Last week, or possibly the week before, the gentleman running PCon this year emailed me to see if I'd be interested in doing an interview with a student who was looking to do an interview with a comic artist for a film class. I wrote back and said I'd love to, but I was only a lowly writer. Turned out a lowly writer would do, so I went in to meet the guy today to talk about the interview and stuff.
There were two of them, actually, Tom whose project it is and Trace who'll be doing the interviewing while Tom does the filming stuff. Trace knows nothing about comics, so there were a couple times when Tom and I veered off into a completely foreign language and he looked blankly at us. Then again, Trace is from Canada, so there were a couple moments where he and I veered off into North American Talk and left Tom looking blank, so it all worked out.
Tom was a bit concerned that he only had three questions so far, and fifteen minutes to fill, but I assured him I could talk for fifteen minutes with very little prompting. One of them asked me one of the questions and, y'know, I talked for fifteen minutes, and they both looked admiring and said, "If you could just repeat that on Tuesday..." (Which basically I could, since it's all pretty standard Catie The Writer stuff. Except here they say Cat-ee, not Cate-ee, for the most part.)
Anyway, it went well. I'm going to bring in a printout of the comic for them to take a couple images of, and copies of my books (Tom went out and bought CARDINAL RULE! And was enjoying it! And I brought him a copy of URBAN SHAMAN.), and cover flats and stuff to have lying around. Promo opportunity! He also said he'd get me a copy of the interview (probably an unedited one) so maybe I'll be able to put that up on cemurphy.net at some point.
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