On Cartoonist Stephen Bissette

Today I had the pleasure of meeting cartoonist Stephen Bissette. If you like horror and/or comics, you may have heard of him. He’s done awesome work in the horror genre and for Swamp Thing. He came to my university as part of the Visiting Writers’ series and showed us some of his comics, and this man is truly a master of horror. He also does some writing, and is featured in Hellboy: Odd Jobs, from which he read to us a selection of his work. It was captivating. His writing is like Edgar Allen Poe for the 21st century. He was very engaging, encouraging us in our pursuits. I’m glad to have gotten to hear him speak.