Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Fear and Loathsome: The Advocate talks with How Loathsome creators Ted Naifeh and Tristan Crane about sexual ambiguity, sexual identity, and how the miniseries came about:
Naifeh: Well, it started as what I wanted to be my Goth book. I was talking about it with Tristan, and the direction I was going, Tristan was like, “No, no, you’ve got to go here.” What we ultimately found ourselves doing was cocreating the book together.

Crane: Ted had done some sketches of this androgynous, lanky character, and I went and wrote some prose pieces exploring this person’s point of view.

Naifeh: I had the bare bones of the first story in mind—this character falling in love with a tranny girl—and then when I read what Tristan was writing I was like, “No, this is the voice this character should have.” So we ended up writing it together.
If you haven't read this series, the hardcover edition and trade paperback are available.