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Questionaire

By: Dana Magee
on Fri August 28, 2009, 12:27:43

Dana, 13, Sherwood Park
OK, so my question is, do you plan on writing any other books that will take place in BrookDale?

Re: 20 Questions for Yours Truly

By: Gabe, 17, Long Beach
on Fri August 28, 2009, 20:21:32

my question for you is,who or what is your inspirations for writing your books?

Question

By: Fanboy107
on Tue September 01, 2009, 17:12:07

Name: JonathanAge: 16City: Delray Beach
Which comic story(ies) inspired your way of telling a story most and what did that (those) comics bring to your writing?

(And what’s your opinion on the Spawn comics, I also wonder?)
-Jonathan


Re: 20 Questions for Yours Truly

By: Jessica McIver
on Tue September 01, 2009, 19:59:47

My Question is: Who will you be casting for the movie? Actors or judt normal people?

writing

By: melissa
on Wed September 02, 2009, 18:18:21

do you ever get discouraged or frustated and just want to quit writing a book?

RE: 20 questions for yours truly.

By: Jessica McIver
on Fri September 04, 2009, 10:28:57

Have you ever considered writing a joined book? Like a book with another author? If so, who would you like to write with?

Question for you!

By: Scott Potis
on Fri September 04, 2009, 13:27:28

Do you collect minimates? How exactly did you end up making these promo minimates?
Thanks!

Question

By: Sammy
on Fri September 04, 2009, 13:55:00

I have read that you were strongly influenced by comic books. What about comics specifically have influenced your writing style, characterization, and stories broadly? Were there any specific comics that stick out as having been particularly influential? If so, what were they, and why did they have this impact? Thanks.

Question

By: Tony Shilling
on Fri September 04, 2009, 14:11:19

How long does you creative-idea process usually take before you actually get to the full-fledged writing??
Thanks for the opprotunity!!
Name: TonyAge: 16City: Westampton


Goth Girl Rising

By: Phil Mailloux
on Fri September 04, 2009, 14:39:48

So… what is your favorite sandwich?
Phil31Brookfield


Re: 20 Questions for Yours Truly

By: Seth
on Fri September 04, 2009, 21:41:56

Seth15Highland
what is your favorite Bruce Springsteen song? or album?


character design

By: Andrew D
on Fri September 04, 2009, 21:44:06

Is the toy of Goth Girl how you’d always pictured her, or were there changes made to fit the toy?

my very own question for you 🙂

By: Bella Kuczer
on Sat September 05, 2009, 00:36:55

how do you come up with the story? the characters? the setting? everything? is it in any way related to any past events that happened in your life??? 🙂

goth culture

By: Madalina
on Sat September 05, 2009, 08:18:53

Hello. What is it about the Goth subculture that you find interesting or inspiring? How would you respond to people who look down on Goth culture, and demean those who are a part of it?

Re: 20 Questions for Yours Truly

By: Barry
on Sat September 05, 2009, 08:56:42

Bella, Madalina, and Andrew,
Hey, guys! We need your ages and your hometowns, too!

Question

By: Jason Castick
on Sat September 05, 2009, 13:51:47

JasonAge: 31City: Monroeville, PA
How or where (possibly both) did you get your inspiration for this character and her design?


Goth Girl Minimate Contest

By: Abesh
on Sat September 05, 2009, 14:34:38

Abesh, 17, Chicago
My question is, if Goth Girl were real, would you date her? Haha! Thanks a lot for the cool contest opportunity!

Underwear!

By: Tim
on Sat September 05, 2009, 15:29:11

When writing do you lounge around in Boxers or Briefs?

Sequel!?

By: Cole
on Sat September 05, 2009, 15:33:05

Do you perhaps see possibilities for a Sequel(s) In a world where Sequels always happen! Do you have plans or Ideas for any at the moment?

Roll camera, action!

By: Feroz
on Sat September 05, 2009, 16:58:50

Feroz30Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Would you like to see this book and the previous one being made into a movie or maybe even as an animation series?


Do you like Japanese rock music?

By: Doug
on Sun September 06, 2009, 03:18:46

If so, any bands in particular? I think VAMPS is pretty awesome and you might like them too. The lead singer is hyde 😀
Doug, 21, Burlington

Question

By: Chris
on Sun September 06, 2009, 03:33:22

Chris, 21, Federal Way
Is there an overall message you like to express in your work?

everybody is looking for answers

By: Mischa
on Sun September 06, 2009, 07:19:16

Hi there, I thought I’d ask something different:If it were possible, would you “want” to be a vampire or a werewolf and why?

Questions???

By: Nicholas
on Sun September 06, 2009, 14:55:23

My question is this : Is the comic-book/graphic novel featured in the first Fanboy/Gothgirl book going to become a reality ???

A Quest for Ions

By: Megan
on Sun September 06, 2009, 15:03:39

Name: MeganAge: 16City: Ann Arbor
My question is:

What sort of setting do you write best in?
Thanks!


Why

By: Melissa
on Sun September 06, 2009, 18:38:22

Melissa 17Atwater,ca.What made you write a sequel to the astonishing adventures of fanboy and gothgirl when before you said you wouldn’t?(it’s great you changed your mind)


Goth Girl books / minimates

By: Jeff H.
on Sun September 06, 2009, 20:53:02

Hey, this looks great for my reluctant readers. I teach middle school at a cyber school. Is there someone at your publisher that I can contact to get some promo materials (minimates, books, posters, etc.) to share with my students?
Thanks and good luck!!
Mr. H

Re: 20 Questions for Yours Truly

By: Barry
on Sun September 06, 2009, 21:09:02

@Jeff: Contact information for my publisher is on the Contact Me page under the Info menu.

question!

By: jellyfish
on Sun September 06, 2009, 21:36:43

name: chelseaage: 16town: aston, PA
who is your favorite fictional character from a book and why is that?


Question

By: Patrick
on Mon September 07, 2009, 10:36:56

Name-PatrickAge-28City-Orem, Utah
My question is that even though you originally said you wouldn’t write a sequel, did you already have a story in mind when you finished the first book or or was this idea something that came to you later? If later was the case was there a specific thing that gave you the idea?


The origins of Goth

By: Rob
on Mon September 07, 2009, 12:29:40

Rob,UK & 54 (not a misprint!).
Goth had its origin in the UK as “Punk Gothique” & still has a pretty(?)healthy(?)following….will Goth Girl be available here?

Favorite Superhero?

By: Dean, 35, Memphis
on Tue September 08, 2009, 10:32:43

So you are obviously influenced by comics, but who is your favorite superhero (mainstream and alternative)? My niece loves Raven from the Teen Titans, and so she’s slowly getting into some mainstream goth like Coraline and the Nightmare Before Christmas.

Protagonist

By: Brian
on Tue September 08, 2009, 13:39:47

Why did you choose the gothic lifestyle? Also what made you choose to write a female protagonist?
Brian32Fort Wayne


20 questions

By: Max Ellentuck
on Tue September 08, 2009, 16:15:07

do you ever find you have written yourself into the story?
max27tucson


too cool to resist

By: Heather
on Wed September 09, 2009, 07:10:41

Heatherage: 35locale: Watertown, NY

Am I too old to be a fan!? Very cool. Can’t wait to have her lookout from my dashboard.


Question for Barry

By: Brian Schwartz
on Thu September 10, 2009, 14:04:29

Brian, 28, Patchogue, NY
What inspires you to create characters such as Kyra or Josh from Boy Toy?

High School And You?

By: Eddiey Hull
on Thu September 10, 2009, 15:49:49

What Was Your High School Expirence Like?Were you A Cal Or A Goth Girl Or A Fan Boy Or A Little Of Everything Or A Little Of A Few?

What Inspired You to Do What You Do?

By: Quebec Logan
on Thu September 10, 2009, 18:50:17

Quebec: Age 14: Sicklerville, NJMr. Lyga, i e-mailed you earlier. I just found out about the Goth Girl mini, so i had to enter.
My Question is: There are many great authors out there. Some write fact, some write fiction. What inspired you to write what you write? What made you want to make books like these?

‘Tis a Question!

By: hg1188
on Fri September 11, 2009, 07:35:48

How long is a piece of string?
Jonathan28Bessemer, AL


1 of 20 questions …

By: Trevor
on Fri September 11, 2009, 09:52:57

Chip * 34 * Falls Church, VA
I love the fact that you have blogs for your characters, use Twitter, and try to intigrate modern technology and viral marketing into your work. How involved are you with the website and marketing? And have you thought about doing an iPhone app for your characters and story?


20 Questions

By: ericshanower
on Fri September 11, 2009, 13:49:34

Will you please give a concise overview of your course of going from amateur to professional–whatever you consider that to be?What is your writing day like?Your YA books appear to be your most successful and popular projects, but you’ve written comics and you’ve got some short stories on the web. Is there a particular form you feel most comfortable in? Do you discard ideas because they don’t seem to fit a salable form? Do you naturally think in one specific story form? Does your agent, editor, or publisher encourage you to fit your next idea to a particular form, say, another YA novel? Or do you throw all commercial concern to the winds and just work on what you feel like, whether or not you think you’ll be able to place it commercially? Whatever choice you make, do you see any particular ramifications, both personally and professionally?
Eric

45

San Diego


question

By: Max Ellentuck
on Fri September 11, 2009, 15:10:17

how does your writing process work?do you map out the whole story first then write it?or do you have a vague idea of a story and just sit down and start typing?

max

27

tucson


Re: 20 Questions for Yours Truly

By: Tress
on Fri September 11, 2009, 23:13:38

Tress19Huntington Beach
my question for you is,

in what environment do you work best?


Re: 20 Questions for Yours Truly

By: Ryan
on Sat September 12, 2009, 14:11:32

Just finished reading “The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl” it was a very fun read. My question is do you have any plans to release the graphic novel “Schemata” that Fanboy is writing during the book? I think it would be great.
Ryan29Fayetteville, AR


Re: Kyra Sellers/Goth Girl

By: JL
on Sat September 12, 2009, 17:41:15

Name: Jose, Age: 31, City: Chicago
Hi, had some questions.Interesting Character, I know you’re not supposed to ask a woman her age, but I’m curious, how old is Kyra Sellers?
Good looking girl, how did you come up with Goth Girl? Let me say, very nice minimate!

oops

By: madalina
on Sat September 12, 2009, 17:59:06

Sorry, 32 years of age in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Writing process

By: Harley Meeks
on Sat September 12, 2009, 21:21:59

How do you come about your ideas for your writing?Are they all personal experiences, or do you sometimes just come up with a great idea?
Harley from Torrance, Ca

writer’s block

By: john
on Mon September 14, 2009, 14:07:55

How do you handle and “break through” writer’s block? Thanks. I am also looking for personal “writer block” stories, especially if they are funny (in hindsight). Thanks again.

20 questions

By: scott
on Mon September 14, 2009, 14:43:17

Scott. 37. Virginia.
If paid and insane amount of money by the movie industry with the promise of “This will be a blockbuster smash hit and put you on the map!” would you let Micheal Bay direct a movie based on your books?
If given no money and only the promise that the books would be portrayed as you wrote them and the source material would be honored to the letter and you could pick the person to translate your books to screen, who would you pick to direct them?

my question is…

By: Ryan
on Mon September 14, 2009, 15:11:46

My question for you is = Has any of the moments in the books actually happend to you or have done? IE: the *flash* from GG in trench-coat, or smoking with a friend at a baseball park… you get the idea.
One of your many ‘Fans’Ryan

my question is…

By: RyBakersfieldCA
on Mon September 14, 2009, 15:15:34

also.. Bakersfield CA… forgot on my question.. lol..

my question is…

By: RyBakersfieldCA
on Mon September 14, 2009, 15:18:50

18! Ryan, Bakersfield, CA and im 18… Have any of the situations or scenes in the novels have happend to you, or you have done yourself? ie: smoking in a baseball field or getting flashed at a comic book convention… you get the idea.. (i forgot a lot of stuff when posting my question.. sorry! =] )

goth girl minimates

By: Brent $) Windber
on Mon September 14, 2009, 16:02:50

Do you or have you ever played with minimates? they are the beset toy ever!!!! 🙂

FanBoy

By: Matt, 27, Canberra.
on Mon September 14, 2009, 17:46:07

Hey,
Thanx for taking the time to read this. I was wondering if you have any plans to give Donnie (FanBoy) a title of his own in the near future?
-Matt.

Goth Girl Rising Question

By: Andrew Moore
on Tue September 15, 2009, 13:09:07

Andrew, 35, Diss UK
Recently a new edition of the first three Twilight novels were released with red edged pages. Would you ever consider a special edition of any of your books? A black edged edition of Goth Girl Rising would seem a perfect match!

???’s for a minimate contest

By: matt verburgt
on Wed September 16, 2009, 17:15:27

Hello- Just curious what made you decide to write it all down…was it a particular thing or something you always knew you would do?

Ricky Las Vegas NV age 16

By: Ricky Las Vegas NV age 16
on Thu September 17, 2009, 20:01:21

In fanboy and Gothic girl did you ever say fanboy’s third thing he wanted in the story but we didn’t notice and if not are there any hints in there that aren’t obvious. (thats was 2 questions but i cant decide between the 2)

question

By: shane
on Fri September 18, 2009, 11:56:17

Shane, 21, Corvallis.
What demographics do you hope to attract with your books in the future?

Piercing

By: Ricky Las Vegas 16
on Fri September 18, 2009, 21:22:50

Where is her piercing on the cover of the new book.

Question…

By: Jorge
on Sat September 19, 2009, 01:00:34

Hi
Question: Would Fanboy ever confide his “Third Thing” with Goth Girl, if/when he finally reveals what it is?
Jorge, 24, Sydney.


Question

By: Audrey Krishnan Age: 29 Friendswood Texas
on Sat September 19, 2009, 21:05:25

Do you find it difficult to get into character when writing from Goth Girls point of view or was there a Goth Girl in your life growing up that you can relate to?

Question For You

By: Kaila
on Mon September 21, 2009, 08:16:22

My Question For You Is
If You Had The Opportunity To Speak To Young Teens Across America (Which I’m Pretty Sure You Will!!) What Would You Say To Them About The Goth Culture???
Kaila21Waterbury


Re: 20 Questions for Yours Truly

By: Jesse bautista
on Mon September 21, 2009, 09:01:06

Heyy Barry, i was wondering, why do your characters have like huge perverted sides to them?,,,,not that it’s not cool or anything 🙂

Re: 20 Questions for Yours Truly

By: Jesse bautista
on Mon September 21, 2009, 09:05:25

Hello, I had another question for you. Is there anything that you originally had in your stories or that you really wanted to be part of the story but then took it out because it was too extreme??

will there be…

By: wade
on Tue September 22, 2009, 17:45:27

Will there be more be more books after goth girl rising?

question

By: Rachael
on Wed September 23, 2009, 12:30:46

Kyra is a really interesting character to me in the sense that, even though I didn’t always like her, I always empathized with her. Can you say a little bit about this? Did you always like her? If not, how did you feel about writing the parts where she did things that bothered you? What do you think made you able to make her so sympathetic even when she’s a bit frustrating?
Rachael, 30, New York City

QUESTION(s)

By: Edgar Cervantes, 22, Woodland, CA
on Wed September 23, 2009, 16:57:49

Well, I have a few question.
1. How did you get the nickame “RADICAL?”
2. What was your favorite comic book hero as a kid?
3. Has working with Diamond Comic distributors influence you?

which came first

By: Emma
on Wed September 23, 2009, 22:39:56

A lot of the events in your books intertwine and cross into other titles because they’re set in the same community. Which idea came first? When Josh briefly appeared in The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl did you already plan to write Boy Toy?

Fanboy

By: Jamie Davenport
on Thu September 24, 2009, 14:12:55

Are there any plans to give Fanboy his own solo series, and expound upon his story?

whoops

By: Emma
on Thu September 24, 2009, 18:42:00

resubmitting #68 with all of the required info:Emma, 23, NYCA lot of the events in your books intertwine and cross into other titles because they’re set in the same community. Which idea came first? When Josh briefly appeared in The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl did you already plan to write Boy Toy?


20 Questions for Yours Truly

By: Leslie Gn
on Sat September 26, 2009, 12:39:59

Leslie, 41, Scottsdale, AZI just finished reading, The Astonishing Adventures of Fan boy & Goth Girl and I thought that it was a gem of a novel. I am truly looking forward to reading, Goth Girl Rising.I really liked the idea of Fan boy’s graphic novel, Schemata. As such, would you ever consider fleshing out the story-line and the characters in Schemata into a finished graphic novel or an original Schemata novel?


Question for Mr. Lyga

By: Dave
on Sat September 26, 2009, 19:48:41

Are any of your characters based on yourself or parts of you? Or maybe even based on who you wish you were or were not?
Thanks for your time.
Dave, 27, Hillsville

My Question

By: Salma Hashi
on Sun September 27, 2009, 03:18:32

SalmaSixteenSan Diego, CA

Question:

I was wondering, were Fanboy’s views on “jocks” and the people who encourage them and their ways your own in high school? Or did you realize them later in life?
Thank you for the wondrous book! =]


Sequels

By: Max
on Sun September 27, 2009, 08:41:18

Age 23St Petersburg, FL
Did you find it harder or easier to write the sequel than the first book?

asking stuff to win a Minimate 🙂

By: Martin
on Sun September 27, 2009, 22:46:38

Martin, 30, New York, NY
I read you are pro-incorporating comics into school libraries. In which way might teachers introduce your Goth Girl to their classes?

High School And You

By: Eddiey Hull
on Tue September 29, 2009, 16:36:23

Adress: 2407 East 11thAge: September 29, 1992(Do The Math)First Off I Asked This Question In less Deatil Before

Please Ignore That

Second

In High School

What Were You Labeled?

Or Were You Too Carefree?


question

By: eduardo
on Tue September 29, 2009, 23:04:43

SO ONE OF MY BUNING QUESTION IS THAT WHY DONNIE,AKA FANBOY, AND KEVIN ROSS WONT MEET UP ONE DAY IN SCHOOL AND TAK ABOUT THERE DIFFERENCES N HOW THEY ARE SIMILAR? I HOPE THAT AFTER YOU PUBLISH YOUR NEXT BOOK, GOTHGIRL RISING, YOU PUBLISH ONE ABOUT BOTH DONNIE AND KEVIN.

Re: 20 Questions for Yours Truly

By: Margie
on Wed September 30, 2009, 09:45:48

Barry, will you marry me?
there’s my question send me my mini Goth Girl!!!

Re: 20 Questions for Yours Truly

By: sarahdarerlittman
on Wed September 30, 2009, 09:51:28

in response to question number 6
*raises hand* ME! Me! ME! please?!!
How do you find the time to write books and read other people’s books and Twitter and Facebook and eat and sleep and perform other bodily functions?
Enquiring authorly minds want to know, as am struggling with above.
Sarah, age 40-something, Cos Cob, CT

20 Questions

By: Scott Anderson
on Wed September 30, 2009, 11:34:24

Dear Barry,
What authors or reading experiences have influenced your writing style?
Scott, 38, Canberra, Australia


A Somewhat, Truly Fantastical Question

By: Mary Elizabeth
on Wed September 30, 2009, 15:08:31

name: Mary Elizabethage: 22hometown: Long Beach, CA
and the question for you is,
What are some the major things we can expect from your latest book, Goth Girl Rising and why?


Questions

By: Robyn Hawk
on Thu October 29, 2009, 14:54:23

If I walked into your house – right now – what would I what music would be pumping…
RobynOrange County, CAAge: 54


whats the 3rd thing?

By: egypt
on Wed December 09, 2009, 12:30:27

what is the third thing???? i thought it was soooo cute how she practically begged him to tell her and he did!!!!! and the way he does it!!!! i just finished the book today. it was sooo amazing!!! i loved it i finished it in about 2 days!!!!!…so what was it? can fanboy donnie tell me?