[Interview] Bleeding Cool Talks To Matt Wagner About Mage: The Hero Denied

In this interview with Bleeding Cool, Matt Wagner talks about the length gaps between Mage, The Hero Discovered;  Mage, The Hero Defined; and Mage, The Hero Denied.  Read the rest of the interview at Bleeding Cool.

Despite the long intervals between volumes, I feel like MAGE is one of my purest and, well…most magical narratives.   I have a fondness for saying that I don’t decide when I’m going to work on MAGE, MAGE decides when it’s going to work on me.  And while, sure, that sounds a bit glib…it’s also pretty much true.  I started the first MAGE series, THE HERO DISCOVERED, in my artistic infancy and basically developed and honed my creative skills even as my fledgling hero was discovering his own fantastic powers and purpose.  For anyone who doesn’t realize it, MAGE is what I like to describe as an allegorical autobiography, with the character of Kevin Matchstick very obviously standing in as my literary alter-ego.  All the other characters he encounters and situations he endures are metaphors from my own life…told through the lens of a fantasy adventure…