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February 4, 2008
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[From the Drawing Board of Alexis Siegel] Bridges of Translation: Adapting Graphic Novels for a New Audience I have a friend from Israel who is a fabulously talented classical musician and composer. Whenever the spirit moves him he’ll grab his violin and share his latest inspiration with whoever’s around. Mostly it’s amazing to witness, but Read the Rest…

January 28, 2008
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[From the desk of A.B. Sina] The first comic book I ever read was Tintin’s The Black Island in a Farsi (or Persian) translation. I remember the cover perfectly – a boy and his dog on a small motorboat heading out across the choppy waters towards a dark castle in the distance with blackbirds circling Read the Rest…

January 21, 2008
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from the drawing board of Leland Purvis What is the relation of form to meaning? What is the shape of feeling? Any statement about the world, or a piece of it, is a mis-statement. As soon as you focus on a thing, or an idea, you take it out of its context, out of the Read the Rest…

January 14, 2008
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from the drawing board of Brian Ralph [UP NEXT WEEK: LELAND PURVIS]

January 8, 2008
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[From the drawing board of Lark Pien] i am constantly weaving about because i cannot see straight on. things vanish as soon as they come into center view. you may notice the odd head bob, the sidelong glance and think me strange; but i have been doing it for some time now, and this sidewinding Read the Rest…

December 24, 2007
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From the drawing board of Grady Klein [UP NEXT WEEK: TRANSLATOR ALEXIS SIEGEL]

December 17, 2007
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From the drawing board of Danica Novgorodoff I remember someone saying that there are two kinds of stories – those about leaving home and those about returning home.  I don’t know if I agree with that (there must be a million kinds of story), but it does seem like most of my writing is about Read the Rest…

December 12, 2007
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For most of the history of American comics, storytellers have had to structure their tales in episodic chunks of narrative, their plotlines unfolding in serialized chapters from month to month. This was due to the nature of magazine publishing and the requirements of the marketplace, conditions which inadvertently influenced the medium in significant ways. As Read the Rest…

December 3, 2007
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From the drawing board of Matthew Bernier I’m kind of the odd-one-out so far in this column. Everybody else who’s contributed so far either already has a comic out through First Second, or they’ve had a book(s) published somewhere else, and the have a book coming out presently. They’ve all been older creators who’ve paid Read the Rest…

November 26, 2007
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From the drawing board of George O’Connor So, recently my spot on the rotating creators blog at First Second got bumped up a little and I was caught completely unprepared.I had been planning to illustrate an epic account of a day in the life of a stay-at-home illustrator guy, but somehow, I just hadn’t gotten Read the Rest…