Interviews

Interviews with comics creators and scholars.

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Rob LiefeldRob Liefeld on Leaving Marvel Comics in the Early ’90s

For the past twenty-five years, Rob Liefeld has been a best-selling and controversial comics creator. Here, he discusses working for Marvel Comics in the early ’90s and the changing corporate culture there that led him… [more]

Jim ValentinoJim Valentino on the Potential of Comics

Jim Valentino is one of the founders of Image Comics and a pioneer in bringing new ideas and storytelling forms to the medium. Here, he discusses the potential of comics and the way that they… [more]

PlanetaryCaptured Ghosts Excerpt: Warren Ellis on Planetary

Planetary is one of Warren Ellis’s most beloved and respected series. In this exclusive excerpt from Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, series creators Ellis and John Cassaday, as well as fans Joss Whedon and Kelly Sue… [more]

StoyaStoya on Why Chicks are Gross

Stoya is an adult film star and model. She’s also a big fan of science fiction, including the works of Warren Ellis!

Grant MorrisonGrant Morrison on Experimental Writing in Doom Patrol

Grant Morrison used a variety of experimental techniques during his surrealist run on Doom Patrol. He discusses them here in a clip from the special edition of Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods, now available for… [more]

Warren Ellis: Captured GhostsThe First Five Minutes of Our Warren Ellis Documentary

Warren Ellis sees the future. He is a comic book writer and cyberpunk philosopher living on the edge of tomorrow.

Scott PorterScott Porter on His Love of Image Comics

Scott Porter is best known as an actor from acclaimed series like Friday Night Lights and The Good Wife. But he’s also a big comics fan, particularly of Image Comics.

Seven SoldiersJ.H. Williams III on Working on Seven Soldiers

Artist J.H. Williams III is one of the most innovative and acclaimed comics artists working today.

Warren EllisWarren Ellis on the Future Happening Everywhere

Warren Ellis has made a career of thinking about the future. Here, he discusses the ways that the future is happening all around us, even when we’re not aware of it.

Jim ShooterJim Shooter on Breaking into Comics

Jim Shooter wrote DC’s Legion of Super-heroes in the 1970s. What they didn’t know was that he was only 13 years old at the time. Here, Jim Shooter discusses how he became one of the… [more]

Robert KirkmanRobert Kirkman on Developing the Walking Dead TV Series

The Walking Dead‘s 100th issue is poised to be one of the highest selling comics in years, its blockbuster success fueled by the record-breaking TV series.

Madelyne PryorChris Claremont on the Original Plan for Maddy Pryor

Chris Claremont’s run on X-Men / Uncanny X-Men was a milestone achievement for Marvel and super-hero comics in general, spanning seventeen years and hundreds of stories. One of Claremont’s more intriguing characters was Maddy Pryor

Nick SpencerNick Spencer on Comics vs. Creativity

Every Sunday, Sequart will be premiering an exclusive clip drawn from our extensive interviews with many of comics’ finest creators.

Colin Smith in Q magazineColin Smith in Q Magazine

The May 2012 issue of Q magazine debuts a new comics review column, written by none other than Colin Smith, Sequart friend and mainstay. And although Colin’s keen to emphasize that he’s hardly taken over the magazine,… [more]

World-BuildingSequart Podcast #3: World-Building

Host Cody Walker and guest Terry Bartley discuss world-building in corporate super-hero comics continuity.

240px-China_MievilleInterview with China Mieville

In November 2010, I interviewed China Mieville for my website, Popgun Chaos.

Flashpoint Vol.2 #1Sequart Podcast #2: The Art of the Event

Guests Julian Darius and Kevin Thurman discuss event comics, their pitfalls, and their possibilities.

Sequart Research & Literacy OrganizationSequart Podcast #1: The Changing Format of Comics

Guests Kevin Thurman and David Balan discuss the future of the comics form, and the implications of digital comics.

Eastman Laird TurtlesInterview with Peter Laird

Peter Laird is an indie comic sensation. Together with Kevin Eastman, the two created the most successful independent comic franchise of all time, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Laird also started the Xeric Award — a… [more]

Super-hero comics have a long history of depicting or suggesting sexual assault.Colin Smith on Comics Criticism, Part 2

Continuing from part one, we now move on to discuss when it’s fair to criticize a work for depicting human rights violations such as torture and rape, writing personally, and comics culture.

Men of Tomorrow, by Gerard JonesColin Smith on Comics Criticism

As a medium, comics are in a strange place. In many ways, we as comics scholars and advocates have achieved the respect we long sought.

Or can All-Star Superman point to the future of the genre?Roundtable on Current Super-Hero Comics, the Problem of Nostalgia, and the Genre’s Future

Depending on whom you ask, current super-hero comics are either sub-competent exercises in nostalgia or exciting, dynamic explorations of heroism, adapted for contemporary times.

Harbinger: The BeginningChip Carter on Harbinger: The Beginning and Valiant Entertainment, Inc.

STEPHEN PAKULA: Tell us about Valiant Entertainment. Who are you guys and what are your backgrounds? CHIP CARTER: Valiant Entertainment, Inc. is a character-based entertainment company that owns and manages some of the most popular… [more]

121307winterreading23Good vs. Bad

In this special feature, Douglas Wolk, author of Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels Work and What They Mean, joins Sequart’s own Timothy Callahan, author of Grant Morrison: The Early Years, for a discussion of New… [more]

Grant MorrisonCraig McGill on His Grant Morrsion Biography

Human Traffic author Craig McGill has been working on a Grant Morrison biography for years, as was recently mentioned in a Morrison interview over at Fanboy Radio. In the preparation for my Grant Morrison book, I… [more]