Wixel World

I have a major confession… I never wanted to do the strip. Four years ago, when we started doing Scooter and Ferret, we came up with the strip idea as a regularly updated advertisement for the comic we were working on. The comic was what I was really interested in, I had a couple of scripts written and I thought the strip would be something forgettable and produced on the cheap. But the artist never does anything small, so far more effort went into the strip than I’d ever intended. That effort was all-consuming and the comic fell by the wayside. I became an online strip writer in spite of myself.

But all this time and two strips later I never enjoyed being a gagman, nor did I ever really feel like one. There were valiant efforts and there were tears, and at the end of the day, I finally got the ok from not only the artist but everyone I asked to go back to what I feel comfortable doing. The first script is done and new installmants of that script will be released right here, one page a week, every Wednesday. Some people will leave, some people will join up. Some people won’t like the reduction to one day a week, but I hope most people will enjoy following Maridee and her friends through a complete story. And this story will bring back a character some people may come back to see.

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter

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