Apr 11, 2018 • 59M

Erik Larsen - The Origins, the Art and the Image of the Savage Dragon

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The Hyper Room is a podcast series interviewing creatives, innovators and business people in the world of Pop Culture involved in all facets from comic books to action figures to video games and other forms of physical and digital media, The Hyper Room deep dives into the process and the business direct from the creators themselves. We don't discuss if Harry Potter can beat Superman - we discuss how that story could come together and how it would affect the world of Pop Culture.
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This episode of The Hyper Room is with Image Comics co-founder and creator of The Savage Dragon: Erik Larsen.

In The Hyper Room, Erik and I talk about the origins of his comic book career and how he started working for Marvel Comics by walking up to legendary editor Jim Shooter, as well as how he works and creates Savage Dragon every month and where he comes up with all those wild ideas.

Erik is a fantastic creator great guy to talk to and will always be remembered as the comic creator that is doing comics his way – writing and drawing every single issue of Savage Dragon to this day with no end in sight. I’ve enjoyed his work since Spider-Man and enjoy it even more in the pages of his off-the-wall series that now features Malcolm Dragon, his wife and their 3 kids living in Canada. There is a sentence I never thought I’d type describing one of my favorite comic book series.

I just watched a great documentary on SyFy about the creation of Image Comics (you should watch it too) so I decided not to revisit that part of his career and focus more on the Dragon and his creative process.