Austin American Statesman FAILS.
I was attending the Book People Art SPEIGALMAN signing and lecture a few weeks ago when I was stopped by the Statesman. More specifically Katherine Tanney felt that I didn’t give her the type of quotes she was fishing for and decided to take a little jab at me in her column.
“In attendance: Local comic book artist, Paul Maybury, 26, whose graphic novel, “Aqua Leung,” was published in April. “I thought it was great,” he said of Spiegelman’s presentation. When pressed for something more, Maybury fell silent, which perhaps explains why, for his own book, he chose to collaborate with writer Mark Andrew Smith. Books sold: 60 copies of “Breakdowns,” 15 copies of Spiegelman’s new children’s book, “Jack & the Box,” 15 copies of “Maus,” and 10 copies of his 9/11 memoir, “In the Shadow of No Towers.””
I remember her asking me what I thought and saying that, and before I could get another sentence out she was like, “That’s it?” as if my answer didn’t cut it. At that point I really didn’t feel like talking to her but I ellaborated anyways and explained that Maus was one of my first graphic novels etc. etc.
Any ways, perhaps master journalist Katherine Tanney could spend less time being rude, and more time double checking her typos.
“PLEASE DON’T FEED THE WRITERS
Klosterman, Soiegelman and Vowell invade Austin
Three authors offer three very different sensibilities
By Katherine Tanney
Sunday, November 09, 2008″
Full article here.