227 interview!

As with every issue, Russ Burlingame (scourge of Riverdale) interviews Erik about the latest issue! For me? It’s necessary reading! Always brings extra insight to the issue. And it’s just good fun to read an Erik interview!


New Savage Fincast! Erik Interview (with 219 discussion)

HEADS UP! New Savage Fincast! And it’s the kind you like–An Erik Larsen interview! Well we chat about issue 219 and also somehow super hero movies and other such nonsense comes up. Always a smashing good time!


Official copy goes like this:

The Savage FINcast hosts Craig, Jim, and Raven are once again joined by Savage Dragon creator, and Image Founder, Erik Larsen for another exciting interview of all things Savage Dragon. Topics include, the dramatic turn of Savage Dragon 218, the fates of certain random Vicious Circle goons, Mr. Glum’s trial in the latest Savage Dragon 219, the Athenscon Mighty Man one-shot, the recently revealed cover to Savage Dragon 223, and maybe what to look forward too in the big upcoming issue 225!

Russ Burlingame and Erik Discuss Savage Dragon #212

These happen every month whether I remember to get them up here or not, so you should really read them! It’s a fun insight into things (like who knew Erik read untranslated Manga?).

THIS MONTH: Russ and Erik talk about the ramifications of Savage Dragon #212 and the potential debut of the book’s next lead! Gooooooooooood stuff (as always).


Erik speaks up on OUTHOUSERS

harry interview finalSo there’s been much to do made about Erik’s statements on twitter regarding the recent push towards more practical outfits in Marvel & DC. Of course anyone who knows him knows he’s not sexist. Much of this was overblown, internet rage. But hey!! We don’t have to say anything really. Erik says more than enough in this interview! Go read it for yourself if you have any doubts. His intent should be crystal clear by the end of the interview.


I would like to add 2 things. For some reason the discussion about the logic behind not piling on layers and comics being unrealistic seems to throw people off and is commonly cited as circular logic. All Erik’s saying is that if you’re going for realism by introducing armor and layers and layers of additional clothing, that’s actual counter intuitive to reality where those things inhibit movement.

The other sentiment I see commonly stated is that he has no place commenting on design work of other artists or he’s not in touch with modern audiences. It’s sad to think that a 30+ year industry vet with thousands of pages drawn and hundreds of characters designed would be considered not qualified to offer design advice on a medium he’s worked in for decades. As for not being in touch with modern audiences, the traditional spandex super hero outfit is iconic and synonymous with super heroes. At this point it’s somewhat timeless. It’s the push towards movie based outfits that’s less proven and it’s not out of touch to say that the more time consuming designs aren’t playing to the strengths of the medium.

At any rate regardless of the creators intent (which I personally think is noble and worth applauding), the aesthetics and design sensibilities should still be open to discussion. Especially by someone who has so much experience in that regard and even more so when one takes in to consideration he’s not championing sexy outfits.. just easier to draw, more iconic outfits.

Erik Talks Savage Dragon #201 with Russ Burlingame

harry interview finalErik sits down with Russ Burlingame of to discuss the latest issue of Savage Dragon! I love these interviews. ALWAYS great insight to be gained! CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL SCOOP!

Here’s a quick sample:

Obviously in-story, the sex lives of our heroes drove a lot of conversation here. Is that going to be a topic for a while?

To some extent. Once the Genie is out of the bottle there’s no putting it back. You don’t regain your virginity. Once it’s gone–it’s gone.

Newsarama interviews Erik: “Killing your title character?”

harry interview finalSo where do you go once you kill the title character? That’s the question Newsarama asks Erik Larsen in this most recent interview. Long time readers have probably seen it coming for a long time, but it’s interesting to watch the rest of the world react as Malcolm steps up to fill in for his pops.

For the full interview click here!

Issue 189 Q&A Interview with Russ and Erik and Gavin

harry interview finalWant more insight on issue 189? Russ Burlingame interviews Erik Larsen & Gavin Higginbotham with some Q & A regarding the Savage Dragon #189 !!

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