Interview: Jacob Chabot
On Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30, while attending the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, 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.
Jacob Chabot has done a bunch of really cool stuff. He’s worked on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He’s worked on X-Babies. He’s even worked on Viz’s Hello Kitty series. He’s been around, is what I’m saying. But my favorite book of his will always be The Mighty Skullboy Army. Always.
Books mentioned in this video:
- G-Man series, by Chris Giarrusso (see Chris’s interview here)
- Astronaut Academy series, by Dave Roman (read Dave’s interview here)
- Super Dinosaur series, by Robert Kirkman and Jason Howard
- Bone series, by Jeff Smith
- Marvel Comics: The Untold Story, by Sean Howe
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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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