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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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)
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 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]
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 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]
Gray Haven Comics is an independent comic publisher making a name for itself with its on-going anthology, The Gathering. Recently, publisher Andrew Goletz began mobilizing fellow comics creators—both pros and up-and-coming writers and artists—to contribute… [more]
Well we’re still here. But for quite a while, Grant Morrison was, let’s say, fairly curious to see what was going to happen on December 21st, 2012.
2000AD artist Henry Flint still recalls the excitement of encountering the first issue of the weekly SF-adventure comic. It was, he says, “nasty, brutal. Parents hated it. The morality of the heroes was questionable. After… [more]
This is the page for the live chat with JT Waldman, artist of Not the Israel My Parents Promised Me, the final graphic novel by autobiographical comics legend Harvey Pekar. The chat was recorded live… [more]
The most radical propositions don’t always arrive with their trousers around their ankles, flashing their behind to the bourgeoisie while thrilling culture’s gatekeepers with headline-generating, career-making manifestos.
An Interview with Rob Williams, on 2000AD‘s Ichabod Azrael and Comics Storytelling in General (Part 2)
Continued from last week. COLIN SMITH: I may well be very wrong here, but it seems from the outside as if you’re determined not just to tell a good story, but to push your own boundaries… [more]
I gave up on 2000AD in the early 1990s. Not only did it seem to have lost much of its sharpness and satirical edge, but it often appeared complacent, sloppy and even, on occasion, smug… [more]
Dan Fraga has recently worked as the animation director of the The Ricky Gervais Show, but in the ’90s, he was an artist at Extreme Studios, working on titles like Supreme and Bloodstrike.
DC Women Kicking Ass is a popular blog that addresses gender issues within the comic book industry or, to quote the site itself, it is a place for “Thoughts, pictures, reviews and other stuff about… [more]
In which the interview with Al Ewing — begun last week — is concluded. COLIN SMITH: To what degree does the writer of fantastical fiction have a political responsibility, and who’s that responsibility to? To… [more]
Valiant Comics has made a huge comeback this summer with the relaunch of X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot, and Archer & Armstrong.