Chester Brown must have known what he was getting himself into. In creating Paying for It, the Toronto-based cartoonist was setting himself up for criticism, not just of his work but of himself and his chosen lifestyle.
Spiegelman notes that the barrier between “high art” and “lowbrow” has eroded significantly over the past 20-odd years. More and more, work like his is being taken seriously, for better or worse.
For last week's Georgia Straight, I interview Indian graphic artist and comics creator Orijit Sen. We talked about his massive mural in the Punjab, a scaled-down version of which he has brought to Vancouver for the Indian Summer festival. We also discussed his first graphic novel, River of Stories, published in 1994. Like the fictional … Continue reading Orijit Sen