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3.59  ·  Rating details ·  66 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
In this issue, James Kochalka goes up against rising indy-comics star, Jeffrey Brown. The two cartoonists draw together, exchanging pages back and forth, and trade metaphorical jabs in a discussion that quickly devolves into an argument, which quickly devolves into a brawl about art and comics and the role such things play in our lives. See Jeffrey Brown turn into a city-d ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published October 2005 by Top Shelf Productions

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Hector Ibarraran
Aug 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Two of my favorite comic book artists get together to talk about why they make comics. The tension comes from their different perspectives on the making of art and comics. Neither is wrong, but both are. This is a quick read, so I'll keep my review brief. If you want to learn more about why people make comics, check this one out. You might gain an insight or two, otherwise read it for the beautifully whimsical art.
Sam Quixote
Nov 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
A few years ago Top Shelf published these mini-comics featuring some of the best indie talents in comics, Craig Thompson, Jeffrey Brown, and James Kochalka. They focus on questions of motivation behind each artist’s work and their world views – this is Conversation #2 between James Kochalka and Jeffrey Brown.

If you’re as big a Kochalka nut as me you’ll enjoy this a lot. It’s like “The Cute Manifesto” as in it discusses the medium of comics seriously as well as Kochalka’s approach to his work an
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I really enjoy this series. I wish Kochalka would do more with other cartoonists.
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James Kochalka is an American comic book artist and writer, and rock musician. His comics are noted for their blending of the real and the surreal. Largely autobiographical, Kochalka's cartoon expression of the world around him includes such real-life characters as his wife, children, cat, friends and colleagues, but always filtered through his own observations and flights of whimsy. In March 2011 ...more
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