Monday, August 29, 2011
Next up is Lance Star: Sky Ranger writer, Sean Taylor.
LSSR: Tell us a little about yourself and where readers can find out more about you and your work?
I maintain a not-so-secret outpost in cyberspace that Google and I like to call http://www.taylorverse.com/. There you can find out all kind of cool stuff like where I’ll be appearing at conventions, read samples of my work, and my top-secret plans for world domination. Or you can go to places like anything that ends in a .com and look for seanhtaylor. Chances are, you’ll find evidence of my global takeover there.
LSSR: How did you become involved with the Lance Star: Sky Ranger series?
ST: Series owner Bobby Nash and I go back quite a few years, and for some reason he still actually thinks I’m an okay guy. In between all our traveling to and from conventions as the buy-one-get-one-free duo, I guess I finally wore him down and he agreed to let me write for Lance Star just to shut me up.
And that’s the God honest truth, except for the paragraph above.
LSSR: Who is Lance Star? What makes pulp characters like Lance and the Sky Rangers appeal to you as a writer and a reader?
ST: To me, Lance Star is part Blackhawk, part Indiana Jones, part James Bond, part Robin Hood, part Sam Spade, and part Allan Quartermain. I know that sounds convoluted, but when you put all those adventurers in a blender and hit the mix button, you get what I think of when I think of Lance.
Adventure? Check. Good guy? Check. Fights injustice? Check. Get’s the girl? No, but only because he’s already got the one he wants.
LSSR: Your Lance Star: Sky Ranger story in Volume 3 is called “Dance With The Devil.” What can you tell us about this story?
LSSR: Any upcoming projects you would like to plug?
Okay. Yes. I lied.
If you haven’t read the comic book I wrote for the Oxygen Network and IDW THE BAD GIRLS CLUB, with the fantastic artist Martheus Wade, rush over to IDW and take a peek. I’m really proud of that one. I’ll be working with Martheus on the new TURRA: GUN ANGEL series as well, featuring the martial arts cutie who prefers guns to knuckles.
Also, be on the lookout for the new volume of DREAMS OF STEAM, called BRASS AND BOLTS, which features my first steampunk horror tale of serial killers and the dark arts in Victorian England.
Over at Pro Se Productions, there’s PRO SE PRESENTS #1, a re-launch of the magazine, which features my tales “Art Imitates Death,” a horror tale about art, marriage and zombies.
And above all else, don’t miss my collection of superhero fiction from New Babel Books, SHOW ME A HERO. It contains every tale I ever wrote for Cyber Age Adventures and iHero Entertainment. It’s a huge volume of original costumed fun and tragedy.
LSSR: Thanks for agreeing to the interview, Sean.