Going Under, the first book in the Something in the Water series, arrives Tuesday, September 5!

 

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Comics Aren’t Political (and Other Myths)

Comics Aren’t Political (and Other Myths)

Earlier this year, a comic book shop owner in Florida took comic publishers to task for being too political. His argument is comics should be an apolitical space, where no one needs to worry about “left” or “right.” Comics, he argued, needed to provide a comforting embrace for everyone, rather than adding fuel to the fire of divisive politics.

Back the fuck up, please. Comics are a safe space? Publishers need to get their politics out of his store?

Has he ever read a comic book in his life?

Writer’s Insights: The Book Production Process

Writer’s Insights: The Book Production Process

You might have guessed by now that I’m an editor by trade. I’m a writer first and foremost—I always have been. I’m a reader too (but all writers are readers—it’s the first tenet of being a writer). Basically, I love books, and I love words. But being a writer is tough, and very often, it doesn’t pay the bills. So when I was very small, I decided I would do the next best thing: I’d edit books. If I couldn’t pay the bills being a writer, I’d pay them by working with authors to refine their writing. (It also helps that I know my way around a grammar guide or two.)  I do both, which actually helps me do the editing job better.