Wednesday, June 16, 2004

The "gendercide" of Y: The Chicago Tribune (registration required) discovers Y: The Last Man, and chats with writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra:

"When I first pitched the concept. I think my editors were afraid. It does sound like it could be a bad, late-night, sex-romp movie. But I researched for almost two years to find all sort of factoids, such as what percentage of pilots are female. It's a shockingly small number. So what would that mean if there were this many planes in the air when it happened? And how many women are mechanics, and how many women work in the Internet, and how many combat-trained female soldiers are there?"