Lead Paint Comic: Dana WulfekotteDavid 05.09.2013
DW: Some of the strips are based off of real events that have happened to either Mike or me, or sometimes an idea will come out of a conversation we’re having. But since Mike and I live in different cities and it’s difficult to find a lot of time to work together, Mike does the majority of the writing on his own. Once he’s done with a script, I’ll use it to draw some rough thumbnails where I’ll work out the pacing of the action and dialog and basically give an idea of what’s happening in each panel.
IR: How has the art and/or storytelling for Lead Paint evolved over the years?
DW: In the beginning the comics were mostly based on our lives, but over the years I think the humor and content has gotten a lot more varied as Mike has experimented with different approaches to the writing. The artwork has also changed drastically, going from black and white to full color, along with a total redesign of the visual style. It’s gotten more consistent recently, but I’ll probably always be tweaking it as we go. We’ve never felt a need to stick to a specific formula.
IR: This might be hard, but is there one strip from Lead Paint that you could call your all time favorite?
IR: What do you see for the future of the comic?
DW: I’d just like to continue to grow and gain more readers. We plan on opening an online store in the near future and going to some more conventions, but other than that we’re just going to keep working and see where it takes us.