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!
Our Day 10 victim is no stranger to scary comics. Kevin recently finished up duties on 'Hack/Slash' and '13 Steps' in addition to being the co-creator of 'GearHead'. But before we give you Kevin's rendition of Jason Voorhees, he must suffer the 13 questions of lament!
1. What is your favorite Friday the 13th / Jason movie and why?
The first one is always gonna be the standby for me. The first one I remember seeing though, was 'Jason VI' where he kills the guys playing paintball. It was creepy at the time to my young eyes. I haven't seen it since, though.
2. What is your favorite horror movie?
Dunno if it's horror, but 'The Devil's Rejects' is pretty much my high bar. The Scream Trilogy comes in a close second. I like character driven stuff the best, people I can really feel for while I'm watching the movie. Rob Zombie did an amazing thing by making the villains sympathetic protagonists in 'Rejects.'
On a side note, I do think that his vision of 'Halloween' would have worked a lot better as a Jason Vorhees movie. But that's just me.
3. What is your favorite moment in all of the Friday the 13th film, comics, TV, etc stories?
I'm pretty basic, I love the reveal of Mrs. Vorhees in the first one, and a close second is the shot of Jason coming out of the water with Freddy's head at the end of 'Freddy vs Jason'.
4. Arrow through the throat or machete in the head?
Shit, can I get both? Seems they'd both be brutally horrible.... I guess the throat one you're more likely to live through. I have a thick skull, so I'd imagine the Machete would take quite a few whacks to do it's worst, with me screaming and kicking like a bitch the whole time.
5. Jason vs WHO? And why?
ROBOCOP. Do you need a reason other than that mental image?
6. Tell us about your unluckiest moment.
Heh, um. I'll keep the worst to myself cuz it's kind of a downer for this, and most of my real bad luck is with ladies, but I remember when I was 12 I fell in a parking lot and hit my head on the bumper of an old mustang. I remember seeing the blood running before my eyes before I even felt anything. It never really hurt until after the doc stitched it up. The worst part was the emergency room doc was really impressed that the cut went all the way to my skull and she kept touching it and asking my horrified parents if they wanted to see/touch it.
7. Tell us about your most horrific camping experience.
I really didn't ever have one, sadly. I was a boy scout as a kid and we went on a lot of camp-outs, but nothing freaky ever happened. Didn't get molested or axe-murdered, so it was quite uneventful.
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 wear the face of my last victim. I have a large head, and by proxy a large face-area, so I imagine it'd be really fuckin' creepy to see this huge fat guy with someone else's ill-fitting face on his head.
9. On which special day would you do your killing?
April 1st. Kinda self-explanitory.
10. But, sadly, you're not an iconic horror figure, just a comic book artist. Tell us about some of your recently-published works...
Speaking of Horror, I just finished a 2 issue run on DDP's wonderful horror book, 'Hack/Slash'. I got to draw some boobs, and some gore, so it was good. Before that I did 'Thirteen Steps' with Phil Hester, about a werewolf who goes to a twelve-step program for monsters. It was full of blood and self-loathing. My first book ever, 'Gearhead', was before that. It's about a girl with a wrench who beats people up. Not very scary unless women who can kick your ass frightens you. If that's your kink, it's a nightmare.
11. What's next? Tell us about your upcoming work...
I'm finishing up an original graphic novel with 'Gearhead' co-creator Dennis Hopeless that *should* be out in the fall from AiT-PlanetLar. I'm also writing and drawing a series for 2010 called 'Suicide Sisters' about two sisters riding their Harley's across Texas trying to get their souls back from the Devil.
12. What's your dream project?
Anything with a kick-ass female lead and lots of clothing changes. So basically everything I'm already working on.
13. Where can fans find your stuff on the web
I'm always at KevinMellon.com
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