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Chatting with Sina Grace, the Rockstar of Rockstar and Softboy

"It's been really cool to do the thing you want to do and have people respond to it," writer Sina Grace tells Popverse

For the first time in five years, comics writer and artist Sina Grace is writing and drawing his own comic again. Grace's semi-autobiographic comic Rockstar and Softboy has a one shot currently available from Image Comics (with a sequel following suit in January 2023!). The drama behind the Rockstar and Softboy is all derived from Grace's experience working at another notable comic book publisher - DC Comics.

Popverse's Ashley V. Robinson caught up with Sina Grace at the Image Comics Booth at Comic-Con International: San Diego earlier this year to talk about the power of turning frustration into art and how this led him to Superman.

"It's been really cool to do the thing you want to do and have people respond to it," Grace tells Popverse. “I just kind of always make work to skate by and make sure no one's mad at me and everyone breaks even and there's no losers. It's cool when there's actually money to be made.”

Here is our full 12-minute interview with Sina Grace.


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Ashley V. Robinson

Popverse video producer

Ashley Victoria Robinson is a Canadian hobbit now living in the United States. She is the Video Producer at Popverse and committed to creating cat-themed content. She has been seen on stage all over the world including: The Wallis Annenberg, Theatre West, Hollywood Fringe Festival, Ottawa Fringe Festival, Youth Infringement Festival, Sock N Buskin, Cupcake Theater, and more. You may know her as the host of the Geek History Lesson podcast (alongside Jason Inman), and was even the face of Twitter marketing for podcasters, along with any number of streaming shows including: Jawiin, Roddenberry Entertainment, Collider, Screen Junkies, DC All-Access, Comicbook.com, Geek Bomb, Geek & Sundry, Hyper RPG, Major Spoilers, and many more. She is the co-creator of The Red Shirt Diaries and has been featured in several international commercial campaigns including being the Podcaster face of Twitter Marketing and Intel alongside The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons. Ashley's tv credits include: Good Trouble (Freeform), Snowfall (FX), Pump (Urban Flix TV), and Hotel Secrets & Legends (Discovery Channel,). Her comic book writings Science! The Elements of Dark Energy and the Jupiter Jet series are both award-nominated for Best Graphic Novel.

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