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July 15, 2009

Behind the Scenes with Joe Keatinge

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Handling the PR and marketing for Image Comics is only one of the many things that keep Joe Keatinge busy. Just nominated for a Harvey Award for Popgun, Volume 2, which he coedited with Mark Andrew Smith, Keatinge has just written an open letter explaining why the Harveys matter—and why they should be supported throughout the comics industry. He’s also set to announce he’ll be coediting another original graphic novel, this time with illustrator Jim Rugg and a writer he describes as someone “whose made his name well-known in another medium.” While we wait for that announcement, read up on Joe and his love of the graphic format.
Maureen Burdock is an award-winning artist, illustrator, and graphic novelist living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her website is maureenburdock.com. “Where can I find the graphic novels?“ I ask a bespectacled bookseller behind the Borders help desk. She leads me to the graphic novel section. This is a not a happy place. Most specimens here are comic book–sized, and their anorexic spines do nothing to entice buyers.