Category: Interviews

Cover of Tuki: Fight for Fire

INTERVIEW: Jeff Smith & Vijaya Iyer on Kickstarting Tuki, Loving the Industry, and Having Fun

Cartoon Books Inc’s third graphic novel series, Tuki, went live on Kickstarter last week. It has already soared past its initial goal before writer and artist Jeff Smith and publisher Vijaya Iyer even knew what was happening. Iyer and Smith practically glow with excitement on the screen as we chat about the fun they are…

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INTERVIEW: Christopher Golden and Bridgit Connell on the Long-Awaited Debut of Lady Baltimore

It’s been over a year since Lady Baltimore was first announced. Co-written by Hellboy’s Mike Mignola and bestselling novelist Christopher Golden, with art by Brother Nash creator, Bridgit Connell, the five-part comic series sees Sofia Valk embrace her monster-hunting destiny by taking up the Baltimore mantle. The series also features colours by Michelle Madsen and…

INTERVIEW: Wendy Chin-Tanner on Embodied: An Intersectional Feminist Comics Poetry Anthology

Poetry is Wendy Chin-Tanner’s first love. In her own poetic work, she calls on the influences of poets such as Audre Lorde, Ai, Sylvia Plath, Vera Pavlova, and Lorine Niedecker. For A Wave New World’s Chin-Tanner, poets are a kind of literary world superhero, because, she says, “they’re always trying to do the impossible —…

Seekers of Aweto: The Hunt is On

INTERVIEW: Greg Hunter on Seekers of Aweto and Everything Lerner Books Has in Store for 2021

In 2018, Lerner Books published the first English-language translation of artist and writer, Nie Jun’s, called My Beijing, a collection of slice-of-life stories with a sprinkling of magical realism, translated from its original Chinese. This week, Lerner brings us a whole new adventure from Jun that introduces English-language readers to the fantastical world of the…