OTW Guest Post: Jordan Henry & Arielle Waldman

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Title: OTW Guest Post: Jordan Henry & Arielle Waldman
Interviewer: Claudia Rebaza
Interviewee: Jordan Henry & Arielle Waldman
Date(s): June 11, 2018
Medium: online
External Links: "OTW Guest Post: Jordan Henry & Arielle Waldman". Archived from the original on 2018-06-16.
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OTW Guest Post: Jordan Henry & Arielle Waldman is a 2018 interview done as part of a series. See OTW Guest Post.

Some Topics Discussed

Some Excerpts

What made you decide to start working on Kyloki?

After seeing The Force Awakens when it came out, we realized we liked Kylo Ren so much because he’s so similar to Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They’re both outcasts, they both have daddy issues, and they both have great hair. The next thought was “What if they were roommates?” and the idea for Kyloki was born. We initially wrote a couple of sketches, but then we fell in love with our versions of the characters and decided we needed to make a whole series.

Roommate situations are relatable to everyone. Even people who aren’t familiar with Star Wars or Marvel can enjoy the series, because they can connect to that grounded element. Kylo Ren and Loki might be out doing these epic things in the movies, but at the end of the day, they’re both kind of whiny and neither of them wants to do household chores. We wanted to focus on how typical roommate problems could humorously escalate if the roommates were also super villains.

What fandom things have inspired you the most?

For us, the community aspect of fandoms inspires us the most. Whether it’s Tumblr, a specific fan site, or just talking to other people who are interested in the same nerdy things that we are, the connection with other people is really what fandoms are all about.