The idea behind AWA is that by putting creators first, we all benefit. Our tagline says it all: “Where the best creators do their best work, for you.” We think the quality of our original stories backs that up, and our fans, critics, and the industry seem to agree with us.

Our “Creator of the Month” program lets us spotlight a different writer, artist, colorist, letterer or more each month, allowing you to get a glimpse into what makes them tick. (What’s more, you may ask? As you may know, AWA is venturing into film and TV, so you may just see a director or other movie auteur show up on these pages over time, too!)

Creator of the Month – December
Ive Svorcina
Colorist: Rumpus Room, Black Tape
Follow Ive on Instagram @ivesvorcina

Who most influenced you in the world of comics? 
Alex Toth and Moebius, they are an inexhaustible well of inspiration. I feel like every time I look them up, I find something I haven’t seen yet. Like how much stuff could you have possibly drawn?

Who most influenced you outside of the world of comics?
That’s a long list of anime movies and series!

If you were a comic book character, would you rather be the hero or the villain? And why?
I’d rather be a hero.

What’s your favorite comic book or graphic novel?
Asterix and Obelix.

Would you rather be invisible or have the ability to fly?

Do you think you could survive in a zombie apocalypse?
Yeah, I like to think that, but I’d probably die like everyone else within first few days, haha!

Do you listen to music while you’re creating?
Yes, music and podcasts unless I really need to concentrate like when doing storyboards or writing a story.

What is the best advice you ever got?
Trust your gut feeling.

Dog person, cat person, or…?
Both! I’ve owned both, now just a dog.

Tell us one of your guilty pleasures.
I’ve watched the Fifth Element more times than I can count.

What’s the last movie you watched?
The Green Knight. I thought it’s right up my alley, but I didn’t like it.

What’s the last comic you read?
Magic Wind or Magico Vento in Italian, not sure if it came out in the US? Goran Parlov’s episodes — which are beautifully drawn.

What is your favorite type of pizza/pizza topping?
Cheese, ham, bacon, and hot peppers

If you could have anything in the world for a last meal, what would it be?
Ice cream

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