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“Comics Are the Best Way to Meet My Needs”: Sloane Leong Talks to Pao-yen Ding

Cartoonist and critic Sloane Leong has been speaking with the her fellow artists-in-residence at the Maison de Auteurs in Angouleme, France. This week, she spoke via email with Pao-yen Ding about why he chose comics, his efforts in interpreting his dreams, and how he used the residency. Continue reading

 

“We’re All Writing About Ourselves on Some Level”: A Conversation with Sophie Yanow

Talking to the creator of War of Streets and Houses about art styles, the dangers of navel-gazing memoir, and her webcomic, The Contradictions. Continue reading

 

“I Left with the Mission to Level Up”: Sloane Leong Talks to Glynnis Fawkes

Cartoonist and critic Sloane Leong has been speaking with the her fellow artists-in-residence at the Maison de Auteurs in Angouleme, France. This week, she’s speaking with Glynnis Fawkes about her comics work on black holes, literary titans and middle grade historical fiction. Continue reading

 

The Art of Juxtaposition: Botticelli and Karl Stevens

At Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Renaissance art is being exhibited with contemporary comics work. Continue reading

 

“What’s Next, Walmart?”: An Interview with Mary Fleener

Mary Fleener sits down with Alex Dueben to talk about Bille and the Bee, her wildly unique graphic novel about bees, the environment, and people who don’t pay attention. Continue reading

 

There’s Power in a Name: Seth on His Twenty-Year Project, Clyde Fans

After twenty years, Seth’s Clyde Fans sees publication this month from Drawn & Quarterly. In this extensive conversation, he talks about the story, the work that went into it…as well as David Lynch, likable characters, the mysteries of writing, God & Chester Brown. Continue reading

 

Kazuo Koike, 1936-2019

Remembering the writer of Lone Wolf and Cub, Crying Freeman, Lady Snowblood, and many more things than were deemed fit for our local eyes. Continue reading

 

“I’m Very Interested in Cartooning as a Language”: Sloane Leong Talks to Antonio Hitos

Cartoonist and critic Leong is speaking with the her fellow artists-in-residence at the Maison de Auteurs in Angouleme, France. This week, she talks to Hitos about his “Noise” project, Charles Schulz, and whether or not he’s being too strict with himself. Continue reading