Brandon Graham Talks RAIN LIKE HAMMERS

I just recently started reading Brandon Graham's graphic novel RAIN LIKE HAMMERS*, so I couldn't resist watching this interview.

The sales pitch 
(*DISCLOSURE- if you click on the links and buy stuff, someday someone might give me some money or something.  Don't worry, it's not much):
Sean Robinson and Carson Grubaugh of Living The Line interview the fantastic Brandon Graham about his new book, Rain Like Hammers, a body-switching science fiction rollercoaster of loneliness, class, assassination, and a coloring master class. Brandon, Carson, and Sean talk the creation of the book, the writing process, the philosophical underpinnings, and some of the real-world inspirations. Rain Like Hammers
I am slowly-but-surely making my way through RAIN LIKE HAMMERS.  

My perception so far is that this work is way more melancholy than the work he was doing when I first discovered him.  So it makes sense to hear him talk about battling depression while making it.

Still, RAIN LIKE HAMMERS still exposes the playful reverence for the medium that we loved from early Multiple Warheads and King City pages.  The playfulness doesn't feel as whimsical as those books were, but he still has the punch and wordplay that does my old rap nerd's heart good.

I am not far enough into the reading of RAIN LIKE HAMMERS to know what that title means, but the heaviness of mood sometimes feels to beat down from above.  Even if that is part of it, Brandon loves multiple entendre, so I'm sure more literal and figurative meanings will reveal themselves.

The interview has some spoilers in it, but I feel like they do their best to avoid revealing the payoff(s) too much.  But with Brandon's work I have found the joy to be in the journey, not the destination.

RAIN LIKE HAMMERS is available anywhere good comics can be gotten, so if this interview makes you wanna cop it, you know what to do.

-Samax ("some AX")

Samax Amen is a professional Content Developer, Illustrator and Cartoonist. He is the artist of many great comics you never heard of like FREELANCER LIFE, Herman Heed, Champion of Children, and The World As You Know It. He even writes and draws his own comics, like Dare: The Adventures of Darius Davidson, Spontaneous, and Manchild when he gets around to it. Because making comics is hard and stuff, he started GhettoManga as a blog in 2006 and as a print magazine in 2008.
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