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!
For day 8 we've called Joel Gomez. No stranger to rendering great horror icons in comics form, Gomez has illustrated comics based on Freddy Krueger, Leatherface and The Lost Boys. Surprisingly, this is his first attempt at Jason Voorhees. But first, the dreaded 13 questions...
1.What is your favorite Friday the 13th / Jason movie and why?
'Freddy vs. Jason' was pretty cool, mainly because they had that cool dream sequence of Jason entering the half -submersed house where he lived...it was so surreal looking and gave us a first look at what modern movie making could do with the franchise
2.What is your favorite horror movie?
John Carpenter's 'The Thing'
3.What is your favorite moment in all of the Friday the 13th film, comics, TV, etc stories?
Hmmm...maybe the first time you see jason without his mask in the first movie..that was kinda freaky as a kid!
4.Arrow through the throat or machete in the head?
Today, I'm thinkin' machete to the head!
5.Jason vs WHO? And why?
Leatherface...on that spikey platform thing from the movie 'Flash Gordon'...cause it would be sik!
6.Tell us about your unluckiest moment.
Seeing Heather Graham at White Stripes concert in L.A....after a couple of drinks, I decided I had the courage to go up to her and tell her "I thought you rocked, in 'Sleepy Hollow!'
...she was never in the movie.
7.Tell us about your most horrific camping experience.
Not having one....when I was 6 , my dad had bought all this mostly new camping equipment from a garage sale, a couple of days later I saw our next door neighbors rummaging our backyard storage bin at 8ish in the morning as they were loading a Uhaul to move...They saw me watching them thru my bedroom window, and waved...later that day my dad said the camping stuff was stolen from the bin...and he could't find my dog! True story!
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 would wear a moppy hair doo...and carry a canister of compressed air (like in 'No Country for Old Men')
9.On which special day would you do your killing?
Probably Mondays...cause they just suck!
10.But, sadly, you're not an iconic horror figure, just a comic book artist. Tell us about some of your recently-published works...
I started as a pencil-assistant at Top Cow, helping artist like Marc Silvestri, Michael Turner, Francis Manapul,Billy Tan, and Joe Benitez on such titles as 'Witchblade', 'Tomb Raider', 'Evo', and 'Inferno'. I then worked at Aspen Comics assisting on 'Soulfire', and 'Iron and the Maiden', which got me noticed by Jim Lee, who in turn hired me as a staff artist at Wildstorm.
At Wildstorm I've worked on an issue of 'A Nightmare on Elm St.' (#4), 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre:About a Boy' (Leatherface origin story), 'Wetworks' (10-12,14-15), and most recently 'Lost Boys:Reign of Frogs' (1-4).
11.What's next? Tell us about your upcoming work...
Well, the 'Lost Boys' trade came out this month, so I'm pretty excited about that...currently I'm wrapping up a couple of 'Deathblow' short stories that I'm working on for a Wildstorm Anthology book.
12.What's your dream project?
Something in Gotham with Azzarello.
13.Where can fans find your stuff on the web
'Friday the 13th' opens today...Friday the 13th. Visit FridayThe13thMovie.com for more fun with Jason!