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Call for Questions for Bill Holbrook

For this month's community interview, syndicated cartoonist Bill Holbrook has agreed to sit in the Comixpedia interview chair. For years now, Holbrook has used funny animals to explore the dynamics of a mixed marriage and an extended family, in his delightful Kevin and Kell, about the marriage between a carnivorous wife and a herbiverous rabbit-husband.

Please post your questions to Bill in replies to this thread (one question per post please). We'll take questions through September 17th and send the top ten questions to Bill.

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Does Lynn Johnston have as foul a mouth as everyone says?

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Al Schroeder's picture

Who are your biggest artistic influences?
And as a follow-up...who are your biggest storytelling influences?---Al

 Al Schroeder III of MINDMISTRESS---think the superhero genre is mined out? Think there are no new superhero ideas? Think again.

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There's a lot of anime (Japanese cartoons) influences in most comics these days. How do you feel about them?

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There's a lot of imaginative elements in most of your comics, from moat monsters, to variations of Art napping, to Wendy's attempts to break a (literal) glass ceiling, to talking calcutor for a mascot, to a granny in a mirror, to a kid hanging upside from wires god knows where that tied to, *gah* so many stuff I wish to list down! How do you come up with such stuff?

I realy felt people should look up to you as much as Bill Watterson. Both you & the other Bill are special because of all imaginative elements in it.

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I'd really really like to know how do you do it to have so many daily comic strips done and not going nuts.

Also, if there's chance for another question, what do you see in the future of newspaper comic strips?

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What do you think of other "furry comics?" Have you looked at any for inspiration?

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m_estrugo's picture

Kevin and Kell's premise is very original: a carnivore animal marrying and living with her potential prey. How did you conceive it?


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Eric Burns's picture

You work very hard to make different species act... well, differently in Kevin and Kell. How do you balance storytelling requirements with 'realism' between carnivores and herbivores (and all the rest).

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I should've asked you this but, since you have an o­nline comic, why not convince more of your colleagues o­n the syndicated side to migrate do o­nline? Most of the juniors like Michael Jantze have done that, but why not the o­nes your senior?