I choose artists from as wide a range of topics and styles as possible. I don’t want it to be a book of just perfect immaculate illustrations; I’m amazed by artists who work like that, and we do have people in HIVE who are crazy awesome ink technicians, but I want it to have a much wider base representation. You don’t have to be the next Woodring or Thompson to get into HIVE. I see it as a vehicle to get all those great comics that are sitting in sketchbooks or seldom-frequented blogs into wider circulation.
As editor of HIVE, as well as a comic creator in your own right, I'm interested to know more about your personal relationship with the medium. Which comics have influenced you most, as a reader and as a writer/ artist?
We'd like to thank Jordan for taking the time to answer our questions. Readers can expect a review of HIVE 4 as soon as we get our grubby comic blogging mits on a copy. Featuring a strip by the editor himself, as well as strips from the aforementioned Van Sciver, Smiley and the mighty Lord Hurk, we're very excited, as should you be.