On Friday, July 23, while attending San Diego International Comic-Con, I ran around like a madwoman, rounding up as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asking them all the exact same questions. Keep in mind, Comic-Con is crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise. Let me know in the comments if you have trouble hearing anything and I’ll translate for you.
I was thrilled when Lark Pien agreed to answer my questions. Years ago, when I first walked up to her booth, I didn’t know she had done the color on Gene Luen Yang’s book American Born Chinese. I just knew I really liked the paintings she had on display. In addition to being nominated for an Eisner and winning the Harvey for her work on American Born Chinese, she has also published her own stories, including Long Tail Kitty and the upcoming Mr. Elephanter.