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Ian Burns interviews Johnny Ryan about Prison Pit

Posted by on October 11th, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Johnny Ryan’s Prison Pit series is spontaneous, frantic and gruesome — each page-turn reveals something unexpected. At no point does it require the reader to stop and analyze the proceedings (despite a certain interviewer’s attempt, an account of which you’ll read shortly), which is just as well; readers are too busy urgently turning the pages because they’re enjoying the story so damn much. There just isn’t time to stop and think. And that’s what makes it special.

In the following conversation, Johnny Ryan and I speak about his objectives and inspirations for the Prison Pit, how it relates to his previous work in Angry Youth Comix, and how Prison Pit has affected his cartooning.

— Ian Burns

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