Jul 22, 2020 Humanoise
"So the story of Humanoids is basically the story of pop-culture Western science fiction and fantasy, right?" The conversation occurred between new publisher Mark Waid and Marketing Head Sean Edgar as they reached back into the history of the publisher.
And there's no denying it. The foundation Mœbius, Druillet, Dionnet, and Farkas laid is the foundation of so, so many pop-culture institutions. From Ridley Scott to Miyazaki to the oeuvre of George Lucas, the transgressive, unrestricted fiction incubated in the Metal Hurlant magazine seeped into the groundwater of genre art. But where does that legacy lead today?
As it turns out: many, many places. This podcast will explore that cultural root system and how its influenced trailblazers including Deadpool/Love Death + Robots filmmaker Tim Miller, The Colour Out of Space helmer Richard Stanley, Michelle Zauner (aka Japanese Breakfast), and the host of creators creating the future of comics. We will talk to all of these people and more.
For this first episode, Waid sits down with Humanoids CEO Fabrice Giger, who acquired the company when he was only 23 before incubating such series as The Metabarons and creating the BiG and Life Drawn imprints.
Listen below, come back in two weeks for more.