The Comic Source Podcast Episode 459 – AfterShock Monday: Volition with Ryan Parrot

In this episode we discuss;

The Comic Source Podcast

Episode 459

Volition with Ryan Parrot

Writer – Ryan Parrot, Artist – Omar Francia

  1. Quick Intro
    1. History with Comics
    2. Previous Work
  2. Volition
    1. Give our listeners an idea of what the title is about
    2. What was it about this idea that compelled you to tell this story?
    3. How did you get involved with AfterShock?
    4. How did series artist Omar Francia get involved in the project? Was he someone you had in mind or did AfterShock bring him in?
    5. What was the collaboration process like between you and Omar when building the world and look of the title? What was the tone and feel you two are going for?
  3. Ideas Behind the Story
    1. A.I. as a concept has been around for a long time, and all the tropes that go with it, human enslavement, annihilation, war with machines … it’s all been done. You throw that out in the first few pages and want to tell a different story, can you talk a bit about that?
    2. There still are so many interesting ideas to explore when talking about A.I. at its core it’s humans creating life, playing God in a way. As we as a species are imperfect it stands to reason our creations may be imperfect too. What are your thoughts about that?
    3. We spend so much time figuring out how to do things, shouldn’t we stop and ask if we should do them?
    4. Extending the idea of life and what it means to be alive, it does seem like you are exploring that idea a bit, with “robots” as a stand in for humans in the struggle for survival, dominance,

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