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March 31, 2010

Deep Discussions with Decapitated Dan: Mike Hoffman

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Welcome back kiddies. I have lured Mike Hoffman into the depths to pick his brain about life and everything in between. So sit back and relax as he tells us about who he is, what he does, and what we can expect from him in the future. Trust me, you will like what you read!

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

Name:
Mike Hoffman, but my wife calls me “Minky”.

Age:
51!

Married/Single/Dating/Other:
Married

Pets:
Nita (dog, after the Silent actress Naldi), Chelo (also dog, after Alonso, from Samson movies), Tiggy (cat after my character “Tigress” and Darling Boy (a blind cat).

Highest Education Level:
No College for this boy, just “get high” school.

High School Mascot:
Frankenrat

First Job:
Car Wash

Best time of the day to eat tacos:
Lunch.

Favorite place to eat said tacos:
The Park.

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

Comic(s) you created Before 1999: Freelancing for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, etc.
January 1, 2000 – January 2, 2004: Tigress, Madame Tarantula, Squid Girl
January 3, 2004 – Today: Minister Sinister, Sargasso Squad.

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

What do you do when not making comics?
Usually some other form of art, maybe recording and writing music, or hitting the Thrift stores.
Maybe goofing on people in public.

All-time best video game?
Uhh– MISSILE COMMAND?

You see on the news that a mysterious ooze fell into the sewers.
I thought ooze came OUT of sewers.

What animal do you hope to find to train to be your ninja slaves?
Kangaroos in French maid outfits.

When you were 10 and 20, what were you for Halloween?
All I got is one from last year when I was Frankenstein!

Any TV shows grabbing your attention these days?
Monk.

If you were in the mountains and found a dragon, would you: A. Try to catch it. B. Get your gun and try to kill it. C. Run like hell. D. Crap your pants because you didn’t think he was real, which for some odd reason means the child in you is dead and you need to get your imagination back.
A, of course.

What could you do with a stick of dynamite, a grapefruit, and a big box of socks?
Make a hell of a sex toy.

Back to comic stuff for now.

Knowing that Iceman is the greatest hero of all time, why do you think he is so underused?
He’s sexually frigid.

Favorite comic character when you were 5, 15, and 25?
Casper, Spiderman and Black Bolt.

Alright, you’re making a comic about a horse who can run headfirst into walls and not get hurt. What’s the name of the book, and sell me on a quick pitch, Go!
DOORSLAM used to be a door-to-door salesman, but got tired of doors always slamming in his face.

We all know you’re a great artist, but what do you really want to be when you grow up?
The last man on Earth.

Where is the real money at in comic creating?
I guess whoring out to the Big Boys.

When you’re making comics, what’s going on around you? Music, what kind? Silence? TV on?
Quiet for layouts, music for inkin’.

Favorite character you ever created/worked on, and why?
Minister Sinister, he’s fun to draw.

10 years from now. Where do you see yourself?
Going to conventions in a wheelchair and not even being asked to do recreations from my
“glory days”, whenever that was.

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

Minister Sinister?
Blacklight

Orb?
In my head

Horror Comics?
Ghastly Graham Ingels

Chorophobia- Fear of dancing?
Country Line twitching.

Elephant Ears?
Eat ’em or wear ’em.

Miller Lite?
Weasel Piss.

2 = 8 = Cookie Dough?
I been had!

Decapitated Dan?
I hope you find your body soon.

Mike Hoffman?
WHAT AN ASSHOLE.

Thanks so much Mike.
Yer welcum…

To see more of Mike’s work and what he is up to, please go to http://www.mikehoffman.com/

Decapitated Dan
decapitateddan@comicattack.net

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4 Comments


  1. Billy

    Wow…


  2. Decapitated Dan

    I should also add that Mike is the creator of the Decapitated Dan head you all see. Amazing artist!



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  4. Eli

    I love the anatomy chart in the background of that one pic.



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