Interview: Ken Pisani and ‘Colonus’

"Colonus," script by Ken Pisani, art by Arturo Lauria

“Colonus,” script by Ken Pisani, art by Arturo Lauria

Ken Pisani has always been balancing a number of interesting things. Right now, there is a focus on “Colonus,” a sci-fi dystopian work that will appear in Dark Horse Comics Presents and subsequently be published as a graphic novel by Dark Horse Comics. As Pisani explains, this is a story of what happens when the bad guys go after the even badder guys!

As you will see when you check out the 8-page opener, “Colonus” is set on Mars and Venus, after the demise of Earth. The elite made it to Mars. Everyone else made it to Venus. Somewhere along the line, Mars got dumped on by its inhabitants to the point where Venus started to look good. And, to the credit of the crew on Venus, they created something remarkable through their blood, sweat, and tears. Are they going to let the new Martians take over their new Venus? Not very likely! Check out the opener here.

"Power Groove," script by Ken Pisani, art by Jim Lavery

“Power Groove,” script by Ken Pisani, art by Jim Lavery

Ken Pisani does keep a lot of irons in the fire. Another project to look out for is the comic, “Power Groove.” This is what Ken had to say: “The short pitch is, these guys were the original, awesome, un-toppable ‘super group’ (hence the Beatles homage) but broke up decades ago. Reluctantly reunited as AARP members at HeroiCon (a “Comic Con” for REAL LIFE super-heroes) they’re forced to team up again against an alien threat… but their fading powers are a little wonky, and the fact that they CAN’T STAND ONE ANOTHER is a huge problem.”


We chat about a number of things including working one’s way into the entertainment industry, comedy in general, “Colonus” winning a Geekie Award for Best Comic/Graphic Novel, and the special appearance of “Colonus” on “The Big Bang Theory.”


Check out our conversation on the interview podcast link just below:

Keep up with Ken Pisani and “Colonus” right here.


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