Anonymous said: how old are the phonogram singles club characters?
All the younger set are floating around 20. While I don’t say it as such, at least some of them are university students in their final year. There’s a little more about this in THE IMMATERIAL GIRL. Some are still 19. Some are just 20. Laura is the oldest of the 4.
As this is the year after Rue Britannia, Kohl is 31 at this point. Kid-with-knife is late twenties. If I’ve done my math right, Emily is 26. Seth Bingo is about 28. Silent Girl is about 25.
Anonymous said: what days are you coming to NYCC?
All of them.
Er… I mean, all the days of this year’s con.
Anonymous said: How did you get into writing about games?
I was a writer first, I was always a writer, I just wrote as soon as I knew how. I fell into PC gaming when I was a kid. An older, wiser friend passed on copies of PC Zone to us when I was just beginning to be a voracious reader, and I didn’t have a PC then, and I was fascinated.
I moved to London in 2010 and met Kieron Gillen, a friend of a friend. He told me he co-founded this one site, Rock Paper Shotgun. It seemed cool, so I pitched something I thought was good.
People liked it, so I carried on that way, until it was practically the only thing I did.
KG has a better origin story, one that goes ‘I was in a club and someone asked me to write an article’, but I was in the pub and KG just said to me ‘why wouldn’t you write something?’ and then I guess implied that I couldn’t.
No one tells me I can’t do something. It’s a dangerous prospect, to do that.
I’m to blame for everything.
Anonymous said: Considering you and Jamie have both done some super high profile and critically acclaimed works and massively expanded your fandom(s) in the past few years, is there any chance once WicDiv has finished that you'll seriously pick up Phonogram again after The Immaterial Girl sells fantastically and we'll get those 44+ issues?
Unlikely. Phonogram is a device for talking about various stuff. If we ever did more - and that’s very unlikely - it’d be other short minis or series or OGNs or something else. I’d say it’s more likely I do material away from Jamie that may as well be Phonogram than we do significantly more Phonogram together.
Anonymous said: Which of your characters are your favorites to see as cosplays? Any you've never seen that you'd like to?
Seeing any character or design I’ve had my hand in appear in the real world is genuinely overwhelming. The Young Avengers cosplay meet at last year’s NYCC was like a rupture forming in my brain.
The one that I’d always like to see in the flesh is the “Noh-varr from the opening scene of Young Avengers” one.
Some awful part of me would have liked my take on SINISTER to become very popular, and have about 50 people do the whole Sinister Class System.
ulttrons said: what do you think about the whole "emo" thing
Not my opinion, but She in The Singles Club had a lot of fun with it.
(Of course, knowing the history of the word, I was totally trolling people who like to send very long essays featuring the phrase “emotional hardcore.”)
bevismusson said: re there any artists you haven't had the chance to work with but would particularly like to write something for?
Oh god. Loads. Lots of friends, and lots of people I’ve never met. There’s so many artists in the world, it’s difficult to know where to start.
pomegranatehoneymoon said: when do you think you'll make a post about what exclusives you'll have at NYCC?
At some point before NYCC. Hopefully.
Anonymous said: Super late for jumping on the Young Avengers bandwagon (and the asking you questions to waste your time unproductively bandwagon too) but I was curious as to how old all of them are. I know Kate and Noh are 21 but the rest are a mystery.
The rest are 17-19. I talked about this in previous asks, which may be google-able, as well as some thinking behind it.