AP: Would you consider Domino Lady a fictional character that could also be a good role model?
NH: Domino Lady is bold, brassy, and does what she wants. Hells, yeah! She also has a softer side, deep compassion for the downtrodden. There was an issue of the comic where she deals with the social justice issues surrounding migrant farming in the 1930’s. Her father, Owen Patrick, was a politician who stood up for the weak and disenfranchised. So she fights for the right (or the shiny and bright–she’s quite a jewel thief!)–and then she has a nice bubble bath and flirts with polo-playing big game hunters on the phone.
AP: Some might say that super hero fiction is a man’s genre. What would you say to that and what do you feel like female creators have to offer to the field?
NH: I’d say that anyone who says that in 2011 is not reading superhero fiction. That’s been said about every genre and format I’ve written in except for romance, and in every single case, we dames have proved the cavemen wrong. I’d also say there’s a lot of joy coming from the female creators because we’re here and we’re loving every minute of it! Mah bestie, Debbie Viguié, is debuting her creation, Glamour, in CiC and I’m so excited for her!
AP: Any plans for the names Nancy Holder and Domino Lady to be connected again in the future?
NH: Oh, yes! I’m working on another comic book issue right now (I swear it, Lori!) It’s the second of two parts so I’d better hustle!