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Archives - November 2011

Interview: Avi Arad, author of The Innocent

Nov 22, 2011

Hollywood producer Avi Arad discusses his new book, the manga thrill ride The Innocent, a wild ride incorporating vengeance and the afterlife.

Interview: Jim Butcher, author of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Fool Moon Part 1

Nov 22, 2011

Bestselling prose author Jim Butcher talks about the ongoing success of the graphic-novel adaptations of his Dresden Files series, starring Chicago’s favorite wizard police consultant.

Interview: Charles Vess, author of Drawing Down the Moon: The Art of Charles Vess

Nov 22, 2011

After more than 30 years in the business, artist Charles Vess has worked on some of the biggest characters around. His early work decorated Heavy Metal magazine; in the mid-’80s, he worked on Spider-Man; and later, he went on to collaborate with Neil Gaiman on The Books of Magic and Sandman. That was just the beginning of his work with Gaiman, which also includes Stardust and Blueberry Girl. Now, Dark Horse has just released Vess’s intense retrospective Drawing Down the Moon, a 200-page look back at his decades in the business. We talked to Charles about what it’s like to revisit his body of work at this point in his career.

Interview: Michel Choquette, author of The Someday Funnies

Nov 1, 2011

At the end of the 1960s, writer Michel Choquette was tasked with creating a special insert for Rolling Stone: a collection of comic strips by the era’s great minds and talents that would define the decade that had just ended. It took 40 years for the massive collection (which features works by such luminaries as C. C. Beck, René Goscinny, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Kirby, Moebius, Art Spiegelman, Gahan Wilson, and many others) to come to fruition, but it’s time is now, and here’s what Choquette has to say about it.