My final interview from this year’s Ottawa ComicCon is with yet another legend in comics, another amazing painter and cover artist, and like Simon Bisley, another creator that came across the pond in the “British Invasion” era of American comics.
I’m talking about Glenn Fabry, the man that created gritty, visceral and memorable covers most notably for the controversial cult favorite Vertigo series Preacher, and another Vertigo title that was adapted into film and is coming to TV in the fall, Hellblazer (known to non-comic book readers as Constantine).
I won’t lie, approaching someone as accomplished as Mr. Fabry was a bit intimidating, but when my buddy and former Swamp Thing artist, Yanick Paquette suggested I hit up Glenn for an interview, saying that he is “another great guy” well, I figured I would do just that.
I don’t know what I was so nervous about. Glenn turned out to be one of the nicest, softest spoken and honest people I’ve ever met in the comic industry. Not really what you would have expected from someone who can draw a close-up of a character named Arseface on a comic cover with such vigor.