Joseph Michael Linsner joins the great list of pros coming on board for the hot column 10 For The Pros!
10 For the Pros
Joseph Michael Linsner – Artist/Writer
1. What are you working on (creatively) right now?
I am wrapping up the Dawn one-shot “Not To Touch The Earth”. That should
be coming out by the end of the summer.
2. If you could have 1 superpower, what would it be?
I would fly. If I could leave the ground, I might never come down.
3. Do you have a routine that you follow before or during work?
Not so much. I do my best work at night when the rest of the world is
sleeping. I try and work every single day. I don’t feel right in my skin
if I don’t draw every day.
4. Who is your favorite creator to work with?
Eva Hopkins, my co-colorist, and co-creator on Dark Ivory. I have been
working with Eva for 15 years, and I couldn’t imagine doing a project
5. In your opinion, do you feel that the movie industry is doing a
good job with the Comic Book movies?
Yeah, it seems like actual comic fans are finally getting the chance to
make these movies. It something ain’t broke, don’t try and fix it. If it
works in the comics, then don’t change it. I am dying to see Iron Man 2.
6. What comic book hero/villain do you want to see on screen?
I would love to see a Dawn movie, obviously. I was really let down that
they botched Galactus in the second Fantastic Four movie. That could have
been the coolest thing ever. I wanna see Galactus on screen.
7. Which part of your job do you find most stressful?
Deadlines. It is a real pain trying to create with that ax hanging over
your head, but without deadlines, nothing would ever get done, so what
are ya gonna do?
8. What does the future hold for Joe Linsner?
More pin-up art. There may come a day when I quit comic books and just
devote myself to pin-ups.
9. “My best Investment in life was…….”
All of the thousands of dollars that I spent on comic books in my youth.
They made me the man and the artist I am today.
10. Have anything you’d like to plug?
2010 will finally see a Dawn tarot deck. The fans have been asking for
that for 20 years, and this year they will get it. I promise that it will
be well worth the wait.