Wasting no time in the name of comics journalism, we totally shoehorned She Died in Terrebonne creators Kevin Church and TJ Kirsch into starting our transatlantic interview whilst they were still eating their breakfasts. Their comic, She Died in Terrebonne, is far more glamorous though. Developing a cult following on Church’s own Agreeable Comics website, it’s a classic crime mystery which sees Sam Kimimura, a private eye, get caught up in a small town plot when the girl he’s tasked with bringing home ends up murdered. Not so much a page-turner, as a carpel tunnel-inducing webpage-clicker, it’s one of the best handled episodic mysteries on or off the internet.
Kirsch: Right. Somehow I ended up drawing a superhero book, but I swore not to ever again, unless DC wants me to draw Superman or Batman. Unlikely unless I win a contest or go through Make-A-Wish.
The opening of Act 2, where Church and Kirsch act like any good mystery scribe would, clarifying and mystifying all at once.
Kirsch: That's true to some extent. I consider the writer to be director as well. When reading a script, I have a pretty clear picture in my head of the shots he's describing.
Private-eye chutzpah in full effect.
Finally, what do you think your choice of breakfast cereal says about you?
Kirsch: I think it says a great deal about who we really are as individuals. But really, I have no idea.
Church: I'm a bit Seinfeld in that I like a variety of breakfast cereals, given the chance. Today it was corn flakes, tomorrow it's likely to be that weird Kashi Hippie Twigs Oh Look Here's Some Bullshit Feel Good Advice We Stick On The Back stuff. Gotta change it up!
Also it says I'm deeply insecure and have a long-term resentment against my father.
We’d like to extend a very sincere thanks to TJ and Kevin for giving up their mornings for this interview. An extra special extra thank you goes to TJ for drawing this awesome Felix the Cat pastiche for us, which we've gratefully displayed in all its glory over on our Facebook page (linked in the sidebar).