We put 5 Questions to comic artist, writer, colourist and non-muffin maker Kate Brown...
What’s your favourite thing about what you do?
Socially: getting to work with and meet such lovely people!
Practically: getting to hole up for days alone in a room, working on thumbnails & concepts. I know those two sound rather at odds with one another, haha, but I guess you certainly can get a lot of variety with working in this industry!
What was the first comic you remember reading/collecting?
The first comic I probably read was one of my older brother's comics annuals from the 70s: either Beano or Topper. I think I might have had a Bunty issue that I really liked... it was about a bunch of schoolkids getting marooned on an island. I can't guarantee it was actually Bunty, but it was pretty cool.
What was the first comic you professionally worked on?
Tecnhically, it was a sort of re-purposing of my final project from my HND. It was a 20-page comic about people parting ways, which was re-arranged into a 10page comic(!) for publication in an anthology. We got paid a little bit per page. I mean, it got published, and we got paid, so, I guess that counts as my first pro thing!
Which comic or comic book character would you most like to work on if you were given the chance?
I don't really have a preference; I don't follow many comics or characters I'm afraid :)
If you had to recommend one comic (or story arc) to people, which would it be?
I would totally recommend Black Hole by Charles Burns, as it's one of my favourite books.
Be sure to check out Kate's website and stop by her table at #TBCF2016 and say Hello!