Archive for the ‘ Writer Comics ’ Category


Walking and Talking with Cece Bell

Here’s a new Walking and Talking comic, with the amazing and hilarious Cece Bell! We ran into each other at a conference in Frostburg, Maryland, so of course I asked if she’d be willing to star in an episode of my comic. I got to ask lots of questions I’ve been wondering about, including this […]


Walking and Talking with Katherine Applegate

I love when authors are open about the low points of the process, and there are always low points – even with books that wind up winning Newbery Medals. In this new Walking and Talking comic, Katherine Applegate makes an amazing confession about the creation of The One and Only Ivan. We also talk ideas, […]


Walking and Talking with Joseph Bruchac

A few weeks ago, right after it snowed, I met up with Joseph Bruchac at Ndakkina Education Center, land that has been in Joe’s family for generations. It’s amazing place – my kids go to a great summer camp there – and perfect for a winter walk. In this Walking and Talking comic, Joe talks […]


Walking and Talking with Elizabeth Wein

Yes, it’s the first ever international Walking and Talking comic. This one is based on my walk/talk this summer in Edinburgh, Scotland, with the beloved author of Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein. And there’s big news here – she’s crossing over to nonfiction for an upcoming book!


Walking and Talking with Deborah Heiligman

Back from summer with a new Walking and Talking comic – this time talking a little nonfiction with the great Deborah Heiligman! Our processes are pretty different, but turns out we run into all the same challenges…


walking and talking with Rebecca Stead

Very excited to share the newest edition of my Walking and Talking comic! Rebecca Stead starts off by saying she’s not sure how to write a novel – but then goes on to explain exactly how to do it. Totally different from how I set out to write a book, which is part of what […]


Walking and Talking with Grace Lin

Finally, after a long hiatus (I was writing a book and stuff) I’ve got a new Walking and Talking comic, this time with a favorite in my family, Grace Lin. I loved hearing about her process, especially how much she struggles with first drafts, and how the only way she gets anything done is by […]


Walking and Talking with Kate DiCamillo

Here’s the newest Walking and Talking, with the great Kate DiCamillo! Kate came to Saratoga Springs a couple weeks ago for an event at Northshire Bookstore, and, thanks to my wife Rachel (events manager at Northshire), I got a chance to chat with her about her new novel, Raymie Nightingale, and her writing process. Basically, […]


Walking and Talking with M.T. Anderson

Here’s the latest in my series of Walking and Talking comics – M.T. Anderson! Tobin (he said I could call him that) is known and loved for his fiction, so it was interesting to talk about his latest work, the incredibly ambitious and moving YA nonfiction book, Symphony for the City of the Dead. Why […]


Walking and Talking with Dav Pilkey

Just finished a new Walking and Talking comic – this time with my son’s favorite author (other than me, I hope) Dav Pilkey! You may need a bit of familiarity with the Captain Underpants books to get some of the gags, but hopefully it works either way. We talk about the origins of Captain Underpants […]