Monday, July 5, 2010

Patrick Fillion: Unedited - Part 1

YUP! Patrick Fillion, folks!!!
He's done it all from a singing career and founding Class Comics to fucking backwards.
It's easy to admire Patrick for his talent and ambition. In my opinion, Patrick's the hottest thing to happen to comics since Tom of Finland. He's also very easy on the eyes. But what I appreciate most about Patrick, is his HUGE pe ... rsonality! I've learned Patrick to be very down to earth and friendly. I admire how freely and genuinely he encourages other artist while balancing the strenuous job of writing, illustrating, and running a business.
When I share Q&A's with you guys, I normally narrow it down to about 21 questions but I was so entertained and excited to share Patrick's responses with you, I decided to present his responses unedited. I'm sure you guys will enjoy getting to know him a lil' more just as much as I did.

Patrick Fillion:
An Insight

Favorite Guilty Pleasure:
"Do I have to pick just one?"

Favorite Holiday:
"Halloween and Christmas...they're sorta tied for me!"

What are you doing when you're not drawing (or creating)?

"Uhm...I rarely have time off and sadly I don't sleep much...but I suppose I try to catch up on TV and zone out a bit!"

Is there a creed or motto you live by?
"Everyone deserves respect and justice!"

How old were you when you came out?

"18 going on 19"

What trait do you like most about yourself?
"I am very diplomatic, without being mushy!"

What characteristic do you like least in others?

"Liars and hypocrites who have disrespect for others and try to get ahead by cheating."

Which living person do you most admire?

"That's a tough one...probably have to say Annie Lennox. She's always been a strong influence in my life. She's so passionate and talented, and when she puts her mind to something...LOOK OUT 'cause she's comin' through. I admire that a great deal!"

If you could have dinner with 3 dead people, who would they be?

"Bea Arthur, Dixie Carter and my Grandmother whom I miss very much! Dinner with these three amazing ladies would be a total HOOT! Although someone would have to translate for my grandmother. She only spoke French!"

Do you have any other talents outside of art and writing?
"Yup! Singing and song writing. Before deciding to focus primarily on drawing and comics, I was signed to a Canadian record label."

What single super power would you like to have?

"Dude - EASY! I would LOVE to control the weather like Storm... or to a lesser extent, like Zahn! Heh! Heh! Heh!"

What would you use it for?
"Uhm.. to end injustice... yeah, that's it!"

Who is your favorite fictional Villain?
"I am not usually very keen on bad guys... fictional or otherwise. But I would have to say that from a very early age, I've always thought the Baroness was the coolest villainess out there."

If you had to replace your talent with another one, what would it be?
"I'd like to be able to build things. My father and my brother are both carpenters by trade and can build you a freakin' designer kitchen with a couple q-tips and a pile of kindle. Now that's impressive"

What is your biggest indulgence?
"Oh GOD - I love sweets! Cakes, pies, chocolate, and candies... once in a while, I allow myself to binge. Then it's treadmill time! HA! HA! HA! Better than making myself throw it all up I guess!"

What is your biggest pet peeve?
"Intolerance and small-mindedness."

How would you like to die?
"I wouldn't! But rich and famous would be nice...and oh yeah...REALLY freakin' old! Like, I dunno, around 197! Though I figure in a few years they'll perfect cloning and I can order up a new body to have my brain transferred into! Mwah-HA! HA!"

There's more to come from Patrick. Check back next week for the next part of his Q&A.
In the mean time, have a great week and be safe.


  1. This has been a fun read so far, Jezza. Patrick is also one of my favorite people in life--what a fun-loving spirit! :)


  2. This was great, thanks for sharing this

  3. Thanks, boys. It only gets better!

    And happy Monday to you too, Mike!

  4. Oh i love soo many of his characters!!!
    This was a great interview, very entertaining and i cant wait for the next part
    Geek mode, makes me feel escited i am not the only who is still obsessed with RE 5 and playing it :B

  5. Jezza, you picked a great guy to interview! Patrick rocks! One of the greatest talents to come out of the gay comics industry. I always feel star strucked when I get a message from him. Great post dude!

  6. Ah, Patrick's so awesome. I feel very lucky to be able to count him as one of my best friends.
    Great interview so far, Jezza!

  7. Devil, I'm a fan of his characters too. It's fun to learn someone we admire indulges in the same obsessions or guilty pleasures we do, right?

    Thank you, Paul. I feel blessed to have interviewed everyone that's given me the opportunity. It's a real gift when it's someone as big as Patrick and they turn out to be even greater than you could have imagined.

    And thank you, Jacob! Patrick speaks of you just as highly!