Monday, February 15, 2010

Deep Discussions with Decapitated Dan: Steve Mannion

Welcome back kiddies. I have lured Steve Mannion into the depths to pick his brain about life and everything in between. So sit back and relax as he tells us about who he is, what he does, and what we can expect from him in the future. Trust me, you will like what you read!

Alright lets start out with a short answer section and get the usual out of the way.

Steve Mannion




Highest Education Level:
Joe Kubert School of Cartooning Diploma

High School Mascot:

First Job:
Machine Shop

Favorite instrument to play:
Skin flu...ummm Guitar

Staying with short answers lets talk about what you do:

Comic(s) you created Before 1995:
Christina Winters, Death Rattle

1996 - July 4, 2005:
Batman Detective, Cap America, DC "Big Books"

July 5, 2005 - Tomorrow and one day after:
Fearless Dawn Baby! ..and the Bomb

Alright all that stuff aside lets get to the meat of the interview:

What do you do when not making comics?
Man, It's been a while. The FD deadlines have been brutal (But Fun!) Frankly, I clean. And watch WW2 Dogfights and tank battles on youtube. Action Packed!...Oh, I do a lot of hiking... have seen: Bear, Copperhead, Porcupine, Fox, Wolf, Coyote, Cougar (I think) Blue-tailed Skink...

Favorite thing to surf on the web?
Youtube WW2 Dogfights.

You take a trip to Russia and get stranded for 2 years. What do you do to pass the time?
Buy a wife.Just kidding! Seriously, I'd see the sites and make friends man. See the war memorials,that'd be cool. Different cultures are cool.

When you were 10 and 20 what were you for Halloween?
At 10, a Stellar Hunchback. At 20? I think Robin Hood.

Favorite comic character when you were 14 and now?
Honestly at 14 I just read Mad. Now I like old Sgt. Rock comics.

If you had to listen to one CD for a full week and nothing else, what would it be?
Beatles, Let it Be

Back to comic stuff for now.

Knowing that Iceman is the greatest hero of all time, why do you think he is so underused?

What do you think is going well for horror comics and what is missing?
Going well? The Goon is great. Missing? I dunno. Maybe a problem-solver Ghostbuster type ? More mystery and finesse, less gore.

Alright your making a comic about a homeless dog who has the talent and looks to be the worlds biggest rockstar. Whats the dogs name and sell me on a quick pitch? Go!
Dirty Dog. Rap Star. Talking dog wins career by default. That's a dumb Idea man!

We all know how good you can work with the pencil but what do you really want to be when you grow up?
A Private Detective!

Where is the real money at in comic creating?

When your making comics whats going on around you? Music, what kind? Silence? TV on?
Silence. Computer on for surfing breaks.

10 years from now. Where do you see yourself?
I have no idea. Way too far into the future for my brain.

Alright we can finish up with a quick word association game. I will say a word, you give me a quick one sentence response.

Fearless Dawn?

Asylum Press?

Horror Comics?



The letter Q?


Decapitated Dan?
The Man!

Steve Mannion?

Thanks so much Steve.
If you want to check out more about Steve please go to Steve's Page. If you would like to know more about Fearless Dawn please go here

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