On Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30, while attending the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, I ran around to as many of my favorite kids comics creators as I could and asked them all the exact same questions. Keep in mind, exhibit halls are 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.
It’s not every day that a literary rockstar changes direction by changing audiences. That the rockstar in question was Paul Pope got people buzzing, so I was pretty excited to get to talk with him about his newest book, Battling Boy. I’d gotten a sneak peek at the book (and by that I mean I’d gotten a copy of the ARC the day before this interview took place) and was thrilled with what I read. This is really good stuff (and the multiple starred reviews this book has earned agree).
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