There are a lot of good reasons to buy comic books. Some people might buy a book because their favorite characters are in it. Others probably saw some artwork that they liked on the cover. But if you’re looking to laugh, then it’s hard to go wrong when you pick up a title with Chip Zdarsky’s name on it. The award-winning writer and artist is one of the funniest people in comics today. Not only can you see what I’m talking about on his Twitter or his Tumblr, but his work on very eclectic titles such as ‘Jughead’, ‘Howard the Duck’, and ‘Sex Criminals’ does the trick as well. And as fans of his lovable antics on and off the page, you can bet that we jumped at the opportunity to encounter the Zdarsky experience* live and in person when it presented itself.
During this year’s New York Comic Con, we caught up with Chip Zdarsky at the Archie Comics booth in between his many signings and panels. While the discussion mostly focused on his work with the burger-loving Jughead Jones, we also talked about Howard the Duck adjusting to All-New All-Different Marvel, the upcoming television show based on his acclaimed Image Comics series being developed by Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick at Universal TV, and much more. You can see the whimsical and delightful (and informative) conversation we had in the video below:
It’s really difficult not to smile ear to ear when you’re around Chip Zdarsky. Not only does he have a way with humor, but he can also expertly wield it to create some of the most unique, unexpected, and enjoyable comic books you could ever pick up at your local shop. It probably goes without saying, but this was probably one of the most fun interviews I’ve done.
What do you think about Chip Zdarsky and his lovable antics? Are you a fan of his work on ‘Jughead’, ‘Howard the Duck’, and ‘Sex Criminals’? And will you be lining up at the next #ZdarskyCon (or wherever his next con appearance may be)? Let us know in the comments.
*This may sound like some kind of sexy foreplay maneuver found in Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky’s ‘Sex Criminals’, but I assure you that it was not… For the most part.