Articles Published the Week of August 20th

Keith Knight Talks Politics, Satire, and his Very Busy Schedule

I've long been a reader of Keith Knight ever since The K Chronicles was on Salon back in the day and I spoke with him about his three comic strips - a daily, a weekly, and a weekly single panel - in addition to his graphic novel and the kids book he illustrated that was just released. We also spoke about his recent move to North Carolina, politics and political cartooning in the age of Trump, and related topics.

Guy Delisle on Hostage

I love Guy Delisle's work and his recent book Hostage is a very different kind of book for him. It's not a book about him, not a travelogue, not a funny book about parenting, but instead the true story of Christophe Andre, who was held hostage in Chechnya for 111 days. The result is a book that perhaps Delisle's best. It is a masterful and suspenseful and difficult book and I was glad that he sat down to talk with me about the project.

Articles Published the Week of August 13th

Nate Powell Opens Omnibox, Talks Life After March and What's Next

I've been interviewing Nate Powell for many years and reading him even longer. I was thrilled last year when he became the first cartoonist to receive the National Book Award, and I'm glad to see this new box set collecting three of his books from Top Shelf. I think my immense love and respect for Nate and his work comes through. I can't wait to see what's next (which we talk about in the interview).

Shannon Wheeler on Sh*t My President Says

I was a big fan of Too Much Coffee Man back in the day and creator Shannon Wheeler has gone on to work for the New Yorker and elsewhere and we spoke about his current project, drawing the President's tweets. It sounds crazy, probably is, and we talked about it.

Seth on Palookaville #23

I've been a huge fan and admirer of the cartoonist Seth for years, ever since I read his graphic novel It's a Good Life If You Don't Weaken. In recent years he's been working with a new format, hardcover volumes that come out every year and a half or two years and contain a number of projects. We spoke about the long-awaited conclusion of his story Clyde Fans, his memoir comic, and his other projects.


Articles Published the Week of August 6th

Kim Newman on Anno Dracula 1895: Seven Days in Mayhem

In some ways I feel this is my geekiest interview in a while. I'm a fan of Newman and his novels and have been for a long time. Was thrilled that I had the chance to connect with him this year and talk about Anno Dracula and his work and his approach to fiction, which has become much more mainstream and widely accepted. I'm also a big fan of the Anno Dracula comic series and can't wait to see what's next.

Joe Haldeman and Marvano on The Forever War

I was a science fiction geek and so I read plenty of Joe Haldeman. It was a brief interview but this is one of those interviews where I get to check off talking with one of the people who was a big influence on me when I was young. Marvano I admittedly don't know as well but is an amazing Belgian artist, who I really need to read more of, and someone who should be much better known here in the US. We spoke about their first collaboration, adapting Haldeman's classic novel The Forever War to comics, and related topics.


Articles Published the Week of July 30th

Maggie Umber on Sound of Snow Falling
The second book by one of the best young cartoonists right now, Umber's book is a wordless tale of a pair of great horned owls and we spoke about the book and her work.

An Interview with José Muñoz

One of the living legends of the comics world, I spoke with the Argentinian artist about his career and work

Patricia Smith Wants You To Hear Every Gunshot: The Millions Interview

I've been a reader of Patricia Smith for over two decades and her new book, Incendiary Art, is her best yet. It's also a departure and we spoke about why and what it's meant for her and how she works.

Bernie Mireault on XVI

One of the influential figures in North American comics in recent decades, Bernie Mireault doesn't get nearly enough credit or attention. We spoke about his new collection of short comics and what he's working on next.

Erin Nations Explores Phone Anxiety and Gender Identity in Gumballs

Nations's quarterly series Gumballs is a collection of short comics and illustrations from fiction to nonfiction, continuing stories and short pieces, and we spoke about the series.