Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bill Willingham Interview in Hero Complex

Found in the Hero Complex on the LA Times website: 'Fables' writer Bill Willingham finds a happy ending despite 'that damned Shrek'

Over the last decade, one of the most consistently compelling comic-book runs has been writer Bill Willingham's "Fables," an intricate tapestry that weaves together familiar characters from fables, fairy tables, literature, children's rhymes and folklore. It's a great time to revisit the Vertigo series -- or discover for the first time -- with the recently released hardcover "Fables: The Deluxe Edition, Book One," which collects the first 10 issues of the dark refugee epic that chronicles the very unexpected modern-day adventures of Bigby (aka, the Big Bad Wolf), Snow White, Jack Horner, Mowgli, Geppetto, Old King Cole and many, many others. The 53-year-old Virgina native has also recently published "Peter and Max: A Fables Novel," which takes his franchise into the prose novel sector with a tale of Peter Piper and his brother Max.

There's much more of course, so click through to read. Also, the interview is labeled part one, but I haven't seen any new posts with more interview, so its either a typo or more will be forthcoming...

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