Right Place, Right Time: Liana Kangas on the Development and Art of She Said Destroy

Liana Kangas is an artist I met quite by chance this year, as when I was attending Emerald City Comic Con, I tweeted to my followers to give me suggestions of newer artists to visit with at the con. Kangas was on that list, and I was very excited she was, as she’s a heck of a rising talent. I bought a sketchbook from her there, and it was filled with the visuals that make up the foundation of a future star in the industry. She’s real good, full stop.

We’re seeing that realized now in She Said Destroy, her new Vault Comics series with writer Joe Corallo, colorist Rebecca Nalty and letterer Melanie Ujimori. The first issue dropped a couple weeks back and the response was strong, particularly for Kangas’ visuals. Naturally, I wanted to talk with Kangas about that, so we chatted for an art feature interview this week, as she took me through her beginnings as an artist, what influenced her work, how She Said Destroy came together, and more, before we discuss what went into the cover and the four opening pages from the first issue. Give it a read, and hey, if it’s up your alley, maybe consider checking the book out. It’s available now at comic shops everywhere.

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