CCC 249 – The Ron Chan Interview

Ron Chan joins Brian Dunaway, Joel Duggan and Matthew Ducharme to talk about  his work on The Dark Horse comic series Plants vs Zombies.

 

Ron Chan n7day

 

About the Comic:

Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon
The confusing-yet-brilliant inventor known only as Crazy Dave helps his niece, Patrice, and young adventurer Nate Timely fend off a “fun-dead” neighborhood invasion in Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon! Winner of over thirty “Game of the Year” awards, Plants vs. Zombies is now determined to shuffle onto all-ages bookshelves to tickle funny bones and thrill . . . brains.
80 pages. 6 x 9.
(Also, the 2nd and 3rd PvZ story arcs: Timepocalypse, and Bully for You)

About Artist:

http://www.ronchan.net Website
http://www.ronchan.net/wordpress/?page_id=2 About Page
Ron Chan is a comic book and storyboard artist from Portland, OR. In comics, he has worked for Dark Horse, Marvel, DC, and Image comics, and as a storyboard artist, he has drawn for video game cinematics, advertising, and user experience design. Most recently, he is known for drawing the Plants vs Zombies comic for Dark Horse Comics. He loves Mass Effect, Kamala Khan, and The Last of Us, watches a good bit of anime, and occasionally takes jiu jitsu classes, where he gets choked out for fun.
Ron Chan Last of Us Guitar-lessons

Show Notes!

Hey Ron Chan, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what projects you are currently working on? Brian
You graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005. Do you know our friend and fellow cartoonist Chris Schweizer? Joel
(Follow Up)
(If yes.) Since Chris isn’t here to say otherwise, do you have any fun or embarrassing stories to share? Joel
What drew (pun) you to SCAD? Portland, Oregon is a fair clip from Savannah, Georgia! Can you tell us a little bit about your experiences at SCAD? Brian
Can you tell us a little bit about Periscope Studio? Brian
Can our give any advice to aspiring artists about the Periscope Studio mentoring program? Brian
How did you start working with (PopCap?) on Plants Vs. Zombies? Was it an open call? Joel
Was it intimidating working on such a hugely popular IP? Joel
Was it difficult to translate Plants vs. Zombies – a hit mobile game – into comics? Joel
How much “research” did you have to do for the PvZ comics? Fan first? Brian
Do you know where you Wacom Stylus is right now? Brian
https://twitter.com/RonDanChan/status/646861208650252288
Speaking of being profane – Comics Code Authority: Could it ever come back? I mean even Archie comics was on board until 2010… Brian
What if Wertham Was Right?
https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/cbldf-liberty-annual-2013
Speaking of 2010. Do you rememeber when you did that Podcast back in 2010 for your webcomic Roy’s Boys? Any plans to revive Roy’s Boys or possibly a new webcomic in the future? Brian
You have some ewxcellent Street Fighter V redesigns on your Tumblr. Are you excited for the game? Any design critiques on what’s been revealed so far? Joel
(Not random. You have a SFV personal project on the go yes?) Joel
You recently returned from Rose City Comicon? Can you tell us more about “Portland’s premier Pop-Culture event.”? Brian
http://rosecitycomiccon.com/
You posted a few of your commissions from Rose City ComicCon. What is your favorite commission request? Joel
Do you care to talk about the Hero Initiative? How about The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund? Brian
You have worked for a lot of comic studios over the years. Do you have any amazeball stories of epic proportions? Like that one time in the elevator with Stan Lee and a meatball sub? Brian
Black and Chrome Mad Maxx! How bad ass is that?…UPDATE: The video is no longer available Brian
https://blackandchrome.wordpress.com/
You have a range of digital and traditional work online. What’s your favorite to experiment with Wacom or watercolor? Joel
“Bengus”
http://kotaku.com/5855495/bengus-fighting-game-art-will-knock-your-teeth-out/
The Wuzzles
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wuzzles