Catching Up With Stephen Notley
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Stephen Notley is the creator of Bob the Angry Flower which I'm sure is still the angriest angiosperm character in comics today. I caught up with Notley via email last month.
Xaviar Xerexes: We did an interview with you back in 2003, and I'd like to do a quick catchup one if you have a few minutes. What's your take on the United States as it heads towards another presidential election next year?
Stephen Notley: I think folks are just marking time until the Bush era ends but they're frustrated that neither party is offering anything like a clean break from Bushism.
Xerexes: When global warming destroys the planet will the northern provinces of Canada rule the world (or at least the Western Hemisphere)?
Notley: The way I figure it, when we've slid into the classic Max Max/Road Warrior battle over fuel, rents will still be high in Alberta.
Xerexes: What do you have planned for Bob the Angry Flower in 2008?
Notley: Hmmm... good question. Some kind of book or special longer story thing, but I don't have the details all figured yet.
Xerexes: Where are you located these days and what are you up to during the daytime hours?
Notley: I'm located in Seattle, Washington doing technical and other kinds of writing for PopCap Games.
Xerexes: Are you reading anyone else's webcomics these days? If so what's on your monitor?
Notley: I tend to stay away from webcomics in general, but I am a slavishly regular reader of Achewood and Penny Arcade.