What made you want to bring together different forms into this collection?
HN: Most of the women I know aren't artists, but they are damn good writers. But it turns out I know more artists than I thought and a few pitched really great comics and illustrated stories to me, so I adapted it from there!
How do you think your approach has changed with time?
For this project I want to make it clear that funds over the target get divided up among the contributors, but there really won't be extras given to the funders aside from signed copies of the book --- which I did for I'm depending more on social media outreach than traditional press. I want to make sure that I have the funds raised to pay everyone before I ask them to do any work, since if the goal isn't reached, the project won't get made, and I don't want a lot of frustrated artists and writers with stories that won't be published.Comics Alliance: What’s the basic premise of the anthology?Hope Nicholson: It's a collection of true stories about love, dating, and sex by female fans and creators from all walks of life. How long have you wanted to get this up and running?CA: Margaret Atwood in particular is a name that might surprise some people. Once we met up over sausages and vodka at some awful, overly fancy business-man bar downtown near us, where the waitress was a huge fan of hers and was beside herself.I remember the waitress was very self-conscious and kept pulling on her short skirt and I kept thinking, "Don't worry, neither of us is going to judge you for wearing what you need to wear at work. Margaret mentioned that she had read about Sam Magg's book about and was excited about it, so when I was developing this project I thought I'd ask her if she'd like to contribute cartoons.