What do you do? (Write, draw, edit, publish, promote etc.)
How did you get started doing that?
I’ve always enjoyed drawing and comics and I studied illustration at college and decided that’s what I wanted do with the rest of my life.
What was your first comic? Why that one?
My first comic was the second issue of “The Dark Knight Returns”, my mother had bought it and it was probably the first comic I ever saw, I was 4-5 I couldn’t really read it. I was totally mystified by it.
Any current or upcoming projects we can find you on?
“Country Darkness” and I have some other work coming soon.
Favorite inspiration, collaborators, other professionals you’ve worked with if any?
Have you ever faced adversity/discouragement for being a woman in your field? How did you overcome it?
Definitely the response to “Country Darkness” when it first launched. I’m a confident person but I prepared myself for it to be passed over or not well-received but the response was incredible. Not only were my friends cheering me on but so were people I’d never met and now know because of this comic, as well as artists I admire. It’s a great feeling.
How do you think the current comics industry is toward women? What can we do to improve it further and create a safe space?
Advice to other female creators in the field?
Take care of yourself, you’re stronger than you can imagine and your voice and vision is of the utmost value.
What are you currently reading?
I’m re-reading “Boy, Snow, Bird” by Helen Oyeyemi, its one of my favorite books. I also just read “I Am Princess X” by Cherie Priest and Kali Ciesemier and it was an excellent read.
Want to join the project yourself? Hit me on twitter @Beebidon!