Monday, December 05, 2011

Ask Me Anything #15

It's time once again for "Ask Me Anything." This feature runs on the first Monday of every month and gives you the opportunity to ask me anything you might be wondering about me, my work, or anything at all.  This month I'll also be responding to a couple of questions from previous editions of "Ask me Anything" that I've been remiss in answering, and had intended to get to last month before my work schedule got the best of me. 

Head down to the comment section and post your question. I'll either post my answer in the comment section as well, or answer it in a special post all its own sometime later in the month.

Please take the time to view the previous questions so that we don't wind up with a lot of repetition. I've been asked a lot of good, thought provoking questions in the past as well as some really banal ones. all of which I tried to answer. You can see the previous questions by visiting Ask Me Anything  #1#2 ,  #3#4#5#6 , #7 , #8#9,  #10,  #11,  #12 , #13 and #14.  Answers not found following the questions can be found in the archives section for each associated month.

Now ask away.


Michael Jones said...

What's your favourite Christmas Carol?
I gotta go with White Christmas.

John Rozum said...

Even though I celebrate Christmas as a completely secular holiday, I've always loved "Silent Night." I'm also really partial to "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" even though it's not really a Christmas song per se.

Anonymous said...

Hello Mr. Rozum!

I'm a great fan of your work on the two volumes of Xombi (prompted by the quality of the new series, I went back and bought up all the back issues of the first!)

I'm wondering what, if anything, you might have coming up in terms of work? I recognize that these days you can't come out and say anything until it has been announced per se, but vagueries like "I'm doing something for DC" or "I'm doing something for Marvel", and perhaps even "I'm doing something in the superhero genre" or "horror genre" etc. would be much appreciated!

I can't wait to see what is next!

John Rozum said...

I'm glad you enjoyed Xombi. That's the project I've enjoyed working on the most --both incarnations and hope there will be more later.

Last month I was going to run a sort of annotated guide to the recent Xombi series -- a sort of look at the creative process but I'm going to run that here closer to the trade paperback release. So you have that to look forward to if you're interested in that sort of thing.

It's too early to announce, or even hint at anything that I have in the works. I do have a project that I am currently working on but am sworn to absolute secrecy about it. I can't even mention what industry it's for let alone what company or even type of project.

Believe me this is just as frustrating for the creators as it is for the fans. If we're excited about a project there's nothing we want to do more than tell everyone. Unfortunately, that's just not the way things are done any more.

When I can say something I will.

I can tell you that I'll be participating in a number of group shows at both locations of Gallery 1988 next year. It's not writing and I can say what the shows are themed around, but it's something I can say.

Michael Jones said...

I like to keep the Christ out of Christmas as much as possible and in Japan, it's easy to do. When I teach about Carols, I start off by sing Silent Night in Japanese and they all join in. I then teach them a bit of history, eg. Silent Night was originally written for guitar because the organ was broken.
Thanks for introducing me to "I've got my Love To Keep Me Warm." It reminds me of Foghorn Leghorn's punchline, "I've got my Bandages To Keep Me Warm."

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Johnny Bacardi said...

Hi, John-

I have a belated question, and I hope it's not too late...if so, I hope you can consider answering it next go-round. Anyway...

After reading the original run, and noticing that Dalilah (Godot?) was constantly referred to but not shown until the end, and on top of that was not a part of the more recent series, I wondered exactly what sort of role she was meant to play as it progressed, besides the function of anchor keeping David connected to humanity. Was her name to be taken literally, and would she have somehow, like her Biblical namesake, cause David to become weaker or lose his abilities?

And since I am still clinging to the hope that Xombi will someday somehow return, will answering this be too much of a spoiler?

Thanks for your time and happy new year!

John Rozum said...

I'm going to be running a series of posts regarding the recent Xombi series which will get a bit into the process of how and why I did certain things with it, where certain things came with, and so on.

This series will run here closer to when the tpb of Xombi comes out next month.

Dalila will be one of the aspects that I will be addressing and all of your questions should be answered in so far as they won't spoil things should Frazer and I be given another go at Xombi. This is particularly important since Dalila was going to be the central figure of the storyline that would have begun with issue #7.