In our exclusive interview with John Livesay, The Nerdy Basement’s very own Edward Pagan chats with the comic book artist/inker about his upcoming project “Slow City Blues”. John and Edward geek out about their respective love for comics and their respective comic book collections; along with John Livesay diving into how he got his start as a comic book artist/inker, his struggles throughout his journey into becoming a professional comic book artist and he had to sacrifice to make his dream come true.
It’s a very nerdy and very intimate conversation about pursuing one’s dreams and committing oneself to that dream and all the work it takes to get there. All while kicking back and thoroughly enjoying one’s hobbies, the reading, and collecting of comic books. Make sure to keep an eye out for “Slow City Blues” a book that John Livesay has been a part of since its inception, nearly a decade in the making.
Slow City Blues is an ongoing series following Detective John Loris, who gets trapped inside his imagination after a horrible accident causes him to try and take his own life. John instead ends up in Slow City, a construct of his mind’s eye, a place where anything is possible – except a way out. There, he must battle his deeply-rooted inner demons and examine who he truly was before ending up in this self-made purgatory.
In Slow City, John is reviled and feared as “The Trigger Man,” the one responsible for the existence of all. There, he does the only thing he knows how: solve crimes, with his partner (now a six-foot-six smart ass skunk named “Moof”). With his wife and son waiting back in the real world and his subconscious conspiring to keep him trapped in his imagination forever, John must overcome the worst parts of himself and defeat Death, in his quest to find out whether he is worthy of enlightenment and happiness – or if he is beyond salvation.
Check out the full interview with John Livesay right here:
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