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Interview: Stuart Moore

Written by Outhouse Staff on Sunday, October 29 2006 and posted in Features
Stuart Moore (Firestorm, Wolverine, JSA Classified) is the talented writer behind Firestorm right at the moment with artist Jamal Igle. He also doesn’t drink toilet paper and lives in a very old brownstone with the ghosts of the Loch Ness monster and Steve Guttenberg’s career. Yes, I made that last piece about the ghosts up. [...]

Stuart Moore (Firestorm, Wolverine, JSA Classified) is the talented writer behind Firestorm right at the moment with artist Jamal Igle. He also doesn’t drink toilet paper and lives in a very old brownstone with the ghosts of the Loch Ness monster and Steve Guttenberg’s career. Yes, I made that last piece about the ghosts up. So sue me (I’m kidding!!!). Enjoy, ducklings:

The Outhouse: Okay, let’s start with the basics. Why did you decide to go into comics? How did you get started in comics? And is it cold where you are right now?

Stuart Moore: I’ve always loved comics, always read them except for a brief period around age 14 when I felt like I’d outgrown them. I started out as a book editor, and I published some comics-related prose books and collections of newspaper strips. Then I answered an ad to work at DC Comics. Sounds pretty stupid, but that’s how it worked. Next thing I knew, I was in the office that eventually became the Vertigo imprint at DC.

It’s kind of cold, but it’s really really rainy. I just came upstairs from bailing water out of a barrel in my basement. Hopefully the contractors will fix that problem pretty soon. I love living in a 115-year-old brownstone, but it has its drawbacks.

The Outhouse: Is there any plans for working on Firestorm after Dwayne McDuffie’s story and will artist Jamal Igle return?

Stuart Moore: No, issue #32 is the last for me and Jamal. I think it’ll wrap our story up pretty well. We’ve had a lot of dangling plotlines since I came on in #14, and this will resolve most of them. Of course, we’ll also introduce one or two, too. Because life just isn’t neat.

The Outhouse: After doing the Wolverine issue that happened earlier this year, is there any plans for doing anything through Marvel?

Stuart Moore: Yes. I have a Punisher X-Mas Special coming out the last week in November, drawn by CP Smith, the same incredibly talented guy who drew my Wolverine issue. I’ll also have a story in one of the Heralds of Galactus specials early next year. More to follow, hopefully.

The Outhouse: What’s in your iPod/ playlist/ CD player/ or whatever you listen to right now?

Stuart Moore: I actually use a Treo with RealPlayer, and I swap a few SD cards in and out. Axel Alonso got me listening to Ghostface Killah’s Fishscale, and that led me to upload Enter the Wu-Tang and a bunch of that stuff. But I’m also a big girl inside, so I’ve got some music from Instant Star on there too. Oh, and the weird, dreamlike soundtrack to Factotum.

The Outhouse: What’s your plans for Halloween? Are you going to go and toilet-paper someone’s house?

Stuart Moore: You can’t drink toilet paper, my friend!

The Outhouse: Recently, you had Earthlight come out through Toykopop? What’s it about?

Stuart Moore: Earthlight is about being fifteen and being uprooted from everything you know, taken to a dangerous place because your parents have accepted jobs there. It’s about a world sixty or so years from now that’s on the verge of self-destruction, and the moon colony that, improbably, holds it together. It’s got beautiful art by Christopher Schons and I’m very, very proud of it. You can read the first chapter here: http://www.tokyopop.com/P-45/ .

The Outhouse: So, what are you currently working on?

Stuart Moore: I’m dividing my time between superhero stuff for Marvel and Teshkeel, a Kuwaiti-based company. I also have a two-part Batman story coming up sometime in the next year. Oh, and a new prose novel from Games Workshop called Dark Future: Reality Bites, out in November. Also in November, Ait/PlanetLar will reissue my political satire Giant Robot Warriors, just in time for the election, or maybe the recount. Plus a few short comics pieces for small presses, and some crazy personal projects that will see the light of day one of these days.

The Outhouse: Lastly, any Outhouse-exclusive Stuart Moore news you’ll like to tell the Outhousers?

Stuart Moore: Watch for that Heralds of Galactus story in February…

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Posted originally: 2006-10-29 00:39:27

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