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Woke GamingProfessors Kishonna Gray and David Leonard Discuss Video Game Studies and Their Latest Book Woke Gaming

Even though video games have only grown in popularity, scholarship on this medium has been lacking in quantity. As scholars of culture and mass media finally begin to deeply dive into the subject, we are… [more]

MSUComicsForum2019Julian Chambliss Discusses MSU’s Comics Forum and Commitment to Pop Culture Studies

Leaving the peninsula of Florida for the peninsula of Michigan, Dr. Julian Chambliss is now a professor in Michigan State University’s Department of English. As a scholar of comic books and popular culture, Chambliss will… [more]

The Big PictureBen Fritz Discusses His Book The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies

For every show and movie a person enjoys, the story behind how those shows and films got made is often just as a fascinating because the business of entertainment production is a never-ending drama. And… [more]

Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream ComicsWhy Latinx Superheroes Matter: An Interview with Eisner Nominee Frederick Luis Aldama

I first met Professor Frederick Luis Aldama in 2015, at a conference held by the International Society for the Study of Narrative in Chicago. His talk on mixed-race superheroes was part of a larger panel… [more]

House of Demons ImageAn Interview in Patrick Meaney’s House of Demons

Patrick Meaney, producer of She Makes Comics, and the director of Neil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously, Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods as well as many other documentaries has recently released his first-ever horror film House of… [more]

The Ascendance of Harley QuinnShelley Barba and Joy Perrin on The Ascendance of Harley Quinn: Essays on DC’s Enigmatic Villain

Harley Quinn first appeared in a 1992 episode of Batman: The Animated Series. With no previous history in Batman’s lore, Quinn could have just been another random character created for an animated series. However, she… [more]

Muslim Superheroes Comics, Islam, and RepresentationA. David Lewis on Being a Religion and Comics Scholar, and His New Book Muslim Superheroes: Comics, Islam, and Representation

A. David Lewis is a scholar of religion, literature, and comics studies. He has published graphic novels and several academic works that explore convergence of religion and comic books. His latest academic project is Muslim… [more]

book coverProfessors Joanna Page and Edward King Discuss the Book Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America

Though the academic study of comic books and graphic novels is exploding in popularity, a growing concern is that so much of this research centers on content from North America, Western Europe, and Japan. With… [more]

cat002Tim Hanley on The Many Lives of Catwoman

Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992) Tim Hanley (author of Wonder Woman Unbound and Investigating Lois Lane) is back with another superhero spotlight book, The Many Lives of Catwoman. I recently talked to Tim about all things… [more]

legion supervSequart Interviews Jon Morris of “Gone & Forgotten”

MICHAEL CAMPOCHIARO: Your site, Gone & Forgotten, is one of the longest-running comic book blogs on the internet, going on twenty years now. What led you to not only start the blog, but to focus… [more]

Necropolitan #1 (Jan 2017).cbz - Page 1Mike Phillips on Necropolitan

Necropolitan is an exciting new comic book from publisher Martian Lit’s growing line of titles. Created by Mike Phillips, Julian Darius, and Steven Legge, the recently released Necropolitan #1 is a fresh take on the… [more]

Trump Kurtzman coverDenis Kitchen Discusses his Career and Harvey Kurtzman’s Trump

Denis Kitchen has decades of experience in comics publishing. Some of his notable accomplishments have been founding Kitchen Sink Press and the Comic Book Legal Defense. One of Kitchen’s more recent projects is Trump: The… [more]

PAGE153 shrunkEmil Ferris on Her Career and Her Graphic Novel My Favorite Thing Is Monsters

Emil Ferris is an artist and lifelong fan of monsters. After honing her skills at the Art Institute of Chicago, she began professionally producing art, animation, and comics influenced by monsters and her city, Chicago.… [more]

Reel Inequality by Nancy Wang YuenProfessor Nancy Wang Yuen on Her Career, Pop-Culture Studies, and Her Book, Reel Inequality

Professor Nancy Wang Yuen is a sociologist, documentary producer, and pop culture geek who has made a career examining how mass media represents Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. She has recently published a book titled,… [more]

Jayson Paul headshotAn Interview with Jayson Paul, WWE’s “JTG”

More popularly known as JTG, one-half of the WWE tag-team Cryme Tyme, Jayson Paul is a lifelong fan of pro-wrestling. After spending about eight years in WWE, Paul has published two books, Damn! Why Did… [more]

Humans and Paragons: Essays on Super-Hero JusticeSequart Podcast #4: Humans and Paragons

For this 3-hour mega podcast, the contributors of Sequart’s latest book, Humans and Paragons: Essays on Super-Hero Justice, got together to reflect on their essays. Have super-hero comics become more nuanced at exploring social issues… [more]

14699985_10154552534255645_378303889_nRob Salkowitz on His Book, Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture, and the State of the Comic Convention Industry

Rob Salkowitz is a leading expert on the comic book industry and entertainment in general. Salkowitz regularly writes for Forbes (his profile is here) and ICv2 (you can find these articles here). After learning about… [more]

chucksdcc10The SDCC Experience: Interview with Mile High Comics’s Chuck Rozanski

Chuck Rozanski (pictured on the featured image on Sequart’s main page) is the owner of Mile High Comics who attends San Diego Comic Con as a vendor (along with other conventions). You can view Mile… [more]

Weiner - book cover Marvel moviesAcademics Discuss their Book Marvel Comics into Film and the Secret Origins of the MCU

Matthew J. McEniry is an assistant metadata librarian at Texas Tech University and describes digital manuscripts for online discovery. Robert Moses Peaslee is an associate professor and chair of Journalism and Electronic Media at the… [more]

Sean HaworthInterview with Production Designer Sean Haworth

At San Diego Comic Con 2016, Sean Haworth appeared on the panel, “The Production Designer; Architect of Imagination.” His work includes movies such as Deadpool and Ender’s Game. You can view his website here. WARNING:… [more]

Suzuki IngerslevInterview with Production Designer Suzuki Ingerslev

At San Diego Comic Con 2016, Suzuki Ingerslev appeared on the panel, “The Production Designer; Architect of Imagination.” Her work includes television shows such as Colony, Hand of God, and True Blood (pictures from the… [more]

Dave BlassInterview with Production Designer Dave Blass

At San Diego Comic Con 2016, Dave Blass appeared on the panel, “The Production Designer; Architect of Imagination.” His work includes television shows such as Preacher and Constantine. You can view his website here. What… [more]

hi.res cover.A HUNDRED THOUSAND WORLDS 2Traveling to A Hundred Thousand Worlds: A Conversation with Bob Proehl

CAMPOCHIARO: Let’s start with your origin story, along with the origin of your debut novel A Hundred Thousand Worlds. What is your relationship to the worlds of comics, sci-fi, fandom, and the myriad others that… [more]

BULLET GAL trade collection cover by Graeme JacksonA Novel Approach to Comic Books

Tokyo-based Australian creator Andrez Bergen has two literary books out this year, on top of a continuing stream of comic titles that he both scripts and often illustrates. What makes the back-to-back novels – Bullet… [more]

HooligansNeil Gaiman: Dream Dangerously – An Interview with Patrick Meaney

If you’re reading this, the name ‘Neil Gaiman’ most likely evokes many thought and feelings from you. He may very well be the writer of some of your favorite novels and short stories, the mind… [more]