We put 5 Questions to Mystery Circus creator Verity Hall...
Who are you and what do you do?
I'm Verity Hall and I'm a comic writer, artist, and wrestling fan
What can people expect to find at your table at True Believers?
I'll be launching my biggest comic to date, Mystery Circus (working title, this may change!). This is going to be a big, beautiful full colour comic book with 100+ pages and is the story of Mal and her obsession with a mysterious circus that pulls into town. I'll also be selling prints, stickers, and hopefully lots of other little bits and bobs for people. People can get a taste for it here: mysterycircus.thecomicseries.com or mysterycircus.smackjeeves.com
What’s your favourite thing about what you do?
I've always loved making up characters. The writing side of comics, the characters, the world building, the plot, that is my favourite part. I love being able to make characters that people may not have seen before, and hopefully represent some people who may not often get represented. I love telling stories, and making comics lets me tell as many as I want.
What was the first comic you collected?
The first comic I was ever given was Return of the Goddess by Joseph Michael Linsner. Next came the teenage standards, The Crow and Ghost World, and then finally I started buying Ultimate X-men.
If you had to recommend one comic (or story arc) to people, which would it be?
Wet Moon by Sophie Campbell. This is the comic series that made me want to make my own comics. It made me realise that the style I loved could work. This series literally changed my life. Give it a read.
Please check out the Mystery Circus website and be sure to stop by Verity's table at #TBCF2016 and say "Hello"