Happy Book Birthday, Science Comics: Robots and Drones!

That’s right, everyone! My newest book with amazing artist Jacob Chabot is now available pretty much everywhere books are sold. That means you can get it right now at your local book store, or visit my publisher’s site where they have links to a bunch of book sellers. A lot of libraries will have it too.

I just want to say thank you to my team at First Second, Dave, Gina, Mark, Calista, Robyn, Kiara, Andrew, Molly, Rob, John and Stephen for helping get this book published. Thank you to the incredible Jacob Chabot for bringing all my crazy ideas to life on the page. Thank you to our expert consultants James and Sabina, who answered all my tough questions. Finally, a huge thank you to all the librarians, teachers, and parents who help kids discover science through Science Comics.

Now, what are you waiting for there’s a whole book of robots to go read about, get to it!

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Hi Everyone! This is weekend is WonderCon 2018 in Anaheim. I’ll be there Friday and Saturday and here’s where you can find me:

Friday March 23rd

1:30 PM – Room 213AB – Life in the Weird City: Urban Fantasy Panel

Explore familiar and not so familiar metropolitan areas with WonderCon Special Guest Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles), Stephen Blackmoore (necromancer Eric Carter series), Rachel Marks (Otherborn, The Dark Cycle series), Mishell Baker (The Arcadia Project), and Mairghread Scott (The City on the Other Side), assisted by Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy.

2:45 to 3:30 PM – Author Signing Area in the rear of Hall A – Life in the Weird City: Urban Fantasy Author Signing

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Transformers Signing at the IDW Booth #1109

Saturday March 24th

12:30 PM – Room 300D – Marvel Animation: From Pencil to Screen Panel

Marvel Animation presents a behind-the-scenes journey through all aspects of production and development.

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM – Transformers Signing at the IDW Booth #1109

4:00 PM Room 210 – Writing Great Dialogue

Short. Meaningful. Memorable. How do you write great dialogue? What works and what doesn’t work? Animation writers including Craig Miller (Curious George, Beast Wars), Holly Huckins (Rugrats, Sheriff Callie’s Wild West), Jim Krieg (Justice League Action, Batman: Gotham by Gaslight), Mairghread Scott (Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers: Rescue Bots),and Matt Wayne (Niko and the Sword of Light,Cannon Busters) talk about how you craft a great line.

7:00 PM – Room 209 – Women on the Dark Side Panel

Susan Lee (Wraith of Love, Shadow of the Knight) brings together a panel of women who aren’t afraid to explore the darker side of creation or to delve into the shadows of the heart and mind, whether it’s in comic books, literature, or film. Other panelists include Maria Alexander (Snowed), Mairghread Scott (Toil & Trouble, Transformers: Till All Are One), and Bel Deliá (The Tangle, The Tunnel). Moderated by Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press).

Sunday March 25th – I will not be attending the show.

I hope to see you there!

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DC Comics just released their solicitations for all their new comics in June and I am writing Green Arrow #41 with art by Matthew Clark and an awesome cover by Tyler Kirkham!

Cover by Tyler Kirkham

In my story, Ollie escorts a dangerous prisoner during transport for the Justice league, a prisoner he is specifically suited to guard, the dangerous Parasite!

Nothing could possibly go wrong… right? RIGHT?!?

Be sure to pre-order my awesome two-part story at your local comic shop to see what happens when Ollie gets in way over his head.

Be Well,
Mairghread

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ToilAndTrouble_006_A_MainDear Readers,

This is easily the saddest and happiest post I’ve written so far. Today is the release of the last issue of my first creator-owned series, Toil and Trouble, and I am so proud I could burst. Toil and Trouble has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, from the level of detail it required at every step to the infamous ‘curse’ that seemed to shadow us. Bringing Smertae, Riata, Cait and Macbeth to life was one of the singularly greatest accomplishments of my career and I couldn’t have done this without so many wonderful people. I’d like to thank them now.

To Kelly and Nichole Matthews, thank you for rendering Smertae and her ilk with such precision and care. I will always be in your debt.

To Kyla Vanderklugt, your covers are amazing. They inspire me every time I see them.

To Warren Montgomery, thank you for your fabulous lettering which absolutely went the extra mile.

To Jillian Crab, all the wonderful details of your design work helped this book jump off the shelves.

To Whitney Leopard and Sierra Hahn, thank you from the bottom of my heart for keeping us all on track, despite the odds.

To Rebecca Taylor, Toil and Trouble’s first champion. This truly wouldn’t have been possible without you.

To Sarah Stone and Eliza Frye, for all your help in bringing Toil and Trouble into focus.

To Bill, who wrote such a great jumping-off point. I hope we did you proud.

To my mother and proofreader, Barbara, I love you deeply.

To my father, who taught me to love Shakespeare as much as breathing.

To Jason, my husband, who kept me safe and sane even when I was wandering through the halls of the Overlook hotel, looking for inspiration.

To M and L, always.

And finally, thank you to the readers and retailers. The fact that you took a chance on our strange little tale amazes me, the fact that you liked it inspires me and the fact that you’re here now leaves me in awe. I cannot thank you enough.

All six issues of Toil and Trouble are now available at your local comic book store, digitally, or through the Boom Studios website. We will be collecting them all into a single book which will be out in the Fall of 2016. Stay tuned for updates on the collection and for news about my upcoming projects.

Blessed Be,
Mairghread ScottWitches

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Hello, it’s March and what an awesome month it is going to be!

I have a lot of great work coming out this month and I thought I’d share it with you.

Television:

Transformers Robots in Disguise Season Premiere
tf rid 2015Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 6pm Eastern Time

I am a series writer for this new Transformers show. I’ll be livetweeting the premiere with the cast and crew on Saturday. Follow me on twitter here. 

 

Comics:

Marvel Universe: Guardians of the Galaxy #2Marvel guardians 2
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 – $2.99
10-page original story written by Mairghread Scott with art by Adam Archer.

My second Marvel story stars Groot and the Guardians in a brand new adventure! Check out a preview on Comicosity!

 

Transformers #39 Combiner Wars Opening Salvotf 39
Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 – $3.99
Story by Mairghread Scott and John Barber – Written by John Barber – Art by Livio Ramondelli

OPENING SALVO! The Autobots and Decepticons’ uneasy peace is threatened by the flames of war! Starscream, ruler of Cybertron, makes contact with Windblade’s homeworld, Caminus, and the only defense against a new Cybertronian Empire are Combiners: multiple Cybertronians forming together into huge, dangerous forms!

 

Transformers Windblade #1 Combiner Wars Part 1
windblade 1Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 – $3.99
Story by Mairghread Scott and John Barber – Written by Mairghread Scott – Art by Sarah Stone

THE WAR BEGINS! The first strike in Combiner Wars is against Windblade’s homeworld, Caminus, and she’s not happy about it! Her long-lost Cybertronian colony is found… and the only thing that can protect it is Superion.

This year’s biggest Tranformers event crosses over John Barber’s “Transformers” book with my “Windblade” series. You’ll want to read both series to get the whole story.

 

Available for Pre-order:

Swords of Sorrow: Chaos Special
Written by Mairghread Scott – Art by Mirka Andolfo
Coming this May! Diamond Order Code: MAR151183

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A team-up set up by SWORDS OF SORROW’s Gail Simone, featuring the writer that she hand-picked: Mairghread Scott! Who are the villains behind the epic SWORDS OF SORROW event? Discover the darkest minds in Dynamite’s roster, the kind of ladies who are fond of how bloodstains look on six-inch heels. To quote writer Mairghread Scott, “SWORDS OF SORROW is going to be a hell of a party, and CHAOS is your blood-soaked invitation. Take a ride with some of the deadliest women in the Dynamite universe as they prove the only thing you have to fear… is them!

See what happens when Gail Simone asked me to make the evil ladies of Chaos Comics seem like they could kick the snot out of the rest of the Swords of Sorrow heroes!

Have a great March everyone! I’ll see you in April!

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SoS-Chaos-Cov-A-Chin-60ce5So do you ever have that dream where one of your professional heroes emails you and asks you to write a book for them? Well, a few months ago that dream came true for me when Gail Simone asked me to write the Chaos special for her upcoming Swords of Sorrow series. Of course, my head exploded, but once I gathered all the pieces I wrote a really cool and nonchalant response email as I secretly said “Yes, Yes, YES!!!”

Swords of Sorrow is a 6-issue event where Gail brings together the coolest heroes of the Dynamite Universe. There will also be special tie-in issues by awesome ladies like Marguerite Bennett, G.Willow Wilson, Erica Schultz, Leah Moore, Emma Beeby, Mikki Kendall, and Nancy A. Collins. I get to write the Chaos special with art by Mirka Andolfo which introduces the antagonists of Gail’s series, Chastity, Purgatori, Mistress Hel, and Bad Kitty. These ladies are deadly and totally out of f*cks to give. They will rip your heart out and smile as they show it you.

Check out the awesome cover by Joyce Chin to the right and check out the full Swords of Sorrow announcement here.

So excited!

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It’s Pre-order time. Combiner Wars starts in March and includes the return of Windblade! Stores are now accepting pre-orders for Transformers #39: Combiner Wars Opening Salvo and Windblade #1 which is also Combiner Wars part 1.

To pre-order at your local comic store you just have to go in and ask them to reserve you a copy, if they need the order codes I have listed them below:

Transformers #39: Combiner Wars Opening Salvo –  JAN150434
Windblade #1: Combiner Wars Part 1 – JAN150438

windblade 1Stores have to place their initial orders by January 18th so if you want to ensure you get a copy, pre-order by that date.

If you run into any problems or have any questions about pre-ordering comics, feel free to contact me via the contact button above or on my various social media.

Til All Are One,
Mairghread

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