Monday, November 7, 2016

Interview with Suzy Stein & Fernando Perez

Suzy Stein & Fernando Perez wrote "The Mark of Kings” Graphic Novel Series. It was released by the pair as Entity Eye Entertainment.
Their graphic novel is the story of Former priest Benjamin Bishop who must find the secret heir to the largest vampire kingdom in order to stop the resurrection of a centuries old war between Vampires, the Vatican and the Military. 
I had the pleasure of a 3-question interview (Mad Magazine style), with this amazingly talented pair...

1.Why did you choose to write a graphic novel over a traditional novel?

We are primarily screenwriters and filmmakers. We were looking for other avenues to tell our stores because we don’t have the capacity to film all of our scripts. We both love and collect comics and felt writing a comic would broaden our audience.  Graphic novels are visual much like films and it seemed like a great fit for our stories.

2.  What pieces of writing, comics, and movies inspired you most?

Fernando was first inspired to write after watching the original 1933 King Kong as a child. This movie set his imagination on fire. He is still a fan of action/adventure and science fiction. His favorite storytellers are Christopher Nolan, Tom Clancy, David Goyer, and Paul Haggis.

Suzy grew up watching old black and white movies with her mom. She has a deep love for science fiction, film noir, and mystery/crime stories. She is a devoted fan of David Mamet, Rian Johnson, John Carpenter, Brian DePalma, and Mark Waid.

3.  You have also written films together… what ingredient do you think makes you such a winning team?

We work well together for several reasons. We share the same sense of humor, drive, and passion.  We genuinely like and respect each other. We use our respective strengths to great advantage. Plus, only one of can go crazy at a time but everyone gets a turn.

Suzy also said that "Vampires are an enduring monster and the chance to create a unique and dark universe was thrilling. The opportunity to do it with Fernando was the best part.

Co-writer Fernando Perez added," I was excited to create a whole new Vampire mythology and history. And thank you to Suzy for sharing in this vision."

About the authors:

Suzy Stein grew up moving around a lot as an army brat. One aspect of her life that never changed was her love of writing, movies and comics. However, it would be years before she would be able to turn that love into a career. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. During her time there, she published several research articles in scientific journals. While that allowed her to work on her writing skills, she still wanted to pursue her love of comics and movies. Later on, Suzy met Fernando Perez and began working with him. Together, they have written numerous short films and scripts. Several of those short films and scripts have been official selections at various film festivals. In her free time, she collects Pez dispensers and loves to perform impressions, even though all of them sound like Bette Davis.
Fernando Perez is an Arizona native.  He graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in International Affairs. While that was an exciting choice, it wasn’t what he wanted to pursue. When he was younger, the original King Kong movie inspired and instilled within him a love of film and writing. Afterward, he began writing and telling stories. He was a finalist in the prestigious Disney Features Fellowship Program. He met Suzy Stein and together they collaborated on numerous scripts and short films. Several of those short films and scripts have been official selections at various film festivals. As a single father, he enjoys spending his free time with his son and daughter.

About Entity Eye Entertainment:
Entity Eye Entertainment is a privately held independent production company founded to create, develop, and co-produce projects and motion pictures for an expanding global audience. Learn more at

Check them out! A lot of talent there.

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