Initiating Sex Change in 3…2…

When you have a project you’ve been working on since you first started writing, oftentimes you have a pile of characters who have grown comfortably into deep entities that sometimes even feel like real people (or sometimes you have characters who have stagnantly started rolling about in their own feces). Whatever the case may be,…

“Why are all of your characters white?”

I was asked this today on Tumblr concerning my newest graphic novel in progress, Tamino and the Magic Flute, in regards to Monostatos looking like this: The question was posed mainly because Monostatos is originally portrayed as a Moor, and the person asking the question wished to defend the original libretto from 1791. Because I…

How do I write a character with a different ethnicity than mine?

A lot of people have asked me this and they assume I know the reason because I have what people have been calling “a diverse cast” in my web comic HMS Crock Doctor. To be honest, it’s not very diverse. All the characters have artistic minds that are expressed in different ways, and not every…