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Archives - July 2011

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.

Interview: Carla Jablonski, author of Defiance: Resistance Book 2

Jul 19, 2011

Noted children’s author Carla Jablonski teams up with artist Leland Purvis in the wonderfulResistance trilogy, set against the backdrop of World War II France. It’s a tough, historically accurate look at one family’s struggle to remain together (and alive) during this tumultuous time while also living up to their own political and moral ideals of what is right. With Book 2, Defiance, recently out, we talked to Carla about how this remarkable series came to life. 

Interview: Sean O'reilly, author of The Clockwork Girl

Jul 12, 2011

Sean O’Reilly’s world is full of comic books. He reads comic books, writes comic books, and even edits and publishes comic books. His publishing company, Arcana Studios, is the largest comic book publisher in Canada, and it releases both his and other people’s works. His graphic novel Clockwork Girl, which he made with Kevin Hanna and Grant Bond, was published by HarperCollins this year, and an animated movie version of it will soon be released, starring the voice talents of Alexa Vega, Jesse McCartney, Ann Moss, Jeffrey Tambor, and Brad Garrett. O’Reilly talked to GraphicNovelReporter about his history in comic books, the steps of creating Clockwork Girl, and what we can expect from Arcana Studios in the future. 

Interview: Alexander Lagos, author of The Sons of Liberty Book 2: Death and Taxes

Jul 12, 2011

With The Sons of Liberty, brothers Alexander and Joseph Lagos have created a rich historical graphic series that turns two young escaped slaves into superheroes battling against the evils of slavery. Mentoring them along the way is Benjamin Franklin, helping to create a book that is moving, lively, touching, and compulsively readable. The Lagos Brothers talked about their groundbreaking work here.

Interview: Joe Kubert, author of Dong Xoai: Vietnam 1965

Jul 1, 2011

There’s only one way to describe Joe Kubert: legend. Kubert began working in comics in the late 1930s, before he was even a teenager, and he hasn’t quit since. He’s perhaps most widely acclaimed for his gritty, stunning style on war comics such as Our Army at War and Sgt. Rock, but he’s drawn most of the biggest guns in the superhero world as well (most notably Hawkman).

Interview: Dan Santat, author of Sidekicks

Jul 1, 2011

Get ready for a charming adventure series for kids of all ages in Dan Santat’s new bookSidekicks. The picture book author describes his foray into graphic novels in this interview.