IDW is striking the "My Little Pony" while the iron is hot this month with the debut of "My Little Pony Micro-Series," a six-issue miniseries that features six different stories by six different creative teams. Each issue spotlights a different member of the Mane Six, starting with "My Little Pony Micro-Series #1: Twilight Sparkle," by writer/artist Thom Zahler.
Zahler, who is best known for his creator-owned comic "Love and Capes," gave Comic Book Resources insight in to his latest project, sharing details about his "Twilight Sparkle" story, his thoughts on the brony craze, how he pitched pitch for the unlikely crossover "Mars Attacks My Little Pony" and more.
CBR News: Thom, what can readers expect to go down in "My Little Pony Micro-Series #1: Twilight Sparkle?"
Thom Zahler: In this story, we find out that Twilight Sparkle is a big fan of the writer Jade Singer. Jade wrote one book, and then she disappeared. While taking on a special task for Princess Celestia at the Royal Archive, Twilight learns what happened to Jade Singer and why.
What other projects do you have coming up?
Unfortunately, I'm in that shadowy place where I'm working on a lot on things where I'm not allowed to mention them yet. There's a couple of writing jobs and more than a few lettering jobs that, if all continues to go well, you'll see my name on in 2013.
I'm also working out what my next project will be and figuring out format and style and all of that. We're in a really interesting world with digital distribution and affordable graphic novel printing and all of that. So it's now not just coming up with a project, but a format and a sales model.
Beyond that, I'll be at an absolutely insane number of conventions this year, but those are fun and I love meeting fans and making friends.
And, hopefully, there will be another trip to Equestria for me, too.
"My Little Pony Micro-Series #1: Twilight Sparkle," written and drawn by Thom Zahler, is out February 20 from IDW Publishing.