“I don’t have a successful record of making people happy”
The Two Guys are back with the second half of their marathon interview with Evan Dorkin. This installment picks up where yesterday’s segment left off, in a discussion of the Beasts of Burdenseries. Derek asks if this Dark Horse title has become a defining work of Evan’s, if he’s now known as the “Beasts of Burden guy” instead of the “Milk and Cheese guy.” And Evan goes on to share some information on the next comic in the series, What the Cat Dragged In, and his continued working relationship with Jill Thompson. Also in this half, the conversation gets more superhero-y, with Evan discussing his work with DC’s World’s Funnest and BizarroComics and his creation of Fight-Man for Marvel. He also expresses his unfiltered thoughts on current superhero fan culture, including the ridiculous premises surrounding Peter Parker’s Aunt May — “I almost married Doctor Octopus. That’s how fucked up my life is” — and the unlikely reality of today’s box office hits: “Shit, it’s Ant-Man. I’m paying money to see Ant-Man…Fucking Ant-Man!” Along the way the guys also talk about Bill and Ted’s Excellent Comic Book, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Milk and Cheese, and the new Stela project with Sarah Dyer (his wife), Calla Cthulhu. There is a lot packed into this part of the conversation, and, when set alongside yesterday’s first half, it is the longest interview in the history of The Comics Alternative. And that’s just dorkalicious!