Thursday, November 10, 2011
DTU Interview: Yuichi Yokoyama
Oh my god oh my god oh my god you guys, I just interviewed Yuichi Yokoyama over at Comics Alliance! There's a couple reasons that this is a pretty sweet moment for me: Yokoyama's by far my favorite cartoonist going, and this has been nothing short of a career year for him, with not one but two books coming out that are better than all the other ones, and then there's the fact that English-language interviews with the man are few and far between. Yokoyama's a delightfully Warholian interview subject, with a persona that comes across as elevated and robotic as his comics are. I asked the questions, and there's no denying that he answered them with economy and precision. It was a cool contrast with my last couple of interviews, which were like long and anecdotal conversations.
Anyway, go read the interview already, it's me and Yokoyama talking about comics and stuff! If you're unfamiliar with the magic that is the man's work, peep this Comics Journal article I wrote on it last week. Or you can just check out the excerpted pages from Yokoyama's eye-destroying new book Color Engineering below the interview, brought to you by an eyebrow raising team-up between Comics Alliance and Picturebox. Get going!