Meet the Bobcat Creator – James Hostler
When did you start writing?
I began writing comics in elementary school. I was a comic fanatic and wanted to have my own comic creation. I created ‘Dudley the Super Flea’-yes, it’s true. I wrote the script and did all the art. It wasn’t an award-winning story, but it was a definite beginning to what would become my passion much later in life.
What are your favorite things to write?
I like to write about things I have experienced in my life. I also enjoy the fantastic, the su-pernatural, and mythological tales. History can definitely be stranger than fiction, and I en-joy incorporating it into my fictional narratives.
Who are some of your artistic inspirations?
My inspirations include: Neal Adams, Jack Kirby, and Stan Lee, especially his style from the Silver and Bronze Age of comics. For material, I draw inspiration from my experiences in the former Indian Territory as well as actual accounts and events of my family and predeces-sors. My people are Cowboys and Indians.
Any projects you’re working on or looking forward to working on?
I’m currently working on ‘The Bobcat’ Issue 5 which will be the 2nd chapter of ‘The Bobcat’ Volume 2 trade paperback. Volume 2 is above and beyond anything we have produced to date. There are some mind-blowing surprises in store for everyone!
What’s a good way for fans to check out your work?
Go to our website: thebobcat.net. There are also 6 campaigns archived on Kickstarter that have tons of amazing art and videos (search the site in the comics section under ‘The Bobcat’). Follow us on Facebook at The Bobcat and watch for guest appearances by ‘The Bob-cat’ team at Comicons all over the US in the coming months.