comics http://kuow.org en Making A Superhero From Scratch: A Writer’s Origin Story http://kuow.org/post/making-superhero-scratch-writer-s-origin-story <p>G. Willow Wilson’s origin story, in a matter of speaking, started in New Jersey on about 3 acres of land surrounded by old-growth woods, where her parents raised rabbits and chickens and grew corn, blackberries and sweet potatoes.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:58:08 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Isolde Raftery & Hannah Burn 31401 at http://kuow.org Making A Superhero From Scratch: A Writer’s Origin Story Seattle Artist Ellen Forney Finds Balance In New Graphic Memoir http://kuow.org/post/seattle-artist-ellen-forney-finds-balance-new-graphic-memoir <p>When Ellen Forney was diagnosed with bipolar disorder 16 years ago, her first concern was for her creative future. The award-winning cartoonist prided herself on the artwork and stories she'd come up with during periods she described as manic. Right after her diagnosis, Forney was reluctant to try the drug treatments her psychiatrist prescribed for her. Would she lose her creative edge on lithium? But after a serious period of depression, Forney set out on the ongoing journey to achieve and maintain a state of mental balance.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:00:39 +0000 Marcie Sillman 3193 at http://kuow.org Seattle Artist Ellen Forney Finds Balance In New Graphic Memoir 'Calvin & Hobbes' Creator Pens His First Public Comic In 18 Years http://kuow.org/post/calvin-hobbes-creator-pens-his-first-public-comic-18-years Almost two decades after publishing his last <em>Calvin & Hobbes</em> comic strip, elusive cartoonist Bill Watterson is back — with a film poster. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 16:25:27 +0000 Nicole Cohen 29549 at http://kuow.org 'Calvin & Hobbes' Creator Pens His First Public Comic In 18 Years Meet Marvel Comics' New Muslim, Teenage Superhero http://kuow.org/post/meet-marvel-comics-new-muslim-teenage-superhero <p>Marcie Sillman talks with G. Willow Wilson, the creator of the new Ms. Marvel series. The comic book stars Kamala Khan, a Muslim-American teen superhero. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 23:17:28 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 28405 at http://kuow.org Meet Marvel Comics' New Muslim, Teenage Superhero New Muslim Ms. Marvel Doesn't Drink, Date Or Eat Bacon http://kuow.org/post/new-muslim-ms-marvel-doesnt-drink-date-or-eat-bacon Marvel is introducing a new character: Kamala Khan. She's a 16-year-old Muslim public high school student in Jersey City. She's also the new Ms. Marvel, and the first Muslim superhero to star in her own mainstream comic book series. Author G. Willow Wilson spoke with <em>Tell Me More </em>host Michel Martin about her new series.<p><hr /><p><h3>Interview Highlights</h3><p><strong>On Kamala Khan's challenges to come </strong><p>People can expect a lot of the fun, you know, action-adventure that characterizes most superhero books. She will be up against villains. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 17:52:23 +0000 Tell Me More Staff 27701 at http://kuow.org New Muslim Ms. Marvel Doesn't Drink, Date Or Eat Bacon Nancy Pearl Finds Us Some Good Comics At Fantagraphics In Georgetown http://kuow.org/post/nancy-pearl-finds-us-some-good-comics-fantagraphics-georgetown <p>Steve Scher talks with Fantagraphics store curator Larry Reid about the language of comics and with Nancy Pearl about her picks for great graphic novels.</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:15:00 +0000 Steve Scher 25324 at http://kuow.org Nancy Pearl Finds Us Some Good Comics At Fantagraphics In Georgetown Even When It Hurts 'ALOT,' Brosh Faces Life With Plenty Of 'Hyperbole' http://kuow.org/post/even-when-it-hurts-alot-brosh-faces-life-plenty-hyperbole Allie Brosh's humorous, autobiographical blog, <a href="http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/">Hyperbole and a Half</a>, has a huge following. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 18:11:00 +0000 editor 23683 at http://kuow.org Even When It Hurts 'ALOT,' Brosh Faces Life With Plenty Of 'Hyperbole' The Untold Story Of Marvel Comics With Sean Howe http://kuow.org/post/untold-story-marvel-comics-sean-howe <p></p><p>Nearly half a century ago, a diverse group of characters began to capture children’s hearts: Spider-Man, Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and the X-Men. The epic Marvel Comics universe has been a massive force in pop culture; inspiring countless books, films and becoming a multi-billion dollar enterprise.</p><p>Sean Howe chronicles the rise of this phenomenon in “Marvel Comics: The Untold Story.”&nbsp; Howe spoke at the Elliott Bay Book Company on October 17, 2012. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:26:19 +0000 Rachel Solomon 22689 at http://kuow.org The Untold Story Of Marvel Comics With Sean Howe Ben Katchor: Hand Drying In America http://kuow.org/post/ben-katchor-hand-drying-america <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New York comic-strip artist Ben Katchor&nbsp;was the first cartoonist to be </span><a href="http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9903E5DC1338F932A25754C0A9669C8B63" style="line-height: 1.5;">awarded a MacArthur Foundation “genuis” grant.</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ben Katchor's new book, "Hand-Drying In America," examines urban design with a wryly whimsical sensibility. Ross Reynolds talks New York, life and art with Ben Katchor. </span> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:48:48 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11899 at http://kuow.org Ben Katchor: Hand Drying In America The Secret To 30 Years Of “Love And Rockets” http://kuow.org/post/secret-30-years-love-and-rockets <p></p><p>Brothers Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez are considered godfathers of the alternative comics movement. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fans and critics alike credit the brothers for bringing in a new type of narrative to the comics movement that features strong female characters and showcases Latino culture. Jaime spoke with Ross Reynolds on <em>The Conversation</em>.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:40:00 +0000 6556 at http://kuow.org The Secret To 30 Years Of “Love And Rockets” Spider-Man, Captain America And X-Men: Marvel's Universe Of Comic-Book Superheroes http://kuow.org/post/spider-man-captain-america-and-x-men-marvels-universe-comic-book-superheroes <p>Nearly half a century ago, a diverse group of characters began to capture children's hearts: Spider-Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, The X-Men. The epic <a href="http://marvel.com/universe/Marvel_Universe">Marvel universe</a> has been a massive force in pop culture, inspiring countless books, films and becoming a multi-billion-dollar enterprise.</p><p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 2882 at http://kuow.org Spider-Man, Captain America And X-Men: Marvel's Universe Of Comic-Book Superheroes Photographer Matika Wilbur On Documenting Native America http://kuow.org/post/photographer-matika-wilbur-documenting-native-america <p></p><p></p><p>Photographer <a href="http://www.matikawilbur.com/blog">Matika Wilbur</a> is a member of the Tulalip Tribe raised on the Swinomish Reservation. Her work explores themes of Native American identity and cultural duality, and has appeared in the Royal British Columbia Museum of Fine Arts, The Nantes Museum of Fine Arts in France, the Seattle Art Museum and the Burke Museum. She joins us to talk about her new project&nbsp;to photograph Native Americans from all 562 tribes in the United States.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 3201 at http://kuow.org Photographer Matika Wilbur On Documenting Native America Crawl Inside "The Hive" With Cartoonist Charles Burns http://kuow.org/post/crawl-inside-hive-cartoonist-charles-burns <p>Cartoonist and illustrator <a href="http://www.fantagraphics.com/artist-bios/artist-bio-charles-burns.html">Charles Burns</a> is the creator of the much-lauded "Black Hole" series, the tale of a mysterious teenage plague that was named one of the "Top 100 English-Language Comics of the Century" by Comics Journal.&nbsp;His early work could be found in Art Spiegelman's "RAW" magazine and the SubPop fanzine. He has since gone on to illustrate for albums, magazines and Madison Avenue. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 2130 at http://kuow.org Crawl Inside "The Hive" With Cartoonist Charles Burns