My First Foray Into Comics!

Published January 25, 2013 by Teresa
Art by Mariah McCourt, from her Masters final project, EAT. As seen on the Monstrous blog.

Art by Mariah McCourt, from her Masters final project, EAT. As seen on the Monstrous blog.

OMG, I’m so excited right now, I’m literally bouncing up and down in my seat!

So, over Thanksgiving weekend, I heard about and submit to an anthology project edited by the the uber-talented writer of IDW’s True Blood: All Together Now, Angel, and Illyria: Haunted, editor of The Last Unicorn, Lucifer, and Fables for Vertigo, and fellow Whedonista, Mariah McCourt. You might also know her as one of the editors of the crazy-successful Womanthology: Heroic as well as the follow-up Womanthology: Space. Well, now she’s got a new, female-focused anthology in the works…

AND I’M GOING TO BE IN IT!! :)

It’s called MONSTROUS, and it will be a a collection of stories exploring body image through prose, comics, poetry, and art for women and girls. For now, I know that there’ll be a crowd-sourcing campaign for it sometime in January, and that there are already several comics heavy-hitters interested in contributing! I can’t tell you how honored I am to be considered worthy enough to be a part of it.

Now, I’ve never written a comic in my life… (eek!) But in addition to being a part of an awesome project that not only utilizes female talent and speaks to an issue close to my heart (how appropriate that I get to announce my involvement just after my previous blog post!), this is exactly why I’m so excited! I finally get to delve into an art form that I’ve been dying to delve into. I love comics, and now, I get to write one. I’m so excited to be paired with an artist and dive into that relationship. The comic I write will only be about eight pages, but it’s a story I’ve been thinking about for a long time, and one that I’ll be so proud to tell.

EEEEEK!

There’ll be more news on this as time goes on, but for now I’ll just giddily say YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

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4 comments on “My First Foray Into Comics!

  • Squeeeee. :) Make sure you ping me on this – I will totally do my best with the crowdsourcing. Like you, this topic is one that is near and dear to my oft-battered (in regards to this topic) heart. Very good luck, and yaaaayyyyy. :)
    (There would be more exclamation points… but, um, my keyboard is not fully functioning. Imagine lots of squeeful exclamation. :)

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