LISTEN: A conversation with cartoonists Gabrielle Bell and Ruben Bolling
Mark caught up with two of his favorite cartoonists, Gabrielle Bell, who has a new autobiographical book out, called Truth is Fragmentary, and Ruben Bolling, who announced his upcoming series of illustrated kids' books, called Emu Club Adventures.
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My guests this week were:
Ruben Bolling is the author of the weekly comic strip Tom the Dancing Bug, which premieres each week on Boing Boing, and pre-premiers for members of his Inner Hive, which you can join by going to tomthedancingbug.com. Ruben was just named the 2014 Gold Medal winner of the Society of Illustrators, Comic Strip category. The first installment of the EMU CLUB ADVENTURES, his new series of books for kids from Andrews McMeel Publishers, will be out in April and is titled, Alien Invasion in My Backyard.
In 1998 Gabrielle Bell began to collect her “Book of” miniseries (Book of Sleep, Book of Insomnia, Book of Black, etc), which resulted in When I’m Old and Other Stories, published by Alternative Comics. In 2001 she moved to New York and released her autobiographical series Lucky, published by Drawn and Quarterly. Her work has been selected for the 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Best American Comics and the Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction, and she has contributed to McSweeneys, Bookforum, The Believer, and Vice Magazine. The title story of Bell’s book, Cecil and Jordan in New York has been adapted for the film anthology Tokyo! by Michel Gondry.
Here's what we talked about:
Truth Is Fragmentary: Travelogues & Diaries, by Gabrielle Bell. "For an impoverished cartoonist, I do an awful lot of international traveling."
Sisters, by Raina Telgemeier
Going Deep with David Rees
Heroes Of The Comics: Portraits Of The Pioneering Legends Of Comic Books, by Drew Friedman.
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