Author and illustrator Matt Tavares talks about becoming an artist as part of Candlewick Press’s 365 days of “We Believe in Picture Books”.
Sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury comments on his career and his sources of inspiration on Day at Night. “You can only go with loves in this life.”
INTERVIEW When About.com’s Aaron Albert found out about my Monster Look-N-Find Book on Kickstarter, he reached out to me to ask a few questions about the book and project. Check out the interview to learn more about the book, where it came from, how I’m making it, and why I decided to use Kickstarter. ONLY … Read more
INTERVIEW WITH MISTER ROGERS Thanks to fellow comics-maker, Dave Scheidt, I spent yesterday working while listening to a nine-part interview with Fred Rogers (AKA Mister Rogers). This interview touches on so many of my loves in this world, and is an incredible glimpse into the heart and mind of a very kind and intelligent man. … Read more
My family owns all of Oliver’s books. We love the guy and what he’s done for storytelling with words and pictures. If this is your first time hearing about Oliver, then check out his website and get your hands on everything that has his name on it. Related articles Oliver Jeffers, funny guy (rarestkindofbest.wordpress.com) Design. … Read more
THE ARTICLE (Whoops! I hope the title of this post didn’t give away the ending.) Huffington Post columnist Dave Schedit recently interviewed a class of fifth graders about comics, where he asked questions like “What is it about comics that you like?” and “Is the story or art more important to you?” What follows is … Read more
The wonderfully talented illustrator Emma Reynolds shared with me this blog-it–and-pass-it-along interview for artists and authors to introduce their newest upcoming work. Her timing couldn’t have been any better, as my next book is just around the corner. Now I get to pass the interview along to three of my favorite creators and keep it going. … Read more
I recently got to talk with Marty Mulrooney of Alternative Magazine Online about my graphic novel, Upside Down: A Vampire Tale. I’ve been following AMO for a while now, and it was great chatting with Marty about writing, style, inspiration, and what’s next. Read the full interview here. Related articles Upside Down: A Vampire Tale Preview (comicsworthreading.com) Free … Read more
David Byrne is brilliant. His music, films, visual art, books and journal entries have held my attention since I first heard the album Talking Heads: 77 when I was in high school. Byrne was the lead singer and lyricist for the band, and I remember listening to the song “Don’t Worry About the Government” and … Read more
I read in an interview that you committed to drawing this book in one year’s time and didn’t stop until you were finished. Since this was your first graphic novel, what kind of difficulties did you face in trying to get it done? Read the full interview with About.com here!