On this edition of Word Balloon, Sal Abbinanti creator of
the alternate history of Russian superheroes and villains.
Sal explores the iconic images of the former USSR, combined
Russian mythology, but is the first to say this isn't a
polemic. "At least once a con a guy wants to argue with me
about Communism...or say how are things in Russia and I say
come on, Gene Simmons really wasn't a serpent. It's just an act.'
He gives tips to aspiring creators about marketing an
comic in the current market. "You gotta hustle...I tried going
cons, all over the country like Loretta Lynn with the records
and my husband (working) out of the car...doesn't work...I tell
new creators, don't release the book until you have 5 issues in
can, you never realize how much time it takes to promote the
plus dealing by yourself with colorists,inkers and
never realize how much time it will take."
Sal also discusses future projects like The Hostage based
true crime Brazilian kidnappings and the sci-fi comedy Dagos On The