M.O.M tells the story of Maya, a scientist and single mother who gets her superpowers from her menstrual cycle.
‘”It was just a silly idea. It was a silly conversation that happened in a car on our way to a gig with friends,” she shares, “And we were like, “Yeah, wouldn’t it be funny if there was a superhero who wasn’t perfect and who was just a big mess like us?”
“I was like, “That would be really funny.” And was anxious. That would be really funny,” the star continues.
“And then I went home and just wrote that. So I wrote like 50 pages of this and this kind of character just came out of me. And I did all the other characters and just a lot of – there was a lot of material that was ready to come out and now it’s here. And it’s a real thing.”
When asked about the process, Clarke shares that it takes 11 people to make a comic.
She teamed up with an “incredible writer called Marguerite Bennett, who was my guru and my guide cause I didn’t know the first thing about making a comic and, so I wrote all the stuff and then she turned it into comic.”
Jimmy quizzed the actress if the book could potentially be adapted into a movie or television series.
“Well, okay. So here’s the way I feel about this,” she said, “It’s not why I started, it’s not why I made a comic.”
“I made a comic cause I’m crazy and so I did that. And if it’s really crap and no one wants it, then it won’t be a movie.”
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