DF Interview: Mark Russell presents a haunted DVD kiosk that unlocks a whole town’s darkest secrets in ‘Deadbox’

August 19, 2021

By Byron Brewer

Welcome to the town of Lost Turkey, where the main source of entertainment is a cursed DVD machine that seems to know more about the fate of its citizens than they do.

From writer Mark Russell (Billionaire Island, Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, The Flintstones) and artist Benjamin Tiesma (Dead Body Road, Captain Canuck) comes Deadbox! To gather more on this offering from Vault Comics, I chatted with scribe Mark Russell.

Byron Brewer: Mark, wow, I’ve read your words over many genres and many of those were very dark, but if memory serves Deadbox is your first actual horror tale, correct? Why is this the right time to exercise your writer’s muscles in this sandbox?

 Mark Russell: That’s right. This is my first foray into horror. Although, in my opinion, horror is probably the closest genre to satire, which is a sandbox I’ve played in many times, so it didn’t feel that strange to write a horror story. But, as far as the why is concerned, it’s not that I decided to write a horror comic so much as I had this idea for a story and, as I got deeper into writing it, it occurred to me that this is a horror story. And that’s the way I like to work. Not worrying so much about the genre or staying within certain conventions, but just saying what it is you have to say and then defining it afterward.

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