Author Archives: Chris Mautner

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“My Aim is to Be as Appealing as Possible”: An Interview with Michel Fiffe

The creator behind Copra and Zegas talks about breaking into comics, helping to found Act-i-vate, the perils of small publishing, and working for Marvel. Continue reading

 
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“I Wanted a Character Who Was Very Positive”: An Interview with Luke Pearson

Pearson has already amassed an impressive body of work, and has something of a runaway hit on his hands with the genuinely charming, smartly realized, and lovingly delineated Hilda series. He talks with us about consciously choosing a nonviolent protagonist, Scandinavian mythology, and the possibility of being typecast as a children’s artist. Continue reading

 
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“Ugly Is Good”: An Interview with Katie Skelly

The Operation Margarine creator talks biker films, science fiction, sex, and escape. Continue reading

 
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“No One Ever Said to Me I Couldn’t Do It”: An Interview with Mimi Pond

Discussing history, process, television, and publishing with the author of Over Easy. Continue reading

 
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“I’m Shocked to Be Meeting Young People Who Are Reading This”: An Interview with Paul Pope

The creator of Battling Boy on making comics for kids, getting caught up in the world of film, drawing inspiration from his predecessors, and straddling multiple worlds. Continue reading

 
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“If You’re Going to Fail, Just Make Sure You Fail Big”: An Interview with Gene Luen Yang

The American Born Chinese author talks about his newest book (Boxers & Saints), recreating history, and the role of faith in creative life. Continue reading

 
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“We Don’t Have To Be That Political Anymore”: An Interview with Jeff Smith

Upon the publication of the collected, completed RASL, Jeff Smith talks about transitioning from Bone to sci-fi noir, the perils and advantages of self-publishing, and how the comics community has changed. Continue reading

 
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“I Was Dipping a Pen at My Dying Mother’s Bedside”: An Interview with Carol Tyler

An interview with the You’ll Never Know and The Job Thing creator about page design, not being known as a “finisher,” dealing with family illness, and portraying sensitive details about close relatives. Continue reading

 
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