Exclusive Interview: “Plastic” Author Scott Guild


While we think of action figures as things that kids play with and adults use as decorations, some have used them to tell deeper stories. Obviously, Barbie comes to mind, but there’s also Welcome To Marwen, 11 seasons of Robot Chicken, and Todd Haynes’ “lost” Karen Carpenter bio-pic, Superstar.

Now writer Scott Guild is doing something similar in Plastic (hardcover, Kindle, audiobook), a socially and politically comedic novel.

In the following email interview, Guild discusses what inspired and influenced this toy story.