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Creator Adam Orndorf



1) On what project are you currently working?

The project I'm currently working on is a book for Action Lab Comics/Danger Zone and it's titled "Blood & Dust: The Life and Undeath of Judd Glenn." It's the story of the first American vampire and his family.

2) Whom in your field do you admire most and why?

There are a couple of people I admire, but I'm going with Arthur Adams. It's not because of his accomplishments or ability, but rather because of his humility. I met him at the Phoenix ComicCon two years ago when he had a booth near mine. Our daughters became friends and when he came over to introduce himself he just acted like a normal person, a kind person. While I realize that shouldn't be something that we recognize, on more than one occasion I've come across a creator in a similar situation and the immediately go into big league status. Art never did that.

3) How did you get into the comic book field?

My grandfather, back in 1999, threw a newspaper with an article featuring a local company looking for comic book writers and artists. He literally chucked it at me and yelled that if I love these "stupid things" so much I might as well make them. So I reached out to the publisher, submitted a script for a title they had and was put on my first book with now-Valiant artist, Juan Jose Ryp.

4) On which title would you most like to work and why?

I have a few. I grew up a Marvel zombie. I'd love to write a Wolverine story because he was my favorite when I was a kid and it would be drawn by Adam Kubert. The other would be a Daredevil miniseries with art by Geoff Darrow or Cary Nord simply because I've loved that character for over 25 years and I feel I've got a real affinity for him and his world. I've got this amazing Daredevil story I've been holding on to for years that's just dying to be told.

5) On what project will you be working next?

I have a few, actually. I'm doing a translation of a novel called "Lauren Ipsum," written by Carlos Bueno, moving that into a comic. I have another book called "Nightlight," also aimed at younger readers written by my "Blood & Dust" co-creator, Mike Martin. Last but not least, I'm writing and drawing my own "Blood & Dust" story as a 48 page one-shot titled "Blood & Dust: Juarez".

Please find more of Orndorf's work here, and here.

(posted July 16, 2016)