So today is the day where my Ain’t It Cool News interview with legendary cartoonist Scott Shaw! sees the light of day. You can click here to see it.
Scott Shaw! is the co-creator behind the fantastic comic book CAPTAIN CARROT AND THE AMAZING ZOO CREW which was the first comic book that I ever collected. His work (along with Roy Thomas) is the reason I started collecting comics.
I have to say that as I looked at that interview up there today on my monitor I got a little choked up. Man, it’s been a long time since I picked up my first issue of CAPTAIN CARROT. Who could have known that that comic would be the introduction to a whole lifetime of collecting comic books?
Of course I am much more cynical about the comic book industry today than I ever have been but there was a time when comics were the only things that made me truly happy to be alive. Damn, I love comic books and it’s because of that awesomely silly rabbit and his Zoo Crew that I started reading them in the first place.
Thank you Scott Shaw! It’s partly because of you that I am the person that I am today.