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Artist's Alley Asks: Jarrett Melendez wants to take comics to hell (or is that, bring hell to comics?)

What is the dream project for the Chef's Kiss creator? Spoiler: it involves surviving the underworld (and videogames)

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We get it; it can be daunting talking to some of the greatest creators in the comic book industry. That’s why, at C2E2 2024, Popverse video producer Ashley Victoria Robinson talked to them for you for a segment called Artist’s Alley Asks, where six of the leading talents in the biz answered five questions so searching that it was like getting a glimpse inside their very souls.

What are the questions? They’re everything you need to know about any creator tabling at a major comic book convention, is the answer. Specifically:

  • What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re in Chicago?
  • Which are you more excited for - the new Fantastic Four movie, or the new Superman movie?
  • What are the must-have things you bring to every convention?
  • Tell me something you’re NOT working on, but would drop everything for, for the right price?
  • If you had an arch-nemesis, who or what would it be?

Every comic book creator has a particular passion project that they would drop everything for — and Jarrett Melendez, the mind behind Chef’s Kiss and My Pokémon Baking Book, knows exactly what his is… although non-gamers might need to check this out for some context:

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To be fair, that would make an amazing comic book, so if there’s a publisher out there looking for the next big thing, Melendez just might be the man to call. He seems to have a plan, after all…

Keep your eyes peeled for more videos featuring Gene Ha, Cully Hamner, Rachael Stott, Soo Lee, and Tim Seeley, each recorded at C2E2 2024.

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