Thursday, February 26, 2015

Part two of my Max Brallier interview!

Illustration of Max Brallier - by Rachel Maguire
Cool illustration of Max
by Galactic Hot Dogs illustrator, Rachel!
Hi everyone! Today I’ve got part two of my Max Brallier interview for you (read part one here). Max is the rad guy who wrote my book, Cosmoe’s Wiener Getaway, which of course you can read online now. And on May 5, the very cool print version will be out in bookstores!

Last time Max and I talked, we found out what color food he thinks is gross, the cool name he’d give his own spaceship, his advice for Earth kids like me, and more. Let’s find out what else makes Max the cool dude he is…

ME: Okay, so obviously you’re the writer of Galactic Hot Dogs. Have you written other stuff for kids?

MAX: Yep! I’ve written lots of stuff, including books for the Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time and Regular Show, and Poptropica, too. The first book in my new, middle-grade adventure series called The Last Kids on Earth comes out later this year. I also write books for grownups.

ME: Cool! Next up: Humphree wants to know what your favorite hot dog toppings are. Whaddya like?

MAX: I’m kind of boring. I pretty much like ketchup. Nothing else. Unless its’s bacon-wrapped — that is also delicious. Crumbled up Funyuns also add a little flavor and crunch. 

ME: Funyuns! What, no raw arakzid legs? No lime moon cheese?

MAX: Isn’t lime moon cheese green?

ME: Uh, yeah.

MAX: No green foods, remember? And I’ll pass on any kind of space creature legs.

ME: I’m with you, Max. I think both are pretty nasty! But aliens completely dig them. Okay, Princess Dagger wants to know if you have a pet, and if not, what kind of pet would you get?

MAX: I don’t, sadly. I’m not allowed to have one in my apartment building! It’s a butt… I really, really want a big fat bulldog. Also, I’d like a dragon if that’s somehow possible. With mechanical wings. And night vision.

Galactic Hot Dogs: Cosmoe's Wiener GetawayME: Ooooh, a dragon. That would be awesome. All right, let’s hear more about your favorites. What's your favorite movie? Food? Dessert? TV show?

MAX: Favorite movie: Star Wars, closely followed by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, closely followed by Tremors, closely followed by The Bad News Bears. Favorite food: Not counting hot dogs? Hamburgers. Also pizza, fried mac + cheese, Choco Tacos, and Goobers.

ME: Whoa, whoa, whoa. GOOBERS?

MAX: Oh, no, not like your little elastic blob buddy! On Earth, Goobers are chocolate-covered peanuts!

ME: Oh. Right! Phew!

MAX: Okay, my favorite dessert is Phish Food ice cream. Favorite TV show… too many to name! Simpsons, Seinfeld, Firefly, Regular Show — anything about buddies getting into trouble. 

ME: This interview totally rocks, Max. Thanks. Anything else you want to tell us about yourself?

MAX: Hmmmmm. I do fake karate in my apartment and I’m really good at it. Super skilled. But I’m cruddy at real karate. I hate cooking but love eating, which is a pain. I collect old action figures and toys — it’s a hobby and hobbies are good. If you don’t have one, get one! But video games don’t count (sorry)!

Best. Interview. EVER! Thanks, Max, for telling us about yourself!

See you guys tomorrow,