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Archives - December 2008

Interview: C.M. Butzer, author of Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel

Dec 23, 2008

One of the most remarkable graphic novels I have read recently is C.M. Butzer’s Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel. As someone who works with preservice and in-service literacy teachers, I am always looking for literary-level graphic novels that will fit well within the English Language Arts curriculum. Due to its reliance on primary sources and exquisite visual representations, Butzer’s nonfiction graphic novel is surely going to be on the top of my list to recommend to teachers.

Interview: Dean Motter, author of Mister X Archives

Dec 3, 2008

Dean Motter is best known for his award-winning book and album cover designs but is perhaps most famous as the creator of the ’80s comic book sensation Mister X. He also wrote and illustrated The Prisoner graphic novel Shattered Visage for DC Comics, based on the cult favorite ’60s British television series. In his three decades in the comics business, he’s garnered praise and awards for his acclaimed work, including Terminal City, Aerial Graffiti, Batman: Nine Lives, and Electropolis. His work has also appeared in comics such as Batman, Grendel, Hellblazer, Superman Adventures, and Star Wars Tales. His graphic novel Unique, from Platinum Studios, has been optioned by Touchstone Pictures. And his acclaimed collection of Alice in Wonderland illustrations, Through a Glass Darkly, has been issued by lulu.com.

Interview: David B., author of Nocturnal Conspiracies

Dec 1, 2008

For decades, David B. (pen name of creator David Beauchard) has been recording his dreams. Usually violent, sometimes dark and complex, and always fascinating as stories in their own right, his dreams have been collected into the eerie collection Nocturnal Conspiracies.