Late Night Library: Summarize your book in 10 words or fewer.
A.K. Summers: Butch dyke goes through most feminizing experience of her life—pregnancy.
LNL: If this book were the lovechild of two others, who are its parents?
A.K.: Naked by David Sedaris gets it on with 100 Demons by Lynda Barry.
LNL: What ingredients go into the recipe of your writing style?
A.K.: Inaccurately remembered conversations, pathos, bad word, anxious ruminating, self-deprecation (as needed), one or two sentences of quiet reflection, another bad word, observed real-life absurdity, something gross, circular theorizing, heavily edited free associations, momentary conclusion which probably won’t hold up, Roget’s thesaurus—adds sparkle to any dish!
LNL: Name one book you wish you could read again for the first time.
A.K.: Fingersmith by Sarah Waters.
LNL: Answer a question you wish people would ask you about writing.
A.K.: How about this one—I’m interested in the process of artists who write and draw their own comics. Is drawing a form of writing for you or do you make a real distinction between the two forms?
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A.K. Summers is the creator of the comic zine Negativa. She lives with her partner and son in Providence, Rhode Island. Pregnant Butch is her first graphic novel.