Inkstuds The Book: The Details

I am really excited to finally release the full list of names and details of the Inkstuds Book. The plan is to have it debuting at APE in October. You will probably notice that it is a very diverse and varied list of interviews. It is important for me, that the book represents the show. I think we have really captured that spirit of finding an interview of a new, young interesting cartoonist such as Jonathan Bennett next to an old pro like Gary Panter. Once again, thanks to Britt Wilson for making such a great cover.
Here are the details as listed on my publishers site –
Edited by Robin McConnell
Introduction by Jeet Heer
Art / Graphic Novel
ISBN-13: 978-1-894994-49-1
ISBN-10: 1-894994-49-3
$20.00 / trade paperback / 9.5” x 8” / 296pp
many b&w illustrations / Bibliography
October 2010

Inkstuds is a collection of thirty interviews with North American alternative comic artists taken from the impressive archive that Robin McConnell has built up over the past 5 years on his radio show of the same name. The interviews focus on the creative process and influences, but the subjects discussed often branch off in surprising and interesting directions. The artists chosen cover the range from the older generation of underground cartoonists to the new generation of the comics avant garde. This book is an invaluable resource, not just for comic enthusiasts but anyone interested in the artistic process.

Featuring interviews with:

Kate Beaton
Gabrielle Bell
Marc Bell
Jonathan Bennett
Chester Brown
David Collier
Jordan Crane
Rebecca Dart
Kim Deitch
Mary Fleener
Sammy Harkham
Jeet Heer
Jaime Hernandez
Jeff Lemire
Jason Lutes
Billy Mavreas
Françoise Mouly
Dan Nadel
Marv Newland
Anders Nilsen
Joe Ollmann
Gary Panter
Joe Sacco
Tom Spurgeon
Ted Stearn
Barron Storey
Jillian Tamaki
and Carol Tyler

“It’s the closest thing to an Inside the Actor’s Studio of comics.” — Bryan Lee O’Malley

“It’s rare in the media today that people who really know and love comics, creators and connoisseurs, get the chance to express their ideas and opinions with an engaged and engaging interviewer. Robin McConnell makes this possible and helms the proceedings a pleasure to listen to and now to read.” — Paul Gravett

“It’s quite an interesting record of our times. All these comic artists that you’re talking to, they’re very heavy thinkers. It’s quite an archive of work that you’ve created.” — David Collier

“Inkstuds is the next best thing to sitting around and talking comics with your friends.” — Douglas Wolk

“Robin McConnell’s Inkstuds program ably and entertainingly brings together my two favorite dying artforms, comics and radio. Interesting, insightful, funny and informative, the show is a boon to the cartooning community.” — Evan Dorkin

“Looking for elegant conversation with polished cocktail-party-gossip names? Then you’ve come to the wrong place. The vibe here is one of charming amateurism (in the original and best sense: that of passion over profit) and deep engagement with the work of some of today’s most vibrant and idiosyncratic artists. If you have love in your heart for the neglected glories of college radio or hand-drawn comic books, then Robin McConnell’s Inkstuds is a beautiful thing.” — Timothy Hodler

“Right off the bat I felt comfortable and it was a conversational jam session. I knew Robin was a spontaneous person and was not going to ask questions on a checklist but to go with the flow to get the most out of me in a natural way. An hour and a half later we were done. It was like talking to someone I knew for years.” — Jerry Moriarty

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  3. Matt D. says:

    Awesome! Congrats, Robin!

  4. LOOKA says:

    Another great book that needs adding to my shelves in the tomb of awesome.

    So glad Jonathan Bennett made it in …and Jillian Tamaki …and Jaime …aaand …on and on. It would have been fun to see the hilarity of the Evan Dorkin talk moved to paper. But you can only have awesome, right?

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