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Comic books in 'Conversations'

  • Issue #1-REP
    Carl Barks Conversations SC (2003) 1-REP

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    2nd and later printings. Edited by Donald Ault. Ranked among the most widely circulated, best-loved, and most influential of all comic book art, Disney artist and Scrooge McDuck creator Carl Barks (1901-2000) is recognized as the only comic book artist ever to receive a Disney Legends award. Through a series of intimate conversations and interviews with long-time friend and editor Donald Ault, as well as J. Michael Barrier, Edward Summer, Bruce Hamilton, and others, Carl Barks: Conversations reveals previously unknown information about the life, times, and opinions of one of the master storytellers of the twentieth century. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 248 pages, Text (with B&W photos and illustrations). Cover price $20.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Chester Brown: Conversations HC (2013) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Career-spanning, Chester Brown: Conversations gathers hard-to-find interviews with the creator of Yummy Fur, The Playboy, I Never Liked You, Louis Riel, and his best-selling Paying for It. The volue includes several pieces from now defunct periodicals and fanzines as well as 40 line drawings by the comics artist. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 256 pages, Text (with B&W Chapter Illustrations). Cover price $40.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Chester Brown: Conversations SC (2015 UPoM) 1-1ST

    1st printing. The early 1980s saw a revolution in mainstream comics - in subject matter, artistic integrity, and creators' rights - as new methods of publishing and distribution broadened the possibilities. Among those artists utilizing these new methods, Chester Brown quickly developed a cult following due to the undeniable quality and originality of his Yummy Fur (1983-1994). Chester Brown: Conversations collects interviews covering all facets of the cartoonist's long career and includes several pieces from now-defunct periodicals and fanzines. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 284 pages, B&W. Cover price $30.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Seth Conversations SC (2016 UPoM) 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    Canadian cartoonist Gregory Gallant, pen name Seth, emerged as a cartoonist in the fertile period of the 1980s, when the alternative comics market boomed. Though he was influenced by mainstream comics in his teen years and did his earliest comics work on Mister X, a mainstream-style melodrama, Seth remains one of the least mainstream-inflected figures of the alternative comics' movement.

    These interviews, including one career-spanning, definitive interview between the volume editors and the artist published here for the first time, delve into Seth's output from its earliest days to the present.

    Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 256 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $25.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Alan Moore Conversations HC (2011) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Edited by Eric L. Berlatsky. British comics writer Alan Moore (b. 1953) has a reputation for equal parts brilliance and eccentricity. Living hermit-like in the same Midlands town for his entire life, he supposedly refuses contact with the outside world while creating his strange, dense comics, fiction, and performance art. While Moore did declare himself a wizard on his fortieth birthday and claims to have communed with extradimensional beings, reticence and seclusion have never been among his eccentricities. On the contrary, for long stretches of his career Moore seemed to be willing to chat with all comers: fanzines, industry magazines, other artists, newspapers, magazines, and personal websites. Well over one hundred interviews in the past thirty years serve as testimony to Moore's willingness to be engaged in productive conversation. Alan Moore: Conversations includes ten substantial interviews, beginning with Moore's first published conversation, conducted by V for Vendetta cocreator David Lloyd in 1981. The remainder cover nearly all of his major works, including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Swamp Thing, Marvelman, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Promethea, From Hell, Lost Girls, and the unfinished Big Numbers. While Moore's personal life and fraught business relations are discussed occasionally, the interviews chosen are principally devoted to Moore's creative practices and techniques, along with his shifting social, political, and philosophical beliefs. As such, Alan Moore: Conversations should add to any reader's enjoyment and understanding of Moore's work. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 240 pages, B&W. Cover price $65.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Alan Moore Conversations SC (2011 UPoM) 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    Edited by Eric L. Berlatsky.

    British comics writer Alan Moore (b. 1953) has a reputation for equal parts brilliance and eccentricity. Living hermit-like in the same Midlands town for his entire life, he supposedly refuses contact with the outside world while creating his strange, dense comics, fiction, and performance art.

    While Moore did declare himself a wizard on his fortieth birthday and claims to have communed with extradimensional beings, reticence and seclusion have never been among his eccentricities. On the contrary, for long stretches of his career Moore seemed to be willing to chat with all comers: fanzines, industry magazines, other artists, newspapers, magazines, and personal websites. Well over one hundred interviews in the past thirty years serve as testimony to Moore's willingness to be engaged in productive conversation.

    Alan Moore: Conversations includes ten substantial interviews, beginning with Moore's first published conversation, conducted by V for Vendetta cocreator David Lloyd in 1981. The remainder cover nearly all of his major works, including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, Swamp Thing, Marvelman, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Promethea, From Hell, Lost Girls, and the unfinished Big Numbers.

    While Moore's personal life and fraught business relations are discussed occasionally, the interviews chosen are principally devoted to Moore's creative practices and techniques, along with his shifting social, political, and philosophical beliefs. As such, Alan Moore: Conversations should add to any reader's enjoyment and understanding of Moore's work.

    Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 240 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $25.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Ben Katchor Conversations SC (2019 UPoM) 1-1ST Ben Katchor Conversations SC (2019 UPoM) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Edited by Ian Gordon.

    Career-spanning interviews with the creator of the contemporary American comic strip Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer and other works.

    Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 240 pages, Text (with B&W photos).

    Cover price $25.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Howard Chaykin Conversations HC (2011) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Edited by Brannon Costello. Discussions with the comics artist known for the groundbreaking sci-fi satire American Flagg! Beginning with early interviews in fanzines and concluding with a new interview conducted in 2010 with the volume's editor, this book collects widely ranging discussions from Chaykin's earliest days as an assistant for such legends as Gil Kane and Wallace Wood to his recent work on titles including Dominic Fortune, Challengers of the Unknown, and American Century. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 302 pages, Text (with B&W Chapter Illustrations).

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Howard Chaykin Conversations SC (2014) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Written by Brannon Costello and Howard Chaykin. Art by Howard Chaykin. Beginning with early interviews in fanzines and concluding with a new interview conducted in 2010 with the volume's editor, Howard Chaykin: Conversations collects widely ranging discussions from Chaykin's earliest days as an assistant for such legends as Gil Kane and Wallace Wood to his work on titles including Dominic Fortune, Challengers of the Unknown, and American Century. The book includes 35 line illustrations selected from Chaykin, as well. He was an early pioneer in the graphic novel format in the 1970s, and his groundbreaking sci-fi satire American Flagg! was an essential contribution to the maturation of the comic book as a vehicle for social commentary in the 1980s. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 328 pages, B&W. Cover price $30.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Jim Shooter Conversations HC (2017 UPoM) 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    By Jason Sacks.

    As an American comic book writer, editor, and businessman, Jim Shooter (b. 1952) remains among the most important figures in the history of the medium. Starting in 1966 at the age of fourteen, Shooter, as the young protégé of verbally abusive DC editor Mort Weisinger, helped introduce themes and character development more commonly associated with DC competitor Marvel Comics. Shooter created several characters for The Legion of Super-Heroes, introduced Superman's villain the Parasite, and jointly devised the first race between The Flash and Superman.

    Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 256 pages, B&W. Cover price $40.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Jim Shooter Conversations SC (2018 UPoM) 1-1ST Jim Shooter Conversations SC (2018 UPoM) 1-1ST

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    1st printing.

    By Jason Sacks. Art by John Jennings.

    As an American comic book writer, editor, and businessman, Jim Shooter (b. 1951) remains among the most important figures in the history of the medium. Starting in 1966 at the age of fourteen, Shooter, as the young protégé of verbally abusive DC editor Mort Weisinger, helped introduce themes and character development more commonly associated with DC competitor Marvel Comics. Shooter created several characters for the Legion of Super-Heroes, introduced Superman's villain the Parasite, and jointly devised the first race between the Flash and Superman. The collected interviews in this volume span the career of a writer, editor, and businessman who remains one of the most important figures in the history of the medium.

    Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 252 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $25.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Joss Whedon Conversations SC (2011) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Edited by David Lavery and Cynthia Burkhead. Conversations and interviews with Joss Whedon, critically acclaimed creator of the television phenomena Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and more, comic book author, director, and screenwriter. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 224 pages, B&W. Cover price $25.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Michael Allred: Conversations HC (2015 UPM) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Written by Christopher Irving. Art by Michael Allred. Interviews with the creator behind Madman, Red Rocket 7, The G-Men from Hell, iZombie, The Atomics, and other inventive, evocative superhero lines that mingle postmodernism with nostalgia, and an art style eminiscent of the great 1960s superheroes. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 192 pages, B&W. Cover price $40.00.

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    Peter Bagge: Conversations HC (2015 UPoM) 1-1ST

    1st printing. For fans of Peter Bagge and his bracing satirical writing and drawing, this collection offers a perfect means to track how he describes his career choices, work habits, preoccupations, and comedic sensibility since the 1980s. Featuring a new interview and much previously unavailable material, this book delivers insightful, occasionally gossipy, sometimes funny, and often tart conversations. His career has intersected with the modern history of comics, from underground comix and indie comics to comics journalism and graphic nonfiction. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 208 pages, B&W. Cover price $40.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Peter Kuper: Conversations HC (2016 UPoM) 1-1ST

    1st printing. Contributor of covers to Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, Harper's, and Mother Jones, longtime contributor to Mad Magazine as the writer and artist of Spy vs. Spy, and co-creator of World War 3 Illustrated, Peter Kuper reveals his art and practice in ten interviews and a new, career-spanning conversation. This volume also includes 24 black and white illustrations by Kuper as well as a self-portrait cover by Kuper. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 240 pages, B&W. Cover price $40.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Peter Kuper: Conversations SC (2018 UPoM) 1-1ST Peter Kuper: Conversations SC (2018 UPoM) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Peter Kuper, one of America's leading cartoonists, has created work recognized around the world. His art has graced the pages and covers of numerous magazines and newspapers. He is also a longtime contributor to Mad magazine, where he has been writing and drawing Spy vs. Spy for nearly two decades. Along with two dozen images, this volume features ten lively, informative interviews with Kuper. The book also includes a quartet of revealing interviews with underground comix legends R. Crumb and Vaughn Bodé, Mad magazine publisher William Gaines, and Jack Kirby, co-creator of mainstream superheroes from the Avengers to the Fantastic Four. These were conducted by Kuper and fellow artist Seth Tobocman in the early 1970s, when they were teenagers.

    Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 192 pages, B&W. Cover price $50.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Steve Gerber Conversations SC (2019 UPoM) 1-1ST Steve Gerber Conversations SC (2019 UPoM) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Edited by Jason Sacks, Eric Hoffman, and Dominick Grace.

    Steve Gerber (1947-2008) is among the most significant comics writers of the modern era. Best known for his magnum opus Howard the Duck, he also wrote influential series such as Man-Thing, Omega the Unknown, The Phantom Zone, and Hard Time, expressing a combination of intelligence and empathy rare in American comics.

    This volume follows Gerber's career through a range of interviews, beginning with his height during the 1970s and ending with an interview with Michael Eury just before Gerber's death in 2008. The volume concludes with selections from Gerber's dialogue with his readers and admirers in online forums and a Gerber-based Yahoo Group, wherein he candidly discusses his many projects over the years.

    Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 208 pages, Text (with B&W photos and illustrations).

    Cover price $25.00.

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Alison Bechdel Conversations SC (2018 UPoM) 1-1ST Alison Bechdel Conversations SC (2018 UPoM) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Collected interviews with the trailblazing creator of the graphic memoir Fun Home and the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. Spanning 1990 to 2017, Alison Bechdel: Conversations collects ten interviews that illustrate how Bechdel uses her own life, relationships, and contemporary events to expose the world to what she has referred to as the "fringes of acceptability," the comics genre as well as queer culture and identity. These interviews reveal her intentionality in the use of characters, plots, structure, and cartooning to draw her readers toward disrupting the status quo.

    Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 144 pages, Text.

    Cover price $25.00.

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    Ed Brubaker Conversations HC (2016) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Ed Brubaker has emerged as one of the most popular, significant figures in comics since the 1990s. Most famous as the man who killed Captain America in 2007, Brubaker's work on company-owned properties such as Batman and Captain America and creator-owned series like Criminal and Fatale live up to the usual expectations for the superhero and crime genres. This collection of interviews explores the sophisticated artist's work, drawing upon the entire length of the award-winning Brubaker's career. Hardcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 146 pages, Text. Cover price $40.00.

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    Carl Barks Conversations SC (2003) 1-1ST Carl Barks Conversations SC (2003) 1-1ST

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    1st printing. Edited by Donald Ault. Ranked among the most widely circulated, best-loved, and most influential of all comic book art, Disney artist and Scrooge McDuck creator Carl Barks (1901-2000) is recognized as the only comic book artist ever to receive a Disney Legends award. Through a series of intimate conversations and interviews with long-time friend and editor Donald Ault, as well as J. Michael Barrier, Edward Summer, Bruce Hamilton, and others, Carl Barks: Conversations reveals previously unknown information about the life, times, and opinions of one of the master storytellers of the twentieth century. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 248 pages, B&W. Cover price $20.00.

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    Dave Sim Conversations SC (2014) 1-1ST

    1st printing. In 1977, Dave Sim began to self-publish Cerebus, one of the earliest and most significant independent comics, which ran for 300 issues and ended, as Sim had planned from early on, in 2004. What few interviews Sim gave often pushed the limits of what an interview might be in much the same way that Cerebus pushed the limits of what a comic might be. In interviews Sim is generous, expansive, provocative, and sometimes even antagonistic. While the interviews range from very general, career-spanning explorations of his complex work and ideas, to tightly focused discussions on specific details of Cerebus, all the interviews contained herein are engaging and revealing. Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 272 pages, B&W. Cover price $30.00.

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    John Jennings Conversations SC (2020 UPoM) 1-1ST John Jennings Conversations SC (2020 UPoM) 1-1ST

    1st printing.

    Edited by Donna-lyn Washington. Art by John Jennings.

    John Jennings is perhaps best known for his collaboration with Damian Duffy on the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler's Kindred. Jennings is also a graphic designer and comic book scholar who, throughout his career, has conducted several interviews that shed light on the importance of Black Speculative narratives. These interviews explore folklore, systemic racism, his Mississippi roots, and the phrase Jennings cocreated, the Ethnogothic. Jennings discusses the necessity for black heroes, not just for the sake of diversity, but for inclusiveness.

    Softcover, 6-in. x 9-in., 208 pages, B&W.

    Cover price $25.00.