Every once in awhile a comic comes along that feels like it was made just for you; for me, Rat Queens is that comic. It brings back a world of swords and fantasy to a market largely dominated (volume wise) by capes and superpowers. It’s funny (very funny), action packed and just all out fun .Last month I had the pleasure of interviewing creators Kurtis Weibe and Roc Upchurch at the Rat Queens #1 Launch Party at Third Eye Comics in Annapolis MD.
Thom Obarski: How’s the reception to the book been so far?
Roc Upchurch: The reception has been overwhelmingly good, such a warm welcome. It’s been fantastic! It’s really overwhelming.
TO: Did you ever expect this type of response for a fantasy book in a world where sword & sorcery isn’t as hyped up as it used to be?
RU: I didn’t really know what to expect; it’s kind of a niche genre, so you never really know. It’s something, obviously, we’re into so we knew it would be appealing to some groups; but no, we didn’t expect this level.
TO: Sold out at the distributer level within 24 hours!
Kurtis Weibe: Yeah, that was crazy! It’s a comedy book and I never know how people are going to take it; but people have message me and said they’re actually laughing out loud at scenes.
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