Last week graphic novelists Marjane Satrapi and Chris Ware spoke with the New Yorker Art’s Editor Françoise Mouly at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts as part of the the three-day festival of New French Writing. They tackled big topics like storytelling and autobiography. via http://blogs.wnyc.org/culture/2009/03/05/talk-to-me-marjane-satrapi-chris-ware/
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Marjane Satrapi & DJ /rupture — Kurt Andersen talks with Marjane Satrapi, who’s turned her graphic novel Chicken With Plums into a new movie that blends live action, animation, and puppetry. Kurt takes a spin on the turntables with Jace Clayton, a world-class DJ who performs as DJ /rupture. And Janka Nabay, a singer who fled his native Sierra Leone, creates a new musical life with a bunch of indie rockers from Brooklyn.
Chris Ware is a cartoonist and the author of the extraordinary new "book" Building Stories. He is also the author of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth and the annual progenitor of the amateur periodical the ACME Novelty Library. An irregular contributor to The New Yorker and The Virginia Quarterly Review, Ware was the first cartoonist chosen to regularly serialize an ongoing story in The New York Times Magazine, in 2005-2006. He edited the thirteenth issue of McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern in 2004 as well as Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Comics for 2007, and his work was the focus of an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 2006. Ware lives in Oak Park, Illinois, with his wife, Marnie, a high-school science teacher, and their daughter, Clara.
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