By Tim Sheehy September 09, 2012
Recently, ShiftyLook had an opportunity to sit down with Udon Entertainment's Managing Editor, and Bravoman writer, Matt Moylan for a quick behind-the-scenes chat about the current season of Bravoman. Matt touches on a few topics, including recent guest strips, upcoming characters, and what to expect for the series moving forward, but don't worry, we won't spoil anything!
Matt Moylan sketching for fans at London's MCM Expo 2012
ShftyLook: The second season of Bravoman started off really strong, and fans seemed to really enjoy the guest strips leading up to the premiere. You wrote all of those, right?
Matt Moylan: Yeah, I still wrote all of them. It was actually an idea I've always had ever since the beginning to create this fake history of Bravoman, as if it's the greatest property ever and never really went away.
SL: Some of those iterations were truly remarkable, and it'd be kind of neat to see them pop up in future strips.
MM: Well, I'm sure we'll get back to them in some form at some point.
From Bravoman #32 "Bravobots" - June 23, 2012
SL: Especially Bravobots! We know you recently attended TF con.
MM: Actually, yeah that was the other weekend.
SL: We were hoping you would be drawing Bravobots fan art for people!
MM: Well, I did draw one Bravoman piece while I was there. It was a commission for Josh Perez, and he's actually the colorist on Bravoman! I spent pretty much the whole convention drawing, but it was a lot of fun.
SL: Was it a local convention for you both?
MM: It was local for me, but Josh traveled to Toronto from Texas so it was a long trip for him! There's only two conventions like it in North America, so if you're a fan that sort of thing, you have to go where you have to go.
SL: Our next big ShiftyLook event will be at New York Comic Con in October, will you be attending that event as well?
MM: I'll definitely be attending New York Comic Con!
From Bravoman #29 "The Origin of Bravo Woman" - June 12, 2012
SL: So, new characters like Bravo Woman, I know you've touched on it in the past, but how has it been writing for them? Have you enjoyed creating them?
MM: Yeah, it's kind of cool to have a totally blank slate. We make most of the characters our own, but they still have to relate to the games origins a bit. It's good to have that kind of freedom. It's also become sort of a running gag to have so many "Bravo" characters in the strip, like Bravoman, Anti-Bravoman, and Bravo Woman. We have more in store!
SL: I know the Bravoman posters and t-shirts have many characters on them that we're just now getting to, but you're still developing new characters -- are all of them original, or have some even appeared in the game that fans might not be aware of yet?
MM: We only have two more totally original characters currently planned that haven't been shown, but all those characters on the original poster were in the game. Who else was on there? The Overlord of Atlantis... I think there might have been a few more.
SL: So we can expect to see Submarine Bravoman soon?
MM: Yes, definitely. We haven't done any underwater adventures yet, and those are a big part of the game, so we plan on getting to those very soon!
Thanks to Matt for taking the time to chat with us. You can catch him at New York Comic-Con this October, and whlie you're there, be sure to swing by our booth! Well share our full schedule of events in the coming weeks, so keep checking back for updates! You can read new installments of Bravoman three times a week, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, only on ShiftyLook!