[quote=“Noelle Stevenson”]I know that when I was a kid and I was reading whatever I could get my hands on, I didn’t associate myself with the girl characters. I was like, “Oh, you know – you have the team and I’m the girl,” [but] I was like, “That’s not me.” Her personality is ‘being a girl,’ and that is not a personality. I’m nerdy so I like that one over there; I like the nerd. Usually a boy character. It took me a really long time to get past all of that internalized dissociation with being female that I was being given by media
I was really into Star Wars as a kid, and my favorite Star Wars character was a character that not that many people noticed, or know exists — but the second I found out that there was a girl bounty hunter in one of the Star Wars prequels, I flipped out, and she’s still my favorite Star Wars character, despite about five minutes of screen time. It’s Zam Wesell[/quote]
[quote=“Shannon Watters”]Outside of being a co-creator for Lumberjanes, I’m the senior editor of the Kaboom line and the Boom Box line at Boom Studios, so all the Kaboom books are my fault, sorry about it.
When I came to Boom, my taste was not superhero comics; I didn’t like the average direct market draw, you know? I didn’t know that Sean Gordon Murphy was a huge deal, and my deal was indie comics and webcomics, that’s where my expertise was. I’ve been following people like Dylan Meconis since we were all in college and they were just drawing comics up on the web.
I used to think to myself when I was in college, I wish I had money to make comic books because I would publish these people — I didn’t understand why people weren’t publishing them. Now people are, thank god. People beat me to it, but I feel like my natural inclination is to look for interesting stories being told from different points of view and I’m lucky, because I’m a gatekeeper for the direct market, essentially.[/quote]
[size=150]INTERVIEW DE NOEL STEVENSON ET SHANNON WATTERS[/size]