Back + Forth: Marta Chudolinska Interview

So, a weird edit of the Marta Chudolinska interview is up at the podcast place and you can listen to it by clicking this link right here.

Have some patience with the sound file.

You just gotta get thru the weird extended ending from the previous radio show on CJSF.

(The beginning of this file – which is the end of the previous radio show – is  actually quite interesting to me.  David K Levine talking about patents, innovation and copyright.  And steam engines.  Perhaps there’s a BOTR interview there.)

Also, there’s a classic hard cut edit at the end where I snap off the interview at the point where Marta glows about her parents.

I cut it there because it was such a positive comment, said with such obvious love that I decided that the best thing to do would be to drop a Great Lake Swimmers song at the end and call it a day.

Great interview!  Marta is awesome.

There was a cool book launch party at Lucky’s Comics on Main Street which is always a great place to be on a Friday night.

You can check the action on her sweet Back + Forth website which includes some snaps of the Vancouver Launch.

During the interview Marta touches on the influences of a few different artists like George Walker, Shary Boyle and Kara Walker.

If you’re looking for a great gift for visual artists or young women or older women or a favorite linocutist in your troupe, I highly recommend Marta’s book.

In fact, if you’re interested in suggestions for the best books to purchase during this holiday season check out the Advent Book Blog – fully endorsed by Books on the Radio.

Sean Cranbury is the Executive Editor of Books on the Radio. He's also Founder and Creative Director of the Real Vancouver Writers' Series. Sean is General Manager at the legendary Storm Crow Tavern and consults with literary arts organizations on digital communications strategies.


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  • Reply December 9, 2009

    david berona

    Excellent interview with Marta! The informal setting set a relaxing tone, so much so that I felt I was sitting beside you both. As the author of Wordless Books, Marta’s work is exceptional and a real tribute to pioneers like Masereel and Ward. Her love of wordless storytelling and her love of life in general was successfully captured in this interview. Thanks so much for a chance to hear an artist talk about her work and life.

    • Reply December 9, 2009

      Sean Cranbury

      Hi David

      Thanks for the comments and I’m really glad that you enjoyed the interview.

      I still have some recording issues to solve on my end that will improve the sound quality generally but I definitely don’t want to lose the informal, relaxed quality of interviews like this.

      Marta is a great artist and a really warm and funny person. I can’t wait to talk to her again about her next project.

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