simmering in the first issue, with Two-Face, Alfred, and The Court of Owls…and more, what has been the most fun developing?
  3. Talk to us about the importance of Morrison & McKean’s Arkham Asylum in this story and your own life!
  4. I love the visual representation of Harvey/TF, from imagery to lettering. Take us through your process of creating this take on the character.
  5. Like many Lovecraft stories, this one is told partly thru letters. Was that part of the structure from the beginning?
  6. With fans picking this up in just a few days, was there a particular page or panel that you spent extra time on getting right?
  7. As a cosmic horror, what are some of your favorite cosmic horror stories?
  8. The color choices are compelling, with blues, reds, and purples. Were you after a certain visual story through color?
  9. It appears Batman is sporting purple in his costume like in the old days, what approach did you take with designing a new suit and do you have a favorite of his many suits?
  10. If Batman: City of Madness were a song, what would it be and why?

Standout KAPOW moment of the career! – Batman: City of Madness #2

Rapid Fire Question Round (So that Christian can be “known”):

  • Best sandwich?
  • What’s one thing you own that you really should throw out?
  • Apples or oranges?
  • What is the scariest animal?
  • Have you ever asked someone for their autograph?
  • What do you think happens when we die?
  • Favorite action movie?
  • Favorite smell?
  • Least favorite smell?
  • Flat or sparkling?
  • Most used app on your phone?
  • If you could have dinner with any three characters you’ve drawn or written before, who would they be and why?
  • You get one song to listen to for the rest of your life: what is it?
  • What number am I thinking of?
  • Describe the rest of your life in 5 words?

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