Sometimes, life just surprises you in the best of ways. It’s how I got the chance to interview Kasey Pierce.
Kasey Pierce is one such surprise. Dirk Manning mentioned her on his facebook exclusive page, and I was intrigued with the concept Kasey brought to the equation. Since the American dollar makes my meager Canadian one feel like a joke, I couldn`t support Norah, which was too bad because it seems like an amazing book.
Norah is one of the most intriguing premises I have ever read for a comic. Period. Norah is a coma-fisher; someone that helps other comatose patients cross over to the other side, or revives them. I`ve always been fascinated with near death and comatose people. Science Fiction books by writers such as Connie Willis. That said, this book feels like a very fresh take. Why does Norah do what she does?
Intrigued, I wanted to get a chance to interview Kasey for the Podcast. Obviously, that has happened as I did do the interview, but I got my second real surprise. Not only does Kasey come across as an amazing writer, but she’s someone that responds to challenges.
She’s overcome obesity. Me and her spent about a half hour talking about diets. She’s a massage therapist by day, and writer by night. She’s done some real cool work with her collection Pieces of Madness and manages to surprise me with what she is doing and what she is capable of. She is the kind of person I want to feature on my podcast, and it was a real thrill to have her.
Here’s a brief taste of Kasey with this short interview here:
Joshua Pantalleresco: What are you working on right now?
Kasey Pierce: Right now I’m working on getting all of the flash fiction rewards out from the “Norah #1…” Kickstarter. I have a scifi graphic novel called “Mexica” being released late this year. Think Aztec history meets Conan the Barbarian.