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Comics Alternative Interviews: Katriona Chapman: Travels and Travails

Comics Alternative Interviews: Katriona Chapman: Travels and Travails

FromThe Comics Alternative


Comics Alternative Interviews: Katriona Chapman: Travels and Travails

FromThe Comics Alternative

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Length:
69 minutes
Released:
Nov 29, 2018
Format:
Podcast Episode

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Time Codes: 00:00:24 - Introduction 00:02:14 - Setup of interview 00:03:59 - Interview with Katriona Chapman 01:06:41 - Wrap up 01:07:15 - Contact us Katriona Chapman first came to our attention through her work at Avery Hill Publishing. She works in marketing there, and back in summer of 2015 she introduced Tillie Walden. Tillie’s first book, The End of Summer, had just been released, and Kat worked was instrumental in setting up an interview with the very young artist. But over the subsequent year, we've come to know Kat as more of an artist herself. She had done a lot of illustration work for children’s books, but it was her self-published comic, Katzine, that specifically caught our attention. In fact, we had discussed Katzinein a special episode from last year, where we looked at self-published comics. In one of the later issues of Katzineshe mentions working on her first book, an autobiographical work centered on her travels in Mexico. Last month that book, Follow Me In, was released by Avery Hill. This is a fascinating travelogue about her experiences touring Mexico, it’s diverse regions, its many ruins, and its vibrant cultures. As you’ll hear in this interview, Kat doesn’t only write about her experiences touring in this new book, but she also explores her problematic relationship with her companion as well as her own efforts as an artist. As such, Follow Me Inis much more than a travelogue. It’s an account of a young artist undergoing new experiences and using those to grow as a creator and to define her art.  
Released:
Nov 29, 2018
Format:
Podcast Episode