This week Koom interviews Prabal Purkayastha, author of Flirting with Death, about how he tried to use the structure of a comic to communicate music, and how his next project is just the opposite of this one.
Then, what would you do if you found yourself on a park bench along a city street, and you knew where you were but you didn’t know who you were? Your home, friends, family, job, all forgotten. Tim and Eugenia review the French graphic novel Blank Slate, by Boulet and Penelope Bagieu, in which a young woman in Paris encounters exactly this problem.
This week Koom wraps up London Super Comicon with more interviews.
First, TPub Comics’ Neil Gibson talks about the publisher’s ongoing series Twisted Dark (a series discussed in Critiquing Comics episodes 59 and 85!).
Then, Amrit Birdi (at left in above photo) and Ram V talk about the attraction of comics, the relative merits of various books on the medium, and how (or whether) being from India affects their comics work.
I’m finding that I buy more and more from Comixology, the leading source for digital comics! So it’s great that I could interview Chip Mosher, their vice president for Communication and Marketing, about many of the things they’re doing at their website and the apps that make reading comics easy on a variety of different devices. We discussed Batman ’66, and how that successful guided view native comic comes to be. I learned a lot talking with him, and I’m sure you will, too! To check out their offerings, be sure to go to comixology.com or your favorite app store!
Be back next week for more from the comics universes!
Brian John Mitchell talks about his Kickstarter project to fund the making of his matchbook-sized comics. Two of these books involved a collaboration with Dave Sim!
“Rook Bartly” (US Air Force active duty member Jason) tells us about “Okashi na Futari”, the Japanese novel series whose author has hired him to draw a manga version of the story.
Then, Kumar returns to tell us about a couple of his recent manga translation projects, “Stupid Guy Goes to India” (which landed him an interview in the March 25 Mumbai Sunday Mid-Day, pg 38-39) and Osamu Tezuka’s “Adolf”.
All this, plus the announcement of the winning “what do you like about Deconstructing Comics” entry!