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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Alison Bechdel, author of The Best American Comics 2011

Oct 4, 2011

What do you say about a year like 2011? If you’re talking comics…plenty. Alison Bechdel, who this year joins Jessica Abel and Matt Madden to edit the annual anthology The Best American Comics,discusses her favorites, what she looks for in a best comic, and much more.

Interview: Craig Thompson, author of Habibi

Sep 20, 2011

With Habibi, Craig Thompson elevates the graphic novel form to even higher levels. Here, he discusses the work that went into creating this masterpiece and the implications its winding, twisted, religiously and socially inspired tales create. Also, Craig shares some of the work-in-progress artwork that went into creating Habibi.

Interview: Brandon Thomas, author of The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury: Time Runs Out

Aug 30, 2011

Brandon Thomas created his heroine Miranda Mercury to make the kind of comic book he’d like to see in the marketplace. While publishers initially shied away from the concept for a number of reasons, The Many Adventures of Miranda Mercury eventually found a home with Archaia Entertainment and has been garnering attention and praise in the graphic novel world. It appears on this year's YALSA list of selections of Great Graphic Novels for Teens and has been nominated for four Glyph Awards. Thomas spoke to GraphicNovelReporter about how he created Miranda, his decades-long love of comics, and how he’s been both writing about comics and for comics the last several years.  

Interview: Lev Grossman, author of The Magician King

Aug 9, 2011

Lev Grossman’s world is full of books, whether he’s writing them or reviewing them, and he has a special fondness for comics. Besides being the book critic for Time, he’s published the novels WarpCodexThe Magicians, and the recently released The Magician King. Lev talked to GraphicNovelReporter about his comics-related writing, how he dreams of writing his own comic book, and his septuagenarian mother’s Death Note jewelry.

Interview: Ray Bradbury, author of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes: The Authorized Adaptation

Jul 19, 2011

How do you approach a legendary work like Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes and turn it into a graphic novel? Very carefully. That’s exactly what creator Ronald Wimberly (author of the critically acclaimed Sentences) did when he took, with Bradbury’s approval, the classic book and turned it into an exciting new graphic adaptation. We discussed the process with him.