Posts Tagged ‘graphic novel’

Jason Rodriguez’s Colonial Comics Draws America’s Beginnings

"American comics are more interested in showing you Superman...flying through a window. Japanese comics want you to know what it FEELS like to fly through a window."

Meet a Local Comics Writer: A Chat With Damian Wampler

Damian Wampler is a fledgling comic-book writer temporarily based in Arlington. While in the area, he is trying to crowdfund his graphic novel, Sevara, which he hopes will be available in shops and on Amazon in the spring of 2015. In advance of Wampler's appearance at Vienna's Game On! Comics and Games Wednesday evening, Washington [...]

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 [...]

Tomorrow: What Cartoonist Sarah Glidden Learned in Israel

Sarah Glidden's religio-travelogue How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less (Vertigo, $24.99) was one of my favorite books of 2010 (as I noted here). Glidden will speak about her book tomorrow at the Jewish Community Center. Glidden depicts herself as initially sympathetic to Palestinians, but her views about the Arab-Israeli conflict evolve over [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat With Molly Lawless

I first met Molly Lawless and saw her work at a Free Comic Book Day appearance at Fantom Comics, where she and Jim Dougan were selling their minicomic How I Lost My S#?! at the Apple Store. This amusing look at a certain lack of customer service on the part of Apple caused a bit [...]

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 [...]

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 Trickster‘s Andrew Cohen

Andrew Cohen is a small-press comic-book creator, and drew "The Yehasuri: The Little Wild Indians" for the Trickster anthology.  In this interview, he reveals he's working on a story about the Christian Heurich Mansion on Dupont Circle, which I'm looking forward to seeing. The Mansion, the former home of the D.C. Historical Society, is worth [...]

Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Trickster‘s Jacob Warrenfeltz

Jacob Warrenfeltz drew "Rabbit and the Tug-Of-War," a story about a rabbit outpulling a bison, for the new Trickster anthology, which features many local cartoonists. Here he answers our usual set of questions.
Washington City Paper: What type of comic work or cartooning do you do?
Jacob Warrenfeltz: I try to do a wide variety of work, [...]