Ep 29 - Dan Schoening
Release Date: 03/10/2019
Comic book artist Dan Schoening joins us for this episode of the Invasion. Dan talks about some of his genre first loves that influenced his decision to become an artist, including the 1980s video game Dragon's Lair, Disney's Alice in Wonderland, and various Saturday morning cartoons.
He discusses how he initially studied animation before turning to comic artistry, and how a project with Cereal Geek Magazine's James Eatock that ultimately didn't pan-out opened the door for Dan to work with IDW. From there, Dan tells us about working on IDW's Ghostbusters for the last seven years with writer Erik Burnham and colourist Luis Delgado. He shares his thoughts about having a team that can read each other's minds, flushing out the look of the Ghostbusters world by adding Easter eggs, how to keep things fresh and not get bored after a long story arc, and the importance of planning ahead.
Dan also teases a couple of projects he's got on the go for 2019, as well as his upcoming appearance at the Ghostbusters Fan Fest in June.
Our interview took place in late October 2018 via a Skype connection between Dan's home on Vancouver Island, and my studio in the lair of bloginhood, currently located in a geodesic dome at the bottom of a side canyon in the Valles Marineris on Mars.
You can find Dan's art in issues of IDW's Ghostbusters in your local comic shop, or on his Instagram page at: