Cecil Castellucci

Cecil Castellucci talks about writing comic books

Cecil talks about her recent panel at San Diego Comic Con, her thoughts on the writers strike and more

Here’s my chat with Cecil Castellucci about writing comic books and more.

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Cecil Castellucci

Cecil is the award winning and New York Times Bestselling author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Shade, The Changing Girl, Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, Soupy Leaves Home, The Year of the Beasts, Tin Star, Female Furies and Odd Duck. In 2015 she co-authored Star Wars Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure. She has also written Batgirl for DC Comics. Her short stories and short comics have been published in Strange Horizons, Tor.com, and many other anthologies. In a former life, she was known as Cecil Seaskull in the ‘90s indie band Nerdy Girl. She has written three opera librettos Les Aventures de Madame Merveille (World Premiere in 2010), Hockey Noir: The Opera (World Premiere 2018) and Metternich! Princess Pauline Von Metternich (World Premiere 2021). She is the former Children’s Correspondence Coordinator for The Rumpus, a two-time MacDowell Fellow, and was the founding YA Editor at the LA Review of Books. Recently, her graphic novel Shifting Earth was published by Berger Books. Her most current effort is Star Wars: Hyperspace Stories #6.

The premise of Star Wars Hyperspace Stories #6 goes like this: “Long before his infamous run-in with Han Solo, Greedo was a rookie crook trying to rise through the ranks of Jabba the Hutt’s gangster organization. But his young ambitions are quickly derailed when a big deal goes south, and Greedo is set up to take the fall by Jabba’s latest romantic companion. Can Greedo make it out alive, or will he find himself the latest offering to Jabba’s pet Rancor!”

You can discover more about Cecil Castellucci on Instagram at @cecilseaskull and online at CecilCastellucci.com

Check out this previous interview with Cecil Castellucci about her Shifting Earth graphic novel.


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