The Near Mint Comic Show

Near Mint Ep. 054 - Bill Willingham

January 22, 2013

2013 is upon us and we're kicking off the new year with one of our biggest guests to date. Bill Willingham is the Eisner Award-winning creator of Fables and he joined us for an in-depth conversation about the series and it's ever-growing universe. Willingham talks breaking into comics as an artist before moving over to writing. We discuss about the latest Fables volume, entitled "Cubs in Toyland" and why you might just need to do some homework before you read. We also touch on the spinoff series, Fairest and the original graphic novel, Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland and find out what character he just couldn't turn over to another writer. Later in the conversation we learn about Fable Town and Beyond, a 3-day convention coming to Minnesota on March 22-24 to celebrate Fables and other comics from the "mythic fiction" genre. We discuss the departure of longtime Vertigo editor, Karen Berger and what it means for the future of the imprint. Finally, we wrap things up with a preview of the 2012 Minty Awards. What is Bill WIllingham's "Oh shit" Moment to the Year? Listen and find out. Music in this episode by: Sara Bareilles

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