The From Dusk Till Dawn head honcho likes his fantasy snappy
Favo urite SF/ fantasy Film
Jaws. It opened on my birthday when I was seven years old, 20 June 1975. So Jaws is my biggest influence probably. When Greg Nicotero found out my birthday was the day Jaws was released he was like, “Oh, I’m so jealous! Oh my god, I wish I was born on Jaws day!” That’s how he always remembers my birthday. He goes, “I know, because it was the day Jaws was released.” We went on a great white shark dive — I took him for his 40th birthday, and we came this close to getting munched.
Favo urite SF/ fantasy TV
Well, The X- Files. I think that was one of my favourite sci- fi shows. Kolchak when I was a kid, The Night Stalker. That was the first one I saw that really jazzed me as a kid.
Favo urite SF/ fantasy Comics
I grew up with Savage Sword Of Conan — the John Buscema stuff — and learning to draw from that. I loved that magazine. Because it was oversized, it was black- and- white, so it was easier to learn anatomy and to learn to draw. I used to collect that. That was my favourite. I also collect Frank Frazetta’s original [ Conan] art.
Favo urite SF/ fantasy Hero
As a kid, it was probably Spider- Man and Batman, the typical ones. Spider- Man because he could run around and jump around and spin webs. Then Batman because he had cool gear. From Dusk Till Dawn Season Two comes to Netflix later this year.