Hi Everyone!

blastoffSo this Saturday, I’ll be signing at Blastoff Comics Fest at the Federal Bar & Grill in North Hollywood, California from 10am to 4pm. This is going to be a great event with tons of comics creators signing, food, music, a beer garden, and of course free comics!

Free Comic Book Day is my second favorite day of the year, which means it didn’t beat out Yule, but it’s still super awesome! And Blastoff Comics is making it even more awesome with this blowout event.

Even if you aren’t in the North Hollywood area, you should definitely look for a Free Comic Book Day event in your area.

On a more business-y note, I also have some new stuff coming out soon so keep an eye out for the following comics and TV episodes.

May 6th – Swords of Sorrow Chaos Special
Written By Mairghread Scott
Art by Mirka Andolfo

May 9th – Transformers: Robots in Disguise episode 8, “True Colors”
Written by Mairghread Scott
Directed by Todd Waterman

Pretty neat, right?

Anyway, Happy Going To See Avengers Day today. Happy Anniversary to my husband, Jason, tomorrow and Happy Free Comic Boom Day on Saturday. I assume on Sunday I will just be given free candy and money if this awesomeness trend continues.

Hope your awesomeness forecast is looking up too!



Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to drop a few updates on some of my upcoming projects/events. Hopefully you can check them out:windblade cw 2

April 22nd – Transformers Windblade #2 Combiner Wars part 3
Written by Mairghread Scott, Art by Livio Ramondelli
PROWL makes his move… and the galaxy will never be the same. Can WINDBLADE stand against the threat of the COMBINERS?

April 25th – Rescue Bots season 3 episode 18 “The New Recruits”
Written by Mairghread Scott
The Rescue Bots find they have new recruits to train, but these newbies are hiding a dark secret.
Watch it on Discovery Family Channel.

May 2nd – Blastoff Comics Fest Free Comic Book Day
I’ll be signing books at Blastoff Comics’ free comic book day event. Details here.

SoS-Chaos-Cov-A-Chin-60ce5May 6th – Swords of Sorrow: Chaos Special
Written by Mairghread Scott, Art by Mirka Andolfo
A team-up set up by SWORDS OF SORROW’s Gail Simone, featuring the writer that she hand-picked: Mairghread Scott! Who are the villains behind the epic SWORDS OF SORROW event? Discover the darkest minds in Dynamite’s roster, the kind of ladies who are fond of how bloodstains look on six-inch heels. To quote writer Mairghread Scott, “SWORDS OF SORROW is going to be a hell of a party, and CHAOS is your blood-soaked invitation. Take a ride with some of the deadliest women in the Dynamite universe as they prove the only thing you have to fear… is them!

Also Gail Simone’s Swords of Sorrow #1 will be released that same day. Don’t you feel lucky?

Anyway, I’ll be back soon to update you on next month’s events. Stay cool until then!



Hello Everyone!

windblade 1Transformers Windblade #1 – Combiner Wars Part 1 is out this Wednesday, March 25th! This is Part 1 of Combiner Wars and immediately follows last week’s Transformers #39 Combiner Wars: Opening Salvo! You will want to follow both series to get the whole story of this massive crossover event. To help with that, here’s the reading order:

Transformers #39 – Combiner Wars: Opening Salvo – Available Now
Transformers Windblade #1 – Combiner Wars Part 1 – Available Now
Transformers #40 – Combiner Wars Part 2 – Available in April
Transformers Windblade #2 – Combiner Wars Part 3 – Available in April
Transformers #41 – Combiner Wars Part 4 – Available in May
Transformers Windblade #3 – Combiner Wars Part 5 – Available in May

I am also doing a Windblade # 1 giveaway contest. To enter, tweet or tumble a picture of either you with your copy of Windblade #1 (physical or digital) or a picture of your Transformers toys reading Windblade #1, or both of you together (clearly the best option) and include the tag #WindbladeReturns. The deadline for submissions is April 8th. I’ll randomly pick three submissions and the winners will get a signed copy of Transformers Windblade #1 – Combiner Wars Part 1 in the mail.

In other news…

Emerald City Comic Con is this weekend and I’ll be there mostly to hang out and have fun but I am doing a few signings listed below. As always, if you see me at the show I’m happy to chat and sign some books. Here’s the info for my signings:

Friday March 27th:  3pm to 4pm at Livio Ramondelli’s table E-10.
Saturday March 28th: 6pm to 7pm at the IDW Booth #1802.
Sunday March 29th, 3pm to 4pm at Livio Ramondelli’s table E-10.

Also make sure to visit Transformers artist Andrew Griffith at HH-08. He is awesome.

TF Wb 4 cover PriscillaCheck out this cover by Priscilla Tramontano from Windblade #4. The solicitations for this just dropped, so make sure you pre-order:

Transformers: Windblade #4 – Order Code: APR150378

(W) Mairghread Scott (A) Corin Howell (CA) Priscilla Tramontano

More Worlds – More Problems! After the events of Combiner Wars, Windblade and Starscream race to recruit the lost Cybertronian colonies to the Council of Worlds – but which of them will control the fate of Cybertron?


This issue features the new Transformers artist Corin Howell to Team Windblade! You can see her amazing work here.  I can’t wait till you see her take on <redacted for spoilers>. It’s awesome!

Stay tuned in April for more comic news and perhaps some cool new cartoon news, too!

Be Well,



This weekend I’ll be attending Long Beach Comic Expo on Saturday and Sunday. Below is my schedule of signings and panels!

Saturday February 28th, 2pm – 3pm Signing at the IDW Booth #604

Sunday March 1st, 10:30 to 12pm, Room S5, #MakeComics: PREVIEWS & the Direct Market panel. I’ll be discussing the importance of pre-ordering comics and how it affects comics sales with the hosts of Fanboy Comics’ Previews Party Podcast.

Sunday March 1st, 1pm – 2pm Signing at Livio Ramondelli’s table #C6

Since I don’t have a table if you see me on the show floor and want to say hi or get a book signed, I’ll be happy to stop and talk. See ya there!

Hey Everyone!
I can finally say that I’ve written a Marvel Comic! Alright, so it is just the 10-page backup story, but hey at least I am finally writing for Marvel. Check out my original stories for Drax, Rocket, Groot, Gamora, and the Legendary Star-Lord, Peter Quill in…
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Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy (#1 of 4)
(W) Joe Caramagna, Mairghread Scott (A) Various (CA) Adam Archer
• Based on the highly anticipated new series coming to Disney XD in 2015, follow the further adventures of the Guardians of the Galaxy!
•  With a galaxy full of danger, only the Guardians stand between us and the destruction of everything!
•  Featuring adaptations of the upcoming animated series with a mix of screen grab and brand new stories for everyone to enjoy!
$2.99 – Order Code DEC140814
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Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy (#2 of 4)
(W) Joe Caramagna, Mairghread Scott (A/CA) Various
•  Based on the hit new series, follow the further adventures of the Guardians of the Galaxy!
•  It’s a dangerous galaxy, be glad these guys are on our side!
•  Continuing the adaptation of the red-hot animated shorts!
$2.99 – Order Code JAN150795


So, it’s 2015, the time of resolutions, and I’ve been getting a lot of questions from pushy fans about being more inclusive in my work.

I like pushy fans. I LOVE pushy fans and I’ve been trying to think of a way to let you know that I hear you and also to push myself to be more diverse in what I do.

Not every brand can be every thing. It’s difficult to talk about race among robots. Historical novels should probably not make JFK a woman. A pre-school show might have trouble explaining class-based disparity in our society. We may also fall short or mess up for other reasons (technical, timing, lack of power ourselves, etc).

But the important thing is that in 2015 we as writers, artists and creators need to be challenging ourselves to do better. Inclusion needs to be at the forefront of our minds. We need to be looking at what we make and asking not “Should I be diverse?” but “Why would I not be diverse?” Because while you may need to keep the preexisting character white/male/whatever for your next liscenced story, does the beat cop he speaks to need to be white? Does every woman in the coffee shop need to be size 0? Do aliens on another world need to be heterosexual? Why?

I put up this sign in my office to remind myself that the answer is usually NO, they don’t. The world is a huge and complex place and my writing needs to do everything it can to express that.

I challenge any other creator who reads this to do something similar. Give yourself a daily reminder to do better, with every story, with every scene. Tell your fans and your friends about it. We may fall short; we likely will fall short, but if we’re going to make resolutions every year this seems a much better one than weight loss. Resolve to be diverse in your work, because the world is already diverse…we just aren’t good at writing it yet.

Be Well,
Mairghread Scott


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It’s Pre-order time. Combiner Wars starts in March and includes the return of Windblade! Stores are now accepting pre-orders for Transformers #39: Combiner Wars Opening Salvo and Windblade #1 which is also Combiner Wars part 1.

To pre-order at your local comic store you just have to go in and ask them to reserve you a copy, if they need the order codes I have listed them below:

Transformers #39: Combiner Wars Opening Salvo –  JAN150434
Windblade #1: Combiner Wars Part 1 – JAN150438

windblade 1Stores have to place their initial orders by January 18th so if you want to ensure you get a copy, pre-order by that date.

If you run into any problems or have any questions about pre-ordering comics, feel free to contact me via the contact button above or on my various social media.

Til All Are One,


One thing a lot of people don’t understand about professional writing is that most of your work happens after you’ve written your first draft. Writers do most of our work in rewrites and I’ve gotten some questions about the best way to rewrite your comic book, TV script or fanfiction novel.

Personally, I find the easiest way to re-write anything is to do multiple little passes: read through the story with a single, specific goal in mind. Don’t worry about anything but that goal. Then when you finish, do another pass with the next goal.

So I’m introducing a weekly series on my site to talk about some of my most common rewriting passes. This isn’t the only way to write, but it’s the way I write, so maybe it’ll help you too.

This week’s pass is the scene goal pass. Hope you enjoy.

NOTE: I’m using Superman characters as examples because I’m not working for DC right now and everyone knows who Superman is. I don’t own Superman; this is just an example for educational purposes; my thoughts are my own; blah, blah, blah. Please don’t sue me.

Scene Goal Pass

Read the scene and write at the top of it what actually needs to happen in this scene – what is the actual goal of this scene that moves the plot forward? Let’s try a very small, very simple (likely too simple) example.

Example 1. Superman hears Lois scream and rushes to her aid.

[NOTE: In ‘real life’ this would likely be a bigger scene where things get in the way of Superman rushing to Lois’ aid. But for the sake of keeping this example brief, we’ll just say it was an uneventful trip.]

Now that you know what needs to happen in this scene, go through the scene and cut out/adjust anything that isn’t serving that goal. In Example 1 Superman needs to hear Lois scream, not brush his teeth, talk about the sunset being pretty, fight a dozen bad guys, then hear Lois. We should only need a very small idea of where Superman is before he hears Lois and then everything afterward needs to be about rushing to her aid.

We can also trim the fat in other areas. All we NEED to have happen is to show Superman someplace, show him hear Lois and start to move toward her, then cut to him arriving wherever Lois is. We don’t need to see what happened on that trip and shouldn’t unless it adds something of real value to the scene.

GOOD IDEA: Superman flies toward Lois and calls Supergirl to meet him at Lois’ location.

This is a good addition to the scene because Superman is still pursuing the scene’s goal (coming to Lois’ aid) and establishing something that we need to set up later (that Supergirl will also be coming to this fight).

BAD IDEA: Superman hears Lois scream, turns to Supergirl, and says, “Lois is in trouble. Some women never learn,” and flies off.

This is a bad choice, because although Superman is reacting to the scene, he isn’t moving the plot forward (he stopped to talk Supergirl). In my view, if you ever write: “Character 1 stops to…” you’ve messed up. The only exception is if they’ve stopped pursuing a different goal to advance the scene’s goal (ex. Superman stopped punching a guy to save Lois).

This is also a poor choice of joke because it undercuts the goal of the scene: which is Superman rushing to Lois’ aid. If he thought Lois was in danger he’s a bad person for making a joke at her expense before saving her. It’s very hard to cut a funny joke, but they are the first things to get cut when a scene isn’t moving. If you HAD to keep this joke, a better place for it would be AFTER Superman has arrived to save Lois because it does not interfere with the goal of the scene.

So there you have it. Your first example of my rewriting process. Next time we’ll talk about my favorite pass: character motivation.