Comics Alternative Interviews: Isabel Greenberg

The Art of World-Building

IsabelGreenbergOn this episode of The Comics Alternative Interviews, the Two Guys with PhDs talk with Isabel Greenberg, the author of The Encyclopedia of Early Earth (Little, Brown and Company). Most of the conversation centers around Isabel’s debut book — the genesis of The Encyclopedia, its dominant theme of storytelling, its structure as a series of embedded narratives, the artist’s preference for black-and-white illustration, the many myths that inform Greenberg’s storyworld, its I call them humans (c) Isabel Greenberg.jpgintended audiences, the humor that permeates the book, and the kind of critical responses it has been receiving — but Andy and Derek also ask the author about her history as a reader of comics, her time as an apprentice creator, and her plans for future stories. While The Encyclopedia of Early Earth has been garnering much critical praise — including its place on Derek and Andy’s “Best of 2013” list — Isabel Greenberg is a fairly new name on this side of the pond. So the Two Guys talk with her about her history with the UK comics scene and the ways in which her work is finding a much wider audience. It’s a fun conversation, and it ends with the promise of more great things coming from Isabel’s imagination.

This week’s incidental music is brought to you by
the original soundtrack to the film, A Night on Earth

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