Lambda Literary and the Ongoing Recognition of Comics. The Lammys were handed out last week and for The Comics Journal, I spoke with William Johnson, the Deputy Director of Lambda Literary, about the organization and its recognition of comics and their place in the queer literary landscape and what that means.
“Once the Ink Was Done, That Was It, Tough Luck”: An Interview with Kat Verhoeven. I’ve been a fan of the webcomic Meat and Bone for a while and I spoke with the cartoonist behind it, Kat Verhoeven for The Comics Journal because the print edition of the comic is out in stores now. We spoke about making a longform comic like this, how her process changed over time, and how Montreal is like Portland to the Canadian imagination.
Today’s National Cartoonists Society: A Conversation with Steve McGarry. For The Comics Journal I spoke with the British cartoonist and former President of the NCS who is one of the people behind NCS Fest in May to talk about the festival, the society, and more.
Paul Constant’s Planet of the Nerds. I’ve been reading Constant for years but now the journalist has written the new comics miniseries from Ahoy about a group of jocks form the 1980’s who wake up today - and are horrified by what they find.
Omaha Perez: The Drude 2. I’ve talked with Perez a few times over the years and we spoke about his new graphic novel which he wrote, which besides having one of the most startling covers of any comic this year it’s a fabulous and strange magical ride.
Diana Chu Talks Ley Lines and More. Chu received a Gold Medal by the Society of Illustrators at last year’s MoCCA Festival and is behind the next issue of the anthology Ley Lines about Patti Smith, music and more.
“I Have a Very Busy Spring”: An Interview with Sara Elfgren. The Swedish writer is a prolific novelist, audio drama writer, playwright, VR game designer, and comics writer. I spoke with her about Vei: Volume 1, which was just released in the U.S., the second volume which comes out this spring in Sweden, opera, and more.
Q&A with Joseph Galluccio. The Senior Art Director at LEGO talks about his first comic, Space is Cold: Escape Velocity, his longtime obsession with space, telling stories for children, and more.
Navigating By the Right Stars: A Conversation with Briallen Hopper. One of my favorite books so far this year has been Hard To Love: Essays and Confessions and I had the opportunity to talk with its author about the single life, love, friendship, and how writing the book created its ending.