Author Archives: Alex Dueben

“All That Truly Matters In A Story Is Emotion”: An Interview with Mark Waid

Alex Dueben attempts to catch up with Mark Waid, one of the most prolific and successful comic writers of the last three decades, and while he can’t quite cover it all–they certainly cover a good bit of what has kept Waid’s creative fires burning on books like Archie, Daredevil, Superman: Birthright, Impulse and his latest, Ignited. Continue reading

 

“They Left Me Alone And That Was Pretty Great”: An Interview With Phil Jimenez

Phil Jimenez talks with Alex Dueben about highlights from his twenty-eight year career in comics, the importance of mental health in the LGBTQ comics community, and why he’s returning to Wonder Woman. Continue reading

 

“It Became An Obsession”: An Interview With Jonathan Fetter-Vorm

Jonathan Fetter-Vorm speaks with Alex Dueben about the difficulty of making graphic novel out of a conflict-free story where every reader knows the ending: Moonbound, the story of Apollo 11. Continue reading

 

“Style Itself Influences The Mood.”: An Interview With Colleen Doran

Colleen Doran’s latest graphic novel sees her taking Harry Clarke’s illustration and stained glass work as inspiration. In this interview, she explains to Alex Dueben how the project–her newest collaboration with writer Neil Gaiman–came about. Continue reading

 

“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