EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LADY DEATH CREATOR BRIAN PULIDO FOR LADY DEATH: UNHOLY RUIN #1!
Jimmy Calabrese of Coffin Comics sat down with Lady Death creator and writer BRIAN PULIDO about the upcoming original graphic novel Lady Death: Unholy Ruin #1premiering on Kickstarter August 23, 2017. Dig it!
JIMMY CALABRESE: Hey Brian, what’s up with the new Kickstarter? I hear you have a ton of new surprises planned!
BRIAN PULIDO: If it feels like a circus, then I feel I’m doing my job. We’ve tweaked many elements of the upcoming kickstarter to provide more entertainment than ever. First up, we have many new cover artists, many fiend favorites and few who have never done a Lady Death cover before. Secondly, we’ve listened to the “fiends” and tweaked how we do our Chase editions, our Mystery Envelopes and our upper most tiers.
Third, I can announce here that due to popular demand, we will be offering Lady Death #1 Blank Sketch Covers – Personalized! These will be official blank sketch covers, printed on Strathmore bond cover stock, personalized with your name, logo, store or brand on the back cover! These will be great for collectors, stores, Facebook sellers, individual artists and more!
Hell, there is more but I’d like to leave some surprises!
JC: What you have lined up for Unholy Ruin sounds epic! I’d love to dive deeper into the character Lady Death. On the surface, she’s a beautiful and powerful woman but I know she’s much more complex. What should a new reader know about her?
BP: The persona of Lady Death is essentially an armor. Inside is a woman named Hope, who came from what we believe is an innocent past. For centuries, Lady Death has bested the most savage adversaries in Hell, but the cost has been to her scorched soul. She is cold and remote. She does what she has to do to survive, and she’s become an instinctual master at it.
She reflects emotional states in my own life. Last year, we lost my mother-in-law rather suddenly. We grieved and were sad beyond belief, but we quickly “armored up” to face what was next. We had a busy schedule. We were committed. It wasn’t until six months later where I allowed myself to really unleash my grief. And then, of course, it’s back to life. I will always have that sadness, but I will carry on.
JC: How does that play out for Lady Death in this chapter?
BP: Lady Death is coping with the unimaginable loss of her trusty steed Vassago. She is in a dark place. I believe this opens her up to dealing with all the loss in her life and it’s overwhelming. She wants to be on her own. She believes she is cursed. She really comes to the edge both literally and metaphorically.
JC: It’s surprising to hear about Lady Death’s deep emotional state when Unholy Ruin will be filled with dark humor. Why is that?
BP: It provides good contrast. Here, we have Lady Death who is not known for humor and she’s in a dark place, immersed in a Hell-spawned reality show hosted by a jokester demon.
JC: I hear that there’s a “suicide place” in Hell, which sounds fascinating. Can you go into more detail on that?
BP: It is the Suicide Sea. It’s where the people who have committed suicide are imprisoned, cursed to ride the tides of eternity. Lady Death, as you can imagine, finds solace there.
JC: Wow, that sounds heavy. Any final thoughts?
BP: I am SWORN TO THE BLACK. Thank you to all the fiends across the globe who have brought us to LIFE!!!
The Lady Death: Unholy Ruin #1 Kickstarter campaign will launch on August 23, 2017 at 7:00PM MST/PDT (Arizona Time) and will end on September 22, 2017 at 7:00PM MST/PDT (Arizona Time). Kickstarter backers will be the first to read the new story before it’s released to the general comics market!
THE LADY DEATH STORE DIRTY BLACK SUMMER IS COMING AUGUST 11, 2017!
Every year, we do a summer sale at Lady Death Store that you won’t want to miss! Starting Friday, August 11 and running through Wednesday, August 16, here’s what to expect for the 2017 LADY DEATH STORE DIRTY BLACK SUMMER SALE:
- A Lady Death 23rd Anniversary sale with special pricing on most items STOREWIDE!
- Brand new Lady Death Store exclusives!
- “Easter Egg” items!
- …and more to be announced!
Mark your calendars because it’s gonna get CRAZY in here in just a couple of weeks!
LA MUERTA: VENGEANCE KICKSTARTER BACKERS: SURVEYS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED!
If you backed La Muerta: Vengeance on Kickstarter, we have already emailed backer survey invitations to everyone via BackerKit! It’s very important that all backers complete their surveys in a timely fashion for the fastest rewards delivery!
For important information regarding backer surveys for this campaign, please see this post on Kickstarter!
Thanks again for your support, FIENDS! We’re looking forward to shipping rewards in the middle of August!