This is a series of posts about comics included in the forthcoming anthology comic “Identity” produced by Northside Comics.
The next comic in our series is by Kitty Curran and is entitled Department of Interplanetary Relations.
Can you give us a brief description of your comic?
A social worker who deals with secret extra-terrestrial visitors has a very difficult meeting with a new client.
How does your comic address the theme of identity?
The alien client has some pretty out-there choices for what his Earth identity will be!
Where did you come up with the idea for your comic?
I was brainstorming around the concept of secret identities found in superhero stories. The idea of creating a whole new persona when moving to a new planet appealed to me, and I wondered what sort of identity an alien visitor who didn’t have Superman’s advantage of being raised on Earth would come up with!
What influences your work both on this comic and in general?
This comic is riffing off on a few superhero stories, with a bit of a less glamorous Men in Black thrown in for good measure. I generally love comics with a silly/goofy sense of humor – like Squirrel Girl and Noelle Stevenson’s work.
Where can people find more of your work?
You can see my portfolio here:
My tumblr is here:
My twitter is here:
And I’m planning on launching a webcomic I’m working on with my friends this Autumn – you can check any of the above for updates!
The full comic anthology “Identity” will be available later this summer for purchase. If you can’t wait that long you can contribute to our kickstarter and maybe get yourself some unique swag.