SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ – The Little Shop of Comics on Park Avenue played host to comic book star Sean Murphy on Wednesday evening. He signed copies of his recent popular series, “Punk Rock Jesus” and his new comic “The Wake” with Scott Snyder.
Murphy expressed his love of the series and his work in general as compared to potential mainstream opportunities. “I’m happy that people are enjoying the work put into it, it’s very fulfilling,” Murphy said. “Honestly I’m not interested in mainstream work, as much as I like to do Batman; I’d rather do something like “The Walking Dead.”
Born in Nashua, New Hampshire in 1980, Murphy made his initial debut with Dark Horse Comics under their “Star Wars Tales” series and as a contributing artist to “Noble Causes.” Alternating between various publishers during the next couple of years, he worked on various comics, including issues of the IDW comic adaptation of “Shaun of the Dead” and “Crush” before his arrival at the long-time DC Comics imprint, Vertigo.
Working on stories such as “Joe the Barbarian” and “American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest,” Murphy gained critical attention with his six-issue series, “Punk Rock Jesus.” Praised for its plot and visual style, it won the “Best Comic Mini-series” of 2012 award from IGN.com and has attracted legions of fans with this and his new in-progress work, “The Wake.”
Firmly in favor of creator-owned work, Murphy stated despite the popularity of mainstream comics and the joy associated with bringing them to life, he would rather own his creations in the long run.
Open seven days a week, The Little Shop of Comics has a wide variety of comics and games, and through the summer will be sponsoring many special events. Go to http://www.littleshopofcomics.com/Default.aspx for complete details.