Posts Tagged ‘comic book’

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Jack Dorsey

Newcomer cartoonist Jack Dorsey got his minicomic 2080: Rad City into Big Planet Comics' Vienna store, which is where I found it. He describes the plot of the manga-influenced comic as "In the distant future, three awesome teenagers will band together to save the known universe. The year is 2080. The place is [...]

Cartoonist Guy Delisle on His Year in Israel and Creating Jerusalem: Chronicles From the Holy City

Guy Delisle is a French-Canadian expatriate cartoonist who specializes in travelogues. He’s made books about Shenzen, China, and Pyongyang, North Korea, both of which he visited as a supervising animator. He spent a year in Burma after starting a family with an employee of the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders. After leaving the country, he [...]

Meet an SPX Cartoonist: An Interview With Craig Thompson

Craig Thompson is one of the stars of the alternative comics world. In1999, Goodbye, Chunky Rice led to his winning the 2000 Harvey Award for Best New Talent. His graphic novel Blankets, a autobiographical coming-of-age story came out in 2003 and was a big hit; Thompson’s telling of his fundamental Christian upbringing and his first [...]

Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: A Chat With Paul Hornschemeier

Paul Hornschemeier is cartoonist from Ohio who has a degree in philosophy. He's now living outside Chicago, and has a new mainsteam publisher for his latest book, Life with Mr. Dangerous (Villard), which was previously serialized in Fantagraphic's Mome anthology.
Washington City Paper: How do you do it? Traditional pen and ink, computer or [...]

Meet a Former Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Josh Eiserike

Recently, I was organizing some of my Washington, D.C.-produced comics and ran across some of Josh Eiserike's minicomics. Eiserike had sold these to me at SPX in 2008, but I didn't recall seeing him at 2010's event. A quick e-mail exchange reveals that he's now on the other coast, still  making comics while studying film. Anyone [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Lauren Affe

Lauren Affe works in a part of cartooning we don't talk about much—she's a comic book colorist. A colorist is usually the last person to work on the art after it's drawn (in pencil or digitally) and then inked to darken the lines of the drawing. Most cartoonists don't color their own work, although Richard Thompson [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with the GPO’s Nick Crawford

Yesterday we spoke with Jim Cameron, the writer of Squeaks Discovers Type!, which the U.S. Government Printing Office is calling its first comic book. While that's not quite true, the book looks interesting, and the creators involved are local. After the jump, illustrator Nick Crawford answers our standard questions.

Meet a Local Cartoonist: Rafer Roberts of Plastic Farm and Magic Bullet

Rafer Roberts sent me this note last week about the DC Conspiracy's latest anthology: "Earlier this year the idea was presented that the DC  Conspiracy would put out a newspaper filled with our comics. A  newspaper? Filled with comics? In an era where comics are presented  smaller and on handheld digital devices, presenting large format comics [...]

International Ink: War, Werewolves, Steampunk, Kung Fu, and Cap

The long July 4 weekend lent itself to comics reading, so here are some impressions of some new books. War Is Boring: Bored Stiff, Scared To Death in the World's Worst War Zones, written by David Axe and illustrated by independent editorial cartoonist Matt Bors (New American Library, $12.95), is heavily influenced by Joe Sacco's [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Evan Keeling

Evan Keeling is one of the Trickster anthology artists, a founding member of the DC Conspiracy comics co-op, and the person who puts together genre anthologies by the group. The next anthology, the fourth, will focus on romance. He also works for the Smithsonian, a quintessentially cool Washington job.
Washington City Paper: What type of comic work [...]