Interview: Alex Woolfson

Jul 11, 2015, 03:32 PM

On the Floor Comic Con exclusive! One of the highlights of my Comic-Con (and year if we're being honest) was getting to chat with Alex Woolfson. For those of you unfamiliar with him, Alex is an award nominated writer of graphic novels, lover of scifi and action, and genuinely an awesome person (and a Bay Area resident!). All of his work is free (!!!) on the internet, which was how yours truly came upon Artifice, his Lambda Award finalist piece about the relationship between an inhuman and a human. It's a wonderful piece and now he's moved on to bigger things, The Young Protectors, which follows a group of young superheros and specifically Kyle, a gay kid who runs into the villain Annihilator after leaving a gay bar, and who gets drawn in by him. I spoke with Alex about those two works, how he got his start, and how genre can be used to tell LGBTQ stories.