March 30, 2022

Meet the Tinkers: Interview with Keryl Brown Ahmed, Author of Big Ethel Energy


In this Meet the Tinker interview, we talk to Keryl Brown Ahmed, the author of Big Ethel Energy on Webtoons who has also worked on a number of film productions.

Keryl didn’t even like writing as a kid, and it took a math and science high school to get her to write a script and realize, hey, she liked it. We talk about how she overcomes self-doubt, and her work on the television show Blackish and the new movie Cheaper by the Dozen.

Keryl was a huge Archie’s comic fan, so she was thrilled to get the opportunity to pitch a story to Archie’s Comic and Webtoons, and that’s how we ended up with Big Ethel Energy. We talk about the messages Keryl tries to impart in the story, and how she actually likes having structure to help guide her creativity.

We’re so thankful that Keryl came on to discuss her work: check them all out on the links in the description.

𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗕𝗶𝗴 𝗘𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗹 𝗘𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗴𝘆 𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗻𝘀:
https://www.webtoons.com/en/drama/archie-comics-big-ethel-energy/list?title_no=3363&page=1  

𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗼𝘇𝗲𝗻:  
https://disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/movie/cheaper-by-the-dozen  

𝗔𝘁 𝗥𝗼𝗮𝗱'𝘀 𝗘𝗻𝗱
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8426906/   

𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗶𝘀𝗵
https://abc.com/shows/blackish  

𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗞𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗹'𝘀 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝗳𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄 𝗽𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/drinking-biddies/id961384848
https://www.instagram.com/drinkingbiddiespodcast/  

𝗙𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗞𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗹 𝗼𝗻 𝘀𝗼𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗮:
https://www.instagram.com/kerylbahmed/
https://twitter.com/kerylbrown

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