IFA #21: Mad Max Fury Road Co Writer Brendan McCarthy

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IFA #21: Mad Max Fury Road Co Writer Brendan McCarthy

Brendan McCarthy is a legend in the world of comics and now the world of Mad Max. His series Freakwave was inpired by Mad Max 2, The Road Warrior and was later copied by the film Waterworld (without giving credit to McCarthy). In this episode we talk with McCarthy about his relationship with Mad Max and how he went from being a fan of The Road Warrior to actually co-writing the latest installment with writer/director George Miller.

Here is more about McCarthy from his website artbrendan.com

About Brendan McCarthy

Brendan McCarthy studied Painting and Film at Chelsea school of Art under the celebrated British Pop Artist Patrick Caulfield.

Brendan is one of the UK’s most gifted graphic novelists. His ground-breaking comics of the early 80s (Strange Days, Skin, Rogan Gosh) as part of ‘The British Invasion’ paved the way for comics’ increasing popularity in Hollywood.

He was also one of the pioneers of computer animation, creating the visuals for the 90s computer animated TV series ReBoot, the first long-form digital narrative that preceded Pixar and Dreamworks’ later successes. He has spent more than 20 years working in Hollywood, and is the co-writer and a designer on Mad Max Fury Road.

More recently, Brendan has created new graphic novels including Spider-Man Fever (for Marvel), Solo (for DC Comics) and Swimini Purpose, The Zaucer of Zilk and Dream Gang for independent US publishers. A best-selling retrospective collection of his classic comic book work was released last year, The Best of Milligan & McCarthy.


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