Thursday, September 1, 2011

Magazine Article Profile
Just like to thank Scott Meeker for helping get the word out about my book signing at the Joplin, MO Hastings and for the great write up in the August 2011 issue of Joplin Metro Magazine. Here are just a few excerpts from that article.

"Words, on their own, have power. As do pictures. But it's the intersection of art and story that captures Sean Fitzgibbon's imagination. "I've always been interested in sequential art being able to tell a story through visual images."

The three short stories in the graphic novel DomestiCATed (the latter a reworking of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Black Cat") are linked together by a roving feline that moves through them.

"I've always been inspired by old episodes of The Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents." he said. "I love anthologies and that format-fun stories with lots of twists. I called this book DomestiCATed because the black cat guides the reader through the dark underbelly of human existence. They have a domestic setting with these very troubled relationships."

"He said he enjoys working in other artistic mediums-particualarly painted acrylics and works done with pen and ink- and shows in galleries around the country. But he's always found himself drawn back to using images to convey a narrative."

"DomestiCATed, is not Fitzgibbon's only foray into the world of graphic novels. He's seen interest in another work entitled "Small Wonders" (the first issue of which is available online at, and he's spent much of his recent efforts developing What Follows is True" Crescent: The Baker Years. It tells the strange but true story of Eureka Springs' Crescent Hotel and Norman Baker, who purchased it in the 1930's.

"Fitzgibbon said that Baker was a vaudeville magician turned inventor, turned radio host then turned medical doctor....never mind the fact that he had no medical training whatsoever. "He was a fraud, " said Fitzgibbon. "It's a bizarre story. He went around saying that he had the cure for cancer. A lot of people put their faith in Baker. But it wasn't until a while later that people started noticing that there weren't very many healthy patients walking the grounds."

I'd also like to thank Kevin McClintock and Carol Stark.

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