TIH 279: M.R. Carey on The Girl with All the Gifts, Someone Like Me, and Writing Comics

TIH 279 M.R. Carey on The Girl with All the Gifts, Someone Like Me, and Writing Comics

In this podcast M.R. Carey talks about The Girl with All the Gifts, Someone Like Me, writing comics, and much more.

M.R. Carey

M. R. Carey has been making up stories for most of his life. His novel The Girl With All the Gifts was a word-of-mouth bestseller and is now a major motion picture based on his own screenplay. Under the name Mike Carey he has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on Lucifer, Hellblazer, and X-Men. His creator-owned series The Unwritten appeared regularly in the New York Times graphic fiction bestseller list. He also has several previous novels, games, radio plays, and TV and movie screenplays to his credit.

Show notes

  • [02:00] Early life lessons
  • [09:15] Telling and writing stories from an early age
  • [12:30] Writing vocationally/moving from teaching to comics
  • [16:40] Heavy metal and Malibu Comics
  • [23:40] Impostor syndrome, self-doubt, and thinking of self as a writer
  • [27:00] Phases of M.R. Carey’s work
  • [29:10] Writing in different mediums: transferrable lessons and what makes each medium uniquely their own
  • [40:50] The Girl with all the Gifts
  • [48:45] Ryan Whitley, via Patreon, asks about the vision of The Girl with all the Gifts
  • [51:35] Traci Kenworth, via Patreon, asks about the writing process
  • [59:25] Someone Like Me—issues of identity and self.
  • [1:06:20] Connect with M.R. Carey
  • [1:07:10] Final thoughts

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