So a guy makes this comic?
Yea. My name is Stephen Winchell. Steve works, too. I live in Chicago, I’m from Connecticut, I have a Twitter, and I really like the band Guster. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here, I drew myself as a villain in a comic:
Is this a feminist comic?
I’d like to say, Natty is to feminism what a 3rd grader’s rock collection is to geology. If you’re interested in learning more about feminism, I’d suggest looking elsewhere.
Is this satire?
What’s with the violence?
The violence in Natty is inspired by two things: Bugs Bunny and professional wrestling. It’s over the top, it’s absurd, and it’s gleeful. It’s not meant to be taken seriously, but it is meant to empower people who have been put in uncomfortable, frightening, and dangerous real-world situations while vilifying the people who put them there.
As a side note, I think it’s very funny that the people who tend to criticize Natty for being too violent turn a blind eye to movies, TV, and video games that glorify it in a much more realistic way. I guess it’s easier to get upset when the recipient of the violence looks like you.
Where’d Natty come from?
Natty was originally a side character in my last comic, Little Boys Room. People really responded to her, and she was a really fun character to write for. When Little Boys Room ended, it just made sense to give her her own series.
Every comic ends the same way.
They sure do.
Who are the other characters?
Natty is joined by her hotheaded younger sister Honeycomb and her mellowed out, ex-hippy dad Norm. Honeycomb is named after a delicious cereal, and Norm is named after an every-man barfly on TV’s Cheers.
Why’d you ban me on Facebook?
Probably because you were a stupid asshole.
What’s your favorite Guster song?
C’mon. It’s catchy, bouncy, and should’ve been a #1 hit. 2006 America really let Guster down.