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Alison Bechdel

From the archive: 2015 Alison Bechdel talks about her books The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, and Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama all published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. We talk about drawing and immediacy – and the self as character – and family. Download Audio For …

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MARCH: Congressman John Lewis with Andew Aydin and Nate Powell

From the archive: 2017 Rest in power, John.   Join us for a special program featuring a conversation with Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell about their trilogy MARCH.  We also hear stories and memories from people who marched with Congressman John Lewis on Edmund Pettus Bridge March 7, 1965. Download …

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Jessica Abel

Jessica Abel reads from her latest book Growing Gills: How to find creative focus when you’re drowning in your daily life (2017). We talk about radio, podcasts, graphic novels, comics, self-publishing, creative focus and doing what you believe in. Download Audio photo credit: Jessica Abel

Nate Powell

Nate Powell talks about his graphic novel Come Again (Top Shelf Press 2018).  We talk about starting out in comics, DIY and punk, imagining another world, and working with Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Download Audio  

Katie Cook

Cartoonist Katie Cook talks about her current project Nothing Special ( We talk about drawing, process, characters, story creation, Star Wars, My Little Pony and fantasy. And, of course, about Nothing Special: “A Girl. A Boy. A Hot Mess. A Radish. An Adventure.” Download Audio

Carolyn Nowak

Carolyn Nowak reads from Girl Town (Top Shelf Productions 2018). We talk about art school, empathy, podcasts, and finding your project. Download Audio  

Josh Cramer

Josh Cramer reads from The Cartoon Picayune.  We talk about comics journalism, freelancing, collaborations and community. Download Audio To head to the author’s website, click this link!

Jim Ottaviani

Jim Ottaviani reads from his graphic novel Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas published by First Second. We talk about making comic books about the history of science, Feynman, and research as inspiration. We also talk about nuclear reactors and quetzals. Download Audio

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