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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]

11-5full200An Interview with Julian Darius on the Canals of Mars Kickstarter

Julian Darius, the founder of Sequart Organization and Martian Lit, has been running a Kickstarter for his new Sci-Fi anthology comic series, Martian Comics. I got a chance to interview him about the world and… [more]

The Devil is in the Details: Examining Matt Murdock and DaredevilRyan K. Lindsay on The Devil is in the Details

As part of its ongoing Patreon campaign, Sequart runs a Book/Movie of the Month Club. Patrons get a digital copy of a Sequart book or movie at the beginning of each month, and they’re invited… [more]

The Weirdest Sci-Fi Comic Ever Made: Understanding Jack Kirby's 2001: A Space OdysseyJulian Darius on The Weirdest Sci-Fi Comic Ever Made

As part of its ongoing Patreon campaign, Sequart runs a Book/Movie of the Month Club. Patrons get a digital copy of a Sequart book or movie at the beginning of each month, and they’re invited… [more]

page 1 of the third Uncle Cyrus storyJohn Linton Roberson: The Sequart Interview, Part 2

Yesterday, we began a career-spanning interview with John Linton Roberson, whose 100-page anthology This Sickness #8 is just out! If you haven’t read part 1, click here, and then come back here for part two.… [more]

This Sickness #8John Linton Roberson: The Sequart Interview

John Linton Roberson, whom I know from his contributions to Martian Lit, has a new 100-page anthology out, entitled This Sickness #8. He has long been on the forefront of self-publishing using new technologies, has… [more]

Mutant Cinema: The X-Men Trilogy from Comics to ScreenThomas J. McLean on Mutant Cinema: The X-Men Trilogy from Comics to Screen

As part of its ongoing Patreon campaign, Sequart runs a Book/Movie of the Month Club. Patrons get a digital copy of a Sequart book or movie at the beginning of each month, and they’re invited… [more]

Colloquium_KahnColloquium #15: Back to Life — Ben Kahn on Shaman

Markisan interviews Ben Kahn on Shaman! Ben talks about writing the supernatural and sassy world of Shaman, tattoos, his Kickstarter success and the problems with Superboy punching time… (1:56:00) Find out more about Shaman at… [more]

Ages of Iron ManJoseph J. Darowski on His Comics Scholar Career and The Ages of Iron Man

Marvel’s shared cinematic universe has been a series of movies that have generated several billion dollars at the box office.  It is a franchise that owes much of its success to the Robert Downy, Jr.’s… [more]

Colloquium_DwonchColloquium #14: Imagine You’re Dying — Dave Dwonch on Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab

Markisan interviews Dave Dwonch on Cyrus Perkins and the Haunted Taxi Cab! Dave talks about writing supernatural tales for all ages, the origins of Action Lab Entertainment, seeing ghosts as a child and how almost… [more]

Joker Clown PrinceRobert Moses Peaslee and Robert Weiner on The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Robert Weiner has either authored or co-edited close to a dozen academic text examining comic books and popular culture.  He is also the Popular Culture and Performing Arts Librarian for Texas Tech University Libraries.  With… [more]

Helvie bots 2 newlogoForrest Helvie on The Adventures of Whiz Bang

Sequart: Forrest, I understand you’re running a Kickstarter campaign for an emerging-reader comic book? Forrest Helvie: I am! It’s for my book The Adventures of Whiz Bang: The Boy Robot, and it’s running now through… [more]

Black Women in SequenceDeborah Whaley on Black Women in Sequence: Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels, and Anime

Dr. Deborah Elizabeth Whaley is an Associate Professor of American Studies and African American Studies at the University of Iowa.  A scholar of race, gender, and popular culture (as well as other fields), Dr. Whaley… [more]

Minutes to Midnight (revised first edition)Richard Bensam on Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen

As part of its ongoing Patreon campaign, Sequart runs a Book / Movie of the Month Club. Patrons get a digital copy of a Sequart book or movie at the beginning of each month, and… [more]

Grant Morrison: The Early Years (third edition)Tim Callahan on Grant Morrison: The Early Years

As part of its ongoing Patreon campaign, Sequart runs a Book / Movie of the Month Club. Patrons get a digital copy of a Sequart book or movie at the beginning of each month, and… [more]

Julian-Darius-smoking-at-Starbucks-in-Hawaii-700x300Julian Darius on the DC Cinematic Universe and the State of Pop Culture

What’s your feelings about Batman v. Superman teaser trailer? Do you like it or does it make you bored? My original reaction was underwhelmed. I know it was only a teaser trailer, but there’s not… [more]

Colloquium #13Colloquium #13: Magic Horror Vibe — Ales Kot on Wolf

Markisan interviews writer Ales Kot on Wolf, his upcoming fantasy / horror / crime series for Image Comics. They discuss the influence of Hellblazer, the importance of diversity in comics, the lure of Los Angeles,… [more]

Photo by Jillian VondyWatchmen up Close: An Interview with Andrew Hoberek

Andrew Hoberek is the author of Considering Watchmen: Poetics, Property, Politics (Rutgers University Press), a 2015 Eisner-Award nominee for Best Educational/ Academic Work.  He is also an Associate Professor of English at the University of… [more]

Urbanite by HigginsWill Brooker on My So-Called Secret Identity Volume 2

With My So-Called Secret Identity Volume 2 now on Kickstarter, I thought it was time to talk to Dr. Will Brooker again about the series, including its innovative new Kickstarter campaign. DARIUS: My So-Called Secret… [more]

Martian Comics #3Julian Darius, Sequart’s Founder, on his Sci-Fi Comic Kickstarter

Julian Darius, the founder of Sequart Organization, is also a comics writer. His heady sci-fi comic, Martian Comics, is currently on Kickstarter with a 52-page special. CODY WALKER: For the uninitiated, what is the story… [more]

Improving the Foundations: BATMAN BEGINS from Comics to ScreenJulian Darius on Improving the Foundations

As part of its ongoing Patreon campaign, Sequart runs a Book / Movie of the Month Club. Patrons get a digital copy of a Sequart book or movie at the beginning of each month, and they’re invited… [more]

The_Legend_of_Korra_opening_logoThe Legend of Korra: An Interview with Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino

Coincidentally coinciding with the 10th Anniversary of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Gallery Nucleus held a Legend of Korra/Avatar: The Last Airbender Tribute Exhibition containing the art of fans selected by Gallery Nucleus as well as… [more]

Pemberley from Pride and Prejudice, by Janet K. LeeJane Austen, Art, and Women in Comics: A Conversation with Janet K. Lee

Do I have to drink hot tea in order to talk about Jane Austen? That’s the question that kept running through my head as I made my way to Sip Café in East Nashville.  I… [more]

BATGIRL LOGO LEVEL 4Will Brooker on the Similarities Between My So-Called Secret Identity and the New Batgirl

Dr. Will Brooker has published studies of comics and pop culture since his Batman Unmasked in 2001. In 2013, he launched the comic book My So-Called Secret Identity, which he writes. The series, illustrated by… [more]

buzsawyerEmory Liu on Designing Books at Fantagraphics

When I received my copy of the Fantagraphics’ Cannon collection of Wallace Wood secret agent strips a few years ago, I was impressed by the beautiful design and layout of the book. In the back… [more]