FIRST COMIC NEWS Interview with creator of PARIAH Aron Warner
– August 17, 2012
Aron Warner stated “I came up with Pariah after reading an article about in vitro genetic manipulation. We take medications every day without fully understanding how they work. It’s kind of terrifying if you think about it. In Pariah, kids grow up with incredible intelligence as a side effect of modern ‘cures.’ The problem is that they’re so smart, they question everything – even things we hold as sacred. All of our laws, morals, and even physical constraints will be torn apart and re-built. These kids are adrift in every way, equipped with mental tools we can’t even imagine. On top of all of that, they’re persecuted, feared and hated. As if being a teenager didn’t suck enough” He was nice enough to stop by First Comics News to explain more about the project to our readers.
First Comics News: Who is Brent Marks and what made him a Pariah?
Aron Warner: Brent is sort of the “everyman” of the Pariahs. He kind of ends up representing the more moderate side of the kids. He became a Pariah because a genetic disease was cured while he was still in his mom’s belly. Fixing the disease came with the side effect of making him and all the other Pariah’s really, really smart.
1st: Who is Franklin Hyde and what does he want?
Aron: Hyde is that kid you know and hate because you think he was born with every possible advantage. He’s the politician of the group – the back room deal maker. Deep down, he’s a just a messed up kid and this his way of coping.
1st:Franklin wants the other Pariah to trust him, is he trust worth?
Aron: He is – at least from his point of view he’s doing the right thing. He just doesn’t know how badly he’s being manipulated.
1st: What about his parents, are the Pariah safe around them?
Aron: The Pariah’s aren’t really safe around anyone – not even each other…