An interview with Jacque Nodell, author of How to Go Steady: Timeless Dating Advice, Wisdom, and Lessons from Vintage Romance Comics
As a young reader, I would have told you out loud that I loved all comics. But that wasn’t really the case. I didn’t have much use for humor comics back then. Teen comics? Well, once my Aunt Elissa gave me a box of Archie comics, I warmed up to them. War Comics and horror comics weren’t my cup of tea, but I’d read them now and then.
Romance comics, however, were never on the list. Too icky. Just like girls. So icky. Like many young boys, my tastes would do a 180 in just a few years. But I still wouldn’t read a romance comic.
Over the last few years, however, I’ve relaxed these standards. I’ve started to enjoy them occasionally. In fact, I am on a Quixotic quest for romance comics featuring Jay Scott Pike art. He was a master, and beyond that Showcase issue with the Dolphin story, I never really knew anything about him. There’s many other great artists in vintage romance comics. It’s a great place to stumble across the early works of favorites like John Romita or Gene Golan, as discovering new favorites.
So it’s not a surprise that I enjoy Jacque Nodell’s Sequential Crush. It’s a celebration of romance comics. And out this page has come her first book. I had a lot of questions for Jacque, and despite planning for a wedding (true love wins!) she found some time to answer them all! Continue reading “WIth Further Ado #009: An interview with Jacque Nodell”