1) Can you tell us a bit about your background?
Well, Heroes, let’s do this interview with a combination of answers and website links. This will give shorter, twitter-style responses for all you fast responders and more information for you deep thinkers! I’ve been blessed to have a background in songwriting which has resulted in Grammy Awards and 8 Grammy Award Nominations in 8 different years, along with a spot in the Texas Gospel Hall of Fame. For a bit more background, visit www.godssilversoldiers.com/meetthecreators.html
2) Where and when did your writing journey begin?
Things began in Mesquite, Texas in the City of Mesquite Public Library. In my earliest years, our town didn’t have a city library building, the public books were nestled in the one high school library which also substituted as the public library. I was also blessed to have parents who regularly took me to the largest bookstore at the time in the entire USA, the downtown Dallas Cokesbury bookstore. These experiences, along with picking up comicbooks every month on the spinner stand of the local drug store, really fueled my love of books and writing.
3) Who are your favorite authors and how have they influenced your writing?
Comicbook writer Stan Lee would be my very favorite writer who has most influenced my style and direction. This is because Stan’s writing always rings out with power, passion, majesty, and glory. Visit www.godssilversoldiers.com/creatorsmessage.html
4) What does a typical day in your life look like? And how does your writing routine fit into your day?
I prefer to write at night when the stars twinkle and the full moon is bright.
5) How did you come up with the idea for your novel?
The idea came from a song I wrote, “God’s Silver Soldiers”, first recorded on the Grammy Nominated album GOD IS LOVE starring actress-singer-dancer Ann-Margret.
6) What do you think sets your novel apart from others current on the shelves?
This novel’s uniqueness is found in several aspects: the dynamic artwork, the faith-based superhero team concept, the underlying moral and spiritual motivations of the characters. Visit www.godssilversoldiers.com/about.html
7) Which character in your book is your favorite and how much of yourself is reflected in that character?
My favorite character is a girl hero, Cecilia, named for the freedom-fighting, life-affirming First Lady of the State of Texas, Cecilia Abbott. Visit www.godssilversoldiers.com/thenamececilia.html
8) Which scenes in your book did you have the most fun writing?
The most engaging were the scenes where the Silver Soldiers make the descent into Hell in order to save the Soldiers’ organizer, Angelica.
9) What do you hope for your readers to take away after reading your book?
I hope readers experience the same joy and wonder that past readers have experienced reading the greatest adventure comicbooks of all time.
10) What are your hopes for this novel?
My hope is that SILVER SOLDIERS a.k.a. GOD’S SILVER SOLDIERS:the Comicbook is as popular as The Avengers and Spider-Man combined!
11) What do you have in store next for your readers?
Stay-tuned for more issues in 2017 beginning with a Police Tribute/Blue Lives Protect comicbook series from Truthmonger Comics Group, the world’s greatest faith-based comic magazines!
About God’s Silver Soldiers
God’s Silver Soldiers
by Art Greenhaw
Publisher: Nordskog Publishing
Publication Date: Nov. 2016 (First edition/Collectors item)
Genre: Christian, Superhero, Graphic Comics
The smoke is clearing on the lawn of Angelica’s newly blown up home. We see that the center of the home is completely missing, but the further away from the blast site there’s less and less damage.
The soldiers, who have been blown in different directions and have various stages of injuries, are getting up or waking up from being knocked out from the blast.
John is helping Becky up.
Moses: How ya doin’, girl?
Becky: What happened?!!
Soldiers have come together on the lawn. There’s holes and burn marks on their uniforms. One of them is holding pressure on a pretty bad cut on another’s arm.
John: Is everyone OK?
David: Define “OK”!!
Cecilia: Where’s Angelica?
Samson: Last I saw, she was being dragged off to that helicopter by what I can only describe as demons from hell! I mean, did everyone else see what I saw?
Moses talking, but with a memory bubble of the demons attacking.
Moses: Oh, I saw them, all right! Pretty much the scariest moments of my life!
All are looking puzzled.
Becky to Cecilia (or the group): Why did they zero-in on Angelica? Why not
any of us?!
David is speaking to the group.
David: I think I can answer that one, though I’m not sure how…!
John: What do you mean? Did you overhear them or something?
David: No. I mean, I know “why” they took her, but no one told me. It was like I
could read their minds…but even “more” than that. It was like I could just feel their intentions!
Soldiers are looking at each other skeptically.
David: Look, I know what you’re thinking. I’m not crazy, OK?! I can’t explain
it to you, but I’m telling you the truth!
Samson speaks to David.
Samson: (quietly) Look man, we’re not judging you. ALL of this is just a little
tough to take in…
Moses: Totally!! I mean, did you see those things?! THEY WERE DEMONS!
I was like, “Oh no you didn’t…!!!” when that hell-spawned, head monster grabbed Angelica!
About the Author
Creator/editor/co-writer Art Greenhaw’s comicbook roots run deep, Art having enjoyed a 20-year friendship with Stan Lee and a lifetime apprenticeship studying the works of his biggest comicbook influences including Stan, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Al Hartley, and Ben Dunn. Art was a National Council of Teachers of English literary competition award winner and was the Optimist Club’s oratory contest winner. He has studied art at the Dallas Museum of Art and co-created and co-wrote stories and songs with pop culture icon Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, who proclaimed Art “The Voice of Rat Fink”. Art is a Grammy Award-Winning artist, producer, arranger, and mixing engineer and holds a Grammy record for most Grammy Nominations (eight) by a group in his particular category of Gospel-Christian music. Among the legendary artists who have recorded the songs and stories of Art include Ann-Margret, Engelbert Humperdinck, Trini Lopez, The Jordanaires, James Blackwood, The Light Crust Doughboys, The Ventures, the Southern Methodist University Mustang Band, and many more. It is Art’s lifetime mission to bring much-needed messages of morality and spirituality to today’s youth through his favorite literary medium: comicbooks. Art owns and manages the iconic #1 Texas legacy country band, The Light Crust Doughboys.