First, thanks so much to Tapas for doing this! So cool to see all these great stories being created by women
Series link: https://tapas.io/series/Ninecrow
Logline: In a strange town in the middle of nowhere, where all the residents seem to be either oddly disfigured, half-crazy, or both, 16-year-old Amanda tries to unravel the long-ago disappearance of another girl her own age. But as Amanda’s own mother begins to act increasingly detached and bizarre, will Amanda be able to solve the mystery in time to save her mother—and herself?
“I'm sorry, are you actually criticizing my rescue plan? Did I not save your ass the way you'd prefer?” [Amanda to her friend Cary, after saving him from a creepy ritual in the woods]
About me: As a little girl, I read and wrote comics constantly. But as I grew up, I started to feel like the world of comics wasn’t friendly to women. All the comic creators I knew of were men. The stories didn’t feel like they were written with women or girls in mind. The way the female characters acted was sometimes inspiring, but the hyper-sexualized way they were often drawn felt like an ever-present reminder that these stories were not for me. And slowly, I gave up reading and creating comics.
It wasn’t until I was an adult that the work of graphic novel creators like Faith Erin Hicks, Ursula Vernon, and Shannon Hale helped me rediscover my love of comics and feel like there was space for me in this industry too. For the last ten years, I’ve been working on my comics every single day. I’ve also had the joy of teaching comic-making workshops to children, and I love how comics help kids see that reading can be fun and exciting, and that their artwork doesn’t have to be perfect to tell a story. I dream of getting my comics out to a larger audience because I would love it if my stories could play a little part in helping other girls see that they can do anything they can imagine!