Posts Tagged ‘sif’
I’m not fool enough to seek these things out, but here are a few links I’ve been sent:
this is my first interview that wasn’t conducted in email? Consequently I ramble. Like, a LOT. Learning curve and all that. Still, Comics Alliance did a great job and I do appreciate the support.I think
There’s a little piece on the Sif book up on Marvel.com that includes the Travel Foreman cover and FIVE PAGES OF PENCILS. Stegman really shines. Go check it out.
Two Sif-related items this morning!
1) Ryan tweeted a little teaser image here; and
2) The first Sif-related interview is up. It’s at Newsarama, right here.
Here’s an excerpt:
Nrama: I have but one simple question for you as a writer: What makes you dig Sif?
DeConnick: I think it’s the same thing explains my fondness for women-of-vengeance movies and the Japanese pinky violence films of the 1970s. I think… I mean, I’m a five foot tall short-tempered woman of Sicilian heritage and when someone or something pisses me off—which happens, I’m somewhat ashamed to admit, on a regular basis—it’s neither socially nor ethically acceptable for me to pick up a baseball bat and crack heads. But boy… I entertain the notion about once a day. So there’s that fantasy element to Sif.
And then—stepping away from my own character defects for a moment—there’s the age-old mythic appeal of the Hero.
Nrama: And of course: What is it that compels us mortals to partake in the epic tales of Asgard?
DeConnick: What makes us read fiction at all? What’s the appeal of parable or fable? It’s the same thing that made me a nut for Greek mythology when I was a kid—these over-sized tales push our power-fantasy buttons, sure, but they also help us order our understanding of each other and our world.
I mean, we’re getting into Joseph Campbell stuff here, but this is marrow, you know? I think imagination and myth are as hard-wired into us as our appetites for sustenance and love.
I’m excited to be working on a Thor-related book for several reasons, one of which is terribly obvious to folks who follow Marvel news.
It’s completely nerdy, but now that the word is out I have to share another: like, a gazillion years ago, I had lunch with Mr. and Mrs. Simonson in New York during a con (a friend of mine was a student of Mr. Simonson’s). The four of us ended up talking about THE MIGHTY THOR #380 at length over our fries. When we got back to the con floor, he — Mr. Simonson — found and purchased a copy of 380 and signed it for me. Now at the time, for reasons far too embarrassing to go into here, I wore a necklace that said spelled out L-O-I-S. So the copy of that I have sitting right her on my desk right now? It’s inscribed “For Lois.” There was, of course, no way I was going to correct him. I thanked him profusely and tucked it in my bag.