I Interview Patrick Scott
Posted on March 3, 2014 at 12:50 AM
Now it's an honor and privilege to interview the mastermind behind the Archangels series. Thank you for your time Patrick Scott, it means so much to me, now lets get started.
Q: When did you first get into comics as a reader/fan?
A: 1986… The Superman in 1978 with Christopher Reeve is my favorite movie. It inspired me to create something like Superman that would inspire people to look to God much like fans looked up to Superman to save them… I wanted them to see Christ in that light and Jorel as God, the father figure… The Spirit of The Lord in Archangels was originally called the “Equalizer”. LOL After additional story development that Character kept taking on the will of God throughout the Archangels storyline. Thus, it hit me. The Equalizer is the Will of God… or Spirit of God… THE HOLY SPIRIT! Wow… it was really cool. After conferring with John Leger and Andy Orjuela my co-creators we agreed that this was the best way to relate to people in a way that would accomplish my dreams of making a comic book series as cool as Superman that would lead people to God.
Q: Why comics? What do you like most about this medium?
A: All of us; Me, John Leger and Andy Orjuela were Art Advertising and Graphic Design majors at Sam Houston State University. We believed we could pull off a comic book better than trying to make a real or animated movie in 1993? :o) No Pixar or Dreamworks level of animation at that time… A comic book was in our area of influence and capabilities.
Q: Say a little about the project(s) you have worked on in the past (if any), and what they were about?
Wow… Archangels: The Saga™, The Fall… Timestream: The Remnant™, Modern Revolution Board Game™ and Sword of Eden™
Q: What project(s) are you currently working on?
A: Loyalopolis.com – a new smart phone app that promotes community loyalty due out in Houston, Texas in late April early May… Nationally in October of this year I Pray!
Q: What format(s) do you prefer for telling your stories (e.g., on-going series, mini-series, one-shot, graphic novel, etc.) and why?
A: Good question… I prefer a graphic novel or trilogy. I am interested in penning my first full length novel some time in 2015. Archangels: Legacy©. I just have to negotiate the rights. This is what I am trying to get out and published for the 20th anniversary of ATS in May of 2015.
Q: What sources of information and inspiration have helped you along the way?
A: The Bible is my main source of creativity and inspiration… Superman, Star Trek TNG, Star Wars a little, JJ Abrams, and Lost the TV series. I am confident I could create endless comic book stories from the Bible that would last me the rest of my lifetime and I would love every minute of it… the Lord willing.
Q: Say a little about how you’ve been able to communicate your faith through your project(s)? What has that process been like? How has it evolved over the years?
A: In April / May of 1995 we released ATS to the public with a dismal fan fair… only 250 books were sold in April and we spent over $76,000 to print 25,000 of book 1 and 5,000 limited edition platinum’s and 18,000 copies of ATS book 2. We were very sad when the orders came in very low (250) and we thought we would never get to see book 3 published… However, God had other plans… in May of 1995 we received an order for 2,000 of ATS Book 1 and 1,800 of book 2 and a preorder of 5,000 on ATS book 3! It was amazing and we were so blessed.
Q: What is the best way for people to contact you, and to read/purchase your work?
A: We are working on getting a website up and out soon. I will have to direct you to my personal email at Patrick@loyalopolis.com for now.
And last, besides your own, what is your favorite comic book and why?
A: Superman… the story mirrors the life of Christ and that will always be the greatest story ever told…
Q: Thanks again for your time, may the Lord continue to bless you in everything you do. I personally hope to see more Archangels comics or graphic novels in the future, or something just as cool. You have inspired me to start a fan website and now make it even bigger by promoting every Christian comic book I can find. You are the Stan Lee of Christian comic books in my eyes, heck even better, if I should say so boldly, God speed my friend.