notfadeaway asked: I'm working on a script for a comic I'm creating. My cast is primarily female and I'm worried I have too many women. When you're writing CM (since your cast is largely female) do you ever think, "there should be a guy in here somewhere?" And if so, what do you do? I'm really comfortable writing women, and I love my characters... I see no need for anymore men in the story at this time, but I'm afraid it won't appeal to a large enough audience. 3 prominent women to 1 supporting male? Too much?
>too many women
I’m sorry, I don’t know what those words mean in that order.
>do you ever think, “there should be a guy in here somewhere?”
>I see no need for anymore men in the story at this time, but I’m afraid it won’t appeal to a large enough audience.
You’re trying to sell a thing you haven’t even written yet. Write the story you would write if you were just going to put it in a drawer.
Write the story you want to read.
brain-too-small asked: So do you have another DC project coming up, or are you just going to be rolling with Eternal, Your Boom book The Woods, and you're thrillbent stuff? (Not that I mind, that. The stuff looks awesome.)
Nothing officially in the cards yet, but the year is still young. And there are definitely more projects coming elsewhere!
A tricky question.
The audience is ahead of us, in comics. It’s more ethnically diverse and gender diverse than the books we are publishing. I think anyone who has been to a con in the last five years can see that.
Yet, many recent attempts at diverse comics, even with great creative teams, have failed. Many wonderful books like Journey Into Mystery and others (and, well, the Movement), have not found an audience to sustain them despite lots of critical success and lots of love on Tumbler. Even some fan beloved books have had to be relaunched, like Captain Marvel and Black Widow.
I refuse to believe it is because the audience won’t support quality books with diverse casts, I just don’t feel that that is the problem.
So how do we take full advantage of this wider audience? How do we get these newer readers who are loving Batman and Walking Dead to try books that are more on the margins?
We have a dream audience now. How do we grow that audience and update the casts and titles to reflect that readership when new character are so much more difficult to sustain?
Excellent excellent question.
MY FULL CRAZY MADNESS SCHEDULE
(will update with links to FB events as they come)
TODAY, APRIL 11
Batman Eternal Signing with Scott Snyder!
Midtown Comics Downtown, NYC, NY
THURSDAY, APRIL 24
In The Dark Group Signing!
Challengers Comics, Chicago, IL
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30th
CMYK Anthology Signing
Jim Hanley’s Universe, NYC, NY
SATURDAY, MAY 3rd
Free Comic Book Day! With Scott Snyder, Mark Waid, and Chris Samnee!
Alter Ego Comics, Muncie, IN
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7th
THE WOODS LAUNCH SIGNING AND PARTY
Forbidden Planet, New York, NY
C2E2 - Chicago, IL - April 25-27
NY Special Edition - NYC - June 14-15
Heroescon - Charlotte, NC - June 20-22
Comic Con International - San Diego, CA - July 23-27
Baltimore Comic Con - Baltimore, MD - September 5-7
New York Comic Con - NYC - October 9-12