Author Archives: Martyn Pedler

“My Personal Hero Would Be Like Sisyphus”: An Interview with Badiucao

Dissident artist Badiucao talks with Martyn Pedler about why he left China, why he’s no longer anonymous, the responsibility of the artist in the face of tyranny, and how he tries to create practical work that protesters can actually use. Continue reading

 

“Change Is the Only Thing I Do Like”: An Interview with L. Nichols

Nichols says he’s always drawn – horses and maps were his favorites – but he was introduced to comics while studying mechanical engineering at MIT. Flocks is his autobiographical book about growing up in the South, keeping secrets from his … Continue reading

 

“Total Freedom Is Awful”: An Interview with Hope Larson

With a new book landing in stores and a book tour about to begin, Hope Larson talks to Martyn Pedler about the choices she’s made to have an artistic career, and the work that has been produced as a result. Continue reading

 

“I Never Felt Like I Had A Style”: An Interview with Charles Forsman

There’s a part of me that wants to constantly relive that because when you’re a teenager your emotions are so raw. You think you have everything figured out, but you’re also so lost and frustrated. I just find it fascinating, and I’m trying to organize that time of my life on paper. Continue reading

 

Small Worlds: An Interview With Matthew Pettit

It’s like what I was saying: when you create a story, you have to create that world. I was interested in not doing that again and using something I already knew, so I could jump right in. Continue reading

 

America as Haunted House: An Interview with Tim Lane

“I don’t think traditional comics will survive. But I’m trying one last gasp now before they go under completely.” Continue reading