“Pants Optional” is PopCultHQ’s Zoom video interview feature where we connect with individuals within the comic book community. It’s a way to see/hear what creators have been doing during a quarantine, projects which may be in motion during this downtime, and noteworthy events and happenings taking place in lieu of conventions, appearances, and the weekly NCBD grind.
For Episode XIX, I spoke with writer/editor Stuart Moore. The award-winning comics editor, book editor, and writer is still moving forward during 2020’s turbulent times. The head of Ops at AHOY Comics, coming off titles CAPTAIN GINGER and BRONZE AGE BOOGIE, has just wrapped up another volume of his “cats in space” sci-fi tale. Collecting all six issues of this second season, the “Dogworld” trade paperback sees the crew encountering their “cousins.” The universe just got a lot bigger.
CAPTAIN GINGER – Season Two: ‘Dogworld’ TPB
The acclaimed saga of cats in space returns for a devastating second volume! Captain Ginger and his feline crew embark on a vast, six-issue adventure when they follow a mysterious hyperspace signal to the home of their unknown canine “cousins.” But trouble aboard ship may doom them before they even meet the dogs.
PopCultHQ had the privilege in sitting down with Stuart to discuss the CAPTAIN GINGER – Season Two: “Dogworld” TPB, his creative team, and more on AHOY Comics.
Special thanks to Stuart Moore for taking the time to speak with us. Be sure to follow Stuart online (links below). And be sure to snag a copy of CAPTAIN GINGER – Season Two: “Dogworld” available now at your local comic shop and at bookstores on Tuesday, November 10th!
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Writer – Stuart Moore
Stuart Moore is a writer, a book editor, and an award-winning comics editor. Recent comics writing includes DEADPOOL THE DUCK (Marvel), DOMINION: LAST SACRIFICE (Amazon/Jet City); and EGOs (Image). Novels include THE ZODIAC LEGACY, a Disney series created and cowritten by Stan Lee, and THANOS: DEATH SENTENCE (Marvel). Other comics work includes WOLVERINE NOIR and NAMOR (Marvel); assorted Star Trek and Transformers projects; and the science-fiction graphic novels EARTHLIGHT, PARA, SHADRACH STONE, and MANDALA. Prose writing includes the novel version of Marvel’s CIVIL WAR and Disney Worldwide’s JOHN CARTER: THE MOVIE NOVELIZATION. Stuart also serves as freelance editor of Marvel Comics’ prose novel line. In the past, he has been a book editor at St. Martin’s Press and editor of the Virgin Comics / SciFi Channel and Marvel Knights comics imprints. At DC Comics, he was a founding editor of the acclaimed Vertigo imprint, where he won the Will Eisner award for Best Editor and the Don Thompson Award for Favorite Editor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, author Liz Sonneborn.
Publisher – AHOY Comics
AHOY Comics debuted in the fall of 2018 with the bold promise for readers to expect more from its line of comic book magazines, featuring comic book stories, poetry, prose fiction, and cartoons. The independent, Syracuse-based company is the brainchild of Publisher Hart Seely, an award-winning reporter whose humor and satire has appeared in The New York Times and on National Public Radio. AHOY’s Editor-in-Chief Tom Peyer is committed to publishing comics with a (dark) sense of humor with titles like the superhero parody THE WRONG EARTH, the religious satire HIGH HEAVEN, the sci fi spoof CAPTAIN GINGER, the time travel tales PLANET OF THE NERDS and BRONZE AGE BOOGIE, HASHTAG: DANGER and the anthology series EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF TERROR. This summer, the company will publish the highly anticipated SECOND COMING, the satirical comic book series by Mark Russell and Richard Pace in which Jesus Christ resumes His Holy Mission.