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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]

Colloquium_ClevingerColloquium #12: Robot Parts — Brian Clevinger on Atomic Robo

Markisan interviews Brian Clevinger on Atomic Robo! Brian talks writing historical adventures, translating Atomic Robo into an RPG game, the origin of Dr. Dinosaur, and why a robot needs pants for every adventure. (1:24:56) You… [more]

FansConferenceJ. Holder Bennett on the Fandom and Neomedia Studies Conference (FANS)

In addition to writing for Sequart and teaching college history, our writer J. Holder Bennett runs the Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Association and its FANS Conference. We decided to sit down with him and… [more]

doom patrol 64Tarot, Trans-Gender Robots, and Friendly Bandage-People: The Doom Patrol Interview with Rachel Pollack

Jacurutu Ninety-Nine: The beginning of your run on Doom Patrol coincided with the beginning of the Vertigo line at DC. Grant Morrison left his run with a spectacular ending, but the series was very popular… [more]

Everland coverCody Walker on Everland

Cody Walker has a long history with Sequart, having served as our webmaster and having produced multiple books for us, including one on Planetary and another on Grant Morrison’s Batman. We sat down to talk… [more]

Colloquium #11Colloquium #11: Kill Things for a Living — Kurtis J. Wiebe on Rat Queens

Markisan interviews Kurtis J. Wiebe on Rat Queens. Kurtis talks about how the series breaks down social barriers, whether or not there will be lineup changes, goblin punk bands, and where the Rat Queens would… [more]

© Comics AllianceConversations with Creators: Ramón Pérez

Conversations with Creators is a collaborative interview series designed to understand the processes and inner workings of the artist, their creations, and how their work impacts the comic booking industry. Each meeting is candid and… [more]

Royden-Lepp-768x1024Conversations with Creators: Royden Lepp

Conversations with Creators is a collaborative interview series designed to understand the processes and inner workings of the artist, their creations, and how their work impacts the comic booking industry. Each meeting is candid and… [more]