With Rust about to hit stores, we wanted to call out this interview that the Vancouver Film School did with its former student, Royden Lepp, the creator of the all-ages graphic novel about a boy with jet pack. Here’s a sample exchange:
Rust: Visitor in the Field is the first volume of your new series, set in a time just after a war you probably won’t find in history books – and with what sound like steampunk elements. What were your inspirations for this world? And the story?
Royden: My inspiration for the world definitely came from my childhood; I grew up on the Canadian Prairies. I use to walk through the wheat fields with my Dad, and he’d pull wheat kernels off the stalks and teach me how to make chewing gum out of it. I love science fiction, robots, jet packs. I just mashed it up and tried to envision a story that would grab my attention.
You can read the rest of the insightful interview on VFS’ website.