I’ve wanted better characters for Musicomics for a long time. Character is the primary reason for the existence of BAND! As a white male, it’s difficult to write female characters that don’t feel trite or forced. If I were to just “write what I know,” my characters would probably all look and feel the same.

I only wish I had thought of turning Shannon into a Musicomics character when she was still here. She would have loved it. She asked me all the time to draw her. I did, maybe once or twice but nothing on this level.

She’s the perfect female character for me to write because I know her and she’s real. She’s a stone-faced badass but has a feminine sensitivity. She’s quick to anger and quick to forgive. She hates hard and loves harder.

Shannon was a complex and real person, and it will be an honor to introduce you to her through these comics.