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Angoulême festival 2015! Trish Trash!

Whether you’re a friend, fan, or fellow cartoonist, you probably know that January is a very busy month for comics in France, as it is once again time for the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée here in Angoulême. In addition to the usual festival craziness, this year’s event will be particularly exciting for me, as it will mark […]

a few of my favorite podcasts

Since I’ve spent the last three years doing a deep dive on audio storytelling (narrative nonfiction radio and podcasts), the last two and a half of which I’ve been in France (where practically no one has heard of this stuff, not even This American Life) this moment of vast cultural freakout about how awesome podcasts are (hello, […]

January 3rd 2015

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Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars vol. 1 transcription (English)

Hi there! Note well: This isn’t my working script with all the stage directions and so on in there, it’s just a transcription of the dialogue and sound effects in Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars volume 1, in the original English, as an aid to those readers of mine who can ‘t wait the few years […]

Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars book 1 excerpt

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Click on Trish to read a 10-page excerpt—in English— of Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars. Note: there are no plans as of this date to publish the complete book in English. I’m sure there will be a plan some day, but in the meantime, if you want to read the first volume (of 3), you can learn […]

Feminism Core Sample: new poster available

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Every time I turn around these days, I encounter this wave of angry feminist feeling emanating from Twitter, the internet, my friends. It simultaneously thrills and energizes me, and makes me miserable to realize how much horrible shit still happens all the time to women because they are women. Not like I didn’t realize it before, […]

Trish Trash avant première: I get to see my new comics 2 months early.

Friends, it gives me a lot of pleasure to announce that the first moment I put my hands on a copy of Trish Trash: Rollergirl sur Mars (vol. 1 of 3), I was standing outside a comics museum, watching a roller derby demo. Thomas Ragon, my editor, had put a lot of pressure on the […]

Books and their covers: designing for Trish Trash

A few notes on designing book covers for Trish Trash and for Susan Choi’s My Education.

GET READY. Trish Trash: Rollergirl sur Mars arrive.

  Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars is coming. Volume 1 on sale January 29 @ FIBD (Festival International de la Bande Dessinée, AKA “the Angoulême festival”. Dédicace avant première (pre-release signing) at the Librarie de la bande dessinée et l’image, Angoulême 29 Nov.!  

“authenticity,” expat life, and (not) going native in France

If you ask, I’ll tell you: you should go live abroad somewhere for a while. The thing is, when you live abroad, your perspective on home changes, and is complicated to the point that “home” starts to require scare quotes.

The Beautiful Ones

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In 2009, for some reason, Editions Dargaud (my publisher for the Trish Trash project, as well as the French version of Life Sucks) decided to publish an anthology with Arte TV on the subject of… “Summer of the 80s”. The whys of this decision are unknown to me. Whatever the reason, I took the opportunity […]