Welcome to The i Word, the official podcast of Image Comics, hosted by David Brothers. In creator-owned comics, the creator is the real star, and the goal of the podcast is to not just talk comics with one creator at a time, but to give you a chance to see what influences them, too. For the first half of the show, we'll talk about their comics work. We'll discuss their process, collaborators, upcoming work, and other things related to their books. After that's done, we'll switch gears and talk about something they're passionate about, be it sports, video games, movies, or obscure b-sides from an ultra-specific microgenre of music. This week, we're speaking to Zack Kaplan, co-creator of the brand-new Top Cow Productions series ECLIPSE.
Zack creates ECLIPSE with Giovanni Timpano, and together they give us a world where the sun scorches the surface of the Earth during the day, forcing humanity to retreat underground until the night. When someone is murdered during the daylight, a man is forced to investigate how and why, shortly before finding himself in a situation that's too hot to handle. When he's not writing ECLIPSE, Zack enjoys playing poker, and finds some comfort in the idea that the game can be a metaphor for life, too.