Episode 165 – The Britt Sabo Interview

On this episode of Comics Coast To Coast we talk to Britt Sabo about All Night comic.

 

chapter1_headerAll Night By Britt Sabo
http://www.allnightcomic.com/

About Artist:
http://www.allnightcomic.com/about/
“Brittney Sabo was born and raised in Winona, Minnesota, a small town which lies in the middle of the Mississippi river. From an early age she was fascinated with ghosts, spirits, nature, and mythology. She spent a lot of time exploring the woods around her hometown and reading about the supernatural.

In 2010, she won a Xeric Grant to self-publish Francis Sharp in the Grip of the Uncanny!, the first big comic project she ever did. She has also printed several other smaller comics and works as a background artist on Vertigo’s ‘The Unwritten’ series. ‘All Night’ is her first fully-online comic.

She currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her two cats. She continues to enjoy the supernatural, monsters, and anything related.”

About The Comic
http://www.allnightcomic.com/about/
“All Night takes place in a world that has come to a halt. Day and night appear permanently fixed and the seasons never change. Whatever has happened to this world has not ended humanity, however, and on the day side of the planet life continues on. But things from the darkened half of the world have been slowly creeping further into the light, and very few know how to stop it…

All Night is drawn completely digitally, using Manga Studio EX to do the sketching, inking, and color flatting. Photoshop is then used to complete the coloring process. It is lettered using the font ‘Webletterer’, as well as several custom fonts.”

 

Show Notes:

 

Nuts and Bolts
All Night is 100% digital. Has your professional work always been digital or have you made the shift like so many others? Joel

I keep hearing more and more about Manga Studio. What is it about the software you like? What puts it above Photoshop or Sketchbook Pro for you? Joel
http://hanna.aftertorque.com/
Most artists we talk to tend to be “character people” for the lack of a better term. You draw backgrounds for vertigo’s The Unwritten series. How did that come about? Background lover at heart? Joel
http://anime-backgrounds.tumblr.com
https://www.google.com/search?q=Eyvind+Earle.&aq=f&oq=Eyvind+Earle.&aqs=chrome.0.57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
What can you tell us about your decision to use a horizontal page layout? What factored in? Joel

Born and raised in the “middle of the Mississippi River”? Cool underwater town we don’t know about? Joel

Your top 3 art influences. Gut reaction. And… GO! Joel

Your interest in the supernatural started early. Was there a person in your life or story in particular that you can site as “the beginning” Joel

All Night deals with the Occult. It’s been nearly 30 years since Michael Jackson’s Thriller video warned us in the opening of that video that we were about to view something that dealt with the occult. Should I be scared? Brian

Are you a comic book fan? Did you ever read any Horror comics from the 70s like Tales from the Crypt? Brian

How did you earn the Xeric Grant to self-publish Francis Sharp in the Grip of the Uncanny! ? Joel

What was that experience like for you? Joel

What was it that prompted you to start the comic? Matt

We don’t often get a chance to interview people who have just started their comics. Were there any surprises, and and did you get through them? Matt

Your art is fantastic, but it does look very labor intensive. Are you worried about maintaining the quality you’ve started off with? Matt

I like the look of the magical language. Is it planned out, or do you make it up on the fly? Matt

Follow the guys on Twitter: BrianJoel, and Matt

Special thanks: Scott Johnson (http://myextralife.com), Sebastiaan (The Mashup Man) for our Mashups, Nicole Spagnuolo (http://nicolespag.com) and everyone behind the scenes

 

Official Note Taker:
Jocelyn Moffett