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Conversations with Comic Artists Series

Volumes in this series include interviews with groundbreaking creators of comic books and comic strips.

Series editor: M. Thomas Inge, Blackwell Professor of the Humanities at Randolph-Macon College. 

For more information or to submit a proposal, contact acquisitions editor Lisa McMurtray.

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Jeff Lemire

In a 2019 interview with the webzine DC in the 80s, Jeff Lemire (b. 1976) discusses the comics he read as a child growing up in Essex County, Ontario—his early exposure to reprints of Silver Age DC ...

Robert Kirkman

Robert Kirkman (b. 1978) is probably best known as the creator of The Walking Dead. The comic book and its television adaptation have reinvented the zombie horror story, transforming it from cult curiosity ...

John Jennings

John Jennings (b. 1970) is perhaps best known for his collaboration with Damian Duffy on the New York Times bestseller and Eisner Award–winning graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Kindred ...

Jeff Smith

First with his magisterial fantasy Bone to his mind-bending, time-warping sci-fi noir RASL, Paleolithic-set fantasy Tüki: Save the Humans, arthouse-styled superheroic miniseries Shazam!, and his latest ...

Steve Gerber

Steve Gerber (1947–2008) is among the most significant comics writers of the modern era. Best known for his magnum opus Howard the Duck, he also wrote influential series such as Man-Thing, Omega the ...

Larry Hama

Larry Hama (b. 1949) is the writer and cartoonist who helped develop the 1980s G. I. Joe toy line and created a new generation of fans from the tie-in comic book. Through many interviews, this volume ...

Ben Katchor

Author Michael Chabon described Ben Katchor (b. 1951) as “the creator of the last great American comic strip. ” Katchor’s comic strip Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, which began in 1988, ...

Alison Bechdel

Due to the huge success of her graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic in 2006 and its subsequent Tony Award–winning musical adaptation in 2009, Alison Bechdel (b. 1960) has recently become a household ...

Jim Shooter

As an American comic book writer, editor, and businessman, Jim Shooter (b. 1951) remains among the most important figures in the history of the medium. Starting in 1966 at the age of fourteen, Shooter, ...

Peter Kuper

Peter Kuper (b. 1958) is one of the country’s leading cartoonists. His artwork has graced the pages and covers of numerous newspapers and magazines, including Time, the New Yorker, Mother Jones, and ...