Chris Ware & Marjane Satrapi
at the Wisconsin Book Festival
(photo by Sheri Dolfen)
Whether you call them graphic novels or comic books,
there's no denying that they offer limitless creative storytelling possibilities.
Chris Ware and Marjane Satrapi are two of themost critically-acclaimed
graphic novelists working today. In this hour of To the Best of Our
Knowledge, Ware and Satrapi will talk about the power of combining
words and images. Also, actor David Carradine on working with director
Quentin Tarantino. And Neal Gabler on the man behind the mouse Walt Disney.
Satrapi grew up in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution. She has
published two autobiographical graphic novels - "Persepolis"
and "Perepolis II," as well as other works. Chris Ware
is the author/illustrator of "Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest
Kid on Earth." They appeared on stage together at the Wisconsin
Book Festival where they spoke with Jim Fleming about graphic novels,
or comic books, and their literary significance. Music was provided
live at the event by the Gin Atomics. You can listen to an unedited
version of the interview by clicking the link below under "websites"
Gabler spent seven years working on "Walt Disney: The Triumph
of the American Imagination." It's the first full-length, fully-documented,
in-depth biography of this American icon. Gabler tells Steve Paulson
that Walt was greatly influenced by his relationship with his father,
and that much of his empire has to do with wish-fulfillment and escape.
Also, Larry Atlas is the writer and director of "The Onyx
Project." He tells Anne Strainchamps it's the world's first fully
browse-able, truly inter-active movie. He explains how his experiment
in non-linear visual story-telling works and admits it doesn't really
have a beginning or an end. And we hear bits of it.
Carradine talks with Steve Paulson about working with director Quentin
Tarantino on the "Kill Bill" films. Carradine kept a diary
during the production which has just been published under the title
"The Kill Bill Diary: The Making of a Tarantino Classic as Seen
Through the Eyes of a Screen Legend." And of course, there are
CD copies are available at 1-800-747-7444.
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|Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis:
The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon)
Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return
Marjane Satrapi, Embroideries (Pantheon)
Marjane Satrapi, Monsters Are Afraid of the Moon (Bloomsbury
USA Children's Books)
Marjane Satrapi, Chicken with Plums (Pantheon)
|Chris Ware, Jimmy Corrigan:
The Smartest Kid on Earth (Pantheon)
Chris Ware, The Acme Novelty Library (Pantheon)
Chris Ware, Quimby the Mouse (Acme Novelty Library Series)
Chris Ware, Acme Novelty Library #17 (Acme Novelty Library)
|Neal Gabler, Walt Disney:
The Triumph of the American Imagination (Knopf)
The Kill Bill Diary: The Making of a Tarantino Classic as Seen
Through the Eyes of a Screen Legend (Harper)
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