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- 00:00:24 – Introduction
- 00:02:39 – Setup of interview
- 00:04:28 – Interview with Sophie Goldstein
- 01:16:41 – Wrap up
- 01:18:21 – Contact us
Sci-Fi and the Art of Psycho-Sexual Drama
On this episode of The Comics Alternative‘s interview series, Paul and Derek are pleased to talk with Sophie Goldstein. Her new book, House of Women, was recently published by Fantagraphics, and she talks with the Two Guys about her four-year process of creating her narrative. As Sophie describes it, this is a psycho-sexual sci-fi drama about a group of female missionaries who travel to a distant planet to help educate — and colonize — the local population. Complications ensue when an earlier missionary, Jael Dean, goes native and becomes the focus of rival affections. During their insightful conversation, Goldstein discusses the genesis of the project, how it springs from her love of the film Black Narcissus and how it began as a thesis while she was at the Center for Cartoon Studies. She also reveals her strategies for composing her protagonists, the evolution of the storyline, and the history of originally self-publishing her work in three parts.
Be sure to check out Sophie Goldstein’s Patreon page, as well as her previous times on the podcast:
- The 2015 interview
- At the 2015 HeroesCon
- At the 2015 Small Press Expo
- At the 2016 Small Press Expo
- At the 2017 Sumter Comic Arts Symposium