This issue contains three interviews (all interviews were completed by Diane R. Wiener). John T. Gibson, creator of the immersive, multi-genre art exhibit, “The Sapper’s Abyss” (featured in this issue—in a digitally translated format), discusses his experiences as an artist and veteran. sb. smith, editor of Disabled Voices Anthology (reviewed in this issue), discusses the goals of the anthology and their work as an editor, creative thinker, and activist. Rachael Zubal-Ruggieri (without whom no issue of Wordgathering would be possible!) discusses—among other topics—her abiding devotion to and fascination with disability representation in comic books, and beyond, and the promise this work holds for CripArts and transformation—including during the time of COVID-19. The interview with Rachael Zubal-Ruggieri has an embedded review of Uncanny Bodies: Superhero Comics and Disability, edited by Scott T. Smith and José Alaniz (Penn State University Press, 2020).
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