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Archives - October 2008

Interview: Nate Powell, author of Swallow Me Whole

Oct 29, 2008

Nate Powell jumped into the comics business at the ripe old age of 14, when he began self-publishing his work in the early ’90s. A decade and a half later, Powell continues to be an innovator in the field, as well as a punk musician and the owner of an independent punk music label.

Interview: Frank Beddor, author of Hatter M: The Looking Glass Wars, Volume One

Oct 16, 2008

Frank Beddor began his reimagining of Alice in Wonderland with a series of prose novels. Now he’s begun telling a special segment of the story in a graphic-novel saga. Currently two volumes in, Beddor took some time to answer our questions about the series.

Interview: Lucy Knisley, author of French Milk

Oct 14, 2008

Your book went from being independently published to being put out by a major publisher. Can you describe that process and what it meant to you while it was happening?

Interview: Mitch Clem, author of Nothing Nice to Say

Oct 7, 2008

Nowadays, the infinite space of the internet is littered with an uncountable number of webcomics, widely ranging in quality. But when Minnesota native Mitch Clem launched Nothing Nice to Say in 2002, the idea was still in its infancy, having just become truly recognized as a medium in the late 1990s.

Interview: Felix Tannenbaum, author of Chronicles of Some Made

Oct 7, 2008

Felix Tannenbaum began small, with a story of robots and what their faulty programming does to them. The story turned into an allegory for how we are all of us programmed, hardwired, in some way. And just because we know, or think we know, what we’re supposed to do, that doesn’t mean we understand why—or what will happen once we do it. That can be a problem.

Interview: Art Spiegelman, author of Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*!

Oct 7, 2008

It’s been 30 years since a young, struggling, and virtually unknown comics artist named Art Spiegelman decided to publish Breakdowns, a massive retrospective of the work he’d done in the six years prior. Today, the reemergence of Breakdowns is an event, a cultural touchstone from a Pulitzer Prize-winning artist. Back then, it was an ambitious, risky, and, Spiegelman freely admits, unasked for.