MARK DOYLE, editor of AMERICAN VAMPIRE, SWEET TOOTH and more, shares his firsts with us.
Convention you attended as a fan?
No idea. But it was in Boston. Some dark basement of a hotel. And I remember saying to my friend, “damn, this place smells like sweaty pizza.” Cons have come a long way...
Convention you attended as a pro?
I think MOCCA? It did not smell. It was in the Puck Building and it was really nice.
Job in the comic book Industry?
Assistant Editor. Vertigo.
Comic book you worked on?
Assisted on Neverwhere, The Exterminators, and The Alcoholic to name a few.
Comic book you read?
It was an issue of Wolverine. Don’t remember the number. He got swallowed by some yellow, globulous thing and he hacked and slashed his way out. I thought that was pretty rad and knew immediately I wanted more comics!
Graphic novel you read?
I don’t know. Never made that distinction in my mind. They’re all comics.
Series you collected?
Wolverine. X-Men. Spider-Man. Sorry DC. I hope I don’t get fired. Oh wait! And Batman!
Writer you followed?
Artist you followed?
John Romita Jr.
Piece of original art you bought?
Never purchased a piece of original art. Although I am honored and humbled to say that I have a page of “Scalped” (issue #29, Page 5 featuring my favorite character, Officer Falls Down) that was given to me by that handsome genius Mr. R.M Guera. And “American Vampire” (#5, page 28) given to me by that talented little demon Mr. Rafael Albuquerque.
Digital comic you downloaded?
They make Digital Comics now?! That’s awesome! I’ll have to get on that.