Man-Size (man_size) wrote,

Comicosity Interview: Dean Haspiel Goes On a FOX HUNT


"I originally pitched a very different concept to editor Paul Kaminski when I started thinking about a sequel to “Freak Magnet.” I wanted to do a story about a guy with no superpowers (The Fox) having to mentor a kid with every superpower to prepare him for the coming of a catastrophic threat to planet earth. Kinda like Lone Wolf & Cub meets OMAC by way of Shazam!

It’s a story I may tell someday, someway. But, as much as Paul encouraged my idea, he counter-offered a concept in two words: “Fox Hunt.” Suddenly, neurons fired into a wholly different direction and I started thinking about Darth Vader and Han Solo and Boba Fett. A million-dollar bounty would be placed on The Fox’s head. I just had to figure out by who and why."

"In the first issue of “Fox Hunt,” we learn a little bit about Paul Patton Jr.’s past while he does his best to be a good and present father to his son Shinji. What should have been a mundane yet sweet story about a father and his son visiting a small, defunct town being readied for a watershed that would have made American Splendor and Harvey Pekar fans plotz with glee, quickly turns into a tarot-warned, toxic mushroom-infused conflict between what was, what could have been, and what will never be for The Fox and his family."

Read the rest of the interview here:

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