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Off’s Chris Colin & Rinee Shah on the Internet, Humor, and Collaboration
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Dateline: San Francisco, CA
Friday, March 19, 2021

 

Chris Colin and Rinee Shah are author and illustrator, respectively, of the new book Off: The Day the Internet Died, A Bedtime Fantasy.

Off is a humorous, illustrated imagining of what might happen to the world if the Internet were to die from one day to the next.

Host Matthew Felix discussed with Chris and Rinee some of the concerns about our relationship with the Internet that led them to write the book. They also talked about how this past year—dealing with the pandemic—has impacted our relationship with the Internet.

Chris and Rinee explained how they collaborated as writer and illustrator.

Rinee shared additional insights into her process as an illustrator, both as it pertained to Off and in general.

Chris shared why he decided to make the book a humorous one, as well as his thoughts on writing humor.

Rinee explained how she used her illustrations to complement the humor in the story.

Off: The Day the Internet Died, A Bedtime Fantasy is out March 4 in the UK and March 23 in the United States.

Podcast editing and episode notes by author and podcast producer and host Matthew Félix (matthewfelix.com).


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