Author Archives: Chris Mautner


“I Had Moments Where I Just Broke Down Crying’: An Interview with Bill Griffith

A transcription of Bill Griffith interview held at this year’s Small Press Expo, at which he debuted his startling new graphic memoir, Invisible Ink. Continue reading


‘I’m a Careful Person’: An Interview with Kate Beaton

The creator of the extremely popular webcomic, Hark! A Vagrant, talks about growing up in Nova Scotia, navigating social media, and creating her first children’s book. Continue reading

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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


“Ugly Is Good”: An Interview with Katie Skelly

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


“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


“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


“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