Graphic Novelist Sophocles Sapounas: Fluffy Beard Magnetism & Rage-Inducing Art-Ep.34

A guest episode with Graphic Novelist Sophocles Sapounas about books, drawing, reading, and artistic processes. Sophocles is a super cool comic author with a post-apocalyptic series called Not Alone. We chat about learning to draw and Kelsey (who can’t draw good stick figures) learns that there is hope for her yet. Sophocles talks about how he taught himself to draw, what inspired his comic series, and who he loves to read. We debate what qualifies as art (I think we can all agree that Ewan McGregor’s fluffy beard as Obi-Wan Kenobi qualifies).

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Books, quirks, and intrigues, oh my!

Sophocles tells us about his project:

  • What is it about?
  • What inspired it?
  • What were some of the challenges in writing it?

We have a few questions we always like to ask:

  • What book, graphic novel, comic or short story do you recommend every writer read?
    • The book I recommend people to read is either Philip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy for most people, and Niko Kazantzakis’ ‘Zorba The Greek.” for writers and creators of all types.

Book links to come. We didn’t have time to grab a list of the books we discussed and links to those on Powell’s, but we will update these Show Notes later this week with those, so check back in! In the meantime, check out all of these great articles by and about Sophocles:

Interview with Graphic Novelist Sophocles Sapounas

The Writing Life

Meet Sophocles Sapounas

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