I worked in a comic shop for five years, and the amount of titles I could excitedly recommend to teenage girls was pretty abysmal for awhile.
Mad-Dog used to be Patsy Walker's beau, Buzz Baxter, but transformed himself into Mad-Dog to get even with his ex and her friends, the Avengers, after she became Hellcat.
I'm a huge 'Nightmare before Christmas' fan, but that was also Henry Selick. I'm a really big fan of 'Sleepy Hollow.' I love 'Big Fish,' too, which is a bit different. There's a really cool era of early-Burton stuff like 'Ed Wood' that I'm a big fan of.
I still tell a lot of jokes and do a lot of funny comics, but the stuff I like best is the personal stuff. I will still occasionally talk about my job and retail, but it evolved.
The primary goal for me in doing a superhero series is to make it new-reader-friendly, so it might not be front-loaded with all this history, but you can be sure it will show up!
I love romance stories; I've been working on 'School Spirit' over at Rosy Press, which is sort of a modern take on a classic romance comic - so I'm clearly a fan!
I have friends who practice witchcraft, and I study tarot myself. I guess, to be specific, I don't want to believe in a world without magic.
I love artists whose work feels animated! Matt Cummings, Ian McGinty, Jake Myler, Arielle Jovellanos, Drew Rausch, Zachary Sterling, Troy Little - I feel like most of the artists I've worked with have a lot of movement and life in their work.
I loved Tristan in Nancy Collins' run. I love Vampirella having a werewolf paramour; it's too fun. Coleridge had to come with them, of course, to set up her spooky new manor up in the hills of Los Angeles, and also because he's just a delight.