Published on May 9th, 2013 | by Devin0
Interview with Anthony del Col and Conor McCreery of “Kill Shakespeare”, Part 7
Anthony del Col and Conor McCreery are the co-creators and co-writers of the Shakespearean, revisionist comic book series Kill Shakespeare. In this multi-part interview, they talk about their writing process, their favourite stories and characters, writing in the comic book medium and more.
If you could live in one story-world, which would it be?
Anthony: I think it would be interesting the live in the world of Charles Dickens’ stories. London at that time was such a fascinating world – the beginning of the Industrial Age, wide chasms between the upper and lower classes, innovation, manners and storytelling. It would be an incredibly fascinating world of extremes.
Conor: I used to really like fantasy adventure, and while nowadays I would never want to live in a storybook world, our world is far too amazing to ever give up, I once desperately wanted to be a part of the world David and Leigh Evans created for The Belgariad and The Malloreon.
What kind of genres are you most interested in?
A: I’ve recently become quite interested in sci-fi tales and have been reading/watching quite a bit – everything from the works of Philip K. Dick through to episodes of the old Twilight Zone (with Rod Serling).
C: I’m enjoying non-fiction more and more now. I’ve been reading a lot more long-form magazine writing – Anthony got my wife a subscription to The New Yorker that we both enjoy. But growing up I loved fantasy, sci-fi, literary fiction. Really I read pretty much everything.
The latest series of Kill Shakespeare, Tide of Blood, launched on February 20th.