Posts Tagged: graphic novels

Call and Response: A Conversation with Hannah Tinti

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Hannah Tinti discusses how The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley came into being, the formation of its characters, and how twelve scars and the celestial heavens help give this book structure and heft.

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Sound & Vision: Nicole Georges

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Allyson McCabe talks with Nicole Georges, illustrator, zinester and educator, about her new book Fetch, how she got into the DIY punk scene, and family secrets.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #89: Isabel Greenberg

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Isabel Greenberg is a London-based illustrator and writer. She studied illustration at the University of Brighton and has written for a variety of outlets including the Guardian, Nobrow Press, The National Trust, Seven Stories Press, and the New York Times. In 2011 she won the Observer/Jonathan Cape/Comica graphic short story prize. Her first graphic novel, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth, […]

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #86: Max Allan Collins

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In April, the Mystery Writers of America named Max Allan Collins a Grand Master, the organization’s peer-voted lifetime achievement award. Collins has had a prolific and often eclectic career. The Iowa Writers Workshop graduate has written more than one hundred books, has had a long career as a comics writer including, most famously, the Road to […]

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #82: Cecil Castellucci

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The artistic oeuvre of Cecil Castellucci is dauntingly varied and vast. A singer/songwriter, a playwright, a librettist, she is also the author of many books, ranging from the picture book Grandma’s Gloves (winner of the California Book Award Gold Medal) to the YA novels Boy Proof, Tin Star, and the part comic, part prose novel […]

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Sound & Vision: Leah Hayes

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Allyson McCabe talks with Leah Hayes, acclaimed illustrator, graphic novelist, songwriter, and musician.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Damian Duffy and John Jennings

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Damian Duffy and John Jennings discuss their new graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s classic novel Kindred.

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If at First You Don’t Succeed

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Comic artist and writer Mike Norton is doing alright. After working on various titles for DC (Queen & Country, Gravity, Runaways, The All-New Atom, Green Arrow/Black Canary), in 2011 he launched his webcomic Battlepug. In 2012, Battlepug won an Eisner for Best Digital Comic. He’s a co-creator of Revival, a critically acclaimed and commercially successful […]

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Mary Wept over Sex Worker’s Rights

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At The Believer, Shannon Tien caught up with Chester Brown, graphic novelist and author of the newly released Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus, which Tien describes as “essentially a layman’s interpretation of the Bible.” Mary Wept is a collection of graphic adaptations of Biblical scenes involving prostitution, including Brown’s interpretation of Mary as a […]

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New Ambassador for Young People’s Lit

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The Library of Congress is, for the first time, naming a graphic novelist as the Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. The honor goes to Gene Luen Yang, author of the graphic novels American Born Chinese and Boxers & Saints, among others. The post was created in 2008 to help promote children’s and young adult literature, and […]

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Fresh Comics #8: John Black’s Body

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In the imagined scenario wherein my apartment burns to the ground and I lose all my worldly possessions, there are just a few things I would miss—family photographs (of course), an old wooden trunk my grandmother reupholstered and that I used to store my toys as a child, and the book, John Black’s Body. I discovered […]

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Graphic Novels, Fatherhood, and Asian-American Culture

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I feel like I’m just a hair’s breadth away from a consensus that what I do is horrible. Guernica has a wonderful interview with graphic novelist Adrian Tomine, whose latest book Killing and Dying was recently released. Tomine talks about the difficulties of capturing the subject matters of race and fatherhood, all while meditating on […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Phoebe Gloeckner

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Artist and author Phoebe Gloeckner talks about her semi-autobiographical novel The Diary of a Teenage Girl, just adapted into a film starring Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgard, and what she’s working on now.

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Not So Literal

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These days there are so many screens showing superheroes one can almost forget that they came from comics. Ta-Nehisi Coates talks to Vulture about storytelling, representation, and the places where movies fall short: We’re talking about something that’s so surreal it’s just not possible within the world as we know it. So that requires a […]

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Fresh Comics #1: An Iranian Metamorphosis

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The question that lingers even after reading the book is about the use of symbolism in the cartoon and who has the final say—the creator or the readers?

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Straight Outta Gotham

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On August 18, hip-hop and comic book nerds alike convened to celebrate the release of Volume 2 of Ed Piskor’s The Hip-Hop Family Tree, a history of the genre in graphic novel-form. In the Daily Beast, Daniel Genis explains how the competing personae and one-upsmanship among rappers translate so easily to a medium that often […]

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Delving Head-First into Wonder

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Often times readers dismiss graphic novels as too unrealistic to posses literary merit. That would be a mistake, argues Stefan A. Slater at The Airship, because reality isn’t inherently part of good story telling. Plenty of other fictional forms flaunt the rules of the naturalistic universe while retaining literary value, and graphic novels often contain […]

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Banned Books Week to Highlight Graphic Novels

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This year’s annual Banned Books Week—a celebration of books that have been banned—will target graphic novels, those picture-filled narratives better known as comic books. And that’s exactly why Banned Books Week is taking a special interest in comics this year, as Comic Book Legal Defense Fund executive director Charles Brownstein explained to Library Journal: For […]

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Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me

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“I’m sure someone out there has a workable solution. But what do I know? I make comic books and write about jazz. I do know the difference between right and wrong, though.” As the second anniversary of Harvey Pekar’s death approaches, Guernica shares an excerpt from his posthumous graphic novel, Not the Israel My Parents […]

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