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SPURGEON: How did the arrangement with Gabrielle come about with the mini-comics? I don’t think I know that story, either.

KACZYNSKI: That was pretty simple. I’d known Gabrielle for a while. We were in the same drawing group in New York. We’ve known each other for years at this point. I started doing Uncivilized Books as a mini-comics imprint. She ended up coming to Minneapolis for a Rain Taxi festival. We had talked about collaborating. Whether that was sort of a writer/artist collaboration, or something, we had talked about collaborating on some level in the past. When she came for this Rain Taxi festival in Minneapolis, I was like, “You ought to do something for the festival,” because she was promoting — I think it was the Cecil and Jordan book. It would have been nice to make something for the festival.

So we talked about it and put together LA Diary. The mini-comic. The collaboration was that she just gave me the comics, essentially, and I came up with the way I thought it should look, and designed it and everything. We got a lot of really good feedback on that, so we just kind of kept doing that. Part of this was also just — Drawn And Quarterly had at that point canceled most of their pamphlet comics, and she was looking for another outlet in that vein: something small she could put out more frequently. It just kind of worked out. We kept working together, and at some point it seemed like it was a good idea to do the book, too.

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— from the interview with Tom Spurgeon on Comics Reporter.