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Video: Kevin Cannon on intensive comics collaboration

If you follow my twitter, you know that last weekend I was in Minnesota for the MCBA’s SpringCon, and that I had the opportunity to meet and hang out with a number of great cartoonists. I shot a couple of impromptu interviews on my iphone, the first of which I’m posting here (Howard Chaykin and Steve Kurth to come).

Kevin Cannon is one-half of Big Time Attic, a studio he shares with Zander Cannon (no relation. Funny, right?). Kevin and Zander have collaborated on a number of non-fiction, educational comic books, including T-Minus: The Race to the Moon(with Jim Ottaviani), and Evolution (with Jay Hosler). This wouldn’t be unusual, except that they’ve developed an intensive style of collaboration, where each works on every stage of the comics, from conception to layouts (thumbnails), to pencils, to inks. Like French authors (who famously use a similar system) Dupuy & Berberian, they’ve evolved a consistent combined style where you really can’t tell where one’s work ends and the other begins.

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