Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen | The Wicked + The Divine
In this podcast episode Jamie and Kieron get meta and talk about the end of WicDiv but also other comics.
Topics include being gods and maybe dying themselves, not sure what to do after WicDiv, trying to escape each other, not being able to sing, the bible ya know, not smoking for good reasons, not liking the monetization of diversity, being aware that art transforms people lives, daring their readers, re-doing the work itself, the final scene of the run, music video direction, potentially leaving to direct, Matt Wilson for President, and what they’re reading!
Matt: This is it. We’re here to close out our convention with the gods of comics themselves.
Tia: It’s true.
Matt: Let’s get meta right now. Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen, welcome to the show.
Jamie: Thank you, thank you for having us.
Matt: This is a big show for us. Really big show. Biggest show we’ve ever done. And I had something I wanted to throw out, get super meta. Now you guys literally are gods of comics right now. Is this the end? Do you have two years left? Is the end coming for you?
Kieron: We actually do have two years left.
Jamie: We do have two years left, yeah.
Kieron: Literally have two years left of WicDiv [The Wicked + The Divine].
(Note from John: Today, Haley – from the phenomenal music review blog Sounds After Sundown – and I are blog-swapping. Not permanently. Just for, like, literally one post. Check out my review of Spoon’s track “Inside Out” right HERE.
The post below is part of Sequential Moments – a series where the writer talks about specific moments/characters/issues in comics that affected them. So, spoilers. Specifically for issues #1-5 of THE WICKED + THE DIVINE by Keiron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matt Wilson. You = warned.)
Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the Twelve? And yet one of you is a devil.” -John 6:70