When I am in Egypt, I am along for the ride - I am a privileged outsider, but an outsider nonetheless.
I think comics are really part of The Zeitgeist. They reflect back to us the issues that we're concerned about in the time they are written.
We don't want to create a literary ghetto in which black writers are only allowed to write black characters and women writers are put on 'girl books.'
The story of a passionate woman in a stale marriage is as old as Helen of Troy.
'Air' is very placeless - it's set in many different countries, and much of the story is about going places rather than being places. 'Air' is about travelers, and I'm a chronic traveler.
What we wanted to do was tell a story that felt relatable to anyone who's been a teenager. We haven't all been a second-generation Pakistani-American girl with superpowers, but we've all been 16 and awkward.