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Interview: Lark Pien

On Friday, July 23, while attending San Diego International Comic-Con, I ran around like a madwoman, rounding up as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asking them all the exact same questions.  Keep in mind, Comic-Con is crazy loud and crazy busy, so there is a lot of background noise.  Let me know in the comments if you have trouble hearing anything and I’ll translate for you.

I was thrilled when Lark Pien agreed to answer my questions.  Years ago, when I first walked up to her booth, I didn’t know she had done the color on Gene Luen Yang’s book American Born Chinese.  I just knew I really liked the paintings she had on display.  In addition to being nominated for an Eisner and winning the Harvey for her work on American Born Chinese, she has also published her own stories, including Long Tail Kitty and the upcoming Mr. Elephanter.

Eva Volin About Eva Volin

Eva Volin is the Supervising Children's Librarian for the Alameda Free Library in California. She has written about graphic novels for such publications as Booklist, Library Journal, ICv2, Graphic Novel Reporter, and Children & Libraries. She has served on several awards committees including the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics. She served on YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens committee for three years and is currently serving on ALSC's Notable Books for Children committee.

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