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November 19, 2007
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From the Drawing Board of Gabe Soria Comics and music have been inextricably linked in my head since the beginnings of my fascination with each art form. Where did it begin? Nelson Riddle’s goony score and songs for the 1960s live-action Batman series? Spider-Man’s catchy themes from his Ralph Bakshi animated days and his later Read the Rest…

November 12, 2007
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From the Desk of Jim Ottaviani Calculus. Most people who end up like me — nuclear engineer turned librarian turned comics writer — took it in high school. I didn’t, though not by choice. I don’t remember it being offered, for one thing, and I wasn’t ready for it if it had been available to Read the Rest…

November 5, 2007
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From the Drawing Board of Sara Varon i have some favorite hobbies that i save for when i’m not busy making or reading comics.  a couple of these are printmaking, baking, and making little products, so i put these to use and made book-related projects. 1.  my favorite project was baking cookies in the shapes Read the Rest…

October 29, 2007
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From the drawing board of Greg Cook [UP NEXT WEEK: SARA VARON]

October 22, 2007
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From the drawing board of Leland Myrick “If I read a book and it makes my body so cold no fire ever can warm me, I know that is poetry” Emily Dickinson I took part in a panel discussion at last summer’s San Diego comic convention that started me thinking again about a subject that’s Read the Rest…

October 15, 2007
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From the drawing board of Derek Kirk Kim [This post was originally written in my private journal on 8-31-07, a couple weeks after my latest book, Good As Lily, had hit bookstores.]     I stopped by my local Barnes & Noble this afternoon to see how Good As Lily was doing. This particular Barnes Read the Rest…

October 8, 2007
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From the desk of Jane Yolen I was a lover of comics as a child, though my parents — while big encouragers of reading and writing — wouldn’t let me give them house room. So I borrowed them from friends. Not for me the Archies or the Marvel heroes. I went for the dark side: Read the Rest…

October 1, 2007
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From the drawing board of Nick Abadzis “Where do you get your ideas from?” This is supposedly the dumbest question a person could ask a storyteller – a cartoonist, a writer, a performance artist or whatever. But it’s a question that hints at the cluelessness any storyteller faces at the beginning of the creation of Read the Rest…

September 28, 2007
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WATCH THIS SPACE! Starting this coming Monday, we’ll be launching a new regular feature called FIRST SECOND/STOP: WATCH with contributions from current and upcoming First Second creators. The material will range from short cameos and pictures to more extensive essays and comics pieces. Come visit every Monday for thoughtful offerings about all aspects of comics Read the Rest…