Wicked Comics (Ceo) Carlos Farias creator of "ClownMan", "KillSwitch" "BloodStone" "DragonMasters" and over 120 original comic book characters releasing soon. "ClownMan" Now on sale ( Ask Me Anything)
How do you motivate aspiring artists to follow your lead in creating comics?
DEC 27, 11:23PM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
- Hi Edward I would tell them to be as original as they can and try to create something different. We live in a time were mostly everything has been created and originality is very hard to come by. Don't listen to standard guideline what I mean by that is you will see alot of how to break into comics books say you have to follow a specific guidelines or your book should have this many pages . I say do whatever works for you and make your books stand out from the rest.
DEC 28, 12:15PM EST0 REPLYCATALINA SILVA ARRIAGADA
Congratulations for your job and for following your dreams until now as a comic artist.
Are you living from this job (comic artist) or do you have another job?
DEC 27, 3:15PM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
Greetings Catalina, Now that I finally released my first comic I am working full time on all the comics for my company wicked Comics.
DEC 27, 5:07PM EST0 REPLYHAZEL1724
Did you get a formal education in animation and graphic design?
DEC 27, 1:47PM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
- Hi hazel I am self taught just from studying other artists that inspired me like the creators of image comics jim lee, todd mcfarlane, Rob liefield.
DEC 27, 5:10PM EST0 REPLYSIANNE
What are your thoughts about some people who might drop out from the comics industry over the next few years?
DEC 27, 8:42AM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
Well I would say I couldn't blame them ,it's tough sacrificing work. To reach a high level of success is very difficult but it can be done.
DEC 27, 5:11PM EST0 REPLYSTELAPOLARIS
Who is your favorite comic illustrator?
DEC 27, 8:04AM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
That's a tough question, I don't have a all time favorite , I like a variety of styles from comics to cartoons but definitely my top are Todd Mcfarlane, Jim lee and, Rob Liefield.
DEC 27, 5:13PM EST0 REPLYARJETAMULLATAHIRI
Do follow certain guidelines in writing comic books?
DEC 27, 4:44AM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
I don't follow any Guidelines . I have a basic idea of where I want the story to go and just create on the spot . I don't thumbnail the whole book or story.
DEC 27, 5:14PM EST0 REPLYMOISSONA
Did you collaborate with a writer for the storylines of the titles?
DEC 27, 4:39AM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
No collaborations whatsoever all u see are my creations . Definitely if the company keeps growing I would like to format some sort of team to finish all the comics.
DEC 27, 5:16PM EST0 REPLYJLYN2017
How many people are working with you?
DEC 27, 2:45AM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
At the moment just myself . I create all the artwork , characters and stories for Wicked Comics.
DEC 27, 5:15PM EST0 REPLYMACKEBA950
Have you collaborated other publication company for your book?
DEC 26, 11:10PM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
At the moment I don't ave any collaboration with another company but if the opportunity presents itself , I would be all for it if it's something that will favor both companies.
DEC 27, 5:20PM EST0 REPLYPOOPUA
How did you handle the sales and marketing of your production?
DEC 26, 10:34PM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
Right all the sales and marketing is done by myself through the website www.wicked-comics.com . I use a few social media outlets as well like Facebook and instagram but that's about it for the moment.
DEC 27, 5:22PM EST0 REPLYNOSNAH31@GMAIL.COM
The genre you have depicts a dark world, how did you try to captivate your readers as far as the story is concerned?
DEC 26, 9:59PM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
In Clownman it's a cursed very dark city . Around every corner you encounter a different villian or something sinster. In the first issue you see two villians a big shot caller crime boss "LA Muerte" and the head of his drug cartel called "GoldSkull". Every issue you will see a different villian ,in total he has over 40 villans so far.
DEC 27, 5:26PM EST0 REPLYMARIKVINTRADZE
What are the essential tools in creating a comic book?
DEC 26, 3:15PM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
You have to create something unique , not just your typical superhero. What drives this character , the more layers the character has the more you can do with it.
DEC 27, 5:28PM EST0 REPLYMARIAKAROLIINA
Have you created some kind of a series comics as well?
DEC 26, 1:45PM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
This is my first with Clownman and second with Killswitch. Every character is going to have a series of books that tell there story.
DEC 27, 5:30PM EST0 REPLYTIMKNOWS1
Do you think that comic industry at present is still considered as a lucrative business?
DEC 26, 12:44PM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
Lucrative for a few the rest do it because it's a passion or a hobby. Only a few reach it to the top and actually make a good living doing this others just struggle throughout their lives making ends meet. You have to make a tough decision a put everything on the line to pursue what u love and hope for the best.
DEC 27, 5:32PM EST0 REPLYLANCECRAIG
Who among the famous comic creators would you most likely want to work in the future?
DEC 26, 10:36AM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
If i ever have the chance definitely the top three artists I mentioned . Mcfarlane, Lee and Liefield if the opportunity presents itself And they pencil in a book for Wicked I would be all for it.
DEC 27, 5:35PM EST0 REPLYMARICELL
Do you have other business apart from creating comic books?
DEC 26, 8:16AM EST0 REPLYRON MORGAN
What makes your recent book "The Clownman" interesting to read?
DEC 26, 4:41AM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
Ask yourself this question. What would you become if something horrific happen to you our your family ? I think we would all become something totally different . Clownman is a story about a circus performer called Chris Mason ,he is a victim of a unspeakable crime and as a result gains new powers and becomes a ruthless vigilante. It's not your typical ordinary superhero story . It's something unique and how doesn't like the sound of a Clown dishing out some vengeance on some villans that destroyed other people's lives.
DEC 27, 5:45PM EST0 REPLYS.AQUINS
Can you name one success story you can share as far as producing comic is concerned?
DEC 26, 2:38AM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
Sure as a result , I have been asked to several interviews Ama being one and having alot of fun answering all your questions. I also had another interview posted on YouTube from Josephs books which was a live interview I did. My ultimate success is just the feedback from the Wicked fans they all seem to enjoy the character and all the characters that are coming soon.
DEC 27, 5:49PM EST0 REPLYJLYN2017
How many stories have you released under your publications?
DEC 26, 1:55AM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
Clownman being the first , Killswitch second than we have another 3 original stories being released afterwards. Bloodstone, DragonMasters, Cronus, and Justice. Comic book readers better have thier seats buckled up because Wicked Comics has several titles releasing soon. Our first Comic will be a 32 page "ClownMan" comic you will get a bit of his backstory and look into who Chris Mason was before he becomes this vigilante superhero. Killswitchis also nearing the final stages it will also be available in both print and digital form aiming for about 28 pages in total with advertisments featuring teaser pages form other Wicked titles. Two comics which are halfway complete are " Bloodstone" and another title for fans of the science fiction fantasy genre called "DragonMasters". Bloodstone tells about an assassin called Bishop cross he comes in contact with a fallen angel containg a very powerful deadly stone know as a "Bloodstone". This stone transfoms him into this deadly caped crusader that must now seek other stones and protect the Bloodstone from a powerful hell seeking rebellious angel called "Gabriel".Each stone contains a special ability. Death stone, Leap of faith stone, BloodStone, if a stone falls into the wrong hands it lets arise very dark and forceful abilities to the individual that comes in contact with the stone. Another title that is dropping soon is a title called "DragonMasters", if you are a fan of fantasy this comic will really get your blood pumping. In a universe far beyond lies a struggle between light and darkness. Slayers those who use the evil of the dragon eye, and masters those who use the good side of the eye. A dragonslayer named "Draco"will lead an alliance to combat the slayers in an ongoing battle to defend there kingdom. This is going to be a huge universe I could say similar to how big dungeouns and dragons is with hundreds of characters. Justice is a futuristic story that takes place in the year 4050 and planet earth has been destroyed by a massive meteor attack.Humanity was able to escape to a new found planet called Solaris. The planet is infiltrated by a dark alien race that wants to enslave and exterminate humanity.There only chance for survival is a ancient symbol found within the planet that calls for a superhuman and protector of the universe called "Justice". I am alsoa huge fan of greek mythology and another project We are working on is a character called "Cronus" He is abandoned by the God's and becomes a slave to the underworld and he must seek out a powerful warhorse called "Arion" to fufill a pact with a demon known as Dagramon.Three other projects I would like to tell you about are "Bullet","SilverWolf" and "PhantomMan". Bullet is our first AfricanAmerican character and he is a werewolf assasin that was cursed by a ancient ancestor."Silverwolf" is our first native american character and we are having his setting take place in a western setting with many characters and villians."PhantomMan" takes place in a dark victorian setting and tells a story of a rich count called Alexander Dumont, he is betrayed by his best friend and trapped to burn to death in a haunted theater.We have so many characters in projects going on its hard to tell you every singleone. We are also making a whole line of Wicked Trading cards so fans can get familiar with the huge Wicked Universe.On the back of each car you will get character information, power , ablities and what kind of weapons each character has at theierdisposal. We are very excited to present all these new ideas and stories to all comic book fans out there.
DEC 27, 5:53PM EST0 REPLYHAPPILY4ALL
How did you conceptualize your storyboard for a certain genre?
DEC 26, 12:47AM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
I never really story board any ideas they just come to my mind after getting inspired by something I might have experienced or seen in the past.
DEC 27, 5:55PM EST0 REPLYJONA PANESA
What were your greatest setbacks as a comic creator?
DEC 25, 11:21PM EST0 REPLYCARLOS A FARIAS
It's hard as an independent creator to get your foot in the door as they say. You just have to be persistent and have determination. Just try to be as unique as you can others will hopefully follow.
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