Baltimore 2010 Interview with Amelia Rules Creator Jimmy Gownley
Jimmy Gownley talks about one of my daughters' favorite series, “Amelia Rules!” He also discusses Dave Sims’ huge influence on his work and getting him in the game of Independent Publsihing.
Through this interview I was able to get Jimmy and Dave together to do a fantastic Cerebus & Amelia Jam Print. This HERE is the original Black & White version of that piece.
If you’ve got kids and you’re interested in bringing them into the world of comics, Amelia Rules is a really great place to start. Because it’s not about the Caped Super Heroes (though there is a volume called Super Heroes) it’s about real people with real issues. Two of the most important were the fact that one of the character’s father’s is in the Army and Amelia’s parents are divorced. I was in the Army and I am a divorced father of a wonderful daughter. I hope that by reading Jimmy’s books she’ll have a better understanding of the situation she and her parents are in.