I sit down for another cross-continental interview: This time with queer-comics author and artist Blue Delliquanti.
Blue’s comic O Human Star is a clever and beautiful story, following the father of the robot revolution Alistair Sterling, from untimely death to his even more unexpected revival – in a new synthetic body, 16 years later.
In this time his work has been continued and expanded upon by his old partner Brendan Pinsky to the point where cybernetically enhanced people and full-on robots have become commonplace. Despite all this tech and progress though, Brendan says he has no idea who could have successfully revived Al, or why.
And if this wasn’t enough for the out of time dead-man to get his head around, there’s Brendan’s daughter; Sulla. A young girl with a genius’ mind. And face.
O Human Star is a science fiction family drama about this group of scientifically brilliant but socially inexpert people, re-discovering who they are and solving the mystery of Al’s resurrection.
And now: nearly 3 years old and over 200 pages in the making, the Blue is kickstarting the comic’s first ever printed volume: Binding the first 3 chapters of the story in both hard and paperback.
We chat about the comic’s origins, as well as her own, and the various tiers and rewards available to back.
…as well as comics, cons, fans, alternate history, modern robotics, Czech literature, Antonio Banderas and jewellery.
You can watch the video below, or download the audio [Here] to enjoy over an hours worth of gratuitous Sci-Fi fanboy/girl/personing on the go.
Interview: Part 1
Interview: Part 2
Links and Mentions:
– R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots), Play by Karel Čapek
– The Left Hand of Darkness, Book by Ursula K. Le Guin
– Concrete, Comic by Paul Chadwick
– Her, Film by Spike Jonze, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson
– Stumptown, Portland Oregon, Comics Convention & Group.
– Thought Bubble, Leeds UK, Comics Convention & Arts Festival.
And because we talk about her a TONNE in this interview, here are the videos of Aimee Mullins amazing TED talks about her many legs.