A perfect Sunday with... Chris Wildgoose

Conan, cappuccinos and Columbo!

A perfect Sunday with... Chris Wildgoose

Every week, a top writer, artist or creator reveals how they’d fill their perfect Sunday, sharing their favourite comfort reads, movies, food… anything that makes their weekend great.

Today, it’s the turn of the brilliant artist of The Hunger and The Dusk, Chris Wildgoose.

Chris’ perfect Sunday… brunch

Oh, for brunch, I could go for a cappuccino and poached egg on toast. Just take me to any coffee shop that makes a decent cappuccino alone and I'll be golden for the rest of the day.

Although on most typical Sunday mornings at home my wife and I will have a big mess of croissants with jam and honey, but a cappuccino or two is the constant of either of those two options

Chris’ perfect Sunday… read

My favourite book is Patrick Rothfuss' The Name Of The Wind, one of the most beautifully written books in the Fantasy genre. It's a real stop-and-smell-the-flowers level of detail and description. It has beautiful moments of stories within stories, and the overall tale and world-building is just my favourite of all time.

I have the audiobook version that I'll often listen to while working, but I have it in physical book form twice; both the original novel and the illustrated edition. I can sit and read or listen to that book and just forget the world.

Chris’ perfect Sunday… comic

For a comfort read, I'd go for Xavier Dorison and Matieu Lauffray's Long Jon Silver. Set after the events of Treasure Island where Lady Vivian Hastings makes a pact with the infamous pirate devil to go find her missing husband who fell off the map while hunting for treasure himself.

It comes in four volumes, filled with beautiful, beautiful artwork by Lauffray. I first read these specifically over a bunch of Sunday evenings at my in-law's house after we'd have dinner together.

Chris’ perfect Sunday… movie

An easy feel good one to chill with would be maybe The Goonies but I love, love, love Hammer Horror films so any Hammer featuring Peter Cushing.

If I had to pick one, maybe The Horror Express, which isn't strictly a Hammer film but falls in their Hammer prime era and has the dream team of Cushing and Christopher Lee.

Chris’ perfect Sunday… TV binge

Part of the previously mentioned Sunday morning ritual of croissants and coffee is an episode of Columbo. There are re-runs almost constantly on TV but recently we got ourselves a DVD box set and we've been making our way from the beginning nearly every Sunday morning.

Chris’ perfect Sunday… podcast

I've been big on 'Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend' podcast recently. I find the hosts Conan, Sona and Matt such a delight. Conan himself just has me in crying laughing almost every episode.

Chris’ perfect Sunday… album

I'm often doing at least a bit of work on a Sunday. So, I'll likely have some music on to accompany me while drawing. Most often it's Deftones. If you're not familiar, they are kind of like the Radiohead of metal. They probably aren't everyone's cup of tea for a chill sound though!

Though If I'm feeling super chill, I'll have a film/game soundtrack on. Usually, Kubo and The Two Strings or The Last of Us: Part II

Chris’ perfect Sunday… treat

My wife and I have a little allotment patch in the village where we live, so we often have a walk there on a Sunday to spend a few hours doing minor tasks like watering, weeding and general upkeep. It's a great way to turn your brain off, doing a mindless task away from the desk. Also, we have an internet dead spot at the allotment, so you can tap out of the world for a bit. Failing that, sit me in front of my Xbox on a rainy Sunday and I'll be very happy!

The Hunger and The Dusk by W. Willow Wilson and Chris Wildgoose launches 15th July, published by IDW.

Hugo- and World Fantasy Award–winning writer G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel, Wonder Woman, Poison Ivy) and all-star artist Chris Wildgoose invite readers to experience love on the brink of extinction in their new ongoing high fantasy tour de force!

In a dying world, only humans and orcs remain—mortal enemies battling for territory and political advantage. But when a group of fearsome ancient humanoids known as the Vangol arrive from across the sea, the two struggling civilizations are forced into a fragile alliance to protect what they have built.
As a gesture of his commitment to the cause—and to the relief of his bride-to-be, Faran Stoneback—the most powerful orc overlord, Troth Icemane, sends his beloved cousin Tara, a high-ranking young healer, to fight alongside brash human commander Callum Battlechild and his company of warriors. With a crisis looming, the success of this unlikely pair’s partnership and the survival of their peoples will depend on their ability to unlearn a lifetime of antagonistic instincts toward one another…and rise above the sting of heartbreak.

Chris Wildgoose is a UK-based comic artist, concept artist, and illustrator, known in comics for his work on Batgirl: Rebirth, the Batman: Nightwalker, and Porcelain: A Gothic Fairy Tale graphic novels, and the Alienatedminiseries. He is a co-founder of the indie comics studio Improper Books, of which he is a co-creator on numerous works.