More to Come’s Kate Fitzsimons interviews novelist C.S. Pacat, author of The Captive Prince fantasy trilogy and internet-famous fan artist Johanna the Mad @johannathemadshop about Fence, their new comic which has just come out from Boom @boomstudios. A comic with its own real life fight choreographer, Fence is a sports and LGBT romance comic in the vein of Yuri on Ice and Check Please.
They discuss the experience of creating Fence – which is their first comic; their separate origins as self-publishing creator-entrepreneurs coming from the online fan art and fanfiction community; C.S. Pacat’s own return to fencing; the influence of the manga Hikaru-no-Go; and the future of the comic.
Kate also interviews Cannon Busters and Children of Ether creator LeSean Thomas live at AnimeNYC. Thomas is an animation producer, writer and artist who has worked on such acclaimed animated series as Black Dynamite, The Boondocks and Legend of Korra. Born in the South Bronx, Thomas has worked in animation for years in South Korea and now Japan. They discuss Cannon Busters, crowd-funding, and what it’s like to work in the animation industry overseas.