Robyn Hood, cats, drugs, women in comics, comedy, Lumberjanes, and more…
This is my favorite interview I’ve ever done, thanks to David Brooke at Adventures in Poor Taste. The questions were funny, relevant, and just on fuckin’ point. Thanks for making me sound okay!
New, unreleased pages from ROBYN HOOD #1 and #2 within! Also, I talk about cats, women in comics, sexism, my writing, drugs, and other weirdness.
"There’s a definite imbalance. It’s no secret that the white, hetero, cis male is the go-to protagonist in our field. However, I think books like Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, Lumberjanes, Smut Peddler, and a bunch of other great comics are shaking things up and showing the industry that people – the readers, the writers, the artists, all of us – want change. We don’t want books only a small portion of our audience can relate to. We want representation. There’s always room for improvement, but the fact that those books exist and are affecting change makes me aspire to do better, to be better, because portrayal of women matters."
Joss Whedon changed my life.
I know, that’s true for a lot of folks. I was going through some books I’d stored to keep safely for Hurricane Sandy, and came across the book pictured above. ANGEL: YEARBOOK from IDW Publishing. It was the final Angel comic before the rights transferred to Dark Horse… and my first ever published comic book is in there.
A year and a half later, I’ve published twenty comics. This year alone, I’m going to do triple that number. I have a career because of a two page short story in an Angel comic.
It was a dream come true then and remains one now.
Thank you for this and for your stories, Joss Whedon.