Monday, September 29, 2008

Chris Onstad on Morning Edition

Chris Onstad, who writes and illustrates one of my favorite things ever - Achewood - was on Morning Edition (NPR) today discussing his process and the recently published Great Outdoor Fight (Dark Horse).

A link to the article and audio is here. At one point during the interview he reads aloud from the book, giving a voice to Ray and Roast Beef, the two main characters. An experience like that can be jarring for obvious reasons, but it's not so bad. If anything, it only reinforces what a unique experience reading a comic is. Nobody hears Calvin and Hobbes arguing the same exact way, which provides a one-of-a-kind experience for each reader.

You guys, it is the greatest.

Chris Onstad is signing copies of The Great Outdoor Fight at Rocketship in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn on Friday November 7th.