13 comic book artists. One scary dude in a hockey mask...Each day Comics2Film @ Mania.com presents a new original work by a comic book artist in anticipation of the opening of the new 'Friday The 13th' movie!
Jason may have met his match as Raw Studios badboy James Daly of 'Bad Planet', 'Spooks' and 'X-Files' fame turns in his rendering of Mama Voorhees demented son. But first James must run the gamut of 13 Maniac questions...
1. What is your favorite Friday the 13th / Jason movie and why?
Something tells me it will be this new one, because the trailer scares the shit out of me every time I see it….Jason does not run! THAT is scary. If I have to go for an older one…it’s the one where he’s in New York, because I saw it at a theater in Chicago with my brother, and cousins where the whole place was screaming and going nuts yelling at the screen. Shout out to Todd Farmer for putting Jason in space too.
2. What is your favorite horror movie?
Can’t just pick one, too many greats, but 'Ghost Story' scared the crap out of me as a kid, so did 'Salem’s Lot'.
3. What is your favorite moment in all of the Friday the 13th film, comics, TV, etc stories?
Again, I have a feeling it’s going to be the scene in this new one where Jason is running full on with an axe…that freaks me out. The guy just walks everywhere normally, I was seriously jumping the first time I saw that.
4. Arrow through the throat or machete in the head?
Machete, seems like that’s quicker.
5. Jason vs WHO? And why?
Who? How about Jason vs. other guys named Jason? Jason vs. Jason Statham, Jason vs. Jason Bateman, Jason vs. Jason Priestly, but ultimately Jason Voorhees should square off with Jason and The Argonauts. Why? There is no“why”, only “who”.
6. Tell us about your unluckiest moment.
I have that moment every time I get pulled over for speeding.
7. Tell us about your most horrific camping experience.
My dad hooked the back of my head with a big bass lure while casting into some lily pads in northern Wisconsin. I had just rotated my ball cap from backwards to forwards to block the sun, and the hooks when right through the hole in the back by the strap….maybe THIS counts as that unlucky moment.
8. If you ever decided to become an iconic horror figure, what would you wear on your face and what would your weapon of choice be?
I’d just wear a Bluetooth in my ear…loudly irritating everyone to death in Blockbuster, while I appear to be talking to myself.
9. On which special day would you do your killing?
The day the earth stood still… with no one moving I can easily stalk my prey.
10. But, sadly, you're not an iconic horror figure, just a comic book artist. Tell us about some of your recently-published works...
True, but anything can happen. Um…
Recently, Bad Planet #6, Halloween 30th Anniversary Special, Common Foe, The Revenant and covers for X-Files #3 & 4, Bionic Commando, Rest, Spooks #0, and the Graveslinger trade paperback.
11. What's next? Tell us about your upcoming work...
I’ve done 2 covers for the series of 'Halloween' comics, a cover and for the 'Spooks: Omega Team' TPB as well as an interior illustration inked my Tim Bradstreet, a six-page story in the Hell and Back graphic novel from Devil’s Due, and a painted cover for Steve Niles and Shannon Denton’s Gutwrencher trade paperback . Also working on a web comic for Slushpilecomics.com called Good Green Earth with co-creator Aaron de Orive.
12. What's your dream project?
I would love to draw The Lychan, a period werewolf story with Todd Farmer, Tom Jane and Tim Bradstreet for RAW Studios, but I would need to clone myself right now to get all that work done. Wouldn’t mind doing covers for Wolverine, as long as he was never in costume, always in the snow or drinking in shady Canadian bars… possibly fighting bears.
13. Where can fans find your stuff on the web
All 3 of my fans will be able to read 'Good Green Earth' a new graphic novel with Aaron DeOrive.
For a bunch of sketches and some of the cover images I mentioned check out myspace/jmdaly3. I update myspace regularly.
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