Nathan Hale is a fitting name for a graphic novelist specializing in historical biographies. I ran into him at the American Library Association convention in San Francisco. I asked if he was named for the hero of the American Revolution. He wrote One Dead Spy, about that hero. “No, I am named for my grandfather,”Continue reading “Not that Nathan Hale, Meet the Cartoonist.”
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Jeff Smith and Jeffrey Smith are both great illustrators.
There are at least 2 great illustrators named Jeff Smith. One is a Pennsylvania-born cartoonist who moved to Ohio and started cartooning for the Ohio State Lantern. In 1991, Smith self-published a small black and white comic book called Bone. Bone went platinum, with such a fanatic following that it was picked up by majorContinue reading “Jeff Smith and Jeffrey Smith are both great illustrators.”
Incoming!! Chris Dacre: WAR is FUN!
Chris Dacre (rhymes with baker) is the winner of the 2011 Sharadin Gallery Installation Residency at Kutztown University. The residency, which comes with a $10,000 budget, attracted over 150 proposals from all corners of the world. I visited Dacre’s website to learn about his artwork. Most recently living in New Mexico, he has a BFAContinue reading “Incoming!! Chris Dacre: WAR is FUN!”