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: Mike Deodato Jr.

Creator of the Month – April
Mike Deodato, Jr.
Bad Mother
Not All Robots
The Fourth Man
The Resistance

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What is your favorite comic character or fictional character of all time? Why?
Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Because it revolutionized the comic book medium, with new methods of storytelling and depths of characterization, showing the world that comics was truly an art form.

Who most influenced you in the world of comics?
Neal Adams

Who most influenced you outside of the world of comics?
My father

Do you have a favorite panel / art from an AWA series you’ve worked on?
The kitchen fight scene on Bad Mother. I have drawn all kinds of fights during my career, but no one compares to that.

Bad Mother Kitchen Fight

What do you want fans to know about you?
Not many people know that I am a journalist by formation and also a second degree karate black belt.

If you were a comic book character, would you rather be the hero or the villain?

What’s your favorite comic book or graphic novel?
Miracleman by Alan Moore

What’s your favorite comic book genre?

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

Do you think you could survive in a zombie apocalypse?
Of course!

Do you listen to music while you’re creating?
All the time, Beatles, ELO, Monkees, Supertramp, mostly rock.

What is your favorite song?
More Than a Feeling by Boston

What is the best advice you ever got?
Never retreat. (from my karate master)

Dog person, cat person, or …?
People person

Where is your happy place?
My drawing table

Tell us one of your guilty pleasures.
Watching funny videos with people falling.

If you were stranded in an elevator with any 3 people, real or fictional, living or dead, who would you pick?
Joe Kubert, Will Eisner and Frazetta

What is your favorite burger?

What is your favorite type of pizza/pizza topping?

If you could have anything in the world for a last meal, what would it be?
Häagen-Dazs ice cream

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