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Reinventing the Cog: A Conversation with The Transformers: More than Meets the Eye’s James Roberts

Many might think Transformers comics are glorified toy catalogues at best. However, to Transformers fans old and young, the toys are but one facet or tool for the indulgence of the imagination in creative and… [more]

My So-Called Secret Identity: An Interview with Will Brooker

Dr. Will Brooker is no stranger to this site. He and his creator-owned comic My So-Called Secret Identity have been featured multiple times either within the context of an interview or a review. Dr. Brooker has most… [more]

Chris Claremont and Documentary Filmmaking: An Interview with Patrick Meaney

Sequart has a new documentary all about Chris Claremont. We sat down with director Patrick Meaney to talk about comics, filmmaking, and working with Claremont: SEQUART: A lot of the times documentaries get a critical… [more]

Julian Darius on Martian Comics

Julian Darius, founder of Sequart Organization, has a Kickstarter up for a comics series called Martian Comics, to be published by his company Martian Lit. The first storyline was co-created by Sequart contributor Kevin Thurman.… [more]

Cody Walker on Noir City

Cody Walker, Webmaster here at Sequart, has put together a Kickstarter for the second issue of his comic book Noir City. JULIAN DARIUS: You and your co-writer, Rich G. Valerius, have been working on Noir City… [more]

An Interview with Steve Holland

I’ve been following Steve Holland’s blog, Bear Alley, for several years for his daily postings on contemporary British comics and the wide range of British comics history he has researched. While there are a few places… [more]

An Interview with Kumar Sivasubramanian

Kumar Sivasubramanian is an Indian-born Canadian currently living in Melbourne, Australia. He has written for Dark Horse Presents and translated over eighty volumes of manga from Japanese to English, including such series as Blade of… [more]

F.J. DeSanto on Will Eisner

I was speaking with director (and Sequart alum) Patrick Meaney about our Will Eisner Week plans, and he said, “You guys should hit up [Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods and Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts executive… [more]

Colloquium #7: Psychological Damage – Terry Moore on Rachel Rising

Markisan interviews Terry Moore on Rachel Rising, his critically acclaimed, self-published horror series. Terry discusses what makes terror work, creating the creepy town of Manson and the unique characters who live there, having his heart broken over… [more]

An Interview with Richard Fairgray

After several years of gestation, writer / artist Richard Fairgray and co-writer Terry Jones have recently launched their flagship title, Blastosaurus, through ComiXology. Blastosaurus is an ongoing monthly comic about a crime-fighting dinosaur, written and drawn… [more]

The Curious Case of the Omnipresent Consulting Detective, Part 2: An Interview with Leah Moore and John Reppion

You’re in for a special treat this week.  In my last column, I talked about the flurry of Sherlock Holmes projects that have appeared over the past five years.  This week I wanted to turn our… [more]

Tim Gibson on Moth City

I first encountered Tim Gibson’s Moth City in a Facebook group where he’d share illustrations during its gestation. Occasionally, much to our jealousy, Tim would mention going on writing retreats to work on Moth City in scenic parts of… [more]

Colloquium #6: The Monster that Wears Our Face — Mike Carey on Suicide Risk

Markisan interviews Mike Carey on Suicide Risk, his ongoing superhero series for BOOM! Studios. They discuss the epic scope of the book, the possibility of a Careyverse, and how real people would react if they ever got… [more]

My So-Called Secret Identity — A Superhero Comic That Breaks the So-Called Norms

Look around the world of superheroes today, and it is clear the winds of change are blowing. Although it is true that many of the people donning spandex, capes, and cowls who take to the… [more]

Colloquium #5: Norse Cosmology — Jason Aaron on Thor: God of Thunder

Markisan interviews Jason Aaron on Thor: God of Thunder. They talk about the three versions of Thor, the deliciousness of Mead, coming up with elf names, Mangog, and why beards are essential for both men and Gods.… [more]

In the Dark with Rachel Deering: An Interview About a Horror Anthology

Billed as “A monstrous collection of all-new, original terror tales from the darkest and most brilliant minds in comics,” Rachel Deering’s Kickstarter In the Dark promises to deliver a hefty tome of over 250 pages… [more]

Colloquium #4: Point of No Return — Christos Gage on Absolution

Markisan interviews Christos Gage on his creator-owned superhero series, Absolution. They talk about how protagonist John Dusk becomes a killer, the effects of PTSD on police officers, the parallels between Absolution and Breaking Bad, and how to get… [more]

Dean Trippe on the Autobiographical Something Terrible

I don’t do much writing for Sequart. Most of what I do here is behind the scenes. (I edit the books and produce the documentaries.) However, every once in a long while, something moves me… [more]

A Furious Interview with Bryan J.L. Glass, Victor Santos, and Jim Gibbons

Billed as a “five-issue miniseries where celebrity, fame, and superheroes meet,” FURIOUS brings together Mice Templarcollaborators, Bryan J.L. Glass and Victor Santos for a creator-owned series from Dark Horse Comics. Not only does this mini-series represent… [more]

Colloquium #3: Bad Things Happen — Jason Starr on Wolverine MAX

Markisan interviews Jason Starr on Wolverine MAX. They talk about why Wolverine is a perfect fit for crime noir stories, how the centuries of life have affected Logan, and why the amount of adamantium in… [more]

Colloquium #2: Blindspots — David Mack on Daredevil: End of Days

Markisan interviews David Mack on the mysteries and characters of Daredevil: End of Days. Plus, David discusses his brush and ink paintings, featured at the Century Guild Galleries in Chicago and L.A. (1:25:39)

Colloquium #1: Blood’s Blood — Brian Azzarello on Wonder Woman

In the debut episode, Markisan interviews Eisner-Award winning writer Brian Azzarello on how he has reinvented Wonder Woman and the Greek Gods for DC Comics’ New 52. (25:44)

Patrick Meaney: The Sequart Interview

Patrick Meaney is the author of Our Sentence is Up, as well as essays in several Sequart anthologies and a contributor to Sequart.org. He’s also the director of Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods and Warren… [more]

Of Cats and Lizards: An Interview with Jason Brubaker—Creator of reMIND

Comixology has defined part of its business model by giving away first issues of on-going series and samples of other comics as a means of catching reader’s attention and hooking their interest for the long-term.… [more]

Will Brooker on My So-Called Secret Identity

Will Brooker is Reader in Film and Television Studies at Kingston University, London, and editor of Cinema Journal. He is also author, editor or co-editor of nine books, including Batman Unmasked, Using the Force, Alice’s… [more]