Fanboy Comics Interviews Russell Nohelty, Creator of Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter


Written by Bryant Dillon, Fanboy Comics President
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 03:33

Ichabod JonesThe following is an interview with Russell Nohelty, who is the creator of the Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter series from Viper Comics.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics President Bryant Dillon talks with Nohelty about the anti-hero that is his title character, the future for Ichabod Jones, and why digital comics are here to stay.

This interview was conducted on July 4, 2012.

Bryant Dillon, Fanboy Comics President: For fans that may be unfamiliar with Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter, would you mind explaining the premise and how you came up with the idea?

Russell Nohelty
: Absolutely. Ichabod Jones is a psychopath that escapes from a mental asylum and becomes a monster hunter during the Apocalypse. It’s pretty brutal. If you’re a fan of the disgusting, this book delivers in spades. But, what I really love about it is that you never know if he’s really in the Apocalypse, if it’s all in his head, or if he’s killing people but believes they are monsters. [Artist] Renzo Podestá does a great job of conveying that sense of altered reality.

BD: Were there any specific inspirations for the series?

RN: I wanted to tell a story with the most unlikely hero I could. Ichabod isn’t your normal hero. In fact he’s one of the most unlikely heroes you could imagine. This guy is a psychopath. He’s been interred at an asylum for the murder of countless people. Yet, he becomes humanity’s last hope for survival.