For the latest CulturePulp comic strip, I sat down with Portland-based comics artist Steve Lieber. We talked about "Whiteout" -- both the 1999 graphic novel (which Lieber illustrated) and the movie adaptation that opens nationwide on Friday, Sept. 11.
Also: Here's a link to the raw text of my full hour-and-a-half conversation with Lieber -- about "Whiteout," how to draw Antarctica, Lieber's almost supernaturally Zen attitude about the Hollywood development process, obsessive research, amateur spelunking, how to extract payment from difficult publishers, how to make a 100-page comic in 20 days, horrible teaching experiences, designing Hello Kitty floats, working for a literal ton of food, and why a 3-D map of Gotham City might be a nice way to appease the continuity gods.
CulturePulp 86: Zen and the 'Whiteout' movie deal (Webcomics Nation)
Mike Russell Interrogates WHITEOUT Graphic Novel Illustrator Steve Lieber! (Ain't It Cool News)