Guest Q&A: Mairghread Scott

Animation and comic book writer Mairghread Scott is making her first appearance at the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival this year. If you’re a fan of Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy, Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, or Transformers: Robots In Disguise, you’ll definitely want to come meet Mairghread and check out her creator-owned series Toil and Trouble. Get to know this talented creator a little better with our take on the Proust Questionnaire:

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A idle, rainy day and a good book.

2. What is your greatest fear?

Accidentally hurting others.

3. On what occasion do you lie?

I tell butler lies (minor lies to smooth over social situations: ex. “What a cute baby.”).

4. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I’d be more observant.

5. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Writing my first creator-owned graphic novel.

6. What do you most dislike about yourself?

I’m overweight.

7. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

(In writing) “Rahh!” (In speech) “like”

8. What is your most treasured possession?

A locket my husband gave me.

9. What do you most value in your friends?

Honesty.

10. The quality you most admire in a person?

Courage.

11. What supernatural gift would you most like to possess?

Flight.

12. What is your favorite food?

Black cherries.

13. What is your favorite color?

Sea Green.

14. Who is your favorite fictional character? 

Elim Garak (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine).

15. Who is your favorite person in history?

Nancy Wake (aka The White Mouse).

16. Who is your favorite artist?

Emma Rios.

17. Who is your favorite musician?

The band Cake.

18. Who are your favorite writers?

Neil Gaiman, William Shakespeare, Edna St. Vincent Millay.

19. Who are your heroes in real life?

Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Chiune Sugihara, Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov.

20. DC, Marvel, Lovecraft or Whedon Universe?

Marvel.

21. What is your present state of mind?

Mildly anxious.

22. What is your motto?

“I will remember this.” (Actually my family’s official motto is: “Amo,” meaning “I love.”)

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