Crosswind is one of the most highly-anticipated comics of the Summer, and with good reason. This ode to the classic body-swap story comes with a twist— it’s no silly romp, but a mysterious, dangerous crime escapade. This take on a familiar tale is bound to be exciting throughout the entire series. Don’t miss out on this comic— pick it up Wednesday, June 21st!
Image Comics is publishing Crosswind, a new espionage-filled body-swap thriller from Wonder-Team Gail Simone (Red Sonja, Secret Six) and Cat Staggs (Wonder Woman ‘77, Smallville Season 11).
This new ongoing series features a slick Chicago hitman and a normal suburban housewife…who suddenly find themselves in unfamiliar territory (and unfamiliar bodies). Read this thrilling series to find out how their lives intertwine.
Word Of The Nerd had the opportunity to interview talented artist Cat Staggs about her work on this upcoming series. What she has to say just adds to the anticipation for this exciting new comics.
This art is extremely realistic and detailed. What are some strategies for maintaining that realism throughout an ongoing series?
This book is bloodier and darker than a lot of your work thus far. Did you make any adjustments or have any difficulty with the material?
Body Switching is popular on screen, but much more complicated to convey on the page. What have you incorporated into the art for the book that will help convey the different personalities of the characters, even when they are trapped in different bodies?
You’re working with your own colors, and this art is extremely photo-realistic. Your covers and interiors are on the same level, which is an intense commitment of time and effort. How does it feel to have all the art completely in your hands? How has that affected the way you realize the script?
What was the process for working with Gail Simone and making Crosswind a reality? This truly seems like a synergistic partnership- what influences do you have on the book as a team?
What inspirations did you draw from to create Cason and Juniper? They are different characters with presumably something in common- but how did they come into being for this book?
Releasing in June gives Crosswind the opportunity to fall in with the big Summer “Blockbusters” of comics. What are you hoping to achieve with Crosswind this Summer? Who is your main audience?
You and Gail have close ties with Wonder Woman. Does that factor into the inspiration or execution for Crosswind?
Wonder Woman factors into everything I do. She inspires me everyday. I,literally wear her on “my sleeve”. (I have a tattoo)
What’s coming next for you in comics (or otherwise?) Any secrets for fans of Crosswind and your other works?
For me I am spending most of my time in the Crosswind world. I do have another story written by my wife, Amanda Deibert, in John Carpenter’s Tales for a Halloween Night Vol 3 and I will, again have the NYCC cover variant for the book as well. Amanda and I have also collaborated on a story in the Secret Lives of Geek Girls. I am also still working on random cover projects, like X-Files and Orphan Black.
Crosswind is coming from Image Comics on Wednesday June 21st 2017
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