I got these tweets from Paul Pope just now about an answer from that Image interview being fabricated. Some one inserted a Mara plug with a Jordie Bellaire story and age as a backhand. Spread the word!
I just double-checked this against the previous interview from December - the one with Brian Wood - and figured out what happened.
It looks like an accident. Part of Wood’s answer to the same question stayed in the interview with Paul Pope. A simple copy & paste mistake and not something premeditated.