I've mentioned Dwayne McDuffie before, of course:
In addition to the comic books I write whenever I can score an assignment, I'm currently contributing scripts to STATIC SHOCK! (the KIDS WB! animated series based on my comic book, STATIC) and JUSTICE LEAGUE, the new Cartoon Network animated series. Upcoming comics work includes an original graaphic novel called GIFTED (with artist Michelle Merkin) and the all-new THE ROAD TO HELL graphic novel (with co-writer and creator Matt S. Wayne and artist Kris Dresen).
Coincidentally, there's an interview with Kris Dresen up at TechnoDyke:
TechnoDyke: Who are your readers? A lot of females and lesbians (relative to their general presence in comic readership at all)
Dresen: Judging from the correspondence we get, Manya's readership is almost equally divided between men and women, which is actually pretty cool. We get a lot of mail from guys who are excited because their wives/girlfriends never read comics but they love Manya. At shows we've been to recently we've been noticing that the women who buy our book range in age from early teens to their 70's, which is astounding.
Which quote is actually on page two of the interview, but it seemed silly linking directly to that. . .
I've pretty much given up on handing the Rare Good Comics to people, especially women, who don't normally read them. Mostly because the reaction -- "I thought comics were crap for teenage boys and developmentally arrested men, but this is nice." -- reminds me of the people who insist I'm not really black because, you know, I speak so well.
That, and I'm afraid they'll venture into a comics shop alone looking for more Rare Good Comics and either see the usual, and get scared, or have to deal with the teenage boys and developmentally arrested men who work/hang out in the shop, and get scared.
I'm also in a worse than normal mood today. Tourists are encouraged to post idiotic comments, because I'd dearly love to rip some random stranger on the 'net a new one for no particular reason. Cheaper than therapy, and safer than going out and starting fights in bars.
Damn funny for the rest of us, though.
Think I'd like a Labia Lemon air freshener for the car, but I doubt they'll expand the line into those. . .
Update: Added links to the good stuff, Finder, Hopeless Savages and pretty much anything from Slave Labor, respectively. Anything by Jhonen Vasquez is worth a look, and the only thing keeping me from quoting passages from I Feel Sick is knowing that without the artwork, some of the magic is missing.