Scott's Note: Jason Starr is one of those writers who switches with seeming ease between novels and comics. With a bedrock steadiness that is much like his baseline tennis game (tennis being another of his passions), he has been turning out books of both types for over twenty years now. His novels are usually crime novels, but he's also written horror and novels that take place in the Bruce Wayne/Gotham universe and the Marvel Ant-Man world. His comics have been quite varied as well.
I reached out to him recently to talk about his latest work. The four-part comic Red Borders is a funny, action-filled splatterfest set on the Mexico-Texas border, and Casual Fling, whose first part just came out, is an erotic thriller that takes place in New York City. We talked about each of these and his approach to writing comics in general.
Scott Adlerberg: You were already well-established as a fiction writer, a novelist, before you got into writing comics. But how did you first come to writing one and did you approach it with any trepidation or as an interesting and at the time new exercise in storytelling?