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Archives - August 2012

Interview: Jimmy Gownley, author of Her Permanent Record

Aug 31, 2012

Eleven years after his much beloved Amelia Rules! series began, artist and writer Jimmy Gownley is releasing the very final Amelia Louise McBride adventure, Her Permanent Record. In it, the 11-year-old heroine (smart as a whip and cantankerous in a way that evokes the spirit of the greatest YA heroines of literature) boards a bus to go off in search of her missing Aunt Tanner, who has been scandalized by an ex-boyfriend’s tell-all book. We caught up with Gownley to discuss the ending of an era…and how he’s beginning a new one. Oh, and he also gives you major clues on two hidden treats you should be on the lookout for when you read Her Permanent Record. ---John Hogan

Interview: Rachel Renée Russell, author of Dork Diaries 2: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl

Aug 30, 2012

Rachel Renee Russell debuted her Dork Diaries series last year, and the result was anything but dorky. In fact, it was an astounding success, as Russell’s recent win from the Children’s Choice Awards shows. The next book in the series, Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl, is coming June 8, so we caught up with Russell to talk about both books, her plans for the series, and what the next book will be about.

Interview: Stephen Weiner, author of Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Rise of the Graphic Novel

Aug 24, 2012

Later this year, Stephen Weiner will release a revised edition of his popular book Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: The Rise of the Graphic Novel. It’s been nearly a decade since Weiner first released the book, which detailed the phenomenal growth of the format around the turn of the century. But are things still expanding in the industry? We talked to Weinger about his updated book and how it reflects the graphic novel business at large.


Interview: Darryl Cunningham, author of Psychiatric Tales: Eleven Graphic Stories About Mental Illness

Aug 14, 2012

Darryl Cunningham’s Psychiatric Tales: Eleven Stories About Mental Illness is a hard-hitting look at very real images of mental illness, culled primarily from Cunningham’s experiences working in a psychiatric ward and also from his own personal battle with it. The book, newly released, is getting acclaim for its upfront honesty and daring coverage of something many don’t like to discuss. We talked to Cunningham about what it was like to create this book.

Interview: Jorge Aguirre, author of Giants Beware!

Aug 8, 2012

A dynamic duo in the graphic novel and animation worlds, Jorge Aguirre and Rafael Rosado recently published Giants Beware!, a new young-adult graphic novel that will engage every member of your family.