Conversations with GoD: Rebecca Donner

With two novels under her belt, writer Rebecca Donner recently wrote a graphic novel under the female driven comic imprint Minx. Geeks of Doom’s own JackBauerstein took some time out of her busy schedule to talk about her graphic novel, Burnout and her future novels.

Geeks of Doom: How did you first come up with the idea for Burnout?

Rebecca Donner: I had been hiking, and afterwards I couldn’t shake this image in my head of a mountain burning – these terrible yet beautiful saffron flames leaping against the backdrop of a midnight sky. The book basically works toward that image from the very first page, and it becomes a pivotal, culminating scene. Coupled with that was an idea I’d been kicking around for a while about”¦er,”¦a quasi-incest situation. Ah, I’ll stop right there — I’ve given away too much already!

GoD: What attracted you to the idea of writing a comic book?

RD: The creative possibilities. You can tell a story in so many ways – it’s a wonderfully flexible genre.

GoD: Was Burnout oringally concieved as a comic book and how did it end up over at Minx?

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