Digital comic BEYOND THE FRINGE, based on the critically-acclaimed FOX TV show, will add a new roster of creators for upcoming issues 5a and 6a. Joining the book is seasoned writer Jhonen Vasquez, best known for his work on Nickelodeon's Emmy and Annie Award winning show Invader Zim, and comics JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC and STRANGE TALES. Vasquez will be joined by award-winning artist Becky Cloonan (AMERICAN VIRGIN, NORTHLANDERS and DEMO VOLS 1,2). BEYOND THE FRINGE alternates every two weeks between "A" and "B" storylines. "A" storylines explore events tied directly to the "Fringe" show canon, while "B" storylines take a "what-if" approach and look at how things might change if certain elements are out of balance. Fringe, an acclaimed procedural thriller airing Friday nights on FOX, follows the Fringe Team as they investigate unbelievable events and mysterious occurrences linked throughout the world in pursuit of a larger, more shocking truth. The series stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole and Seth Gabel. Created by J.J. Abrams & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci, Fringe is produced by Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Jeff Pinkner, J.H. Wyman and Joe Chappelle serve as executive producers, while Kurtzman, Orci and Akiva Goldsman are consulting producers. Additionally, Pinkner and Wyman serve as the series' showrunners. Become a fan of the series on Facebook and follow the series on Twitter.
We had an opportunity to ask FRINGE star Josh Jackson a few questions about his role as a writer on the new digital comic series BEYOND THE FRINGE, here’s what he had to say:
THE SOURCE: How did you get involved with this project?
JOSH JACKSON: I'm not sure who above my pay grade made the choice to ask me but, I was brought in when our producers where looking for writers for the new run of Fringe comics.
TS: Are you a big comics reader or fan?
JJ: Like just about every guy my age comics were a huge part of growing up. I have probably spent thousands of hours debating 'who would win' and 'which powers kick ass more' But lately I tend to read longer form graphic novels.
TS: What has it been like for you to write a comic, do you enjoy the process?
JJ: Writing in comic form is totally different from standard script writing. Thankfully I had a couple helpers to get me used to writing panel by panel instead of scene by scene.
TS: What can we expect from “Beyond the Fringe”?
JJ: From my portion of it, I hope that it will fill in a piece of Peters' story in a satisfying way.
TS: How does the comic tie to season four of the show?
JJ: You'll have to read 'em and find out!