The 5 Question Interview #27 with Peter Bensley & Cayti Elle Bourquin

We put 5 Questions to Hana Comics' Peter Bensley and Cayti Elle Bourquin...

Who are you and what do you do?

We are Hana Comics, a small comic studio. I'm Peter Bensley, editor and organiser, our writer is Cayti Elle Bourquin, we work with various artists including Mark Pearce and Yishan Li, and Ben Rosell and Harley Williams are helping us with conventions and marketing.

What can people expect to find at your table at True Believers?

Issues and merchandise for our first book, Paradox Girl! And Harley in pinstripes.

What’s your favourite thing about what you do?

Cayti: I love exposing my internal wonderland to others, sharing the stories and experiences that I've imagined is incredible.

What was the first comic you collected?

Peter: The original Secret Wars. I only had a couple of issues but some of the images really stuck with me.

Cayti: The first comic I collected was 4 women by Sam Keith. I loved what he'd done with the MAXX, though was only familiar with it via the TV show on MTV. 4 Women was evocative and dangerous on a few levels.

If you had to recommend one comic (or story arc) to people, which would it be?

Peter: Flex Mentallo, a comic about the love of comics.

Cayti: Comic that I'd recommend? Please read Hack/Slash, it's subversive and meta and hot. I love it.

Thanks folks.

Be sure to check out the Paradox Girl website and stop by Peter and Caity's table at #TBCF2016 and say "Hello!"