[Video Interview] “Pants Optional” – Episode XXIV: Kaare Andrews of E-RATIC

“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 the pandemic, 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 XXIV, I spoke with Kaare Andrews. The writer/artist is currently tackling the story and illustrations of his five-issue, superhero miniseries E-RATIC at AWA Studios/Upshot Studios. A comic book that’s truly for all ages, Kaare subverts the superhero genre, returns to an archetypal superhero, and mixes it up with this electric, humorous, and thrilling story.

Here’s a preview of the exciting first issue!


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E-RATIC #1 (of 5)

Writer: Kaare Andrews
Artist: Kaare Andrews
Colorist: Brian Reber

Letterer: Sal Cipriano

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Kaare Andrews
Cover B: Mike Deodato Jr. w/ Lee Loughridge
Cover C: Jonboy Meyers (616 Comics Exclusive Variant)
Cover D: Jonboy Meyers (616 Comics Exclusive Variant)

In Shops: December 2nd, 2020

You’re fifteen years old. You’re suddenly granted incredible powers. Cool, right? There’s only one problem: you can only use your powers for ten minutes at a time. What do you do when you have to save the world but you only have ten minutes to do it? This is the problem faced by Oliver Leif, a teenager who has just moved to a new town, and a new school, and is having a hard enough time navigating classes and his crush before the inter-dimensional monsters started showing up.

Grab some snacks and a drink, pull up a chair, and get comfy to enjoy what Kaare shares regarding his latest project!

A very special thanks to Kaare Andrews for taking the time to speak with us at PopCultHQ. Be sure to check out E-RATIC, the first two issues are available now at your favorite local comic shop. You are going to love this book – I highly recommend it!

If you are an industry professional and are interested in being featured in our “Pants Optional” segment, hit me up at tahoejbennett@popculthq.com and let’s see what we can put together!

Writer/Artist – Kaare Andrews





Publisher – AWA Studios





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Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's chief editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. One with the Force. Browncoats Unite! So say we all! Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett

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