Interviewing Dave Lizewski About Being Kick-Ass

So how much did you pay to get the Kick Ass name? Was it worth it?

I’m not sure if I can reveal how much I spent on the name auction. Partially because I can’t remember the total exactly. It was a good chunk of change for a good cause. Hopefully Nemesis will go higher, mainly because I believe this auction has been a little more publicized that Kick-Ass. I would say it was definitely worth it. Being a life long comic fan and seeing your name in a comic book is huge. And a movie too. That is just crazy. I heard there is an upcoming video game and toys too. Even more crazy. Everytime I see the trailer or poster I get fired up!

What if you had decided to name the Kick Ass kid Boing Boing Thundersocks? Would that still have been okay?

Now Boing Boing Thundersocks is a great name! I wish I would have heard that sooner. Seriously though, I don’t think I could have considered any other name, other than my own. It wouldn’t feel right. It would have been cool to name the character something else, but having MY name in the comic is the best. Reading reviews and synopsis of the series has Dave Lizewski in them. The think was too, when I won the auction, nothing really about the series had been announced other than Mark Millar and John Romita Jr were putting it together. I had a feeling it was going to be great, but didn’t know just how great the series was.

Do you Google yourself – and has this become more difficult at all?

I think if you were to google my name prior to this you wouldn’t get any hits. Now there are about 160000! That’s ridiculous. Comic Sites, movie sites, you name it. Plus I’ve done a few interviews, which have been great.

Would you recommend the experience to whoever gets to name the cop in Nemesis?

I would recommend everyone to bid on this if you can. You can’t beat it. I was lucky enough to meet Mark Millar over the summer at the Chicago Comic-Con. My wife and I drove 16 hours to go to the show and meet him. Exchanging emails with the director of the movie on how to exactly pronounce my last name. Seeing the preview of the comic before it hit the stands is just great

Are you planning to bid yourself?

I would love to get in on this auction as well, but I’m happy enough with being in Kick-Ass.

The Nemesis auction continues here.

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