Actor Alan Tudyk is no stranger to comic book conventions, having made his name on series like “Firefly” and “Dollhouse” and lending his voice to “Young Justice,” “Superman: War” and many more. But where things get interesting is when art imitates life — with hilarious results as it does in his webseries “Con Man.”
The series stars Tudyk as Wray Nerely, the former star of “Spectrum,” a sci-fi show cancelled far too soon that garnered a cult following after it left the air. It also stars Nathan Fillion as Jack Moore, Nerely’s now way more famous former co-star and best friend. The action follows Wray as he hits the convention circuit and deals with how close he came to making it and the ups and downs that come with regret.
Now, the cancelled show-within-a-show at the heart of “Con Man” is getting closer to reality, taking the form of a brand new “Spectrum” comic debuting on Free Comic Day 2016. Tudyk and “Con Man” Executive Producer P.J. Haarsma are writing the four-issue series from Automatic Publishing with art by Sarah Stone.
Tudyk and Haarsma visited the CBR Speakeasy in North Hollywood to speak with Jonah Weiland about art imitating life and leading to new art, whether a comic book extension of “Con Man” was always in the cards and more. Tudyk also discusses his next big role, starring in this year’s hotly anticipated “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”
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