Van Jensen

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Petey & Pussy: Cartoon Animals Gone Wild

Fri, November 7th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

CBR speaks with cartoonist John Kerschbaum about "Petey & Pussy," his extremely rude and gloriously disgusting series about an unsavory cat and dog with the heads of balding middle-aged men.

Lucy Knisley's French Milk

Thu, October 16th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Writing about the joy of fresh French milk, the beauty of Paris and the bonds of mothers and daughters, cartoonist Lucy Knisley recounts for CBR the process of creating a memoir of her travels through France.

Plotting out The DC Comics Encyclopedia

Thu, October 16th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

We talk with Daniel Wallace, compiler of DK Publishing's newly released and expanded edition of "The DC Comics Encyclopedia" to find out what kind of work goes into creating such an exhaustive resource.

"Kramers Ergot 7" Anthology Debuts at SPX

Fri, October 10th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Labeled "a behemoth" by its contributors, Buenaventura Press's 16-by-21-inch anthology "Kramers Ergot 7" goes on sale next month for $125. The creators and publisher discussed the book at SPX, and CBR was there.

Danica Novgorodoff talks "Slow Storm"

Wed, September 24th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Eisner-nominated creator Danica Novgorodoff talks about her new graphic novel "Slow Storm," about a firefighter who tries to help an illegal immigrant, survive a massive storm, and get over her own frustrations.

Where Demented Wented: Nadel on Rory Hayes

Thu, September 11th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Editor Dan Nadel talks to CBR about the new Fantagraphics retrospective "Where Demented Wented," examining the work of the influential and occasionally maligned cartoonist Rory Hayes.

Chuck Dixon Writes G.I. Joe for IDW

Mon, September 8th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

UPDATED! Chuck Dixon's next project following his controversial split with DC Comics will be an all-new G.I. Joe title from IDW Publishing, as part of a new line of Joe comics. Dixon spoke with CBR about "G.I. Joe."

Jason Lutes talks "Berlin"

Tue, August 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

With volume two of his hugely acclaimed series on sale now, Jason Lutes talks to CBR News about "Berlin," his visits to Germany since creating the series, where the story is going and how long it will take to get there.

Jordan Mechner Talks "Prince of Persia"

Fri, August 8th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Prince of Persia" creator Jordan Mecnher talks with CBR News about his upcoming PoP comics adaptation, the Disney movie, and the origins of his creation. Plus, we have the debut of the "PoP" graphic novel trailer.

Dash Shaw talks "Bottomless Belly Button"

Mon, June 16th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Body Love" cartoonist Dash Shaw talks to CBR News about "Bottomless Belly Button," his new 720-page graphic novel examining in microscopic detail family's reaction to the terrible news of divorce.

Fantagraphics' MOME Vol. 11 Covered by Killoffer

Fri, June 6th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Cosmic do dats, galactic funnels and talking bears are just a few of the oddities found in "MOME" Vol. 11. Fantagraphics' Eric Reynolds talks with CBR about the offbeat collection, which includes new work by French artist Killoffer.

Chandra Free talks "The God Machine"

Fri, May 30th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Death can't stand in the way of true love in Archaia Studios Press new series, "The God Machine." Creator Chandra Free talks about her humorous dark fantasy book, its innovative artwork, and its philosophy about death.

Rebecca Donner talks "Burnout" at Minx

Wed, May 21st, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

The story of a teen girl in love with her mom's boyfriend's son, who happens to be an eco-terrorist, "Burnout" is the latest offering from Minx and author Rebecca Donner, who spoke with us about the graphic novel.

Petersen talks "Mouse Guard" Role-Playing Game

Mon, May 5th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

"Mouse Guard" creator David Petersen talks to CBR News about the new role- playing game based on his hit comic book, and updates readers on the status of the eagerly awaited conclusion to "Winter 1152."

Tim Sievert Breathes "That Salty Air"

Wed, March 19th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Cartoonist Tim Sievert spoke with CBR News about his debut graphic novel, the 112-page "That Salty Air," about a man's rage against the sea, how the book's creation helped Sievert cope with the death of his mother.

James Kochalka Explores Silliness in "Johnny Boo"

Tue, March 11th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Venerable "Superf*ckers" cartoonist James Kochalka talks to CBR News about upcoming projects including "Johnny Boo: The Best Little Ghost In The World," the first in a series of children's books.

Warren Pleece on "Life Sucks" and "Incognegro"

Fri, March 7th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Warren Pleece ("The Invisibles") illustrates the story of a light-skinned African-American who documents lynchings, and a vampire who works in a convenience store in two wildly different graphic novels, and spoke with us about his work.

Millionaire talks "The Maakies with the Wrinkled Knees"

Wed, February 20th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Acclaimed "Sock Monkey" creator Tony Millionaire talks to CBR News about his newest Fantagraphics release, "The Maakies with the Wrinkled Knee," the sixth volume of his popular "Maakies" comic strips.

Brian K. Vaughan talks "Y: The Last Man" Finale, "Lost"

Tue, February 5th, 2008 | Category: Comic Books

Brian K. Vaughan talks to CBR News about going to the store and buying the final issue of his landmark series "Y: The Last Man," as well as updates on "Ex Machina, "Lost," and new projects.