CCC 263 – The John Wigger Interview

John Wigger joins Brian Dunaway, Joel Duggan and Matthew Ducharme to discuss his webcomic Zombie Roomie.

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About the Comic:

Zombie Roomie

http://zombieroomie.com
John was looking for someone to split the cost of rent but got more than he bargained for when George, a zombie, became his roommate.
Zombie Roomie has been running since 2009.

About Artist:

This may be my first webcomic project, but I’m by no means new to comics. I’ve read comics since elementary school and drawn cartoons and superheroes just as long.
I have two degrees in Art from Missouri State: Drawing and Computer Animation. I also received a minor in Art History.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies came out earlier this month. Did it live up to your zombie standards John?
Your comic seems to occupy an interesting mid point between gag-a-day and long form. Which is more dominant?
There’s a real animation sensibility to your art. Do you ever picture it as an animation?
I’d say your comic is in PG-13 territory. Do people ever try to convince you to nudge the maturity level in either direction?
— Could lead into the NSFW stuff on John’s Patreon.
You’ve been publishing Zombie Roomie since 2009. What do you find the most challenging about keeping a comic going for that long.
How long have you been using Patreon?
How has the (Patreon) experience been?
Has Patreon changed the way you approach the comic in any way?
How sexy is the $10 dollar level on Patreon for Zombie Roomies? It appears to be your most popular level. Sex sells?
You have a minor in art history. Pop quiz hot shot…
Are you an old school Zombie fan? I mean you have to be to start a comic on the subject right…is George a nod to George Romero?
How do you feel about the current state of Zombies in the popular culture? Do you embrace ZombieTainment or avoid it?
It looks like you are ComicPress. Care to discuss DIY hosting vs social media centered hosting such as Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr…etc?