Author Archives: Chris Mautner


“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


The Now of Glyn: An Interview with Glyn Dillon

More than a decade ago, Dillon bid farewell to the comics industry, giving up a burgeoning comics career for the chance to make films. Now he is back, this time with his first full-length graphic novel, The Nao of Brown. Continue reading


“I Hoped That the Book Would Just Be Fun”: A Brief Interview with Chris Ware

The creator of Building Stories talks to us about boxes, architecture, parents, and iPhones. Continue reading

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“Our Goal Is to Create an Audience That’s Not There Yet”: An Interview with Jessica Abel and Matt Madden

The husband-and-wife duo talk about their new book, editing the Best American Comics series, moving to France, and cartooning. Continue reading


“The Only Thing That Matters is the Work on the Page”: An Interview with Eddie Campbell

He’s delved into such weighty topics as death, family, marriage, parenting, success, failure, the creative process, and the pleasures of drinking wine. What else is left to cover? Well, money. Continue reading

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“It’s Only One Book”: An Art Spiegelman Interview

The cartoonist and editor talks about his latest book and DVD, MetaMaus. Continue reading


Just Like Yesterday: Thoughts on DC’s “New 52”

When DC Comics announced plans to reboot their entire comics line, I thought it was either a stroke of genius or the stupidest idea I’d ever heard. Continue reading