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Comix and Stories 2011 with Rebecca Dart, Robin Bougie and Brandon Graham

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I had a rare week this week where I could actually be in the studio and do it live. I was joined by Rebecca Dart, Robin Bougie and Brandon Graham, who are all appearing at the Comix and Stories Smallpress convention in Vancouver this weekend. Rebecca discusses her amazing Battle Kittens book, Robin has a come great filthy books out and Brandon makes terrible puns, and talks about his story in the second Thickness book. We are also joined by Brian Fukushima who makes up a song live on air about Robin Bougie and sings away with gusto.

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Igort

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I really enjoyed doing this interview with Igort. The conversation was full of many great insights with a lot of material covered. Like many of his contemporaries, only a handful of his work is available in English. I first got into his work with the drawn and quarterly collection, 5 is the Perfect Number. More recently, you can find him in the Ignatz series, Baobab. Igort is also the editor of the Ignatz line of comics. His latest work, is a series of books on the Ukraine and Russia. You can read what has been translated so far, here.

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Chip Kidd on Shazam!

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Here is an interview I did with Chip Kidd over the Christmas holidays and seemed to have escaped my mind. In this interview, we discuss the book on Captain Marvel memorabilia that he had put together, Shazam!

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Sharon Rudahl

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Sharon Rudahl was one of the founders of the great Wimmen’s Comix anthology in the 1970s. It since then, she has a produced a range of fascinating underground comix including Crystal Night, which was reprinted in full in Dan Nadel’s Art In Time Anthology. Recently, Rudahl put together Dangerous Woman: The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman. Her work will also be featured in a number of upcoming political comic anthologies.

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Inkstuds Book Club 2 – Frank Miller – Ronin – The Recording

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Here is the recording of Saturday’s book club where we discussed Ronin. It was a great session with 8 participants. I am really enjoying these. It’s a great chance to discuss books with a group of smart thoughtful folks.

Let us know what you thought of Ronin and we can continue the discussion here.

Our next book will be Mat Brinkman’s classic, Multiforce. We will be meeting online on July 30th at noon pacific time. Remember to add me on Skype – Inkstuds and email me that you are taking part at inkstudsradio@gmail.com.

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Colleen Frakes

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Colleen Frakes Island Brat is a great little story of her time growing up in a very unique location in the Pacific Northwest. Colleen is also a member of the first graduating from the Center for Cartoon Studies in picturesque White River Junction, Vermont. Thanks to Colleen for taking the time to chat with me.

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Wilfred Santiago

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Wilfred Santiago’s comic biography of Roberto Clemente is a great look at a specific time in not only baseball, but also touching on mid century american racial and political tones. Wilfred skillfully tackles a range of issues in this great collection. It was a delight to discuss this great book with him.