Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Hey kids, (I say to the people who accidentally arrive at the WAG blog, looking for the Winnipeg Art Gallery, or some dog-related bizness.) But anyway, since the new book MID-LIFE is out, there are reviews and interviews showing up, I'm going to post them as they show up. Jesus, you'd think I never shut up, all these interviews.
There's a long interview over at the great Tom Spurgeon's Comics Reporter, here.
A really nice review over at the Newsarama comics blog here.
And another long interview with Chris Mautner over at the Comic Book Resources Robot 6 blog: here.
Friday, February 4, 2011
This picture, I said I would burn it, but the great Lynda Barry said keep it, she said it was awesome that she looked like she was melting. so I show it.
Dudes, I met my hero Lynda Barry and actually hung out drinking Jack Daniels with her discussing heartbreaking break ups, etc.
She is as AMAZING as her work would lead you to suspect. And I'm the insane looking dude behind her.
My first ever full-length book MID-LIFE, published by the great Drawn and Quarterly has arrived and will be in stores soon!
The book is way less smug than I look in this photo. That's actually a humble kind of pride at being published by D&Q on my face.
So above is a few panels of a rough of I did for two-page strip a while back for Seth and the magazine Canadian Notes and Queries (issue # 79) which he's designing.
It's an adaptation, part of a proposed series of adaptations of famous Canadian books by Canadian cartoonists. The book I was given was Marian Engel's Bear, a book about a woman's love affair (mental AND physical) with a bear. I read that thing with a boner in the library as a kid and was giggling when I got it to adapt, dude, she totally does it with a bear! But on reading it as adult, I was amazed at how good it was and how realistically Engel handles a really implausible premise. Of course there's also a lot more going on beneath the narrative as well.
ANyway, it was a great honour, albeit a scary one, to be doing work for Seth.
This is a little part of the original roughs, if you want to see the strip, buy the magazine (issue 79, or get a subscription, Seth comics and other cartoonists in every issue!) , support the poor literary bastards here.