Micro-interview: Mary Choo

Candle in the Attic Window, an anthology of Gothic horror, is the latest release from Innsmouth Free Press. We are interviewing some of the book’s contributors. Today Mary Choo talks about her poem “The Malcontents”.

What makes your poem Gothic?

I think “The Malcontents” contains a number of attributes found in Gothic literature: fear, a sense of foreboding and darkness, secrecy, and more than a tinge of elemental madness. The poem certainly turns the idea of growing pleasant things …

IFPMicro-interview: Mary Choo

Micro-interview: Colleen Anderson

Candle in the Attic Window, an anthology of Gothic horror, is the latest release from Innsmouth Free Press. We are interviewing some of the book’s contributors. Today Colleen Anderson talks about her poem, “Obsessions (or Biting Off More Than One Can Chew)”.

What makes your poem Gothic?

This poem was written for the 2001 World Fantasy CD-ROM. The theme that year was on the Gothic. So, each verse in the poem deals with one of the tropes of Gothic …

IFPMicro-interview: Colleen Anderson

Micro-interview: James S. Dorr

Candle in the Attic Window, an anthology of Gothic horror, is the latest release from Innsmouth Free Press. We are interviewing some of the book’s contributors. Today James S. Dorr talks about his story, “The Victorians”.

What makes your story Gothic?

“Gloom, mystery, and the grotesque” – this, by memory, is part of a definition of Gothic Literature I once ran across. There are other things, too, of course. As for “Victorians”, the elements present include repressed memories and, …

IFPMicro-interview: James S. Dorr

Interview: Jamaica Dyer

Today, we have an interview with cartoonist Jamaica Dyer, creator of Weird Fishes:

IFP: How did you get your start as a cartoonist?

JD: As this field tends to go, I was stricken at a young age by the desire to draw my own comics. I loved Batman and Catwoman and a bunch of indie books. I got a job working in a comics shop in my teens, met all my favourite artists, and then fearlessly handed out …

IFPInterview: Jamaica Dyer

Interview: Dirk Manning

Today, we talk to comics author Dirk Manning. We’ve interviewed him in the past. This time, we’re talking about his latest volume of Mythos comic Nightmare World:

IFP: Please tell us a little about yourself.

DM: My name is ‘Dirk Manning’ and I’m the writer and creator of Nightmare World and Tales of Mr. Rhee for Image Comics/Shadowline, and the author of the inspirational/”how-to” column for writers, titled “Write or Wrong”, at www.Newsarama.com.

I’m a huge horror geek …

IFPInterview: Dirk Manning

Interview: Eric Powell

By Lyndsey Holder

I was lucky enough to interview the talented Eric Powell, with a million awesome credits to his name (such as creator of The Goon and writer of Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Ghastly Fiend of London), about Whitechapel, the creative process and Future Eric Powell.

IFP: I really, really loved Billy the Kid’s Old Timey Oddities and the Ghastly Fiend of London. The second volume takes place during the Whitechapel murders. …

Lyndsey HolderInterview: Eric Powell

Interview: Jonathan Oliver

British science fiction, fantasy and horror author and editor Jonathan Oliver is in Innsmouth to talk about his anthologies The End of the Line and House of Fear, both released by Solaris.

IFP: Hi. Welcome to Innsmouth. Can you introduce yourself to our readers in 140 characters or less?

JO: I’m Jonathan Oliver, the editor-in-chief of Solaris and Abaddon Books.

IFP: How did you come up with the idea for The End of the Line?

JO: I’ve …

IFPInterview: Jonathan Oliver

Interview: Kirsty Greenwood

IFP: Hi, welcome to Innsmouth. Can you introduce yourself to our readers in 50 words or less?

KG: My name is Kirsty Greenwood; I am an artist and, from the time my Dad taught the very small me to draw cats, I have been inspired to be so by the place I grew up, (beautiful, windy hill miles from anywhere) by Faerie tales, ailuroanthropy, Alice-syndrome, horror, and Quixotism.

IFP: What attracts you to the fantastic?

KG: Having grown up in …

IFPInterview: Kirsty Greenwood

Interview: Martin Brandt and Jason Stephens

We speak to Martin Brandt and Jason Stephens, who, in colaboration with graphic designer Paul Petyo, are releasing Kidthulhu upon the world. A cover of an issue – cover by artist Mike Dubisch – can be seen to the right.

IFP: How did the two of you meet?

MB: I believe it was 2008. A friend of mine, Sebastian Piccione, a comic creator as well, recommended I check out a now-defunct message board for comics based in the southern United …

IFPInterview: Martin Brandt and Jason Stephens

Interview: Steven Gilberts

Steven Gilberts is an artist with a fondness for horror and the fantastic. He lives in a “Dunwich-esque village of southern Indiana” where he “concocts odd illustrations for the small press industry.”

IFP: How did you get your start as an illustrator?

SG: I suppose my actual career as an illustrator began with my first paying assignment for Space & Time Magazine back in 2003. Also that year, I was invited to be a member of Chad Savage and Alan …

IFPInterview: Steven Gilberts

Interview: Ben Rollo

Ben Rollo

We talked about the indie movie Joanna Makes a Friend, about a horror-loving girl who builds herself a robot, a while back (you can still pledge money to help build the robot, by the way). Today, writer Ben Rollo discusses the project, his writing and spec-fic.

IFP: Welcome to Innsmouth. Could you tell me what Joanna Makes a Friend is about and how you came up with the idea for it?

BR: The film’s about a …

IFPInterview: Ben Rollo

Interview: Supernatural: Peter Ciuffa

Today, we talk with Peter Ciuffa, who played H.P. Lovecraft, the Gentleman from Providence himself, in Supernatural penultimate season-six episode, “Let It Bleed“.

IFP: How did you get into acting?

PC: There are two ways for me to answer that, the long way or the short way. I’ll try to find the middle ground. As a kid, I enjoyed doing skits and plays for English and Drama class, but I never pursued acting. I was into sports, especially …

IFPInterview: Supernatural: Peter Ciuffa