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IDEAS DON'T BLEED episode seventy-seven | Dan Watters, part one

IDEAS DON'T BLEED episode seventy-seven | Dan Watters, part one

Chapter 159: Well, come on, red!


This week, we’re joined by Dan Watters (Home Sick Pilots / Lucifer) as we discuss his comics origins, the differences between British and American comics influences, his new Image Comics series The Six Fingers, and more!

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Hi there.

Time for another podcast it seems. We are joined this week by my buddy Dan Watters who you may know from Comic Books. Dan is 1/4th of writing studio White Noise, but if you go by charm he’s easily 1/3rd. He’s been regularly making books for you to fall in love with like HOME SICK PILOTS, LUCIFER, LIMBO, SWORD OF AZRAEL, and he just launched the new series THE SIX FINGERS. Last few weeks we had Ram V on to talk about his new book THE ONE HAND (if you missed them you can listen here and here). We didn’t plan it this way because we don’t plan things, but if you are enjoying that book you should really grab THE SIX FINGERS #1 now. Really.

One time I was at a bar with a bunch of people, including Dan, and a pretty drunk comic shop owner came up to me and asked me if I was ever going to write Sandman comics. This was a weird question because, no, probably not. But also, who would want to see me write Sandman comics? But because lying to drunk people is the most fun a straight edge person can have, I said that I was taking over Lucifer from Dan. The retailer got very upset because they loved Dan’s run and about 20 minutes later managed to find him and tell him how sorry they were that he was losing the book. I watched this unfold from across the bar as Dan’s pleasant night ground to a halt as a random drunk person told him he had been fired. The look of confusion and panic on his face was both very sad and very funny. He figured out it wasn’t true pretty quickly, but for that minute of me almost collapsing onto the floor in fits of laughter I realized I’m a bad person. But Dan is a good person, and that’s why it’s so interesting that he writes bad people so well. Go read his complete run on Lucifer, it’s great. And then read all his other books.

That’s it for me.

Stay safe. Take care of each other. Is this show getting too British?

-Matthew Rosenberg

NYC 3/4/24

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