WCA 2019: In Conversation with Tess Fowler (WonderCon Anaheim, March 2019)

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WCA 2019: IN CONVERSATION WITH TESS FOWLER (RECORDED AT WONDERCON ANAHEIM, 30TH MARCH 2019)

Comic-Con International‘s sibling convention, WonderCon (29th-31st March 2019, Anaheim Convention Center), has over the years grown and developed into a truly epic event in the North America comic convention calendar, selling out over its entire weekend and bringing thousands of talented creators, publishers, artists, writers, cosplayers, actors and actresses and much more to Anaheim in California.

WonderCon has developed and evolved from what was primarily a passive ‘experience’ delivering show into one which companies and creators can now bring new projects and share updates on brand new content – we have been lucky to have a couple of correspondents visiting the show as Press, catching up with a number of these fresh stories.


One such correspondent is Dan Berry (@fatj00) who met up this weekend with comics artist Tess Fowler, who has been on the most incredible creative ride in recent years: not only being part of the superstar team behind the incredibly successful and critically acclaimed KID LOBOTOMY (Black Crown/IDW) with Peter Milligan, as well as being a hugely popular component to the CRITICAL ROLE fandom and community, but also now providing art for the brand new DUNGEONS & DRAGONS comic from IDW Publishing, A DARKENED WISH, written by B. Dave Walter and coloured by Jay Fotos.

A DARKENED WISH is a sprawling, epic ensemble book which very much plays into Tess’ wheelhouse, as well as her love of tabletop gaming. Here, in this chat with Dan, she talks about how the book came about, what drives her towards these styles of stories, how her loves and fandoms feed into her work, and teases where the seemingly limitless story of A DARKENED WISH could possibly lead us:

Find out more about DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: A DARKENED WISH at its comiXology page, as well as following Tess and B. Dave Walters on social media – they’re quite rightfully very proud of the book and talk about it a lot (as well as lots of other things, such as eating out in L.A.!)

Thanks to Tess for taking time out of her very busy con to talk, and also to Dan Berry for bring the interview to us.

Intro Music: ‘Punky’, bensound.com

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