:.. Leslie Stein talks Eye of the Majestic Creature | Under The Radar ..:

Eye of the Majestic Creature, which is now available from Fantagraphics, quickly earned a spot as a favorite (see Under the Radar’s Spring 2011 Issue for the rave review). The book merges the quirky with a refreshing sort of honesty that, pleasantly, creator Leslie Stein exhibits in her correspondence as well. Like her casual reveal in mid-April that: “I did MoCCA [Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art festival] this weekend, and for some reason I can never draw for a few days after the convention.” Stein took advantage of that temporary artist’s block to answer some questions about her artistic background, her wonderful book, and the balance she struck therein between her real life and a surreal world containing the anthropomorphic musical instruments and other unique relationships of a young woman called “Larry Bear.”