One of my first interviews at FANgirl was with Andrew Goletz of GrayHaven Comics. Since then, with a little nudging, our own contributor Mary Sheridan has joined the ranks of the many creators who have told stories under the GrayHaven banner. In addition to providing a piece for the anthology You Are Not Alone, Mary participated in the GrayHaven Apprentice earlier this year. Additionally, Goletz was awarded the Comic Creator of the Year Award in the Philadelphia Geek Awards. So we thought it would be a good time to catch back up with him.
FGB: GrayHaven has issued its second All-Women Anthology, which includes a story by Gail Simone. Between the first and the second volumes did you see growth in the stories and submissions?
AG: Oh absolutely. Gail has been a huge supporter of GrayHaven since the very beginning when she offered an in depth critique of our first issue and volunteered to write a short in our second issue. We have a very large number of female readers, and the All Women issue was a fun little experiment the first time around. I figured it’d be popular but it exceeded expectations. That book continues to get sales and I’ve gone back to print on it a number of times. The second installment saw probably a 100% increase in submissions and Erica Heflin, the editor, had a really tough time narrowing these stories down to a single volume. The book turned out great and it should be no secret that we’ll have another All Women issue next year.
You can check out the full interview here.
Tricia is putting the finishing touches on her first novel, Wynde – a military science fiction with a fantastical twist that features heroines Vespa and Gemini. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to TriciaBarr.com.
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