Emerald City Comic Con is THE place to be over the weekend, with the four-day celebration of all things geek kicking off in style yesterday. Fans unable to attend can be at the center of things with our live-streaming coverage of selected panels and our Live Stage, where we got the chance to meet with some incredible talent ... including graphic artist and illustrator extraordinaire Andy Suriano (IDW's Samurai Jack).
Suriano sat down with SYFY WIRE and spoke about the genesis of Cosmic Scoundrels, which he co-created with Matt Chapman. The IDW book that started life as a web comic follows the adventures of space bros Love Savage and Roshambo (accompanied by their ship's AI, Mrs. Billingsley), who go from job to job and continually end up on the wrong side of the law. Trying to look out for only themselves, they always end up being involved with unsavory alien characters and situations, which leads to them being on the run from everyone.
Suriano explained that both he and Chapman worked at Disney at the time and were looking for a way out of working with the House of Mouse. After spitballing some ideas over sushi and their affinity for British comics and old '80s comics, they came up with the idea for Cosmic Scoundrels, which Suriano says was a culmination of everything they loved as kids. The artist also revealed that he was also into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back in the day, and that has led to a "small project" he's working on with Nickelodeon called Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Check out our exclusive interview with Suriano and chime in with your thoughts in the comments below.
Additional material by Nathalie Caron.