Recommendation: Yes! Buy or borrow these fun comics!
This Book is For: All ages.
The Last Straw: Check out these pictures I snapped from inside the books:
|Alison, Wendy, & Dot|
|"May I pay with a debit card?"|
PS. I was suppose to share some pictures I snapped of Alison Dare exploring my room, but I forget to transfer them to my laptop (I'm on a trip right now). Sorry about that.
Interview with J. Torres
What made you want to write graphic novels/comic books?
I’ve always loved reading comics whether in the newspaper or magazine or book form. I used to draw a lot too, inspired by what I read. Somewhere along the way I decided to focus on writing.
Which comic books did you enjoy reading as a kid?
In grade school it was Tintin and Asterix, some Disney and Gold Key stuff. DC Digests and Archie digests too. Later in high school, it was X-Men and Teen Titans. Eventually, I discovered “indy comics” like Elfquest and Nexus.
Favorite comic book character?
I don’t think I can choose just one. Batman is definitely up there, though.
How did you come up with the idea for Alison Dare? Any inspirations?–I notice a lot of things to do with Egyptology.
I wanted to do the kind of adventure and mystery book that I enjoyed reading as a kid but in a comic book. Books like Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Encyclopedia Brown, etc. I was also a big fan of the Jonny Quest cartoon and of course comics like Tintin. Indiana Jones is another obvious influence, and I think I was playing the Tomb Raider video game a lot at the time.
Do you have a favorite character in the Alison Dare series? (Mine's Wendy)
I’d probably say the Blue Scarab because he’s a super and a dad. Like me. Yes, I’m a superhero. Shh…
Will we be seeing more of Alison Dare soon? If so, could you give us a teaser about her next adventure?
We’re just starting to talk about new material. I’m not sure when it will happen. But if I have my way, we’re taking Alison to Asia . Possibly China . Maybe Japan. Or Korea .
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