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Author News & Interviews

Interview: Darryl Cunningham, author of How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial

Mar 20, 2013

Is hydro-fracking safe? Is climate change real? Did the moon landing actually happen? How about evolution: fact or fiction? Author-illustrator Darryl Cunningham looks at these and other hot-button science topics and presents a fact-based, visual assessment of current thinking and research on eight different issues everybody’s arguing about.

Interview: Lucy Knisley, author of Relish: My Life in the Kitchen

Feb 20, 2013

Cartoonist and foodie Lucy Knisley has learned many lessons in life from food. Here, she shares a few with us.

Interview: Ilan Stavans, author of El Iluminado

Feb 19, 2013

Ilan Stavans loves to keep things interesting, which is definitely easy to see in his fun, quirky, and wildy entertaining graphic novel El Iluminado. We talked to him about how he mixed the real and the imaginative in this story of secret religion, murderous intrigue, and hidden realities.

Interview: Mark Seigel, author of Sailor Twain

Jan 23, 2013

Mentioned by several media outlets (including GNR) as one of the best graphic novels of 2012, Sailor Twain is a mesmerizing and haunting story. Writer and artist Mark Siegel spent years creating the story, while also serving as publisher of First Second Books. We went behind the scenes with Mark to see what led to the creation of this starkly beautiful mermaid tale.

Interview: Eugene Byrne , author of Darwin: A Graphic Biography

Jan 23, 2013

One of the most controversial and discussed figures of the 19th century, Charles Darwin continues to fascinate (and sometimes enrage) people around the world. Storytellers Eugene Byrne and Simon Gurr are two of the latest to tell Darwin’s life story, this time in the form of a graphic novel. Byrne took some time to answer our questions about the book and about Darwin.