How the Goats Got Jack Johnson
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Michael Taube has written a review of The Goat Getters for the Washington Times. He writes: 

“The Goat Getters” is a scintillating examination of how some legendary cartoonists helped change newspapers and its readership. They marched to the beat of their own drummer, and challenged societal norms and preconceived notions to make America a better country. That’s surely what they would have advised Mr. Trump to do with Jack Johnson’s long-awaited pardon."

The rest of the article can be read by clicking here.

Inkstuds Podcast: Eddie Campbell, 2018

Wherein I talk about Bizarre Romance, The goat Getters, and the upcoming revised FROM HELL.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

I haven't checked this podcast to find out if I'm an idiot, but I've been one for too long so the die is cast. I do remember laughing a lot, as always happens when I talk to Robin McConnell.

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Secret Lives: Review of Bizarre Romance in the Times Literary Supplement

Lucy Scholes interviewed Eddie and Audrey for the Times Literary Supplement a few weeks ago.

"'It amused us to make a twisted, twenty-first century romance comic while pursuing our own romance from distant corners of the globe,' Niffenegger explains in the introduction."

If you are a subscriber, you can read the article here

 Times Literary Supplement, April 27, 2018.

Times Literary Supplement, April 27, 2018.

'The man's a genius!': Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman on Eddie Campbell
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Alan Moore and Neil Gaiman have some very nice things to say about Eddie Campbell in a recent interview by David Barnett for the Guardian. 

Eddie Campbell is a genius. But don’t take my word for it, take Alan Moore’s. “Eddie’s is a genuine one-off talent, utterly idiosyncratic and personal,” he says. Or perhaps Neil Gaiman’s: “The man’s a genius, there’s an end to it.”

Some particularly great quotes from the article. This from Alan Moore:

Moore is as effusive with praise as he was 30 years ago, when he first spotted Campbell’s Ace Rock’n’Roll Club strips and gave them a glowing review in Marvel’s magazine Daredevils. “Eddie’s style, both his loose, impressionistic line and his approach to storytelling, was fresh, exciting and like nothing anyone had ever seen before,” he says. “Luckily he had someone as insightful and perceptive as me to explain that to everybody.”

And this one from Neil Gaiman:

Speaking from his “writing cabin” in New York state, Gaiman points out a shelf opposite his desk that contains only books he considers incredibly important; a collected edition of Campbell’s Alec strips sits on it. “I couldn’t compile a list of the most important graphic novels of the 20th century without including Alec on it. Eddie’s style is … ” He thinks. “Well, he doesn’t really have one single style. He’s an original. He draws from life.”

Read the full article by clicking here.

Secret Life with Cats

To celebrate the release of Bizarre Romance, Audrey and Eddie collaborated with Ken Gerleve (animation) and Alex Kliner (music) to produce a series of short animations based on some of the characters from Bizarre Romance. We hope you enjoy watching them as much as we enjoyed making them.

Once upon a time a writer and an artist got married. “Let’s collaborate,” said the writer. “Ugh, no thanks, darling,” said the artist. But lo and behold, they collaborated and here is the result: thirteen stories about oddballs in love, infestations of angels, nefarious fairies, cats, spies, monsters, more cats, bibliophiles who just want a little extra reading time, magic mirrors, artist’s models who nap on the job, imperfect boyfriends, and daughters who are perhaps a little too dutiful.

CREDITS

Character Designs: Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell

Animation and Sound Design: Kenneth Gerleve

Music: "Skeleton Jangle," 1918. Written by The Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Arranged and performed by Alex KlinerPacky LundholmEdwin Velasquez and John Moore Jr.

Bizarre Romance book design by Sara Corbett

Copyright 2018, Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell.

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The Lady with Ocelots

To celebrate the release of Bizarre Romance, Audrey and Eddie collaborated with Ken Gerleve (animation) and Alex Kliner (music) to produce a series of short animations based on some of the characters from Bizarre Romance. We hope you enjoy watching them as much as we enjoyed making them.

Once upon a time a writer and an artist got married. “Let’s collaborate,” said the writer. “Ugh, no thanks, darling,” said the artist. But lo and behold, they collaborated and here is the result: thirteen stories about oddballs in love, infestations of angels, nefarious fairies, cats, spies, monsters, more cats, bibliophiles who just want a little extra reading time, magic mirrors, artist’s models who nap on the job, imperfect boyfriends, and daughters who are perhaps a little too dutiful.

CREDITS

Character Designs: Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell

Animation and Sound Design: Kenneth Gerleve

Music: "Skeleton Jangle," 1918. Written by The Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Arranged and performed by Alex KlinerPacky LundholmEdwin Velasquez and John Moore Jr.

Bizarre Romance book design by Sara Corbett

Copyright 2018, Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell.

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The Wrong Fairy

To celebrate the release of Bizarre Romance, Audrey and Eddie collaborated with Ken Gerleve (animation) and Alex Kliner (music) to produce a series of short animations based on some of the characters from Bizarre Romance. We hope you enjoy watching them as much as we enjoyed making them.

Once upon a time a writer and an artist got married. “Let’s collaborate,” said the writer. “Ugh, no thanks, darling,” said the artist. But lo and behold, they collaborated and here is the result: thirteen stories about oddballs in love, infestations of angels, nefarious fairies, cats, spies, monsters, more cats, bibliophiles who just want a little extra reading time, magic mirrors, artist’s models who nap on the job, imperfect boyfriends, and daughters who are perhaps a little too dutiful.

CREDITS

Character Designs: Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell

Animation and Sound Design: Kenneth Gerleve

Music: "Skeleton Jangle," 1918. Written by The Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Arranged and performed by Alex KlinerPacky LundholmEdwin Velasquez and John Moore Jr.

Bizarre Romance book design by Sara Corbett

Copyright 2018, Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell.

ABRAMS COMICARTS

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Jonathan Cape

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Cockroach Can Can

To celebrate the release of Bizarre Romance, Audrey and Eddie collaborated with Ken Gerleve (animation) and Alex Kliner (music) to produce a series of short animations based on some of the characters from Bizarre Romance. We hope you enjoy watching them as much as we enjoyed making them.

Once upon a time a writer and an artist got married. “Let’s collaborate,” said the writer. “Ugh, no thanks, darling,” said the artist. But lo and behold, they collaborated and here is the result: thirteen stories about oddballs in love, infestations of angels, nefarious fairies, cats, spies, monsters, more cats, bibliophiles who just want a little extra reading time, magic mirrors, artist’s models who nap on the job, imperfect boyfriends, and daughters who are perhaps a little too dutiful.

CREDITS

Character Designs: Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell

Animation and Sound Design: Kenneth Gerleve

Music: "Skeleton Jangle," 1918. Written by The Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Arranged and performed by Alex KlinerPacky LundholmEdwin Velasquez and John Moore Jr.

Bizarre Romance book design by Sara Corbett

Copyright 2018, Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell.

ABRAMS COMICARTS

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Jonathan Cape

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Octopus Vs. Mr. Death's Exterminators

To celebrate the release of Bizarre Romance, Audrey and Eddie collaborated with Ken Gerleve (animation) and Alex Kliner (music) to produce a series of short animations based on some of the characters from Bizarre Romance. We hope you enjoy watching them as much as we enjoyed making them.

Once upon a time a writer and an artist got married. “Let’s collaborate,” said the writer. “Ugh, no thanks, darling,” said the artist. But lo and behold, they collaborated and here is the result: thirteen stories about oddballs in love, infestations of angels, nefarious fairies, cats, spies, monsters, more cats, bibliophiles who just want a little extra reading time, magic mirrors, artist’s models who nap on the job, imperfect boyfriends, and daughters who are perhaps a little too dutiful.

CREDITS

Character Designs: Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell

Animation and Sound Design: Kenneth Gerleve

Music: "Skeleton Jangle," 1918. Written by The Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Arranged and performed by Alex KlinerPacky LundholmEdwin Velasquez and John Moore Jr.

Bizarre Romance book design by Sara Corbett

Copyright 2018, Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell.

ABRAMS COMICARTS

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Jonathan Cape

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Literary power couple Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell on their novel new team-up

Sarah Hughes has interviewed Audrey and Eddie for i News (inews.co.uk.) 

Collaboration can be a tricky business, rife with the possibilities for misunderstandings or battles over two different visions. Throw a new marriage into the mix and surely the potential for argument and falling out is high? “Not at all,” says Audrey Niffenegger, best-selling author of The Time Traveller’s Wife. She has spent the past year working with her new husband, Scottish comics artist and cartoonist, Eddie Campbell on Bizarre Romance, a captivating set of short stories written by her and drawn by him. “In fact, because we haven’t been married long we still had that newly-wed energy, that sense of being besotted with each other, which really helped.” 

Read the rest of the interview by clicking here.

Join the Bizarre Romance Parade and Let Your Skeleton Jangle!

To celebrate the release of Bizarre Romance, Audrey and Eddie collaborated with Ken Gerleve (animation) and Alex Kliner (music) to produce a series of short animations based on some of the characters from Bizarre Romance. We hope you enjoy watching them as much as we enjoyed making them.

Once upon a time a writer and an artist got married. “Let’s collaborate,” said the writer. “Ugh, no thanks, darling,” said the artist. But lo and behold, they collaborated and here is the result: thirteen stories about oddballs in love, infestations of angels, nefarious fairies, cats, spies, monsters, more cats, bibliophiles who just want a little extra reading time, magic mirrors, artist’s models who nap on the job, imperfect boyfriends, and daughters who are perhaps a little too dutiful.

CREDITS

Character Designs: Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell

Animation and Sound Design: Kenneth Gerleve

Music: "Skeleton Jangle," 1918. Written by The Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Arranged and performed by Alex KlinerPacky LundholmEdwin Velasquez and John Moore Jr.

Bizarre Romance book design by Sara Corbett

Copyright 2018, Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell.

ABRAMS COMICARTS

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Jonathan Cape

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How a best-selling wife and husband enchant readers in the anthology ‘Bizarre Romance’

Michael Cavna recently interviewed Eddie and Audrey for the Washington Post

When it comes to using creative frameworks, the “Bizarre Romance” authors also thought in terms of music — specifically, the structure of an album.
The anthology’s 13 chapters, which are each very distinct in their visual styles, all “concern themes that I’ve been interested in all my life: love and loss, the ordinary and the fantastic, the relationship between art and daily life,” Niffenegger says. “When we collected them and began to think about how to shape them into a book, we started talking about albums and mix tapes, and how it would be great if each story had art that exactly suited it, like the instrumentation of a song, instead of trying to come up with one style that straitjacketed them all into conformity.
“I see one thing — a book — that’s bursting with ideas and styles and energy,” she says, “and a few themes that hold it all together.”
“Yes, it’s like a record album of songs. It’s as though we said, ‘Let’s go into the studio and lay down a few tracks’ or ‘bring along any stories you’ve got and we’ll make some comics,’ “ says Campbell, picking up the theme. “There’s an element of enjoying that for its own sake instead of having a big sensational revelation, like ‘My Granddad Was Jack the Ripper’ — a problem that bedevils ‘serious comics’ these days.

You can read the rest of the interview by clicking here.

The Comics Alternative: Derek Royal and Gene Kannenberg Review Bizarre Romance

Derek Royal and Gene Kannenberg have comprehensively reviewed Bizarre Romance for The Comics Alternative Podcast. These "Two Guys with PhDs Talking about Comics!™" gave a totally satisfying close reading of the whole book, about forty minutes' worth. You can listen to the podcast by clicking here. The review begins at 11:43 into the podcast.

Smash Pages Q&A: Audrey Niffenegger and Eddie Campbell’s ‘Bizarre Romance’

Alex Dueben recently interviewed Eddie and Audrey for Smash Pages: The Comics Super Blog.

"It should be no surprise to anyone who knows their work that it is a broad-ranging collection of styles and approaches. These stories are sweet and funny, touching and strange, inventive and a lot of fun."

Click here to read the interview.

Tonight! Bizarre Romance Launch Party: Audrey & Eddie at Women and Children First
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Just a reminder that the launch party for Bizarre Romance is tonight, March 20th from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, at Women and Children Bookstore in Andersonville (Chicago). Make sure to register here if you plan to attend as space is limited. 

Women & Children First
5233 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640

Bizarre Romance: Forbes Review

Robert Salkowitz interviewed Audrey and Eddie last week for Forbes magazine.

"What do you get when you combine best-selling author Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler’s Wife) and legendary independent comics maker Eddie Campbell (From Hell, Alec)? Bizarre Romance! And in more ways than one.

"Campbell and Niffenegger tied the knot in 2015 after being introduced by Campbell’s daughter Hayley via mutual friend Neil Gaiman. Now their personal collaboration has yielded a literary team-up as well, with the March 20 release of Bizarre Romance(Abrams Comic Arts), an anthology that mashes up prose, comics and illustrated stories written by her, drawn by him."

The full interview can be read by clicking here.