Ms. Q&A: Carmen Maria Machado and Laura Marks on Writing Feminist Heroines into Horror Graphic Novels

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“I’ve always loved the horror genre, because it’s a genre where you get to see a girl fighting back with everything she’s got.”

Carmen Maria Machado (left) and Laura Marks. (Tom Storm, Beowulf Sheehan)

When Joe Hill first emailed me to ask, “Have you ever thought about writing a comic book?” he said that DC Comics was also recruiting Carmen Maria Machado to write one—and I was thrilled.  I’ve been a fan of Carmen’s work ever since reading her stunning short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties. 

Cut to 2020: Machado and I both have graphic novels appearing in hardcover via Hill House Comics, Hill’s hand-curated horror imprint at DC Comics.  Machado’s book, THE LOW, LOW WOODS, is already in print, and my book, DAPHNE BYRNE, releases on Nov. 3.

Ms. Q&A: Carmen Maria Machado and Laura Marks on Writing Feminist Heroines into Horror Graphic Novels
Carmen Maria Machado’s The Low, Low Woods and Laura Marks’s Daphne Byrne.

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