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December 29, 2009

Deep Discussions with Decapitated Dan: Jimmy Palmiotti

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Welcome back kiddies! This time I tricked Jimmy Palmiotti to come down into the dungeon. So go on and take a look at what he had to say when he woke up and found out he was trapped in the interview chair.

Alright let’s start out with a short answer section and get the usual out of the way.

Name: Jimmy Palmiotti

Age: OLD

Married/Single/Dating/
Other: ENGAGED.

Pets:
Snakes, Raccoons, Hawks, Lizards and Armadillos. I just call them by what they are. They are all in my yard.

Highest Education Level:
Art Students League and NYC Tech

High School Mascot:
A paintbrush

First Job:
Mowing my aunts lawn or shoveling snow.

Favorite outdoor activity:
Swimming

Staying with short answers let’s talk about what you do.

Writer, artist, creator of weird things.

Comic(s) you created Before July 4, 1985:
None other than the ones in my bottom drawer.

July 5, 1985 – September 1, 2009:
too many to mention….that’s what google is for.

September 2, 2009 – Tomorrow:
Power Girl, Jonah Hex, Last Resort, Time Bomb, Splatterman.

Alright all that stuff aside, let’s get to the meat of the interview.

What do you do when not making comics?
I spend a lot of time with Amanda Conner…we eat, swim, travel, go to movies, bowl, conventions, visit friends, shop, beach and all sorts of normal things.

Your iPod breaks and it gets stuck on one band. What band are you hoping it is?
Probably my classical music section. Easiest to work to.

You join the Army and while at boot camp you are given a serum. What are you hoping you turn into?
Someone that isn’t in the army anymore and can turn invisible at will.

When you were 10 what were you for Halloween?
I think I was a skeleton, always loved them.

Favorite comic character when you were 9 and 13 and 16?
9: Superman
13: Hulk
16: Conan

When it comes to TV, what are you watching?
Big Bang Theory, Medium, Rescue Me and films on IFC.

Sports wise, who ya rooting for?
NY teams always. Right now, Yankees.

Back to comic stuff for now.

Knowing that Iceman is the greatest hero of all time, why do you think he is so underused?
Because he isn’t the greatest hero of all time. He is a buff snowman.

Alright you’re making a comic about a 7 year old girl who gets lost in the woods with nothing but a pocket knife and a canteen full of gasoline. What’s the name of the book and sell me on a quick pitch? Go!
HAPPY ON THE SURFACE: A girl goes into the woods chasing after her parents’ killer. She eventually tracks him down with the help of the animals living in the woods. The big reveal is that it’s her uncle Harry, and he was responsible for repeated rape years before and disappeared until that very night to kill her family. Betty, the girl, was unfamiliar with the woods and left a trail of gasoline behind her…until she catches her uncle sleeping next to a tree. She then pours the gas all over him…stabs him in the groin with a pocket knife and lights him on fire. As he burns alive we see a demon that resembles a spider monkey covered in tar, rip out of his stomach and run deeper into the woods. Betty follows the gasoline trail now on fire back to her home and calls the authorities to deal with her butchered parents. The end.

We all know how good you are and that you can write a story or two, but what can you do with some dental floss, 2 rabbit’s feet, and a slotted spoon?
I can throw them out my car window while doing 90 and cause major damage to some poor bastard on a bicycle.

Where is the real money at in comic creating?
Owning the property…the character.

When you’re making comics, what’s going on around you? Music, what kind? Silence? TV on?
Music…classical.

5 years from now. Where do you see yourself?
In my house, hopefully less fat with a good amount of money in the bank.

Alright we can finish up with a quick word association game. I will say a word, you give me a quick one sentence response.

Last Resort? 5 issues from IDW, out now.

Zombies? Done to death

Horror Comics?
Love them

Pot Belly Pigs? Tasty

Muffins? Vagina

Muppets? Felt put to good use.

The number 8? Octopus

Towels? Shower

Decapitated Dan? Lost without a head.

Thanks Jimmy

If you want to know more about Jimmy Palmiotti you can check out his blog @ http://jimmypalmiotti.blogspot.com/

Decapitated Dan
decapitateddan@comicattack.net

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6 Comments



  1. Hilarious interview Dan!

    I’m a HUGE fan of Palmiotti’s current run of Power Girl. He and Amanda Conner are doing a bang-up job on that book!


  2. InfiniteSpeech

    “A buff snowman” Lmao!



  3. Yeah, nobody except Dan and I like Iceman.


  4. InfiniteSpeech

    I like Bobby as well, however, I can appreciate his underdog status and he is good for a laugh or two.


  5. Decapitated Dan

    We got one coming up where Iceman gets some props I promise.


  6. billy

    A-hem, It’s “Booby” guys. Not Bobby.



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