Tom Spurgeon talks with cartoonist K. Thor Jensen about his new travelogue book, “Red Eye, Black Eye.”
SPURGEON: At what point did you know the experience you detail in Red Eye, Black Eye was going to become this book? Was doing a book always your intention?
JENSEN: It was not always the intention. I just left, and as I was going around I sort of by my nature recorded things and drew things and kept a sketchbook. I didn’t come up with the actual thematic content of the book until significantly later, after I had the time to digest everything. I thought, “Oh, maybe I should do a book of this.” And then I started kicking around ideas. As I started working ideas up it became a book as opposed to a collection of stories.
Among the major revelations: Jensen and his wife will be expecting a baby boy soon. Congratulations to the happy couple.