REVEALED-THE SECRET ORIGINS OF BOBBY NASH!
The Secret Origins of Bobby Nash
by Joshua Pantalleresco
ALL PULP had a chance to talk to Bobby Nash about his works in both comics, his pulp origins and some of his upcoming projects.
BN: It’s all Ron Fortier’s fault.
I had never thought about writing pulp per se. I was certainly a fan of pulp and pulp-style stories and I certainly wrote things in that vein, but I didn’t think about doing an actual pulp tale until Ron invited me to participate in what became Lance Star: Sky Ranger. That was back in 2005 after we met in person at Dragon Con in Atlanta. The rest, as they say, is history.
BN: Sometimes it’s easier than others, but writing pre-existing characters or characters that are owned by a publisher adds an extra set of eyes to the work. As a writer it’s my job to make sure the characters stay true to the vision of their creators. There’s a give and take that happens because there are things I may or may not have to do to keep continuity, but the publisher also allows for my style to come through the process as well. That feeling of collaboration can add whole new layers to the work.
AP: What are you working on right now?
AP: Can you tell a little bit about your first novel Evil Ways?
Evil Ways started out as an experiment. I’d started the plot as a screenplay for a friend of mine who was interested in filming a movie. I wrote the script with real locations where I knew we could film. When that fell through I took certain parts of the script and reworked it into Evil Ways.
Evil Ways was my first published novel. Sadly, as of August 1, 2011 it is currently out of print, but I have been discussing getting both Evil Ways and its sequel, With Evil Intent released. Fingers crossed that will happen. I would love to continue writing Harold Palmer thrillers. Keep checking in at www.bobbynash.com for updates.
BN: Not really. It’s like prose writing and comic writing each works a different creative muscle so it’s hard to compare them. Writing comics is certainly a bit faster because a good bit of the work is shared with an artist, but each has its own unique challenges.
AP: What has been your favorite story to date?
BN: Wow. That’s a tough one. It’s like choosing between your children. Each book holds a special place in my heart, but Evil Ways stands out because it was my first published novel. I had a lot of starts and stops and with Evil Ways I wanted to prove I could finish a novel. The fact that people have read and enjoyed it was just icing on the cake.