Author Archives: Alex Dueben

“I Look at Every Story I Draw in a Different Way”: An Interview with Rubén Pellejero

Pellejero is one of Spain’s great comics artists (Historias de Barcelona, The Summer of Irreverence, Rain Wolf). Today he, along with writer Juan Díaz Canales, is making the new adventures of one of comics’ greatest characters, Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese. Continue reading

 

“I’m Excited for People to Meet My Other Cartoon Children”: An Interview with Dana Simpson

I was an occasional reader of Ozy and Millie, the webcomic from Dana Simpson that ended in 2008. Simpson then landed a deal with Universal UClick to develop a new comic strip and what emerged was Phoebe and Her Unicorn. … Continue reading

 

“I Just Didn’t Care About Doing Anything Else”: An Interview with Rob Guillory

Coming off the career making success of Chew, artist Rob Guillory returns to his roots, in more ways than pun, with Farmhand. It’s being published by Image and colored by Taylor Wells–but everything else is up to Rob. Alex Dueben has the score! Continue reading

 

“You Liked That? Really?”: A Conversation with Shawn Martinbrough

Shawn Martinbrough’s new show of original art has him looking back on twenty five years of making comics, working with artists, the hunt for the ultimate black ink–and the preparations for working with George Lucas. Continue reading

 

“I Want to Make a Haven”: An Interview with Niki Smith

Niki Smith discusses the genesis of her erotic graphic novel set in the world of cosplay conventions, why pink makes for better sex scenes then the color blue, and what comics she has planned next. Continue reading

 

Alison McCreesh

Alison McCreesh and Alex Dueben discuss the nature of her most recent work of illustration and ambition: Norths: Two Suitcases and a Stroller Around the Circumpolar World! Continue reading

 

Understanding Detroit: The Nonfiction Work of Anne Elizabeth Moore & Melissa Mendes

When you’re looking for the way into a complicated news story about what’s been happening in Detroit, it helps to be able to pull the cat card. Continue reading

 

“How Far We’ve Come Since the 1980s!”: An Interview With Tim Truman

Truman sits down to talk about his upcoming return to Scout, how he’s found one of his best artistic collaborations by working with his son, and yes, because one of us demanded it, how he ended up making the greatest Hawkman story of all time. Continue reading