Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief: You recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for Intrusive Thoughts #1. For those who may be unfamiliar, what can you share with us about the premise of this series?
Anthony Stokes: It’s about an orphan who has migraines, night terrors, and sleep paralysis. One day, his sleep paralysis attacks one of his classmates which starts a mystery about where the demon came from and what happened to his parents.
BD: What can you tell us about your shared creative process in working with D.N.S. and Mina Mortal to bring this story to life?
AS: DNS had done a bunch of covers for my first series, Decay, so I was already familiar with his art style. This was the first series that I wrote with an artist in mind, so I tailored the story to his art style. He brings a great dark whimsy almost like a Neil Gailman or Tim Burton. And Mira’s lettering matches his style perfectly.
BD: How many issues do you anticipate releasing in this first story arc?
AS: This will be a six-issue series. I’m thinking of combining 5 and 6 into one mega issue though.
BD: In light of the Kickstarter campaign, are there any particular backer rewards that you would like to highlight for our readers?
AS: There’s a $40 bundle where you get a physical copy of Intrusive Thoughts and copies of Issues 1-3 of my first series, Decay. It’s over 100 pages and it’s a great deal. The two series pair perfectly together.
BD: Are there any other projects on which you are working that you would like to share with readers?
AS: I’m writing a sequel to Intrusive Thoughts that I’m very excited about. We need Intrusive Thoughts to get funded first of course before I get too far ahead of myself.
BD: Lastly, what would you like to tell fans who want to learn more about the Intrusive Thoughts Kickstarter campaign and your other work?
AS: Definitely find me on twitter (@stokesthewriter). I give updates on all my projects.