[Video Interview] “Pants Optional” – Episode XXVIII: Kenny Aitken of APEX: Cybernetic Samurai Owl #3

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“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 XXVIII, I spoke with Kenny Aitken, a northern Californian writer/artist and creator of APEX: Cybernetic Samurai Owl. Kenny was on our second episode of Pants Optional where we talked about his first issue’s campaign. Now back with the third issue of a 3-issue miniseries, the Kickstarter funded in LESS THAN 24 HOURS! Here’s a look at this final issue being offered:

APEX 3 - Cover A
APEX 3 – Cover A

APEX: Cybernetic Samurai Owl #3

Writer: Kenny Aitken
Artist: Brian Balondo
Colorist: Kenny Aitken
Letterer: Justin Birch

Cover Artists:
Cover A: Brian Balondo w/ Kenny Aitken
Cover B: Chris Williams w/ Jake Isenberg and Kenny Aitken
Cover C: Nic Touris w/ Rich Bloom (Kickstarter Exclusive Wraparound Cover)

A cybernetic owl created as a weapon breaks free from his creators, learns the ways of the Samurai and becomes a hero in the distant future of Japan.

APEX: Cybernetic Samurai Owl #3 is a 38-page comic book adventure that follows Apex on his journey from being a weapon of war to a hero. Issue three wraps up the first arc of the APEX: Cybernetic Samurai Owl series!


APEX 3 - Cover B
APEX 3 – Cover B
APEX 3 - Cover C
APEX 3 – Cover C


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So sit back and enjoy PopCultHQ’s chat with Kenny Aitken and learn more about your next favorite hero – APEX: Cybernetic Samurai Owl!

Special thanks to Kenny Aitken for taking the time to speak with us. Be sure to follow Kenny online (links below) to see more from the creator. And definitely click the link below to check out & back APEX: Cybernetic Samurai Owl #3!

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

Writer – Kenny Aitken

In 2017, Kenny set to create his first comic strip Apex: Cybernetic Samurai Owl for an online format. After drawing the first 3 pages, he was convinced by fellow creator Garrett Gunn to write and produce a full-fledged comic book. A few bumps in the road later, here we are! Kenny serves as the creator, writer and colorist on Apex: Cybernetic Samurai Owl.





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