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Creator: Martin Malin
Project: Heads in Tails
JMH: How did you get involved with MEGABOOK?
MARTIN: I answered an ad on the comic book website Digital Webbing which I highly recommend to anyone interested in comic books…whether you’re hiring, looking to be hired or just excited about the medium.
JMH: What is “HEADS IN TAILS”?
MARTIN: Sorry but the story title is “HEADS IN TALES” and is a play on words referencing a coin toss. The story itself concerns a real life wilderness area in the Canadian northwest where a number of corpses have turned up over the past century minus their heads! I just speculated as to why anyone would be lopping off peoples’ heads!
JMH: Have the characters appeared in any other book or digital media before?
MARTIN: No they are entirely unique to this one story alone.
JMH: Do you have plans to continue any of the characters or storylines?
MARTIN: Well the characters pretty much all kill each other off at the end (not unusual in my stories) so, no, we won’t be seeing anymore of them.
JMH Why MEGABOOK? What are the advantages of MEGABOOK over other venues?
MARTIN: Two advantages I can name right off hand are the honor ond appearing with some of the brightest and most creative talent in indy comics and secondly the the vigorous non-stop work of CE publisher Mike Rickaby to get the finished product out there in front of an audience.
JMH: What is it like working with CE Publishing Group’s publisher Mike Rickaby?
MARTIN: I think my previous comment says it all. Just getting the public to NOTICE your work is the hardest job in the business and Mike is a tireless promoter of a project he obviously believes in. I might add that his generous encouragement and praise to his contributors is mightily appreciated in a business where that stuff is often scarce.
JMH: Tell CBI about yourself. How long have you been working on comics?
MARTIN: Oh Geez personal stuff. Okay, out of humility (and embarrassment) I’ll limit this to comic books. I’ve sort of hovered around the edge of the indy comic world for decades and about ten years ago had my own comic book website called FRITESITE. It featured original horror stories (the name of the site says it all) and cost more money than it made (zilch) so I abandoned it.
JMH Do you have any other projects coming out soon?
MARTIN: I’ve got a slew of unpublished work inked and ready to go and am working on new stuff all the time. Hopefully one of them will land in the next edition of MEGABOOK.
JMH How can readers and publishers get hold of you?
MARTIN: I can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
JMH: Anything else you’d like to mention that we haven’t talked about yet?
MARTIN: I just want to thankCBIfor the opportunity to appear here and talk about my work.
JMH: Martin CBI appreciates your time. All the best.
MARTIN: Thank you!
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