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Seth, Chester Brown hit the big time

Drawn & Quarterly has already issued a press release calling it “perhaps the most seminal piece of journalism ever devoted to graphic novels.” It’s a cover story in the most recent New York Times Magazine that’s designed as a novice’s guide to the form. The writer of the piece, former Sunday book review editor Chip McGrath, talks about why graphic novels are hot and what their strengths are, and highlights the key practitioners in the form, including Canadians (and D&Q stablemates) Seth and Chester Brown. Both Seth and Brown are featured in a group photo that accompanies the piece, and Brown designed the cover for the issue. (Oh, and Art Spiegelman, Chris Ware, and Dan Clowes, among others, are also highlighted in the story.)

Related links:
Chip McGrath’s NYT Magazine cover story on graphic novels