Adventure Time! Female Creators! Book Signing! Punk Rock Album Covers! We’ve got it all in this exclusive interview with Ignatz Award winning creator Liz Prince, signing copies of her story in the Adventure Time spin off Marceline and the Scream Queens #3 at Hub Comics this Sunday at noon.
Friend of the League Liz Prince was asked to be part of the biggest cartoon phenomenon of the last few years. Adventure Time follows the story of Jake the Dog and Finn the Human in the Land of Ooo. The comic from Kaboom! was an instant sellout, enough to warrant a spin off mini for the red-sucking rocking vampire Marceline. Issue #3 of Marceline and the Scream Queens features a backup story by Liz. You can get the book signed at Hub Comics on September 30 from noon to 3 p.m. Here to promote the signing is Liz the Human.
First off, can you tell us how long you’ve been writing and drawing comic books?
Liz Prince: I’ve been making my own comics since I was about 10 years old. Back then, it was all very derivative stuff like “Bat Rat” (Batman, but as an anthropomorphic rat instead of a human) and “Scott the Angry Paper Cup” (which was suspiciously like Evan Dorkin’s classic of misanthropy “Milk & Cheese“).
I started drawing my own auto-bio comics towards the end of high school.
You had a hit with “Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed?”, containing personal stories about relationships. Do find revealing details of your personal life puts you in an awkward position?
I’m pretty comfortable with revealing things about myself in my comics; but that being said, there are plenty things that I keep to myself.
The only time it ever gets awkward is when people think that they know everything about me because they follow my comic strip. That and when they tell me stories about how they pissed in their beds, because I’ve never actually done that (at least since I was three or four).