Archive for February, 2010

Podcast interview: the Comix Claptrap

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Comix Claptrap
Here’s an interview
I did a couple of days ago with Rina Ayuyang and Thien Pham, for their entertaining podcast series The Comix Claptrap. We talked for a long time, about all kinds of things – from babies to felt-tip pens to the comfort of eventual cosmic doom. Oh, and comics, of course. In fact, I got rather embarrassingly candid about my ambivalent relationship with stories and comics, and why I think Batman should be in jail.

Anyway, you can listen to it as streaming audio, or download an mp3 from The Comix Claptrap’s site. And then make sure you check out Rina’s and Thien’s gorgeous work.

Charity art auction: buy a page from Atlas and help Ella

Monday, February 1st, 2010

EllaUpdate: the page sold (to a very generous Wellingtonian who added an additional donation to his winning bid!). And Ella’s family have indeed raised enough money to take her to the conference. A big thanks to everyone who helped out!

This week I’m selling a page of original art from Atlas #1 on TradeMe to help raise money for some very dear friends of ours, whose daughter Ella has growing problems with her eyesight. Ella is one of the loveliest, sweetest kids I know, but her case is unusual enough that numerous tests and treatments have failed to nail the problem.