Author Archives: Alex Dueben

“I Did It The Other Way Around”: An Interview With Joan Steacy

For her first foray into the artform, Joan Steacy went long–a 250 page graphic novel, detailing a semi-fictionalized account of her life. Today, she’s speaking with Alex Dueben about her life, her unusual background, and the variety of real life people who appear in Aurora Borealice. Continue reading

 

“We Write About The Things That Obsess Us”: An Interview with J.M. DeMatteis

Alex Dueben and J.M. DeMatteis got together to discuss the recent rerelease of DeMatteis and Jon Muth’s influential Moonshadow, and the years of writing experience that surrounded the series original publication. Continue reading

 

Lambda Literary and the Ongoing Recognition of Comics

Once again, a few Lambda Literary Awards went home with cartoonists. Alex Dueben spoke with the organization’s Deputy Director, William Johnson, about the relationship that the “Lammy’s” have with comics Continue reading

 

“Once the Ink Was Done, That Was It, Tough Luck”: An Interview with Kat Verhoeven

Begun in 2012, Kat Verhoeven’s Meat and Bone has found its way to print this year. Alex Dueben spoke with Kat about the experience of bringing her webcomic to print, and what’s changed about her work over the last eight years. Continue reading

 

“You Could Stand Up a Little Taller”: An Interview with Paige Braddock

Paige Braddock takes Alex Dueben through the history of her groundbreaking Jane’s World comic, her secret career as a novelist, and what it’s like when your day job is Peanuts. Continue reading

 

“What’s Next, Walmart?”: An Interview with Mary Fleener

Mary Fleener sits down with Alex Dueben to talk about Bille and the Bee, her wildly unique graphic novel about bees, the environment, and people who don’t pay attention. Continue reading

 

Today’s National Cartoonists Society: A Conversation with Steve McGarry

Steve McGarry talks about the future of the National Cartoonists Society, their festival, and what they’re doing to prove they aren’t just “old white guys who make comic strips”. Continue reading

 

“I Have A Very Busy Spring”: An Interview with Sara Elfgren

Sara Elfgren may not be the only comics creator to have opera, radio plays and VR games to her credit, but she’s the only one we’ve interviewed this year. So far! Continue reading