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Archives - September 2010

Interview: Gordon McAlpin, author of Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show

Sep 22, 2010

What really goes on behind the scenes at your local multiplex? Gordon McAlpin gives us a backstage pass to all the antics in Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show and in his hilarious webcomic. Here’s his take on the little scenes behind the big screens.

Interview: Diana Gabaldon, author of The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel

Sep 21, 2010

Mixing fantasy, romance, and historical fiction effortlessly, Diana Gabaldon has created a worldwide phenomenon with her bestselling Outlander prose series. With the recent release of the Outlander graphic novel The Exile, Gabaldon has released her work to a whole new audience…and, perhaps even more notably, she has introduced a huge audience to a graphic-novel market they have never encountered before. The author took time out of her busy schedule to answer our questions.

Interview: Stefan Petrucha, author of Nancy Drew, The New Case Files: Vampire Slayer, Part One

Sep 14, 2010

Nancy Drew has been given a graphic novel makeover, thanks to the husband-and-wife writing team of Stefan Petrucha and Sarah Kinney and artist Sho Murase. GraphicNovelReporter talked to all three to see how Nancy Drew has been brought to new life in comic form.

Interview: Jen Wang, author of Koko Be Good

Sep 14, 2010

Jen Wang is the creator behind Koko Be Good, the exciting and beautifully rendered story of a woman desperately trying to change her ways…to varying degrees of success. It’s a heartfelt and often romantic book as well as an unflinchingly honest one. Here’s how its creator describes the book.

Interview: Inverna Lockpez, author of Cuba: My Revolution

Sep 14, 2010

Inverna Lockpez left her native Cuba in the late 1960s to seek a new beginning in America. Now a widely respected artist, she has crafted the story of her life in her homeland in Cuba: My Revolution, a semiautobiographical tale of what it was like to be a woman in Castro’s Cuba in the 1960s. The book, now out from Vertigo, is a fascinating exploration of art, politics, family, rebellion, and optimism. We talked about it with Lockpez.

Was it difficult to bring this tale to life in comic form?

Interview: Brian K. Vaughan, author of Saga

Sep 1, 2010

A 2010 Eisner Award nominated artist for her work on Aaron Williams' North 40 and a 2011 Shuster Award winner for Outstanding Comic Book Cover Artist, the Canadian-born Fiona Staples' brief career as comic illustrator has been one rich in collaborative talent and diverse productivity.

Interview: Brian K. Vaughan, author of Saga

Sep 1, 2010

A 2010 Eisner Award nominated artist for her work on Aaron Williams' North 40 and a 2011 Shuster Award winner for Outstanding Comic Book Cover Artist, the Canadian-born Fiona Staples' brief career as comic illustrator has been one rich in collaborative talent and diverse productivity.

Interview: Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Night Bookmobile

Sep 1, 2010

Audrey Niffenegger's The Night Bookmobile is a short graphic novel based on a fascinating idea: What if there was a library that collected everything you have ever read? Her story follows one woman who encountered her own personal library—and was changed forever. Niffenegger is the author of the prose novels The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry, as well as two novels in pictures, The Adventuress and The Three Incestuous Sisters. She talked to us about her inspiration for The Night Bookmobile and its transition from short prose story to graphic novel.