A long, detailed podcast interview

September 8th, 2006 | Interviews & Reviews

Here’s a conversation I had with Edward Champion, of the Bat Segundo show, about Fun Home when I was in San Francisco in June. He’s a funny smart guy and asked a lot of good questions. Uh…it’s pretty long, though. So wait until you have some time to kill, or something really tedious that you can do at the same time.

7 Responses to “A long, detailed podcast interview”

  1. Jaime R. says:

    Great interview! I really enjoyed it!

  2. boltgirl says:

    I listened to the interview while illustrating arrowheads from a 1,000-year-old Hohokam Indian cremation, so I felt the tiniest measure of kinship with you. The thing that stuck in my mind was the discussion of the ancient modem in the scene where you tell your boss about your dad’s death. I don’t find it unusual at all; fixating on material objects during an emotionally stressful situation allows some degree of escape. I used to do it all the time when my evil stepmother was haranguing me, and as a result can recall minute details about the pattern of the flocked wallpaper in the hall of their house…

  3. Ann S in Madison says:

    One. More. Time.

    http://www.progressive.org/playlists/bechdel06.mp3

    is another radio interview with Matt Rothschild from The Progressive Magazine radio show, July 7, 2006. For those of us who jes’ cain’t get enough of our Miz Bechdel…cheers.

  4. ryan says:

    I can’t get enough from AB about the process – so fascinating. I really wanted to hear about the experience of working with an editor for the first time. Can’t believe the interviewer didn’t pick up on that. Sounded to me like AB had a lot to say…

  5. Chloe says:

    Just listened to the interview with AB and Mr. Champion. It’s lucky that I was not occupied with something tedious and mundane while I was listening or else I would have missed some important nuances concerning the creative process of the book. Truth be told, I found the interview a bit esoteric, way over my limited intelligence level. I was fascinated about the journey from family photos to the actual writing of the book, the process of creating a visual text along with the idea of remaining within the parameters of classic literary prose. I too, would have liked to hear more about working with the editor. I am curious to read the first draft of the book, before the editor urged the toning down of the “ten cent” words, as Mr. Champion put it.

    Speaking of a fortuitous confluence of events, I was thinking about the book the other day, and while I was getting dressed for work, I put on the LOGO channel, which I hardly ever do, and to my surprise, I managed to catch the segment on the newsmagazine show “In The Life” which featured none other than Alison Bechdel. I enjoyed seeing your home in Vermont and hearing about the genesis of Dykes to Watch Out For. Kudos to you for not changing the strip to suit the Universal Syndicate. I also enjoyed the interview with the editor of Firebrand Books.

  6. Chloe says:

    Oh, one more thing. Thank you for saying that the character Mo, was most like you. I guess that’s no surprise to your regluar readers. My friend always suspected this, and now it can be confirmed. My friend always had a huge crush on Mo, immersed in fantasies that Mo would break up with Sydney and start a relationship with her.

  7. Anonymous says:

    the movie you were talking about that used rotoscoping (sp)
    is A Scanner Darkly.