I’m taking all these disparate elements about the foundation of Rome and spinning it in my own Kid Beowulf fashion. For me that’s looking at the relationship between Romulus and Remus and how that mirrors Beowulf and Grendel. And then throwing in sword and sandals elements as a nod to those great movies like Spartacus and Gladiator. If you’re going to go to Rome, people want to see some of those elements – or at least, I wanted to play around with those tropes. 

– Alexis Fajardo, Smash Pages Q&A

There’s more to this interview I did recently with Alex Deuben at SMASH PAGES.

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Alexis E. Fajardo is an Eisner award-winning editor and cartoonist and creator of the action-adventure graphic novel series, Kid Beowulf.