Cash and Carrie reminds me of a time when I had the detective bug and I went looking for mysteries to solve in my own backyard. I would gather clues (dead lizards must mean the stray cats are back!) and collect random evidence to put in my “Top Secret” manila folder. Ha! Yeah, that was not very discreet. It was a fun time and certainly made my summers home more enjoyable.
Cash and Carrie means to me that kids can be smart, tough and persistent. I like that they get to the bottom of these situations. They never give up even if the mystery remains unsolved. Their determination to continue to look for answers is admirable.
My thoughts on the project so far have been positive. As a writer who self-publishes her own work, I was thrilled that an established editor contacted me. Shawn emailed me with this premise and these fantastic characters and I got excited. This was a great starting point. We scoped out all these different ideas such as what the school should be like, what’s their upbringing and what not. Once we got a better sense of the story and solidified the kind of friendship Inez and Dallas have with each other, it was onto the next stage. He introduced me to Penny’s artwork and it all came together in my head. Her art is so playful and pretty, it just made it real easy for me to panel out the scenes. I felt very confident in her skills to execute the story. All three of us are in constant communication with each other. Once we hashed out the plan for the first issue, I got to work right away. From idea, to script, to art and finally to debut, it’s been awesome.