This month’s featured creator is…
Gerard Way is the writer/creator of the Dark Horse award-winning The Umbrella Academy (SEP108136), with artist Gabriel Bá, and co-writer of the upcoming Dark Horse mini-series The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #1 with Shaun Simon and artist Becky Cloonan — both solicited in this issue, so check out the Dark Horse section of the PREVIEWS catalog.
Way is perhaps best known for his work in the band My Chemical Romance, but his desire to work in comics came long before the band’s formation in 2001.
He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City along with great artists like Farel Dalrymple, and interned for DC Comics under the tutelage of Joey Cavalieri.
While Way’s work in comics is primarily focused on writing, he still finds time to draw, alongside his wife, Lindsey, and their daughter Bandit.
Gerard Way, what are your favorite projects you’ve contributed to over the past decade?
Ah! Well, I have only had the honor of writing two graphic novels and a six-issue limited series that I am collaborating on. So I would have to say all of them — The Umbrella Academy (with Gabriel Ba) and The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys (with Shaun Simon and Becky Cloonan).
They are both very different so I get to stretch in different ways. I'm also looking forward to writing more books this year!
Gerard Way, what are you currently working on?
The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys and The Umbrella Academy Series 3 (in it's very early stages).
Gerard Way, what fun Indie comics are you reading?
I love Bulletproof Coffin (FEB110428), Prison Pit (AUG090885) and the Yohihiro Tatsumi collections offered by Drawn and Quarterly:
Abandon the Old in Tokyo TP (JAN121095)
Good Bye TP (JAN121096)
Push Man and Other Stories TP (JAN121094)
Fallen Words GN (JAN121093)
Black Blizzard GN (FEB100869)
A Drifting Life TP (MAR118008)
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