Stephanie McMillan, artist of new comix journalism on Occupy, interviewed on Salty Eggs

November 16, 2012

Check out this interview with Stephanie McMillan, artist, activist, and the author and cartoonist behind The Beginning of the American Fallon Salty Eggs.

Stephanie McMillan will be speaking at the Miami Book Fair International on Sunday, Nov. 18th at 1pm in a panel on Comics and Social Change. 

The Beginning of the American Fall, for which [McMillan] won the RFK journalism award, follows her work in 2011 when Occupy was just emerging and the BP oil spill in the Gulf had energized a lot of Americans, radical or not. A collage of essays, comics, and journalistic observation, American Fall opens with “How I became politicized,” a brief account of when McMillan’s “life changed,” and follows with a graphic list of U.S. “conditions in 2011″: more than 54 percent of the U.S. discretionary budget was spent on imperialist aggression; six million Americans had lost their homes; average college tuition in the U.S. had risen by 900 percent since 1978; two hundred species per day became extinct; the earth’s average temperature had risen by 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1920; and that’s just a few.”

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