Author Archives: Alex Dueben

“Hopefully You Reach a Few People Here and There”: A David Collier Interview

David Collier’s work is much too personal, much too idiosyncratic to pass as straightforward nonfiction. His latest, Morton: A Cross-Country Rail Journey, is no exception, and possibly his best book to date. Here he discusses the book, being edited, the military, trains, and many other topics. Continue reading

 

An Upbringing That Was Very Much Out of the Ordinary: An Interview with Cullen Murphy

The former writer of Prince Valiant, and son of artist John Cullen Murphy, talks about growing up in Connecticut, surrounded by many of the most successful cartoonists of the Twentieth Century. Continue reading

 

“We Know This Will Drive Book Sales”: A Conversation about the EGL Awards

Alex Dueben speaks with two of the people behind the recently announced slate of Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards. Continue reading

 

Showing by Doing: Marking Four Decades of NBM with Terry Nantier

The founder of NBM talks about four decades of comics publishing, the differences between the European and American markets, the business challenges of social and technological change, and much more. Continue reading

 

“After I Failed to Die”: An Interview with Katherine Collins (Part Two)

In this installment, the Neil the Horse creator explains the treatment she received from the comics community after her transition, her struggles with illness, and her post-comics career. Continue reading

 

“Whatever Came to Mind”: An Interview with Katherine Collins (Part One)

In the first installment of a two-part interview, the Neil the Horse creator talks about Neil, the mistaken notion that she’s nostalgic, her early career in radio, and being part of a matrilineal line of Canadian cartoonists. Continue reading

 

An Interview with Kevin Pyle

The cartoonist, whose latest book is Migrant, talks to Alex Dueben about comics as a vehicle for social consciousness. Continue reading

 

An Interview with José Muñoz

Politics, crime, and jazz with the master cartoonist. Continue reading