World Building with Ian
For this episode of The Comics Alternative Interviews, Derek and Andy W. talk with Ian Edginton, the creator (along with D’Israeli) behind the recently re-released Kingdom of the Wicked (Titan Comics). The guys talk with Ian about the contexts surrounding this new edition of the book, his working relationship with D’Israeli (AKA Matt Brooker), and the various changes that the Titan edition brings. They go on to ask Ian about his penchant for world building, clearly evident in Kingdom of the Wicked, but even more prominent in two of his most recent projects, the Vertigo series Hinterkind (along with Francesco Trifogli) and his 2000 AD saga with I.N.J. Culbard, Brass Sun. Ian also discusses the story behind his adaptation of H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds and his original “sequels” to that classic, Scarlet Traces and The Great Game; his Sherlock Holmes adaptations with I.N.J. Culbard; and his work on a variety of other titles including Doctor Who, Judge Dredd, and Terminator. There’s a lot packed into this interview, and the guys find Ian an extremely kind and forthcoming guest.