“With Brian’s scripts, there’s a lot more wiggle room. He doesn’t always break the panels down, but gives a script with different beats in it. It’s obvious to me what the big panel breaks are, but there is space where I can add a panel or move them around.”
Becky hit her teenage years around the time manga comics came over from Japan and became more mainstreamed in American markets. When manga hit the shelves of comic shops and Barnes and Nobles everywhere, it brought on a new wave of female comics readers who may have also been submerged in animated Japanese imports like Pokemon and Sailor Moon.
The manga influence is most obvious in her online strip, Comic Attack, where Becky’s comics avatar is drawn with the trademark small nose and large mouth and eyes of the typical manga character. Or pick up her graphic novel East Coast Rising, about punk rock pirates, to see her manga style in full force.