PART ONE: COMICS PERSONALITY TYPE
Name: David Hopkins
Introverted or extroverted?
What are your top 5 procrastination tools?
1. Checking email
2. Re-organizing my book shelf
4. Playing Age of Empires III
5. Watching DVD extras
What gets your juices flowing?
Going for a walk or driving in the car
PART TWO: COMICS CONSUMER
What kind of comics do you like to read?
I read a lot of different titles -- mostly independent/small press and European comics. Although, I've started reading more manga.
What kind of comics do you dislike?
I've never been a big fan of the stuff published by Top Cow or Zenescope. Sorry guys.
When were you first introduced to comics?
When I was 10 years old, I was terrible at soccer and spent most of the time on the bench. My friend Tony Hawkins also sat on the bench, and we'd read comics. It's funny to think that my mom and dad would show up to games on Saturday morning just to watch me read comics.
What were some of your first comics?
Cloak & Dagger, Power Pack, X-Factor, New Mutants, and X-Men. Pretty much anything written by Bill Mantlo, Louise Simonson, or Chris Claremont. The Fall of the Mutants storyline made a huge impression.
What is your favorite animated movie?
Everything by Hayao Miyazaki, it's hard to pick a favorite. Seriously.
What is your favorite anime series?
Cowboy Bebop, FLCL, Serial Experiments: Lain, or Gunslinger Girl
PART THREE: COMICS CREATOR
What kind of comics do you make?
All sorts. I am bound by no single genre! Most of my stories are like a broken-down RV: they usually involve families and the trip never goes as expected.
When did you first start making comics?
About six years ago.
What are your favorite comic artists right now?
Andi Watson, Kazu Kibuishi, Darwyn Cooke, Fabio Moon, Gabriel Ba, Nick Derington, Dan Hipp, Dave Crosland, Paul Maybury, Christine Norrie, Kristian Donaldson, Scott Wegener, Chad Thomas, Jim Mahfood, Dan Warner, Chris Mitten, Tom Kurzanski, Brock Rizy, Brent Schoonover, Diana Nock, Cal Slayton, Paul Milligan, ZeeS