Orbital In Conversation With Sepideh Jodeyri & Miss Lasko-Gross

By Chris Thompson


With Sepideh Jodeyri & Miss Lasko-Gross…

HenniCoverAfter last week's chat with Dave Gibbons (which you can still listen to here), this time I shine the spotlight on two incredible & inspiring women: Sepideh Jodeyri (Persian translator of Blue Is The Warmest Colour) and Miss Lasko-Gross (creator of the graphic novel, Henni, from Z2 Comics).

In the first part of the show, Sepideh and I discuss how she originally discovered Blue Is The Warmest Colour, what made her want to translate it, the troubles that has caused, and her role as an Iranian poet in exile.

And in the second part, Miss and I discuss her early years as a cartoonist, the differences between cultural and religious identity, juggling a work-life-creative balance, and how she feels about the new Fantastic Four movie.

And never fear, you can still enjoy the Pop Culture Hound back-catalogue right here, as we continue to put out the same quality interviews and discussion with Orbital in Conversation going forward. It's only gonna get better, folks!

To get in touch, send feedback or submit projects for consideration, please email chris@orbitalcomics.com. And if you missed last week's episode (or any others) you can find them right here or subscribe via iTunes. You can also support the Orbital in Conversation podcast by clicking here to make a donation. Your contributions are greatly appreciated and will help us maintain the site, get new equipment, and encourage us to keep going on those cold lonely nights.

Chris Thompson's Twitter: @popculturehound
Chris Thompson's website: popculturehound.com

Orbital Comics' Twitter: @orbitalcomics
Orbital Comics' website: www.orbitalcomics.com

Sepideh Jodeyri's Twitter: @Sepideh1976

Miss Lasko-Gross' website: www.misslaskogross.com
Z2 Comics' website: z2comics.com

You can read more about Sepideh's situation on Julie Maroh's blog:

Then hear my previous interview with Julie Maroh about Blue Is The Warmest Colour here:

And listen to Julie Maroh in conversation with Nicola Streeten and myself here:

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Hannah Means ShannonAbout Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.
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