The rabbit-obsessed Minky Woodcock is a detective in the tradition of Holmes and Watson but whom is lavished in the trappings of stage-light burlesque. The multi-talented writer, artist and performer Cynthia von Buhler took some time to discuss about the newly released collected edition of Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini from Titan Comics. The children’s book author takes a look backstage in Houdini’s time with the more adult spiritual crime drama with Minky Woodcock.
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FOG!: Thanks for joining us, Cynthia! We’re really excited about Minky Woodcock: The Girl Who Handcuffed Houdini. Who is Minky? Is the comic persona based on a real person?
Cynthia von Buhler: Most writers channel themselves into their characters. Minky Woodcock has always been one of my alter egos. I wrote her with myself in mind.
However, my model was the beautiful and talented burlesque star, Pearls Daily. Her mannerisms, style and spunk are all Pearls.