Monday, December 5, 2011

The Writer Will Take Your Questions Now (#9) -- Proudest Comic Work

What is the one comic that you are most proud of and why? -- Lillian Hawkins

 You know, I'm really proud of all my work, but I think Gene Simmons Dominatrix is the one I'm most proud of right now. It's tough work to take an idea that people enter into with so many assumptions about and leave your mark on it enough to make those same people come out on the other end saying things like it was not what I expected or it surprised me. And let's be honest, the idea of a practicing dominatrix could easily be derailed into either camp or porn. And neither Gene, IDW nor I wanted this book to become Stripperella, back-shelf leather porn, masturbatory bondage fiction -- or worse, like the campy scenes from Mel Brooks' High Anxiety. To be able to keep the book sexy and cheesecake-esqe but still manage to tell a real story about a woman trying to find her life and reclaim it from the forces trying to dismantle it, well, that makes me very, very proud.