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The Sculptor: A Graphic Novel

Scott McCloud
In conversation with Elvis Mitchell,film critic and host of “The Treatment” on KCRW 89.9 FM
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Episode Summary

Internationally recognized authority on comics and visual communication, Scott McCloud wrote the book on how comics work (Understanding Comics.) Now he vaults into fiction with a breathtaking, funny, and unforgettable new work. In The Sculptor, McCloud delivers a spellbinding adult urban fable about a wish, a deal with death, the price of art, and the value of life. Join KCRW’s Elvis Mitchell for a conversation with McCloud on his long-awaited magnum opus and the power of storytelling.

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Participant(s) Bio

Scott McCloud is the award-winning author of Understanding Comics (a 215-page comic book about comics that explains the inner workings of the medium, translated into 16 languages); Making Comics; Zot!; and many other fiction and non-fiction comics spanning 30 years. An internationally-recognized authority on comics and visual communication, technology, and the power of storytelling, McCloud has lectured at Google, Pixar, Sony, and the Smithsonian Institution. The Sculptor is his most recent book.


Elvis Mitchell is host of the pop culture radio show The Treatment on KCRW 89.9 FM, and film curator of year-round programming for Film Independent. Previously, he hosted the TCM interview program "Under the Influence" and was also chief film critic for “Movieline.” Prior to this, Mitchell served as the film critic at The New York Times and was the entertainment critic for NPR’s Weekend Edition. He produced and co-created The Black List, Volume One, the NAACP Image Award winning documentary focusing on achievement in the African American community. He was also nominated by the WGA for his work on "The AFI Lifetime Achievement Award: Sidney Poitier."