Growing up graphic
Montreal-based publishing company Drawn and Quarterly does something unusual -- perhaps even unique -- in the English-language publishing business.
They take graphic novels and comic books seriously. It's not just for kids, and it's worth paying for.
Of course, things have long been different in French.
Thanks to a strong tradition of graphic novels in France and Belgium, many kids grew up wit handsome hardback albums like Asterix et Obelix, Tin Tin, and Lucky Luc.
Meanwhile, many people who grew up in North America were told comics and graphic novels weren't "real" books.
So how does someone end up being a comic book artist?
We invited two graphic artists to our show. One French, one English.
Max and Simon both write and illustrate graphics novels in Quebec.
He also hand screenprints small artisinal comic books. (See photos on our Facebook page.)
Listen Jeanette's conversation with Max Douglas aka Salgood Sam and Simon Bossé.
(Images: Top right: Self protrait by Salgood Sam. Bottom left: Simon Bossé.)
Categories: Books, Visual Art, Writers
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