Production of five pitch pages for Follipops started this week and the monster world is coming together–Here is a sneak peek at one of the panels!
Excerpt from my interview today with Comics Beat:
Steve: Looking back through your career thus far, I believe you’ve written entirely all-ages comics, from Scooby Doo to My Little Pony. Did you jump into comics with that specific goal in mind – that you’d try and focus on writing comics that everybody can read?
Georgia: That would imply that I had other choices. If you look at how few women are working in traditionally published comics, especially as writers, you’ll see many of them in the all-ages genre because it’s a newly invigorated market and that’s where the opportunities are.
I recently watched a podcast of a group of male writers telling their story about how they got in. All of them thought they began writing comics in completely different ways, but their stories were all some variation of: “I was a fan and I hung around an editor until I convinced them that my love for superhero comics was strong enough to merit sending him a pitch.” None of them broke in because they were part of an under-represented group and the editor needed someone who could speak to that group.
I was brought in to write a comic for young girls because I was writing a funny webcomic with a woman in it. I jumped at any chance to prove I had more range than that and I’ve been fortunate to have established people in the industry recommend my work since then. I read a lot of horror and crime comics and would gladly pitch for those types of stories given the chance.
That said, I am a strong supporter of all-ages comics because I want to see the industry offer something for everyone and still be around thirty years from now.
Cover above is the #3 subscription variant by MLP artist Agnes Garbowska
The interior page preview of Littlest Pet Shop #1 from Wondercon this weekend. Video here, LPS mention is at the 23 minute mark.
Excerpt from my interview with Bleeding Cool today:
But the comics I enjoyed reading as a kid were stories I could grow into and continue enjoying on some level into adulthood. If a story was watered down for my benefit I could sense it right away, and although I might read the issue if someone bought it for me I wasn’t going to ask for the next issue. I focus on writing stories with humor and layers that take advantage of the medium and the skills of my artist. I continue as an adult to subscribe to all-ages comics alongside my long list of horror titles and I want Littlest Pet Shop to be the kind of comic that has appeal well after the readers are out of grade school. A fan once started a letter to me about my My Little Pony Celestia Micro that began, “You may have thought you wrote a simple children’s story…”, but I didn’t think that at the time. My approach to every project is to never write a simple anything.
Image is Katie Cook’s variant cover for Littlest Pet Shop #1!
Scott and I will be at Emerald City Con March 28-30 in booth Z-02! You’ll locate us among many other all-ages creators in the very back of the main room across the skybridge. We’ll be signing books and offering limited edition Littlest Pet Shop prints. I’ll be moderating a panel on Saturday at 11am, but most of the time you’ll find me at the table. Come see us – Look for the banner above!