In the latest installment of “Tarento People” at Tokyopop.com, Chris Arrant chats with Becky Cloonan about her current reading list, creating long-form comics like American Virgin and East Coast Rising, and her love of making minicomics:
There’s something very satisfying about it. Maybe some of it is nostalgia for my time making them before; it was a huge part of my life. I think I can compare it best to growing your own vegetables! Ones you get from the store taste good, but when you pick them from your own garden there’s a huge sense of reward.
Handing someone a comic that I had published is a different feeling from handing somebody a mini comic and being like “I made this. I was responsible for every step, from paper selection to layout and design, it’s all mine 100%!” Now that may be the control-freak in me speaking, but regardless it all comes from the heart and that’s what makes mini comics so beautiful. Comics are a beautiful thing!!
Much more, including art, at the link.