Alright kiddies it's time to bring some Ghoulish Guests into the Dark Dungeon. I have lured Buz Hasson, Co-Creator of The Living Corpse, into the depths to pick his brain about TV, music and New York Pimp's from the 80's.
Alright lets start out with a short answer section so we can get the usual out crap of the way.
Name: Buz Hasson
Pets: Spooky the Pug and Bojangles the Boston Terrier
Highest Education Level: Joe Blasco School of Professional Make-up Center in Orlando, Fl.
High School Mascot: Panther
First Job: Cashier
Favorite thing to eat at the movies: Popcorn, Sugar Daddies, Starburst
Comic(s) you created Before 1995: Basically just comic strips featuring cartoon characters I made up and emulating Jim lee in art class
From 1995 - September 12, 2009: Zombies, Zombies and more Zombies. Just drawing wacky crap in a Mcfarlane-esque style and the Living Corpse!
Sept. 13 - The end of time: The Living Corpse and who nows what else!
Alright all that stuff aside lets get to the meat of the interview:
What do you do when not making comics?
Tattoo people with drawings that I do based on what they want...usually something I come up with leaning usually to the evil and creepy side of life. Play with my son Gage Dangerous and spend time with my beautiful wife Faith.
Favorite TV Shows past and present?
V, Twin Peaks, X-files, Heroes, True Blood, Monsters, A-Team, Most Evil, G.I. Joe, He-Man, Ren and Stimpy, Chapelle Show, Family Guy, Spawn Animated, Liquid Television, South Park, Cops, Batman Animated Series, Teen Titans, Clone Wars, Charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek TNG, Deep Space Nine, I could keep going....
Stranded on a deserted island you get one comic to read for 5 years. What is it (trades are allowed)?
youngblood #1............................................just kidding. Swamp Thing...any of the Alan Moore, Bissette, Totleben stuff.
When you were 10 what were you for Halloween?
Favorite Music when you were 6, 16 and 26?
Micheal Jackson's Thriller, Red Hot Chili Peppers, White Zombie/Rob Zombie
Back to comic stuff for now. Knowing that Iceman is the greatest hero of all time, why do you think he is so underused?
Um, maybe because it's easier to identify with the rage and anger of Wolverine over the ability to make it cold or freeze things like Iceman.
If you were to make a comic about the life of a Pimp, circa 1980 in New York Times Square, what would his name be and sell me on a quick pitch? Go!
PIMPOPHILIA: all of new york is dead from a zombie plague.....what little of mankind is left is haunted, hungry and horney. It's up to one man "Bad Brotherman Matches" to make sure that his fellow man has the pussy he needs to keep their spirit for survival strong. Even if its dead pussy. It's a dismal world but somebodies gotta fuck it. End of pitch. lol
We all know you kick ass drawing monsters? But was it your first choice comic wise? In other words as a kid did you draw something, hate it, put red all over it and realize that Zombies were the way to go?
Hmmm....I drew a lot of my own mutants. I was a huge fan of X-men so I made up vigilantes and such but it wasn't till Spawn came out that I was like this is the shit! Creepy heroes are for me!
Where is the real money at in comic creating?
Selling independent properties to corporations etc. and being Joe Quesada.
When your making comics whats going on around you? Music, what kind? Silence? TV on?
Everything and anything, usually metal....death metal....or cartoons.
10 years from now. Where do you see me at in my career of a headless journalist?
Ever seen Futurama? I see a glass jar full of green bubbly liquid in your future.
10 years from now. Where do you see yourself?
Rich from the the Living Corpse!
Alright we can finish up with a quick word association game. I will say a word, you give me a quick one word answer or one sentence response.
Zombies? The Living Corpse
Living Corpse? Batman
Horror Comics? The Living Corpse......HAHAHA and Steve Niles.
Taco Bell? Diarrhea
Dead Alive? Awesome
Marvel Comics? Disney
Swinger Parties? Playboy Mansion
Decapitated Dan? Cool Mother Fucker (Yes I am)
Buz it has been a pleasure.
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