I think I get more respect from historians than comic industry professionals! In that world, I write a silly, sappy girls’ comic. In the historical world I’m performing an important civic duty of bringing history to life to a new generation in a responsible, well-researched way.
It’s a sad commentary on the comics industry, that a skillfully-written, exciting, suspenseful comic about the American Revolution (I mean, really, how much manlier can you get than a rag-tag band of patriots battling a superior force in order to win their freedom?) is written off as girl stuff.
If Lora Innes was, I don’t know, Laurence Innes, I wonder if the reaction from the comics world would be the same?