Saturday, November 17, 2012

Q & A with Colin Rankine

Red Stylo Media's staff minion, Matthew Erman, gave a short Q&A to Unprofessional Writer, Colin Rankine, as part of our new "Red (Spot)Light" series. Some fun bits in this on!
Q: So Colin, we'd like to know first off, what are major influences as a writer?
A: Jorge Luis Borges, William S. Burroughs, Eavesdropping, James Ellroy, Edward Gibbon, Robert Irwin, Ursula LeGuin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Television, Gene Wolfe...So many others...

Q: That's quite a list! Where's your favorite place to pick up comics?
A: Nominally, Comix Experience on Divisadero Street in San Francisco is my local, though lately I've been trawling ComiXology a bit. I feel guilty about it.

Q: How did you get into comics?
A: How did I start liking comics? Someone gave me a copy of, I think, Thor, circa 1979, about a space giant with mouths in the palms of his hands, and I was hooked. As far as how I started making comics? I am still working on that.

Q: Do you have any long term projects?
A: All my projects are long-term projects!

Q: Who would be your dream team to work with?
A: Rick Veitch. Q: Marvel, DC, or Indie? A: I have enjoyed many Marvel comics in my days, but I feel like your mainstream players are in serious trouble. Indie books are hard for me to keep track of, but they are exciting and inspiring, even when they're awful.

Q: If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
A: I would be solid all the way through, like a potato, all of my biological processes occurring through a sort of biochemical diffusion; a huge hinged jaw like a snake's, with these sort of grabbers on the insides of my cheeks to keep my prey from wriggling loose; the ability to transmit memetic as well as genetic information to my offspring (transomatesis); and a telepathic rapport with a like-minded person of another species in a distant galaxy.
Don't forget to check out Chapter #2 of The Unprofessionals--A Sociopathic Bromance in the Red Stylo Media store!

Friday, November 2, 2012

The Unprofessionals Chapter 2: Spider Man

Unpro: teaserRemember remember the Fifth of November! Why? An overly dramatic revolution? No! The Unprofessionals - Chapter #2: Spider Man is released digitally!

Check in with us on Facebook all weekend, with sneak previews of Chapter #2, and head over to Red Stylo Media's store to pre-order Chapter 2 because we've all been missing our favorite wannabe "ninjas", Jake & Leo. 

They've already got one job under their belt: low-life gambler and Welfare cheat Benny Chow. But they've stepped on the toes of Bojack & Lugo, two vicious pros with sensitive egos, and their shenanigans have drawn the attention of the NYPD. Expect violent hijinx, criminal antics, and probably some bickering in the second installment of The Unprofessionals!