She may be a relative newcomer to the world of comics but Canadian artist FIONA STAPLES is doing groundbreaking work in the pages of Saga, her creator-owned series at Image Comics. Along with writer Bryan K. Vaughan (Y The Last Man), Staples is spinning a galactic epic that has drawn favorable comparisons to Star Wars and Game of Thrones. Her first published work, “Amphibious Nightmare,”appeared in 2005 as a 24-hour comic. She has since moved on to work on such diverse series as Brian Wood’s Northlanders, Steve Niles’ Mystery Society, and Wildstorm’s The Authority. Her work on the 2009 horror series North 40 was nominated for an Eisner Award, and she took home the 2011 Shuster Award for Outstanding Cover Artist for her prolific work in providing cover art for numerous publishers. The first volume of Saga appeared on the New York Times Graphic Books Bestseller list. In an interview with io9, Vaughan said, “Getting to see new pages from Fiona Staples each week has been the highlight of my career, so I’d love to do this series with her for a very long time, at least until she inevitably collapses from exhaustion at her futuristic art-tablet thing.