Former DC Comics and Marvel comic book artist Chris Walker gives us a inside perspective on fanboy culture with Anti-Matter, an original web series comedy “about a NY comic store, its staff, and the regulars that drive them crazy.”
The series, starring Jill Butterfield, Christina Calph, Shannon Coffey, Kaite Johnson, Julie Katz, Aaron Kheifets, Pedro Lee, Kirstan Perry, Davram Stiefler, Justin Tyler, and Walter Vincent, is written and directed by Walker, who produces Anti-Matter on nights and weekends out of real-world New York comic book store Jim Hanley’s Universe.
“The basis for the humor in Anti-Matter is that as a comic fan, you’re hanging out with your buds and probably being an ass at someone’s place of business,” Walker told Wired.com. “I know because I was that guy. I’d come by Hanley’s and talk smack on new comics every Wednesday with everyone in the store right up until closing, at which point they would kindly ask me to leave.”
After a decade long career as a comic book colorist for titles like Wolverine, Batman and Spider-Man, Walker launched Anti-Matter in September 2010. Walker was inspired by The Guild creator Felicia Day’s acceptance speech at the 2009 Streamy Awards.
“She said web series are about people not waiting for permission to make their art,” Walker told Wired.com. “And that you should go out and just do it.”
New episodes of Anti-Matter come out Wednesdays.