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Julian 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 #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]

Watchmen 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]

Will 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]

Julian 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]

Julian 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: 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]

Jane 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]

Will 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]

Emory 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 #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]

J. 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]

Tarot, 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]

Cody 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 #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]

Conversations 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]

Conversations 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]

Colloquium #10: That Kind of Western — Jay Faerber on Copperhead

Markisan interviews Jay Faerber on his Image series, Copperhead. Jay talks about writing “Deadwood in space,” working Marvel style, the industry shift to creator-owned stories and what the hell kind of animal officer Boo actually… [more]

Conversations with Creators: Kevin Rubio

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]

The New Batgirl: An Interview with Babs Tarr and Cameron Stewart

Nick Ford: Please tell us who you are and what you’re most known for. Babs Tarr: Besides BATGIRL I’m probably best know for my Bosozoku Sailor Scouts piece that kind of went viral a couple… [more]

Colloquium #8: Orange is the New Cape — CW Cooke on Solitary

Markisan interviews CW Cooke on Solitary, his upcoming superhero prison drama from Devil’s Due Entertainment. CW talks about the challenges of working on a creator-owned indie series, the politics of prison, what makes the mixture… [more]

Revival Interview with Mike Norton and Tim Seeley at Boston Comic Con 2014

Nick Ford: I’m Nick Ford at Boston Comic Con and I’m here with Tim Seeley and Mike Norton of Revival, which is a comic for Image. Tell me a little about yourselves as comic creators and… [more]

Colloquium #9: Ice Reaching like Fingers — Chuck Dixon on Winterworld

Markisan interviews Chuck Dixon on his IDW series, Winterworld. Chuck talks about the challenges of surviving a frozen wasteland, taking Winterworld to TV, the temperament of badgers and the fortunate translation mistake that led to walrus… [more]

Reinventing the Cog: A Conversation with The Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye’s James Roberts – Part Two

Ok, so I have something of a confession to make. This interview in its original conception was a single piece and was meant to have been published quite some time ago. James had originally hoped… [more]

Last Born: An Interview with Patrick Meaney

The act of discovery is one that often leaves an impression that can have lasting effects on an individual, shaping future actions that may have otherwise been passed by. I first heard of Sequart’s own… [more]