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What is the current state of the comic book industry? The comics industry is better now than it’s ever been. Worldwide, influences are mixing together, from Europe to Japan, North America to Hong Kong. You get insane mash ups, like horror comics with Manga influences and superhero romances. And the Internet is letting everyone in on the next new indie project overnight.

Last comic book read for fun: All Star Superman by Frank Quitely and Grant Morrison.

What comic book character would you like to work on? Garfield or Batman

Favorite image: The home page of www.txcomics.com.

Favorite word: Plug

Besides this interview, what’s the stupidest thing you ever did? This one time, I tried to sneak some shameless self-promotion of my webcomic, The Port at www.txcomics.com, into a newspaper article.

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