Call For Questions for Patrick Farley

Patrick Farley is the creator of some of the most innovative and thought-provoking webcomics created over the past 5 years. Most recently he has been working with Justine Shaw on Mother Of All Bombs, which is reported to debut later this year, but other notable work from Farley includes the ongoing alternate reality story Spiders and Apocamon, a manga-inspired parody of the Book of Revelations.

Now is your chance to ask the questions – we’ll take your questions for Patrick Farley for 10 days (Deadline: 2/16/05) and send the top ten moderated posts to Farley for his answers.


Xaviar Xerexes

Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.


  1. Why do you choose to (sometimes) create comics with infinite canvas?

  2. Patrick – many of your pieces have a very science-fictiony setting. Can you talk about your influences in that area and whether you’re trying to accomplish something specific by using the genre?

    Kelly J. Cooper

  3. Delta Thrives is one of the few side-scrolling infinite canvas pieces to really feel like it should side-scroll. What do you think the side-scrolling brings to the table? Could you have told that infinite canvas piece from top to bottom instead, and have it work?

  4. Hi Patrick,

    One of the things I find most intreaguing about the alternate futurewar you depict in “Spiders” is the ambivalence you as an author seem to feel toward the methods and tactics depicted.

    Widely distributed remote public participation in the battlefield via mobile spybots, non-lethal mind-altering gas attacks, permanent chemical pacification… these are all fascinating concepts, and I’ve never seen them brought to bear all at once before.

    Privacy vs. Transparency, Autonomy vs. Public Safety, Killing vs. Brainwashing… can you talk about your personal thoughts surronding these conflicts?

    The piece has triggered an real debate in my own head, and while we’re waiting for you to bring this fictional treatise on the moral shades of inflicting one’s will on another to a close, I’d love to hear a bit more about the way these things worked through your head as you were writing.


  5. Hi Patrick! I think you´re great.
    What can you tell us about titles like “Jeremiah” and “Dolphin brother” that appear in some of your 20th century comix’ links, those stories where ever “published”? Thanks.

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