First Second has recently published The City on the Other Side, a historically based fantasy written by Mairghread Scott and with art by Robin Robinson. Gwen and Derek talk with the creators about their new book, the genesis behind the concept, and their decision to base their narrative in San Francisco. This is a compelling story that should have wide appeal, and not only with younger readers. Over the course of the conversation, Mairghread and Robin share their experiences researching various cultures’ folklore (upon which many of the figures are based), the importance of character design, their methods of collaboration, and the significance of maps.
We are joined by the writer of TOIL AND TROUBLE – Mairghead Scott!
TOIL AND TROUBLE #1 hits comic shelves this Wednesday (September 2). Be sure to ask for it at your local comic shop, find it online, or go by BOOM! Studios’s web site (boom-studios.com) and buy the first issue as well as pre-order the rest of the series.
You can find Mairghead all over the Internet from the following links: