Interview: Jason T. Kruse
On July 22nd through 24th, while attending San Diego International Comic-Con, 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, exhibit halls 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.
The first time I discovered Jason T. Kruse he was sitting at a table in Artists’ Alley basking in the glow of just having licensed his book World of Quest to Yen Press. I bought a copy of the book, read it, liked it, and added it and the second volume to my collection where it has maintained a healthy popularity with the kids in my library.
The next time I discovered Jason I didn’t realize he was the same person I’d met before. Katherine Dacey was raving about Scratch9, a comic she’d picked up at NYCC, but somehow I missed that that Jason T. Kruse was the same as this Jason T. Kruse. In any case, I’m on board now and as equally enthusiastic about both versions of Jason.
Books mentioned in this video:
- Bone series by Jeff Smith
- Dreamland Chronicles, by Scott Christian Sava
- Herobear and the Kid, by Mike Kunkel
- Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein
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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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