Posts tagged 2018
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.

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.


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.


Jonathan Cape

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.

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.