Marcus, Leonard S. Comics Confidential: Thirteen Graphic Novelists Talk Story, Craft, and Life Outside the Box. Candlewick Press 2016 176p $24.99 ISBN 978-0-7636-5938-7 ms/hs Nonfiction E-BN
Leonard Marcus interviews thirteen graphic novelists about their childhoods, how they became interested in art and comic books, and how they became graphic novelists. A brief biography precedes each interview, which is written in a question-and-answer format. He gives each novelist the theme of “the city,” and each artist creates a comic that follows his or her interview. This book is not just for graphic novel fans, but anyone interested in art and writing. It is an outstanding collective biography that should be in middle- and high-school collections.
Summary: Thirteen graphic novelist share their backgrounds and techniques.
Comics, Graphic novels —Stephanie Pennucci