I recently had the opportunity to exclusively interview Daniel Corey about five random facts about himself, what goal does she hope to achieve before the end of the year. Plus what lesson he has learned about himself during the pandemic . Check out my interview with Daniel Corey below:
Loryn: What have you learned about yourself since the pandemic?
Daniel: I learned that no matter what the situation, I can always be creative and make art. Just not always the art that I'm thinking I'm going to make. Remember that saying, "Man makes plans, and God laughs"? I learned a little more about being flexible and following the path that God was making for me, and not just running down some imagined schematic of my own planning.
Loryn: What advice would you give those interested in writing comics?
1. If you're a writer, write your script, and find and pay an artist to draw your pages.
2. Go to conventions (when they are eventually happening again) and go to publishers' booths and show your work to editors. Get feedback, get their card, try to get them interested in you and your project. Research submission policies for every company that you are interested in, and submit your (finished) work accordingly.
3. If you are doing your first project and you can't get an established publisher to put it out, then publish yourself. ComiXology is a digital platform owned by Amazon that will publish most decent books, and it can make your title available worldwide.
4. All of that taken into account, FINISH YOUR BOOK!
Loryn: What has been your favorite comic to write?
Daniel: Well, I love all of my titles. They've all been very difficult to write, as I tend to favor complex mystery/thrillers. The one that gave me the greatest amount of professional advancement was Moriarty, a project that I did with artist Anthony Diecidue, which was picked and distributed worldwide by Image Comics. That opened the door for us to also create Red City for Image. Those books opened a lot of doors, which led to a lot of fun adventures. I eventually was able to collaborate with a VR developer called Transmedia Entertainment to produce a VR comic adaptation of Moriarty, which was a groundbreaking project that earned me the #2 spot on Onalytica's Top 100 VR Influencers list.
Loryn: What's a goal you'd like to accomplish before the end of the year?
Daniel: I'm currently assembling a book of my photographs, which I am planning to do a small publishing run on through my company, DangerKatt. I'm hoping that there will be art shows again in late 2021, and then I hope to exhibit that new work for a new audience. Other than that, I'm planning on enjoying my anniversary with my wife, and having a nice Christmas at home.
Loryn: What's something not many people know about you?
Daniel: I also work in broadcast news transcription. I once created a transcript for the King of Jordan. As in, I edited this transcript of an interview he did for a news program, and the news organization sent it straight to the King of Jordan and his people. I was having dinner with my friend Laura that evening, and told her, "You know, after I leave here, I have to go do a job for the King of Jordan." At times, life can be strange and exciting.
Daniel Corey is an award-winning screenwriter and comic book creator based in Los Angeles, CA. His graphic novels have been distributed worldwide, and he has been recognized as a noted influencer in VR and new media. Daniel is also a singer/songwriter, has worked in broadcast news, serves on the Creative Writing Program Advisory Committee at Full Sail University, and speaks at pop culture conventions around the country. Learn more about Daniel’s work and contact him through his homepage, DangerKatt.com.