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Past, Present, and Future with...Rachel Masilamani
What got you into comics?
"Reading Understanding Comics, by Scott McCloud. Up until then, I read comics, but it didn't occur to me that I could make them myself. It helped me understand how they are constructed."
What are you working on these days?
"I am working on balancing a day job, a toddler. art, and sleep! I am also continuing to work on "Nonpartum", my series about contemporary pregnancy, birth and parenting at Mutha Magazine. I completed an additional chapter earlier this year, and I've been making comics about America after the 2016 election."
Do you have a dream project?
"Yes! I have been thinking about a big project for almost 20 years now. I think of stories as very complicated puzzles that I need to solve before I start making them visible. This one is still too difficult for me to construct, but I am getting there. For me, the work is 75% mental preparation."
What one piece of creative advice would you give?
"Try not to think about what other people will think."