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Archives - November 2010

Interview: Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist: a Graphic Novel

Nov 23, 2010

Sea Lion Books’ publisher Derek Ruiz has tackled one of the most beloved and life-changing books published in the relatively recent past: The Alchemist, a book cited by many as one of the most inspirational they've ever read. We talked to Derek about what it’s like to adapt a classic and how working on it inspired him personally.

Interview: Jim Trombetta, author of The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn't Want You to Read

Nov 1, 2010

Life before and after the Comics Code Authority was very different, as Jim Trombetta shows in The Horror! The Horror! Comic Books the Government Didn’t Want You to Read. His collection of impressive scary tales runs the gamut of creepy to cleverly obscured political commentary, all done in old comics horror series, particularly by the famous EC Comics. Here’s what Trombetta had to say about the book.

Interview: Barry Deutsch, author of Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword

Nov 1, 2010

It’s hard to describe Hereville without a smile forming on your face. The heroine is incredibly likable, the storytelling is simply winning and brilliant, and the story is charming and fun. Here’s a brief description (and trust that I’m smiling while I write this): Mirka is a spunky 11-year-old girl who longs to obtain a sword so she can fight dragons. She lives in Hereville, an Orthodox Jewish community (in fact, there are mostly only Orthodox Jews in Hereville, except for the strange woman and her wicked pet pig who live in the forest).

Interview: Jeff Smith, author of Rasl Pocket Edition

Nov 1, 2010

After the massive, nearly two-decade long success of Bone, Jeff Smith began an ambitious new project: the sci-fi thriller Rasl. The tale of a scientist turned art thief who hops between dimensions to ply his outlaw craft (and catches the attention of some incredibly nasty people—most notably, the evil Sal) also ties in the works of inventor Nikola Tesla and the myriad conspiracy theories that about abound when his name is mentioned. Rasl is both compelling and gripping, and it’s easily one of my favorite series currently being published.