WMQ&A: See the Shining Light

Stoked to sit in on episode 35 of WMQ&A from the good folks at WMQ Comics. We get to talk about Rainbow Brite, The Unstoppable Wasp, and, of course, Princeless.

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An Interview With Katy

Katy Cartee Haile – the definitive expert in all things Rainbow Brite – and I talk about the upcoming series. Zuri creates some fan art and makes an appearance as well.

Katy (@KatyHaile) is the webmistress of RainbowBrite.net and frequently blogs about Rainbow Brite news on her blog, Brite Wish. She’s also one of the hosts of Alohomora! – a fantastic Harry Potter re-read podcast!

Secret Love, Princeless, and Ponies on Nerds of Color

I sat down with Keith Chow of Nerds of Color to talk all about Misty and Danny Forever, Princeless, Pirate Princess, and My Little Pony.  Our conversation ranges pretty widely, from the projects I’m working on right now to current issues that are being discussed throughout the comics industry.

Keith Chow and I met when I got scheduled to be part of the Nerds of Color: Hard NOC Life panel at Awesome Con in 2015.  Keith and I had never met but we instantly hit it off.  At the same show he picked up a copy of the “Princeless: The Pirate Princess” and some of my issues of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” for his daughter.

A few months later we bumped into each other at San Diego Comic Con at a fantastic get together put together by Nerds of Color and Black Girl Nerds.  We got to chat a little in the midst of the insanity, but then we bumped into each other again at the airport on the way out.  We sat down to grab some dinner and talked for so long that I almost missed my flight.  I’ve been waiting to have an excuse to get on the Nerds of Color podcast and talk about all the things we had only just had a chance to touch on at the airport.  The oncoming release of “Secret Wars: Secret Love” and issue #2 of the “Raven: The Pirate Princess” ongoing series gave us a good opportunity to sit down and talk all about those books and everything else going on with me and with comics as a whole.  Enjoy!

Since our conversation Secret Love came out, has now sold out through Diamond Comic Distribution, and is now scheduled for a second printing which Marvel Comics has scheduled for September 30th.

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Grab Pirate Princess from Comixology

Pick up Secret Love from Comixology

Secret Love: Misty and Danny Forever on BGN

August 19th saw the launch of my first project with Marvel Comics in “Secret Wars: Secret Love” for which I wrote the story “Misty and Danny Forever”.

The story follows an alternate version of Misty Knight and Danny Rand (aka Iron Fist) in a time where they have decided to settle down and leave their superhero days behind them.  But what they discover is that the realities of married life present just as many struggles as the world of mystic kung-fu.  It also guest stars several of your and my favorite Heroes For Hire crew including Luke Cage, Colleen Wing, Jessica Jones, and a few younger additions to the team.

The reception to the anthology and to this story in particular has been phenomenal, especially as it pertains to the topic of representation in comics.  It addresses questions of race, natural hair, interracial marriage, and characters with disabilities.  The early preview we posted on the Black Girl Nerds website got people really excited, so I sat down with Jamie Broadnax of Black Girl Nerds to answer some questions about Misty, Danny, interracial relationships in comic books, and – of course – bantu knots.  Check the link and let us know what you think!

Be sure to check out the amazing Black Girl Nerds website and all of the great content they have.  Black Girl Nerds is providing some of the most interesting, insightful, and positive commentary on pop culture from a black female perspective.  If you don’t know Jamie and the crew, you need to get on that immediately  Follow them on twitter at @blackgirlnerds.

Read Secret Love on Comixology