Katie Cook is a nerd in the best possible way.
She’s a comic book writer and artist. She’s written My Little Pony comics, worked on books for Marvel, D.C. and IDW. She’s written her own comics, including the adorably awesome Gronk. She drew pictures of the cast of Hamilton for Broadway Cares and has been on stage at the Richard Rogers Theater twice. She’s basically living every nerd’s dream life.
She and Brian talk about the comic book writing process. Katie talks about why it can be easier to write for an already established character as compared to one you create yourself, why she always thinks of herself as an artist first, the importance of having a sounding board as a writer, the delights of hearing your 6-year-old singe age-inappropriate Broadway songs, and how Hamilton inspires us all to create something unique that lasts.
Kate was also kind enough to answer a question from Brian’s daughter about My Little Pony.