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Fri
May 11 2012 4:00pm

Turning Dental Horror Into Eisner-Winning Comics with Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier is an artist and writer from San Francisco and based in New York. She adapted and illustrated four Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels, co-authored X-Men: Misfits, and is the author/illustrator of the bestselling dental memoir graphic novel Smile, which won the Eisner Award for Best Publication for a Teen Audience. Her next book is called Drama and is out in September from Scholastic Books.

Recently, comics writer Jorge Aguirre and comics artist Rafael Rosado sat down with Raina to talk about dental horrors, her precise work schedule, and the autobiographical elements behind Smile and the upcoming Drama.

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Thu
May 10 2012 3:00pm

Making the Ordinary Meet the Extraordinary With Piers Anthony

Piers Anthony. Photo by Jane McConnellPiers Anthony is the hardest working fantasy author in the world. With over a hundred books and millions of readers, he’s the creator of the Xanth books, Incarnations of Immortality series, and many other series and books. He’s been a New York Times bestselling author twenty times over and lives in the Mundania state of Florida.

Recently, comics writer Jorge Aguirre and comics artist Rafael Rosado sat down with Piers to talk about his writing style, the long-ago deal he made with his wife, and more.

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Wed
May 9 2012 3:00pm

Gene Luen Yang on Chronicling the Last Airbender Gang’s Further Adventures

An interview with Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang is a writer, artist, and teacher. His graphic novel, American Born Chinese (First Second Books), became the first graphic novel to be nominated for a National Book Award and the first to win the American Library Association’s Printz Award. It also won an Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album – New. The Eternal Smile, his collaborative project with Derek Kirk Kim, won an Eisner as well.

Recently, comics writer Jorge Aguirre and comics artist Rafael Rosado sat down with Gene to talk about is work ethic, his awards, and becoming the voice behind the further adventures of Aang in the Avatar: The Last Airbender series from Dark Horse Comics.

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Tue
May 8 2012 4:00pm

Discovering That You’re Russian: Vera Brosgol and Anya’s Ghost

Vera BrosgolBorn in Moscow, and based in Oregon, Vera Brosgol is the artist and writer of the Eisner-nominated Anya’s Ghost from First Second Books. She currently works, draws, writes, bakes, and knits in Portland.

Recently, comics writer Jorge Aguirre and comics artist Rafael Rosado sat down with Vera to talk about her latest release and about digging through her Russian roots.

RAFAEL: Do you see any parallels in storytelling in comic book form and telling stories in storyboards for film/TV? Do you feel like there’s any crossover?

VERA: Yeah! There are totally parallels. You think about a lot of the same things — staging, acting, composition... You’re fleshing out a world in the same way. In boarding usually the dialogue isn’t up to you the way it is in comics (assuming you are writing your own comics) but you get to make a lot of the same decisions. It definitely feels like you’re using the same part of your brain.

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