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Creator Brett Jones

1) On what project are you currently working?

Currently I am working on Radiation Day. Its a post apocalyptic buddy comedy that I began writing a few years ago and is illustrated by the very talented Chris Yarbrough. It takes place in the near future where society has begun to rebuild itself after a cataclysmic event, it follows two drifters as they take on, what is supposed to be a simple pick up and deliver, job and they stumble onto something that could potentially change the world.

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

In the realm of comic book writers I would have to say its a tie between Jason Aaron and Scott Snyder. I will pick up pretty much anything that has their names on it. Not just the well known Batman or Wolverine stuff, that stuff is great, but Scalped and Severed are absolutely brilliant. They each are capable of keeping me glued to the page in their respective ways and have yet to disappoint.

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

I have always enjoyed writing, whether that be short stories or poetry or what ever the case, and growing up I always loved reading comics. Over the years I have written concept after concept, but nothing ever stuck. It wasn't until a few years ago that the idea for Radiation Day started to take life and with my best friend Chris there to breathe life into the image, we bought our first convention table at Planet Comic Con and the rest is history.

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

I would love to write for Spawn some day. My brother bought me the first 50 issues when I was younger and I instantly fell in love with the concept and the McFarlane/Capullo team up was amazing!

5) On what project will you be working next?

Alongside Radiation Day I am working on two children's book concepts. Imagination Wars with a great creative team, which is about two young girls who deal with sibling rivalries and childhood via imaginary battles and escapades of epic proportions. Also, The Shoe Box, which is a collaboration with my lovely wife Ann and it is a sort of narration for parents about their children growing up. A bit of a tear jerker for the softies in the crowd.

Find more about Brett here and here

(Posted February 23, 2015)