Interview: Barry Deutsch
On Sunday, May 8th, while attending the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, 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, conventions 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.
We’ve gone a bit Hereville crazy here at School Library Journal. It’s been discussed here and here and here, not to mention here. I was lucky enough to be on a panel with Barry Deutsch, the creator of Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, so I seized the moment, pulled Barry aside after the panel and asked him my Five Questions.
Books mentioned in this video:
- I Kill Giants, by Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Nimura
- Smile, by Raina Telgemeier
- Locas, by Jaime Hernandez
About Eva Volin
Eva Volin is the Supervising Children's Librarian for the Alameda Free Library in California. She has written about graphic novels for such publications as Booklist, Library Journal, ICv2, Graphic Novel Reporter, and Children & Libraries. She has served on several awards committees including the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Isotope Award for Excellence in Mini-Comics. She served on YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens committee for three years and is currently serving on ALSC's Notable Books for Children committee.
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