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“For me, the story isn’t something I’m entirely in control of, like an all-knowing, all-powerful God. Instead, it’s a landscape I create in which to explore and play with people, ideas and themes. I don’t always know where I’m going to end up or what I’m going to learn along the way; but if the landscape is an interesting enough one, then it’ll be worth the effort.”

Dylan Horrocks, in interview, Abracadabra

*Addendum: Speaking of interviews with great cartoonists, the new issue of The Comics Journal has a long interview with Craig Thompson, creator of Goodbye Chunky Rice and Blankets. The magazine has posted online some snippets that were left on the cutting-room floor. Enjoy, and have a good weekend.

About Walter Biggins

Walter Biggins is a writer based in Atlanta, GA. He is the co-author (with Daniel Couch) of Bob Mould's Workbook (Bloomsbury, 2017). His work has been published in The Quarterly Conversation, RogerEbert.com, Bookslut (RIP), The Comics Journal, The Baseball Chronicle, and other periodicals. Twitter: @walter_biggins.
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