Interview: Kyle Baker and Mo Willems Pt. 4 [of 4]

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In this final part of our interview with cartoonists Mo Willems and Kyle Baker, we talk about comics for grownups, taking yourself too serious, and the pitfalls of Captain America.

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Interview: Kyle Baker and Mo Willems Pt. 3 [of 4]

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In this third part of our interview with artists Kyle Baker and Mo Willems taped during the Brooklyn Book Festival, we discuss writing books for kids, critical feedback, and going out of your way to horribly offend your readership.

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Interview: Kyle Baker and Mo Willems Pt. 2

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This year, at the third annual Brooklyn Book Fair, we had the opportunity to sit down—or, rather, stand up—with two highly regarded representatives on their respective, and sometimes overlapping, fields, for a panel entitled ‘Cartooning Today.’

Kyle Baker is no doubt familiar to most Cross Hatch readers and the multiple Eisner and Harvey Award winning author of Why I Hate Saturn, Plastic Man, Nat Turner, and Special Forces. Mo Willems’s work tends to skew a bit younger, both as the highly lauded author of such children’s books as Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and as a writer for TV shows like Sesame Street and Codename: Kids Next Door.

In this second part of our conversation, we discuss the state of animation, the role of the Internet, and why Warner Bros. wasn’t so keen on naming a character “Afghanistan Sam.”

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