At C2E2 2018, I had the pleasure of interviewing comics artist and writer Art Baltazar. That interview can be found at On the Beat With Art Baltazar at C2E2 2018. This year, at C2E2 2019, I interviewed his Aw Yeah Comics store partner and fellow comic book writer/artist Franco Aureliani (usually known simply as Franco).
Franco is the artist and co-writer with Art Baltazar of Tiny Titans. The two creators won the 2009 and 2011 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids. The pair won another Eisner in 2014 for Best Publication for early readers with Itty Bitty Hellboy,
Franco has a fantastic artist and is very popular on the comics scene. His resume and portfolio is quite impressive as you can see on ComicBookDB (the Comic Book database).
Franco also partnered with Sara Richard on The Ghost, The Owl. I listed The Ghost, The Owl in Great Reads for Global Traveler magazine. As I state in the interview, while The Ghost, The Owl might be aimed at kids, I find it immensely entertaining. The text goes perfectly with the artwork. It is a beautiful marriage and I was mesmerized the first time I read it. After the interview, I asked Franco to sign it. Now I need to add Sara to it.
In the interview below, w talked about his start, The Ghost, The Owl, Aw Yeah Comics and more. Due to the nature of a convention, the audio is a bit rough at times. (I also need to get better equipment.) Still, it gives a great feel of the action at C2E2 and it allows me to direct you to other places to learn more about this talented creator.
I also had a little fun with Franco at the very start of the interview. Thankfully, Franco rolled right with it. You can clearly see I am having a blast in this interview. I am a big fan of Franco and interviewing him was a real honor and pleasure.
Thank you to Franco for his time and consideration and also for his beautiful work and for allowing me to have a lot of fun in this interview. Thanks, too, to the fine folks at C2E2 for the hospitality and access.